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Wednesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [6:45 pm]:

A very MSNBC Christmas.

Fox & Friends Christmas special tonight.

It's Brit's party.

Malini Bawa's Baghdad Christmas.

Who's in, who's out.

Foxnews.com goes green.

Rick's twittergasm.

Today's lament for cable news.

The Nick Shurn Matter: [part one] [two] [three] [four] part five.

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread.




Mike C.
I'm through with Chickaboomer. She trashed BOR and E.D. Hill. Worse yet, she used the favorite screencap of BOR haters: a classic image (likely from a few years ago) of BOR mimicking somebody (not a guest) on "The Factor." It's a favorite because it makes him look like a dolt.
December 24, 2008, 12:59:35 AM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
You all know the one I'm talking about.
December 24, 2008, 1:09:47 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Mike, the Chickaboomer post is supposed to be funny and relevant to current newsy events. I wouldn't say she trashed O'Reilly, but she did put a hammer down on E.D. I love E.D., but you have to admit that Megyn>E.D. Martha not so much... This isn't the first time or the worst time Marty dogged her. Catfight!!!  
 
http://tinyurl.com/8xyvqu
December 24, 2008, 7:09:43 AM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
Thanks for the nostagic look back with the J$ radio serial. I hope you air other ones from time to time, Merry Christmas to all!
December 24, 2008, 9:16:06 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
The Shurn Matter was a lovely Christmas gift, Johnny. Thanks!
 
I hadn't known that Johnny Dollar had been a radio character, but I'm hooked now.  
 
There's just something about men with the name of Johnny Dollar.
December 24, 2008, 10:07:56 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
It was my pleasure to share it with you for the Christmas season. Thanks for listening!
December 24, 2008, 12:28:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
This morning on F&F, they showed a clip of Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann making his comments back in 07 when the FBI broke up the Fort Dix terrorist plot. Olby downplayed the threat trying to imply that the people involved were simply stupid.
 
Well, that video clip shows Olby to be the America Hating incompetent boob that he is.
December 24, 2008, 12:31:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
From TV Newser
 
For the 19th week out of the last 20, Fox News Channel ranked as one of the top 5 networks in all of cable last week in prime time (Live+SD).  
 
FNC averaged 2,063,000 Total Viewers for 5th place
 
CNN was #21 (1,002,000)  
 
MSNBC was #24 (952,000).  
 
So, MSNBC lost out to the Home and Garden Channel, the Sci Fi channel, and the Cartoon Channel. I guess the cartoons on MSNBC couldn't beat the cartoons on TOON.
 
Oh, and I see that FNC had more viewers during the period than CNN and MSNBC combined.
December 24, 2008, 1:05:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley | 12.24.08 - 1:10 pm |
 
And NBC trumped the lot of them...So what?....It's the quality you should be looking at.  
FNC would microwave the haggis...for speed and ratings...And end up with no substance. Whereas the others take their time and boil the haggis....Thus ending up with a much fuller...tastier.... Report.
December 24, 2008, 4:22:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
"It's the quality you should be looking at. "
 
That's correct Haggis, that's exactly what we do which explains why Fox News Channel has the best ratings of all the cable news networks while MSNBC, led by Keith "Czechoslovakia" "The Liar" Olbermann, gets it's butt kicked by Spongebob Squarepants.
December 24, 2008, 4:36:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
Haggis/Chippy I hope Dickens ghost's of past, present & future visit you tonight and you turn into a new man on Christmas morning!
December 24, 2008, 4:38:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
And NBC trumped the lot of them...So what?....It's the quality you should be looking at.  
ChippyMinton | 12.24.08 - 4:27 pm | #  
 
Haggis - Here is the link to the report I cited ranking the cable networks. Please show us exactly where "NBC trumped the lot of them".
 
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/original/Cable%20Time%20Period%20Ranker%20(LIVE+SD)%20-%20Week%20of%2012-15-08.pdf
December 24, 2008, 4:44:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I wish everyone a very happy holiday. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Stay safe, stay warm, and be happy.
 
