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Wednesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [7:15 pm]:

Air America simulcasts MSNBC! ICN: O'Reilly proven right?!

F&F's "center square".

Iraq after five years.

Tuesday's numbers.

Courtney Friel BlogWar?

Fox: five. CNN's controversial claim.

Another O'Reilly response.

Video: Griff shoots protesters.

NYT: Chris Matthews.

Q&A: Candy Crowley.

Hotline quotes.

Alan's mailbag.

Video: Dan Rather disses CNN.

New "international" Sunday talker?

Inside CNN's green room.

Nine debates?

Train scrambles newsers.

Today's firing demand.


Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable news topics in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.

On the Mark
An international MTP would be fantastic. I really enjoy CNN International. It's about my only source for African, Middle Eastern and Asian news. On the rare occassions the traditional broadcast and cable news networks "do" international news, without a direct US connection, it tends to be Eurocentric. A broader perspective would be welcome. An opportunity to develop a fuller perspective ....
April 9, 2008, 12:14:39 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny... don't post any more of those KOS stories... I hate agreeing with those people.
Pat Buchanan has put his foot in his mouth one too many times to be taken seriously as a politically commentator.
April 9, 2008, 1:52:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I don't watch TV for international news. I get it all from news aggregate sites. Although a lot of those sites have a liberal or even anti-American slant, it isn't any different than watching BBC, CNN International, or any of the other international news networks.
April 9, 2008, 7:06:15 AM EDT – Like – Reply

On The Mark
The main value of international news, truly international news, for me is in making industry forecasts. Business news, which is readily available both nationally and internationally, has a responsive. reactive quality to it. If I wait for item to break in business news, I am behind the ball. I don't necessarily think it need be this way, but the US market for broadcast and cable news tends to develop a silly quality to it. Politically, all of the news outlets devoted extraordinary amounts to time to Rev. Wright, Hillary Under Fire and Lieberman Whispering Sweet Nothings to McCain, all stories worth note, but not worth saturation to the exclusion of other news. For the last two (2) nights, Brown for Cooper spent large segments of the show on the Texas FLDS raid, again worth note but not to that extent. I do think, however, Fox Fan, your point is well-taken. My particular need and use does not necessarily represent a wider need.
April 9, 2008, 7:36:05 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Did you actually think cnn would report the fact that obama contradicted himself not once, but, twice during his "questioning" of G-Pet and Crocker?
April 9, 2008, 1:07:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Untouched by the msm.
While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.”
April 9, 2008, 1:21:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
"Links & Open Thread" means Johnny provides the links and we comment to the thread.
April 9, 2008, 3:14:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thank you. Please OS keep posts related, however tangentially, to cable news topics.
Meanwhile, MSNBC is teaming up with Air America to promote each other. What's next? A joint operating agreement with Daily Kos? Oh wait, Olbermann already writes for them.
April 9, 2008, 3:23:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

On The Mark
Thanks for the Chris link. It is a fascinating profile.
I have to say Chris's show is my favorite political show on cable news. He irritates me greatly. So full of himself, asking questions he won't allow to be answered, talking over everyone, mangling words and names, brutally and doggedly punishing people he has developed some prejudice against (like Senator Clinton), &c. Yet, when he reflects on what is being said, he has some of the keenest insights in the industry, and when he takes a breath, he has guests who have so much to offer (some guests, not all). The show will always be dominated by his over-bearing personality, and is the worse for it, yet it is the only show I regulkarly and consistently take something from.
April 9, 2008, 3:40:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny... over the past few weeks, I've noticed you've posted a number of those, "White people are racists" blogs.
Always an interesting read.
However, I'm never sure how you find those people. Often (like this week) they seem like unknowns... just random folks trying to make a name for themselves by crying racism. Where do you find these guys?!
Also... most of them have a section for 'comments'... but no comments to show. Is this because they delete them, or because nobody has bothered to write anything? I'd love to see you take on one of these guys. Any interest?
April 9, 2008, 8:37:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Oh I just poke around here and there and they turn up. I can't explain why the lack of comments, but I'm not ready to jump into a debate with them. My hands are full now!
April 9, 2008, 9:46:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I guess the reason Sen. Lieberman was Worst was because Keith's just steamed that Lamont didn't win the election in '06. Too bad.
April 9, 2008, 10:06:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
What is Carpe Diem's ideology? It seems to be far-left and Fox hating, but I could be wrong.
April 9, 2008, 10:18:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The Factor
Rachel Maddow looks like she should be playing defense for the Philadelphia Flyers. Is she also Keith Olbermann's body guard. Wow she is ugly.
April 9, 2008, 11:44:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mary Ham on O'Reilly just mentioned the fact that obama was looking for more whites in their photo op. Does that make my previous post relevant and on topic to cable news topics?
April 10, 2008, 12:01:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply

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April 10, 2008, 12:12:48 AM EDT – Like – Reply

You make far leftists proud, daytona! Not to mention you're parents.
April 10, 2008, 12:22:34 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Mary Katharine Ham was probably just joking. And I won't go so far as to call Rachel Maddow ugly.
Okay, on to today's thread.
April 10, 2008, 12:27:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike, she was dead serious. Unfortunately, O'Reily ran out of time and didn't address it further. Even if she was joking, how would that make a difference?
April 10, 2008, 2:18:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Well there WAS a report about needing to change the crowd composition in a photo-op with more whites. But is that really a big deal? That goes on All The Time in advertising, PR, etc. They have too many whites, or not enough women, or need a better mix of young and old, tall and short, etc. It's all part of the advertising game. It's just not often that something like that leaks out to the general public. We aren't supposed to see what goes on behind the curtain!
April 10, 2008, 3:01:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply