12/24/09 11:16 PM

Wednesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

CNBC: oops!

CNN tops: Tuesday's numbers.

Greta on "media poison".

Hologram fad stoked.

A stand-up team.

Behind the scenes at FNC and FBN. CNN's long night.

Fox and MSNBC converge. Lofty rhetoric.

Election night reviews: Buffalo News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Daily News, New York Post, Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Miami Herald, Salon, Philadelphia Daily News, Boston Globe, New York Times. Dumbest criticism.

Q&A: Brit Hume.

Viewing parties: Fox, CNN.

Coverage retrospective. Quotes.

ET at FNC.

Post-partisan depression.

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

What was up with the beepers going off throughout FNC's coverage?
All the time... Brit was talking and, "beep beep beep," in the background! Very annoying.
Also, I wasn't a big fan of what they had on the edges for the HD. The maps going back to 1984... why only 84? That was very interesting, but after seeing 1984 about a billion times, the interest wore off. They should have gone back farther. And why do they have California listed as a battleground state in '04?
And one more... I wasn't a fan of the "States Won" roll. The *click*click*clicked* along, and when Obama had more states, McCain's just sat still... that looked silly. I think they should have been time-moved. So they both finish at the same time... McCain's would roll slower, and Obama's a little faster.
November 5, 2008, 1:24:21 AM EST – Like – Reply

I agree with the "lofty rhetoric" and consider it the best of example of the American spirit. It is, indeed, a historic time in our country.
Congratulations to Mr. Obama. I may not be able to support him in all his plans and ideas, but he'll certainly have my prayers and very best hopes and wishes for the next four years.
November 5, 2008, 9:31:02 AM EST – Like – Reply

All of us are should pray for a successful Obama Presidency. As President Bush said, his is a classic American success story.
November 5, 2008, 12:21:24 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Thanks for making today's "After the Show Show" the embed video, Johnny.
November 5, 2008, 2:05:31 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
My prediction that CNN would win the ratings last night was right.
November 5, 2008, 4:43:43 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
The first network to call the election for Obama came in third in the 25-54 demo and total viewers for the hour in which they called it. You may gloat now, Merkle.
November 5, 2008, 6:06:02 PM EST – Like – Reply

david smawley
I'll pray for a successful Obama Presidency when I find out how he plans to govern. Till then, my prayers are with Americans in uniform and other deserving folks. What does this prayer suggestion have to do with Cable News?
November 5, 2008, 8:48:30 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I'll pray for an Obama Presidency, he's going to need all the help he can get with his weak worldwide perception and weak history.
On a happy note, I now get FNC HD since I switched to AT&T Uverse from Comcast. Unfortunately it's not all it's cracked up to be- most programs are still recorded in SD and they use filler graphics to compensate for the additional space HD has.
November 5, 2008, 9:49:53 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
That's my problem with it, too, FF. But I prefer watching it over the SD channel, except for DVR recordings. Then, I record that channel. For shows like "Fox & Friends" and "Huckabee," I record the HD channel. What I don't understand, and I might have said this before, is why does "Fox News Sunday," which airs in HD on the Fox Network, air in SD on FNC? I just don't get it.
FNC and FOXNews.com were my channel/stream of choice last night. I throughly enjoyed the coverage from both. I had Fox Network on a few times, but switched away when the coverage was pre-empted by local newsbreaks and then Fox 5 News at 10. Fox 5 (WNYW) and My9 (WWOR) are behind the 8-ball; they still air their newscasts in SD. Come on already. But I digress.
November 5, 2008, 11:59:07 PM EST – Like – Reply