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Weekend Links & Open Thread

Latest Sunday cable news links [8:00 pm]:

Julian Phillips resurfaces.

Video: Rendell elbows Olbermann.

The two David Wilsons.

Charlton Heston report bungled.

Geraldo "endorses" Obama? Not so fast...

Ann Curry honored.

Video: Hitchens, Sullivan, and Russert.

Rachel Maddow on Countdown: misrepresentation or mendacity?

Megan Henderson on Fox & Friends: review, analysis, video. Interest surges.

Sunday talkers. Booking battles.

Pix: Off the Record offices.

MSNBC.com plans.

Blogging Baghdad: the Husky.

If it burns, cable churns?

The Video Professor blogs: his Fox experience.

Michelle Malkin stirs controversy.

Dean's team.

Juan Williams on Obama and King.

Video: Coop plays Regis.

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable news topics in this weekend's open thread.




Kirk
Henderson is a looker but she waves her arms all over the place.
April 5, 2008, 9:39:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I remember Janice Dean from MSNBC's simulcast of the Imus Show when they were still doing it from an NYC radio station.
 
Janice looks a bit buttoned-down because of her iron hairstyle and lady-like on-air demeanor. However, she has QUITE the sense of humor and a bawdy one at that, per the Imus Show.
 
FNC should let Dean do the weather on Fox and Friends where there's a free-wheeling atmosphere.
April 5, 2008, 9:40:43 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
> she waves her arms all over the place.
 
Maybe Bill can get Tanya Reiman to analyze her body language!
April 5, 2008, 11:22:23 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
*Tonya* Reiman.
April 5, 2008, 12:46:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ttc
Cecelia: Janice Dean, "the Weather Machine," has been very "free-wheeling" in her appearances on "Red Eye."
April 5, 2008, 1:06:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
> *Tonya* Reiman.
 
Oops. You are correct, sir. Thanks for correcting the record!
April 5, 2008, 2:38:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
You're welcome. And always keep in mind that my corrections are never done with patronization or condescension. I'm not saying you thought that, but I want to point that out for anyone that may think that.
April 5, 2008, 3:08:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply


DeeKaye
Ms. Henderson did okay, BUT I'd still prefer the F&F Weekend team of Greg K., Page H., and Kelly W. -- why does FNC always feel they have to mess around with something that worked well enough? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
 
Just my .02 worth.
 
Dee
April 6, 2008, 11:13:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I thought Page did well but I'm not convinced that she is the only good choice. Greg Kelly is a good fit, but Kelly Wright--he's an excellent reporter but a little too buttoned-down for F&F IMHO. I would rather have Julian Philips back (whatever happened to him anyhow, anyone know?). Clayton is a little looser than Wright, but so far hasn't entirely clicked.
April 6, 2008, 11:17:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Re Julian Philips, here's a reference to him from February:
 
http://www.ejazznews.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=9164&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
April 6, 2008, 11:22:50 AM EDT – Like – Reply


John-O
Re: Michelle Malkin link. Interesting that even a non-white person like MM gets called "racist" because she speaks out against illegal immigration...
And whatever happened between her and Bill? She's never on the Factor anymore.
April 6, 2008, 11:43:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
You think Gov. Rendell really liked Keith at one time? Or is he just being diplomatic? I liked him at one time, too, but when he was a sports anchor at ESPN and FSN respectively. Now that he's the second coming of Joseph Goebbels on MSNBC, forget about it.
Michelle stopped appearing on "The Factor" because of her hatred of Geraldo, which was intensified after he said in a "Boston Globe" article in September that he wanted to spit on her. He apologized on "The Factor" a week after the article was published, but Michelle never forgave him. She still appears elsewhere on FNC, but I'm glad she doesn't appear on "The Factor" anymore. She was irritating, shrill, and rabidly partisan; everything BOR is not. I say that because she was the official fill-in when BOR was off.
I'm sorry to disappoint you Michelle fans here, but I just couldn't take her. The commenters to Hot Air and her personal blog were worse. They considered her the heiress apparent to "The Factor" throne, said they only watched the show for her, and bashed BOR constantly.
April 6, 2008, 2:15:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I forgot to mention that while filling in on "The Factor," she would let out a staccato "Stop! Stop!" if a guest she disagreed with bloviated too long.
Having said all this, I do not hate Michelle. If I was ever in touch with her or met her in person, I would be very gracious. And I don't wish her any harm.
April 6, 2008, 5:05:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I recall once when Michelle was hosting she had two people on who disagreed on something, probably immigration. The first person was on Michelle's side, and they led off the interview. Then Michelle went to the other guy, and said something like "OK you can give us your talking points now." Before the guy had even said a word. That was a bit inelegant I think.
April 6, 2008, 6:06:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olbysucks
Janet reno and the aclu defending the enemy. Shocker!
 
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004329263_gitmo05.html
April 6, 2008, 7:49:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
OS we appreciate your posts. But please make them relevant to cable news as that is our subject matter here. Thank you so much.
April 6, 2008, 8:00:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
Then Michelle went to the other guy, and said something like "OK you can give us your talking points now." Before the guy had even said a word. That was a bit inelegant I think.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 04.06.08 - 6:11 pm | #
 
Not just inelegant, but also immature. Even Laura Ingraham wouldn't do that.
April 6, 2008, 8:08:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
no LI bashing here tonight without a fight!
April 6, 2008, 8:25:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I wasn't bashing. Overall, I like Laura. Sometimes, I get frustrated with her (at least through the TV) if I disagree with her, but I get over it. Furthermore, she has a great voice.
April 6, 2008, 9:14:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
By the way, it took me a second to figure out you meant Laura Ingraham, not Long Island.  
April 6, 2008, 9:15:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
Well, disagreements with Long Island will take up a lot more space. Glad you have an open mind regarding LI the person.
April 6, 2008, 9:25:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I live on Long Island. My main problem with them is Cablevision, who has yet to add FBN to their lineup, as we get back on to the topic of cable news.
April 6, 2008, 9:31:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I live on Long Island. My main problem with them is Cablevision, who has yet to add FBN to their lineup, as we get back on to the topic of cable news.
April 6, 2008, 9:31:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
With Long Island, I meant. Otherwise, minor problems and few complaints.
April 6, 2008, 9:32:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
For some reason, one of my comments appeared twice.
April 6, 2008, 9:52:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olbysucks
"Weekend Links & Open Thread"
 
Sorry bout the janet reno/aclu link, I guess I misunderstood.
April 7, 2008, 1:31:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply