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Weekend Cable News Links and Open Thread

Shuster's reading list.

Jane Hall exits FNC.

Poolgate: Gibbs admits mistake.

Q&A: Jenna Lee.  Charts: Bill, Beck.

Fox hunt: the flaw.  Video: Laura on ABC.

Sunday talkers: HuffPo recap.  Sanchez slip-up.

Dobbs debate deepens. Geraldo: Fox won't hire Lou.

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

Mike C.
Re: "Q&A: Jenna Lee": I shouldn't be admitting this publicly, but I'm in the same boat as Jenna on question 14. For all my broadcating chops, mostly on radio, I, too, get nervous--and shy--at parties and other events.
As a side note, I found out during Steve Somers' show on WFAN-AM Friday night that Steve went to school in San Francisco with Jenna's father. I hope I heard right and I didn't mishear.
October 24, 2009, 12:56:03 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Just thinking.....
Geraldo, always known in MSM circles as that crazy guy that shows up at disasters, Al Capones vault, And oh yeah he works at that 'supposed' news channel FNC.
But now that he speaks out against Lou Dobbs?
"Now a prominent Latino television journalist has come out and slammed Lou Dobbs. That's Geraldo Rivera."
Now he's 'Prominent'. This will stay until Geraldo says something Ms. Puente disagrees with????
On a side note: Love 'The Grey Lady' on Beck's show.
October 24, 2009, 10:00:41 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, this from News Busters is hysterical:
"The Left Is Warned: Don't Call Them FOX!"
October 24, 2009, 12:57:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Grammie that 'IS' too funny. Myself, I always try to use FNC as the proper term.  
But it's always great to yell in a room full of liberals.
Look! it's Fox! LOL!
October 24, 2009, 1:55:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Another Culture War Defeat For Fox News?
Reported by Priscilla - October 24, 2009 - 2 comments  
I don' know how anyone loses or wins in a decision like this.  
Oh, wait a minute. We're talking about the reliogion hating Priscilla here. Anything to smear and attack Fox News. Even though they had nocoonection to the case other than to comment on the story.
The usuual BS from the Hideous Henhouse.
October 24, 2009, 3:44:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

RE: Poolgate....
This wouldn't be the first time that TPM was caught going down the misinformation highway. They do it. Kos does it. Olbermann does it. Newshounds does it.
Their hate for Fox is so deep they don't really care how they do it. They hate Fox for one reason and one reason only. Fox exposes the left for who they really are and the left is absolutely livid.
For years there was no counterpoint as large as Fox to counter the liberals and the left. They pretty much had a free ride.
Now, the party is over.  
They can complain and post all the lies they wish but, as we have seen, it has done no harm to Fox. In fact it has helped them.
I really do pity the poor fools out in liberal land.
October 24, 2009, 6:02:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Reddit isn't all bad. See this post that recycles the lie that Fox News won a lawsuit that allowed it to lie and call it news. Redditors call out the lying poster. They ought to visit the Fetid One's post. If Reddit knew what he was using their site for they'd probably ban him.
October 25, 2009, 2:14:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
There was a lot more wrong with that lie than was pointed out there, but that's what they get for not reading J$P.
October 25, 2009, 2:35:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Jane Hall exits FNC": CNN will be a good fit for her. At least, I hope she's with them now. That would mean she won't be at MSNBC and appear on Olbermann and Maddow's shows. Or has she just retired?
October 25, 2009, 3:16:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Laura nailed a key point re the WH war on FoxNews by pointing out that Charlie Gibson knew nothing about the Acorn scandel even after FoxNews had been hammering the story for a week. The WH wants to isolate Fox as Emanuel & Axelrod both stated that other networks should not follow stories from a network that is not a legit news outlet. Good job LI!
October 25, 2009, 3:27:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

October 25, 2009, 9:41:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
NewsBusters has more on Jane's "Reliable Sources" appearance.
Outside of Beck's show (except for his special shows with a studio audience), the amount of debate remains the same on FNC. There was only less debate for her.
October 26, 2009, 2:04:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply