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Friday Links & Open Thread

Friday's latest cable news links [6:12 pm]:

Thursday's numbers.

Is Andrea Mitchell floundering?

F&F Weekend tinkering.

CNN's selective quotes?

Robin Meade's mobilization.

Audio: 15 seconds of fame.

CNN grabs impromptu interview with Clinton.

Video: Joe Scarborough freaks out?

Q&A: Greg Gutfeld.

Rumor: MSNBC rewards Air America, lets Maddow host Countdown tonight? Confirmed!

An open letter to Keith Olbermann. The Telegraph piles on.

Juan Williams in Arizona.

Gretawire grumbling.

Coming: Fox News UK?

Cable's cash cow.

Is Barack Obama giving Greta the runaround?

CNNi profiles Chan Kong-Sang.

Free Jane Hall, part deux.

Dueling designs.

Foxes on Fox, part trois.

Doc block doubts.

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

I wish the guy who wrote Foxes On Fox could get an attitude adjustment by running into all those ladies in a dark alley, but for the sake of argument, I'll play along.
I think the best looking Fox femme is now over at CNN-- Kiran Chetry. On the other hand my husband has uttered in my presence a few gentlemanly compliments towards Julie Banderas. I can see how she might have a certain Ayyy - yi - yi - yiiiiiii factor.
My personal fav is E.D. Hill. SHE has managed three marriages, ten or twenty kids, and STILL looks like she could shoe a horse in a white dress and pumps without collecting a speck of dirt.
You go, girl!
April 4, 2008, 10:25:45 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Juan Williams sure has a way with words.
April 4, 2008, 1:02:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Courtney make them all look like dirt.
On the topic of the thread, this Catholic Priest is a disgrace.
April 4, 2008, 2:10:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
The worst part is Flavia Colgan, in her moderate left view, all-but-defended Fr. Pfleger *and* Louis Farrakhan. It's that liberal/free speech view. What's worse is she used the old "I'm agreeing with you/guest" tactic before dismantling Dr. Chapp and BOR. And she raised her voice when BOR tried to stop her spin. For me, Flavia is another one of those left-leaning guests that irritates me and has me muting my TV waiting for their segment to be over. Tanya Acker and Sarah Flowers are two others. Sarah doesn't know when to stop talking or when a question is not directed at her (in a segment with a second guest). But I heavily digress. I'm being tangential again.
I'll just bet that "Free Jane Hall, part deux" will be Keith's blue blog source for WPITW on Monday.
I briefly commented to GretaWire last Saturday in a posting about a digital camera Greta was considering, but otherwise that's been it. There's no point in me commenting among "On the Record" diehards that want the show to feature stories that keep me away from it. Those stories are missing/murdered young women, celebrity tabloid stories, and O.J. The commenters I saw seem strongly dislike the political turn "On the Record" has taken. I love it. It gives me a reason to watch. The less I have to see sexy young women that were murdered by some psychopathic and/or sociopathic guy or husband/boyfriend that didn't want another kid in his 20s or 30s (or in Drew Peterson's case, 50s), the more I'll watch. The less I have to hear about Britney, Paris, or Lindsay, the more I'll watch. But with this murdered college student (Brittany Zimmerman) story developing, I won't be watching now. Yet, I'll keep GretaWire in my Internet Explorer Favorites links and watch the replays of Greta Live Wire.
I don't know what I'm saying anymore. I think I've been typing for 20 minutes.
Before I saw the comments posted before me, I was merely going to commend Juan Williams on his WSJ op-ed and Johnny on being mentioned on "Brian and the Judge."
Now, I'm done.
April 4, 2008, 3:28:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, The Judge rocks!
April 4, 2008, 4:30:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
That he does. I loved Kilmeade's response: Huh? Who's he?
April 4, 2008, 4:44:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, a great set of links today. One that really took me aback was "CNN's selective quotes?". World Divided pointed out that CNN's piece on Al-Zawahiri's 50 page tirade focused on "…innocents who have been killed in attacks by al Qaeda or affiliated groups died as a result of “unintentional error” or because they were used as “human shields” by “the enemy.”  
What world does CNN live in to report such repulsive lying tripe with the same elan they would report on the Queen's Lawn Party.
BTW, I went to a few links there and found "Would you Shake Hands with a Jew" at
to be particularly enlightening.
April 4, 2008, 5:34:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
What I said a few hours ago was basically an irrelevant rant, wasn't it?
April 4, 2008, 6:40:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Not to me Besides, it's kind of difficult to be 'irrelevant' in an open thread. Just about anything you can connect to cable news is relevant!
April 4, 2008, 6:49:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Okay. And it was connected to cable news, to blogs of their personalities, and to left-leaning cable news guests.
April 4, 2008, 7:06:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

imams are such peaceful fellows!
http://www.foxnews.com/story/ 0,2...,344409,00.html
April 4, 2008, 9:20:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Hey, Johnny, where'd you get the picture of Rachel in those glasses? She looks like Al Franken in them.
April 4, 2008, 10:37:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
The one on Olbywatch? I think that comes from her official website. Actually I thought she looked a little like Griff Jenkins!
April 4, 2008, 11:19:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Yes, the one on OlbyWatch. She doesn't look like a woman, nor even like most lesbians, in that picture.
April 4, 2008, 11:53:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
But in the one on here, she looks like herself: comedian [ding!] Rachel Maddow. (I had to throw the comedian and the ding in there. If you saw me as I type, you'd see a huge smirk on my face.)
Anyway, it was great to see "He Said, She Said" back on "The Factor." I was worried it had been killed after only two airings and we'd never see Margaret Hoover in the No Spin Zone again. Marc Rudov has a "He Said, She Said"-like segment to fall back on with Lis Wiehl on "Your World."
April 4, 2008, 11:58:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

mike, what do "most lesbians" look like?
April 5, 2008, 1:34:57 AM EDT – Like – Reply

More peaceful fellows.....
April 5, 2008, 1:43:19 AM EDT – Like – Reply

She is more of a man than Olberman ever dreamed of being.
April 5, 2008, 2:09:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I didn't think of going back to this thread until now. So, forgive my delayed response.
My point was not all lesbians are hardcore ones (I don't want to use the b-u-word here). But I don't know what I'm talking about. So, disregard what I said.
April 5, 2008, 7:53:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Oh, also, I watched my tape of Thursday's "Factor" again--I always watch the shows again over the weekend--and Flavia Colgan wasn't as bad as she seemed when I watched originally. So, I'm sorry I overreacted yesterday. I still don't like Sarah Flowers and am very iffy about Tanya Acker.
April 5, 2008, 7:57:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I remember seeing Flavia some time ago and she impressed me as almost bouncing off the walls, she was so bitter and over the top. Lately I've seen her a couple of times and either I've gotten more used to her, or she switched to De-Caf, because I liked her a whole lot more.
April 5, 2008, 8:15:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply