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Weekend Links & Open Thread

Sunday cable news links [updated through the day]:

Robin Hood 702.

Cable's odd couple.

An extra hour [3:00 pm] of Julie today!

Letterman blames Olbermann.

Chris Matthews in Bristol.

Bold, Fresh mini review. Bill / Barney fallout.

Greta won't give up.

CNBC: Armageddon tv?

FNC sets texting record.

HuffPo: Russert's replacement? Rachel Maddow!? ICN's analysis.

Profile: Campbell Brown (via ICN).

CNN fingers ireporter.

Embedded in Kabul.

Pix: Janice's shower.

Sunday talkers.

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

Mike C.
One Janice Dean baby shower picture caught my attention. Janice is pictured with...Laurie Dhue! Wow!
October 4, 2008, 2:05:59 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
O.J. has been found guilty on all 12 counts in his robbery/kidnapping trial! I am positively stunned. Thank you! Oh, by the way, this happened in the Pacific time zone, where it is still October 3. 13 years ago on that day, O.J. was found not guilty in that other trial. Redemption occurred tonight.
October 4, 2008, 2:42:02 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C. - agreed!
It was about 11:00 PM on Friday night (pacific time), I was happily stunned watching OJ get handcuffed live on television, local news. They quickly went to other news, so I turned to ON CNN/HN hoping to get live coverage at the time, they had a rerun of Nancy Grace doing a "Will they convict or acquit" show about OJ. Plenty of coverage this morning to watch with my favorite blend of hazelnut coffee.
I once had the greatest respect and admiration for OJ Simpson. I even think he did a great job in "The Towering Inferno". No doubt in my mind that he did murder Ron and Nicole. Enjoy prison OJ, you rat b@$*ard.
October 4, 2008, 11:04:27 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Whoever took those baby shower pictures either needs to wipe the greasy fingerprints off their objective lens or stop convulsing when they're shooting. They would have been really good high res pics otherwise.
October 4, 2008, 11:54:54 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Some great looking babes in those shower photos. Thank you J$ for posting the link!
October 4, 2008, 4:06:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Letterman: "Oh, Keith Giant Head Olbermann."
As Artie Johnson use to say. "Very Interesting".
October 5, 2008, 2:26:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I'm not sure how Chris Matthews, within one piece, went from stating the obvious as though it's something quite profound to contradicting himself, but he's managed.
At some point, like a fizzled fling, Matthews is going to come to and wonder "What the hell was I thinking"...
October 5, 2008, 2:34:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I don't think Dave was attacking Keith. I think it was affectionate ribbing. They're ideological buddies. Yesterday, "Fox News Watch" showed his appearance with Dave last week, which included clapping with the audience (almost as if to prompt them) and a faux welling up (just like on "The Soup").
And the "Bold, Fresh mini review" was just another hit piece with the usual "he attacked atheists and we, the unbiased media, and tried to hide the fact that he's a conservative by using that damn 'traditional' word" meme. If a blue blog links to/quotes from the piece, like Mother Jones did for the USA Today review, maybe it'll be more WPitW material.
October 5, 2008, 4:12:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
The "Cable's odd couple" link is another propping up of MSNBC by David Bauder and the AP. Keith would probably call it "a glorious article."
October 5, 2008, 4:14:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Rick's Robin Hood 702 story was very touching, and it sounds like it has a happy ending. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
October 5, 2008, 7:30:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
ICN reached the same conclusion on the "Cable's odd couple" link:
Another...wait for it...Maddow Profile...
The AP’s David Bauder cleverly tries to disguise his Rachel Maddow profile as a Rachel Maddow/Pat Buchanan profile.
Does anyone really think Bauder would waste space on Pat Buchanan by himself? The only way Buchanan gets in this piece is because it’s about Maddow. Or, put another way, if it walks like a Maddow profile and talks like a Maddow profile...
October 6, 2008, 1:02:26 AM EDT – Like – Reply