1/18/10 12:31 PM

Wednesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Tuesday's numbers: Bill-Beck-Hannity 1-2-3.

Buchanan audio: "I'm a hostage!"

Latino: shallow and Lou-less.

Hill: MSNBC more biased than Fox!

Gasparino banned from D-Rat.  Today's oops.

War on Fox: phony distraction?  Will the press submit?

FBN's odd couple (via ICN). Q&A: Don Lemon.

Olby, Maddow get WH briefing.  Hotline after dark.

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

I ended a post about News Hounds yesterday with the comment "You can't fix stupid".
Along comes little johnt with his usual irrational response. Instead of refuting any facts he gives us this gem;
"You're quite right hypocrite houndy. No drugs will fix your stupity."
john t | 10.20.09 - 7:25 pm | #  
"Stupity"???? And he accuses Grammie of drinking too much?
This is too rich. LOL!!!!!!
October 21, 2009, 7:56:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply

RE: WH briefing
No wonder Olby was in D.C. Monday night. I didnt watch Maddow so I don't where she aired her show from
October 21, 2009, 10:12:03 AM EDT – Like – Reply

It's understandable B - John T is working overtime, he really wants to win the "Who's dumber: The Li'l feller or John T" contest.
October 21, 2009, 10:16:09 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Olbermann is a hypocrite.....
Recall what he said when Bush met with Hannity et al back in 2006.....
"The born again and the born talkers: The President takes 90 minutes worth of your taxpayer dollars to entertain right-wing radio yackers in the Oval Office,"
And this really is a treat.....
"In January, the President consulted with 13 former Secretaries of State and Defense about Iraq, spoke for 40 minutes, allowed discussion for 5 to 10 minutes. The figures for the 5 conservative radio show people is double that. is there an explanation of that that does not include the President using the Oval Office for purely political purposes and even indirectly for political fund-raising?"
It seems Olbermann may have no problems now with presidents using the Oval Office for purely political purposes because those purposes have a different goal.....
October 21, 2009, 10:54:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Uh oh, I think that some over at the Hounds will now be demanding that Dr. Hill go back to the porch.
October 21, 2009, 11:04:08 AM EDT – Like – Reply

By the way, did anyone over that the hounds stick up for Juan Williams when he was racially attacked?
October 21, 2009, 11:21:23 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Ashley | 10.21.09 - 11:26 am |  
The hounds never reported it. I wonder why? They claim they "watch" fox so we don't have to" which is down right laughable now
October 21, 2009, 11:34:09 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Ashley, now you know why Marc Lamont Hill didn't suddenly show up on Countdown with Olbermann.
October 21, 2009, 11:48:59 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Watching FNC - Another ACORN video compliments of O'Keefe and Giles. The vid purportedly debunks ACORN Philadelphia's claim that they threw the pair out of the office then later filed a police report. If this video is accurate, than someone at ACORN could be in trouble for filing a false police report.
FNC also had tape of O'Keefe speaking at a Press Club (maybe in Philly), very powerful stuff as he said publically to the press, "Acorn Lied to you, Bertha Lewis lied to you, etc."
October 21, 2009, 12:06:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Ashley | 10.21.09 - 10:21 am | #  
Littlejohn is dumber. The little feller is insane.
October 21, 2009, 12:14:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

By the way, did anyone over that the hounds stick up for Juan Williams when he was racially attacked?
Ashley | 10.21.09 - 11:26 am | #  
The Houdettes smear Juan every chance they get. They are bigots.
October 21, 2009, 12:16:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Littlejohn is dumber. The little feller is insane.
Blackflon | Homepage | 10.21.09 - 12:19 pm | #  
Agreed B, but while the li'l feller may be insane, he's quite stupid too.
This week he's making the false claim that Cheney told Olbermann and Maddow to "shut up". He's making the false claim that F&F called Obama "unamerican". A few weeks back he made the false claim that BOR caused Dr. Tiller to commit suicide. Then he falsely claimed that Olbermann has a pulitzer prize.
Just like John T, Patrick just never quite gets anything right. It's going to be hard to select a winner in their contest.
October 21, 2009, 12:55:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I'm told the lil feller is now back at his own sewer, admitting that yes, he was here crossdressing as someone else yesterday. You may remember Stlindahouse, who lied about Fox & Friends and got sent to Exile Island for refusing to admit an error. That was the lil feller! Who knew? (Oh, just about everyone!) It sure didn't take him long to get caught in another lie, did it?
October 21, 2009, 1:00:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Is that sewer the one that is titled (emphasis mine) "We Read J$P so you DO have to"?
October 21, 2009, 1:08:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
So I am told.
October 21, 2009, 1:18:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Interesting Z on TV article.
One of the comments, from "Beth" was very interesting. I excerpted one paragraph. I think it is an example of the common denominator which connects many of the Fox Haters.
"I have never been a viewer of Fox News as I don't find them fair or balanced and I think it's a shame that they continue to spew that they are fair and balanced."
Very telling, they NEVER watched, but know all about it. Another person who lets others do their thinking for them.
October 21, 2009, 1:34:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I'm off to run a few errands. Back in a coupla hours.
October 21, 2009, 2:32:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