As a wise and popular talk show host on FNC reminded us last week, we only get about 78 Christmases in our lives, so enjoy this one and be happy.
December 24, 2008, 4:49:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
The TVNewser link for "A Fox & Friends Christmas" has two comments, both from haters. (sarcasm): Aren't they nice?
December 24, 2008, 5:27:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley | 12.24.08 - 4:41 pm |
 
Quantity....as we all know....doesn't equal quality.  
 
david smawley | 12.24.08 - 4:43 pm |  
 
I think the world would be better served...If you got double ghostly visits...just imagine the relief for your hate laden shoulders.  
 
 Merry Christmas everyone
December 24, 2008, 5:31:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Wouldn't it be appropo for TV Newser to "flesh out"... Brit Hume's job resume a bit more than simply quoting an invitation to his retirement party?
 
He HAS had a "tremendous career" as TV Newser quotes. A career that many would-be professional journalists who write for TVN would give their mothers to have.  
 
Again, it would be nice if TV Newser offered some details of Hume's job history and a bit on FNC's rise under his tenure.
 
Maybe they have done it in another piece and I missed it. If not, the piece today is pathetic.
December 24, 2008, 5:45:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
BTW-- Merry Christmas God bless, everyone! It's the most wonderful time of the year!
December 24, 2008, 5:45:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
"Hate Laden Shoulders" from you, I apperciate the compliment. Look in the mirror fellow and hate will indeed raise it's ugly head. You invade this FoxFan site and spew hate with every post.
December 24, 2008, 6:10:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
the most wonderful time of the year!
Cecelia | 12.24.08 - 5:50 pm |
 
I love it also....All going well....this time tomorrow....I should be the proud owner af a new set of irons....wonderful time of the year.
 
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I'm only pulling your leg
December 24, 2008, 6:15:06 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Quantity....as we all know....doesn't equal quality.
 
ChippyMinton | 12.24.08 - 5:36 pm | #  
 
That's exactly what I should tell Keith "The Liar" Olbermann the next time he boasts of an 83% increase in viewers and still doesn't come close to BOR.  
 
KO - beaten by BOR and by SBSP.
December 24, 2008, 6:27:06 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
You invade this FoxFan site and spew hate with every post.
david smawley | 12.24.08 - 6:15 pm |
 
You should have employed the Bush Doctrine.
I don't want to upset you....But I don't "spew hate"....I'm simply delivering light for confused minds.
December 24, 2008, 6:36:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Re: "A very MSNBC Christmas": Nothing says Christmas like convicts, models, and trials.
December 24, 2008, 6:47:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
All going well....this time tomorrow....I should be the proud owner af a new set of irons...
ChippyMinton | 12.24.08 - 6:20 pm | #  
 
Oh, good, the local constabulary has caught up with you.
 
We'll hope for your neighborhood's sake that they give you three hots and a cot until after the new year.  
 
Merry Christmas, again, everyone!
December 24, 2008, 7:40:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Well, let's give MSNBC some credit, Johnny.
 
At least they aren't doing their pedophile predator reruns on Christmas Day...
December 24, 2008, 8:02:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Chippy, I thought you said you were an atheist who didn't celebrate Christmas and encouraged holidayspeak. No golf clubs for you!  
 
Merry Christmas to Mr. Koldys, Cece, Mike, Ashley, David, Cee, Cornycob, Tess, and even our friend KeithO.
 
And happy Winter Solstice to you, Haggis.
December 24, 2008, 8:26:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Oh, good, the local constabulary has caught up with you.
 
Cecelia | 12.24.08 - 7:45 pm | #  
 
That's funny. I nominate that for "Comeback of the Year!".
December 24, 2008, 8:27:40 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Wow, say what you want about Olbermann, I may not have any respect for the lying American Hater with the homo-erotic fascination of Bill O'Reilly, but I have to admit he yields a lot of clout around the Network. Based on the Christmas schedule, I see he also serves as programmer.
December 24, 2008, 8:37:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Bill Mahr will be on the next Huckabee. Say what you will about Mahr, but I think he's a brilliant comedian (if not slightly politically misled).
December 24, 2008, 9:35:34 PM EST – Like – Reply