3/3/09 1:21 PM

Monday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Q&A: Chris Wallace (via TV Newser), Bernard Goldberg.

Friday's numbers: Glenn Beck at 5:00 pm garners more viewers than any program on CNN, MSNBC, or HLN.

John King's new studio.

Molehill becomes mountain.

Today's deep thought.

Geraldo's interview sabotaged?

Writer disappointed FNC inaugural coverage wasn't surly (via TV Newser)!

Q&A: Bobbie Bastista (via ICN), David Gregory, Rachel Maddow.

Boycott Red Eye! Or not. Rumor refuted.

2:00 pm: Geraldo & Blago mano-a-mano.

Profiles: Glenn Beck, Dan Abrams.

Hot & Not. Watson returns.

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

Fox Fan
I have to agree with most of the comments in the Red Eye link, especially the call to replace Greta for the 10PM timeslot. Andrew Breitbart didn't mention that he's been a guest commentator several times on RE.  
January 26, 2009, 10:47:22 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mika Brzezinski just showed a very sexy side during a segment on WABC radio, New York, THE JOE SCARBOROUGH SHOW, with Bernard McGuirk egging her on...
Mika read parts of Maureen Dowd's recent editorial where she lists all the ways she "loves" Blago. Whoa boy.
Mika read it is a very saultry and provacative style, as she said she felt Dowd would do it.....
The audio should be available tomorrow.
I must say, Mika really showed a nice, new side of herself. Very funny stuff.
January 26, 2009, 12:14:42 PM EST – Like – Reply

The audio is up, and Mika starts with the Blago love right from the start.
The Maureen Dowd piece reading by Mika starts at 37:24.
January 26, 2009, 5:10:24 PM EST – Like – Reply

Re: Writer embarrassed
Some irony with this writer saying Chris Matthews is often cringe-worthy (he is) in a piece that couldn't be more fawning and quasi-lascivious if it were Keith Olbermann interviewing Malia Obama....  
As to her observation about FNC, it was priceless and reveals just the sort paranoid and relentlessly totalitarian mindset of some Foxgruders:
" (As for Fox News, I turned to it many times during the Inauguration, but all the foxy newsies I saw were well behaved and enthusiastic, and I had very little to hang my antipathy on. Still, as much as Murdoch’s minions got into the spirit of things, I couldn’t help noticing that when the Obamas got out of their car during the parade on Tuesday afternoon and strode down Pennsylvania Avenue, the sounds of the crowd—and the crowd really did go wild—were very loud on CNN, just right on MSNBC, and rather muted on Fox News.)"
January 26, 2009, 5:48:11 PM EST – Like – Reply

As usual with Geraldo, he's as much a part of the story as his Blago interview.
January 26, 2009, 7:23:27 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Re: today's deep thought. Classic example of what our universities are teaching across the US. The editors at U of Cali are shameless. If I could comment there, I would. If I met them in person...I'd better stop there to avoid legal problems.
January 26, 2009, 8:36:45 PM EST – Like – Reply

Andy Levy fans. In case you missed it, he had a piece in The 'New York Post's'
op-ed section.
January 27, 2009, 1:17:26 AM EST – Like – Reply

Puck, very good link. Thanks.
January 27, 2009, 1:47:18 AM EST – Like – Reply

Re: Writer embarassed
Over on MSNBC, Chris Matthews was his usual combination of extremely embarrassing and kind of insightful. Getting giddy with Adrian Fenty, the mayor of the District of Columbia, who has the same kind of parentage as Obama—a black father, a white mother—Matthews said, “You’re young, you’re clean, you’re new—ha, just kidding.”
If that comment had been spoken on FOX News, the response would include several NH articles on racism, a Worst Person designation and demands in blue blog comments for an apology from, and the firing of, the offending speaker.
Double standard doesn't begin to describe the level of hypocricy in the self-appointed Fox chasers.
January 27, 2009, 9:56:59 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Liberal hypocrisy knows NO boundaries.
January 27, 2009, 11:05:06 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
The sp's would be going ballistic if Fox News had a tax lien pending. They will be dead silent in the msnbc matter. Just like they were in regards to olbermann not paying his taxes in several states. They're response was usually 'falafel' or something just as asinine.
January 27, 2009, 12:01:02 PM EST – Like – Reply

OS, I must have missed something b/c I don't understand this at all.
" The sp's would be going ballistic if Fox News had a tax lien pending. They will be dead silent in the msnbc matter."
January 27, 2009, 2:01:56 PM EST – Like – Reply

I see the link now.
Thanks, anyway.
January 27, 2009, 2:17:09 PM EST – Like – Reply