A, "what if an FNC anchor had done it," moment over at MSNBC.....
Contessa Brewer Calls Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton
October 21, 2009, 4:45:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

There's no doubt that ACORN has long used their mantle of helping the needy as a cover for running an organization that is at best slipshod, at worst corrupt.
However, what strikes me with this video is that so many folks have gotten to the point where they feel some sort of societal pressure to suspend judgment over ANY behavior having to do with sex.  
I think that factor is partly why you could have this obviously non-street savvy kid, clad in what amounts to a Halloween costume, walk into ACORN and be taken seriously. Taken seriously to the point of being assured that there would be no discrimination against what is, after all, still a criminal enterprise in most states.
When you add the component of some of these ACORN people being told that under-aged foreign sex slaves would be involved, the 'liberality...factor' gets even more mind-boggling.
October 21, 2009, 5:39:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I like John Stossel. I remember seeing him get slapped to the floor by a pro wrestler one time. Stossel had asked him if wrestling was fake.  
How do you make Stossel uncomfortable? Set him down on the Glenn Beck show and let him try to make a point or finish a sentence. As a big fan os Stossel, it was painful to watch. GB constantly interupted him, made funny faces, mugged to the camera and basically used Stossel as an audience for him.
October 21, 2009, 5:47:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Uh oh....
Joy Behar beat Maddow did in the "always important demo."
October 21, 2009, 6:03:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

J$ - thanks for the O'Keefe video. That young man has a tremendous future ahead of him.
October 21, 2009, 6:21:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Joy Behar beat Maddow did in the "always important demo."
cee | 10.21.09 - 6:08 pm | #  
How long is MSNBC going to throw money at this losing enterprise?
October 21, 2009, 6:43:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Great seeing Mort Kondracke today on Special Report.
October 21, 2009, 6:46:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Mrs. Imus Rocks! :+: :+:
October 21, 2009, 10:03:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Was that Mrs Imus spouting about vaccines on Hannity tonite? Sorry, I don't share your enthusiasm. If she wants to talk rights, no mandatory vaccines, etc, that's fine by me. But to pretend like vaccines are some undiscovered evil will, if people listen to her instead of their doctors, just result in more dead people. Sorry to go off topic just a bit.
October 21, 2009, 10:08:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

This anti-vaccine movement is making for some strange bedfellows; Mrs Imus, Glenn Beck, Bill Maher. Weird.
October 21, 2009, 10:22:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I'm not sure Beck is officially in it, based on his tv (rarely hear his radio).
October 21, 2009, 10:34:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Folks, I know this is w-a-a-y off topic, but I am still getting a kick out of this sports video from this past weekend:
Besides, we could all use a good laugh, don't you think?
October 21, 2009, 10:40:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
I didn't like her vaccine "rant" either. She got some good digs in on nbc/msnbc, though. They had to have their finger on the "dump" button towards the end!
October 21, 2009, 10:42:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

J$, you gotta check out KO tonight. In his "best person segment" (I think it was best... could have been worst... who the h3ll can tell the difference?) he talked about how "unlike FNC, when he does opinion he states it as such... but has more facts on his program, than FNC does in their whole day." The quote is really pretty great... and just oozes with self satisfaction, egotism, and an amazing sense that he actually believes the crazy words posted on his teleprompter.
An instant classic.
October 22, 2009, 12:12:18 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Damail, that video was great! :lol:
October 22, 2009, 7:12:16 AM EDT – Like – Reply

It is interesting that the vaccine issue does seem to cut across ideological lines....I mean even Limbaugh and Maher on the same page! I think it stems from the government recommending it (or even requiring it) and those with privacy or autonomy concerns don't like that trend.
The science is pretty good regarding the safety and efficacy of these vaccines going back almost 60 years now. I wish those who usually regard scientific method as sound argument would allow it to also be trusted in this debate as well. I've gotten my H1N1 and seasonal flu immunizations, as has my 4 year old, and we both feel fine.
October 22, 2009, 8:15:27 AM EDT – Like – Reply