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Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Olbermann crashes Saturday Night Live.

Saturday specials: Huckabee live town hall (5:00 pm); H&C (9:00 pm), Greta (10:00 pm); F&F extra hour (6:00 am).

Hotline Q&A: Bill Hemmer.

Thursday's numbers.

Hume won't miss poisonous politics.
Brit's 12 years at FNC.

Alan's hate mail.

Greta special imminent.

The Matthews predicament.

Guys, give it up already.

Sneaky cross-promotion?

Lou Dobbs: back to school.

Obama win = MSNBC loss?

Scarborough in Tallahassee.

Charles Bierbauer resurfaces.

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

What is going on at Fox and Friends?
Brian has been gone for two days.
They are using the biggest geek of all
as a substitute. FNC has a great stable of appealing guys to use as a sub.
Why this Johnson guy? ( I think that is his name.)
More important than the question about the sub, is where is Brian?
Johnny, have you heard anything?
October 31, 2008, 10:04:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
It's a mystery to me.
October 31, 2008, 10:40:19 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't like the sub, either. They could have gotten any number of different people who would have been better, either newspeople or contributers.
October 31, 2008, 11:22:43 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Brian was on yesterday. And to me, there's nothing wrong with Peter Johnson Jr., who's filled in several times before.
October 31, 2008, 12:21:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
And Johnson is a Fox News Contributor; a Legal Analyst.
October 31, 2008, 12:21:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
BOR just said on "The Radio Factor" that he thinks McCain and Palin are avoiding "The Factor" because their calculation is he's too tough and we might make a mistake. That makes sense. So, even though it's frustrating that they go to the softball places where they're preaching to the choir, and the gotcha places where they can play the victim card to their choir, but not enter the No Spin Zone, I can understand their calculation.
October 31, 2008, 1:16:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Brian was not there on Wednesday and Friday.
October 31, 2008, 2:05:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: Thursday's numbers: Okay, Nielsen, you can stop the BOR/FNC 25-54 demo ratings payback now. You've made your point.
Did Keith gloat/attack last night?
October 31, 2008, 5:52:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I thought you did a write-up each night for Olbermannwatch. com if no smooth jazz concert conflicts?
I recall that KO did gloat. No mention of the fact it was the "advertising demo" this time however, but for me the demo is the only relevant data anyhow.
October 31, 2008, 7:51:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I wonder if that Michelle video will really debut on H&C tonight. THAT would be interesting!
October 31, 2008, 8:56:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply