1/6/09 1:05 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Weekend cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

The Strategy Room marathon begins tomorrow morning.

Greta revisits "pig" comment.

Q&A: CNBC's Mark Hoffman (via Inside Cable News).

Cable: where the tv news action is.

Late night Videos: Cooper and Bartiromo. Cute couple: Coop and Hill.

Q&A: Glick and Bartiromo (via ICN). Q&A: Erin Burnett.

O'Reilly hackers claim success. Is a partisan "hack war" imminent?

Alan's hate mail.

Sunday talkers.

Greta's get: Bill Clinton.

Soledad's keynote: "diversity".

MSNBC maturing? Moving left is a good thing?


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




cornycob
What the heck is wrong with those basement dwelling hackers?  
 
Why would you do such a terrible thing.  
 
Now a bunch of people's personal information is out there (maybe).  
 
Do they realize they are messing with Bill O'Reilly. He will hunt them down and beat them with his bare hands. I hope he does.
September 20, 2008, 10:45:59 AM EDT – Like – Reply


ashley
What's wrong is a matter of opinion. For our media, it is perfectly acceptable to hack into computers belonging to anyone with dissenting political opinions, but don't dare try that with a terrorist.

Edited By Siteowner
September 20, 2008, 11:39:46 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
Do we know this was a hacking by the media? I am the last person to hold back on the corporate media in the US, but that is as to their inability or lack of motivation and desire to truly cover the news. I don't have a sense that the media is dishonest or engaged in criminal ventures of some sort. Where are you getting that?
September 20, 2008, 12:09:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I don't think Ashley meant that the media hacked O'Reilly's site, he meant that it is acceptable to do in their eyes- and he is right. Check the articles written about it, they report it as if it's the most natural thing in the world without respect to the immorality or illegality of the act.  
 
For anyone willing to venture to the dark side of the internet, here's proof of the hack: http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Bill_O'Reilly_hacked_2008
September 20, 2008, 1:00:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


vstol
Do we know this was a hacking by the media? ///snip///
Where are you getting that?-Mark
 
Mark,
 
"Where are you getting that" anyone thought "this was a hacking by the media?"
September 20, 2008, 1:03:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
That is certainly a reading of Ashley's post, and perhaps the most logical. The purposes in my asking this question was that, while Ashley and I seem to disagree on virtually everything, it would be uncharacteristic of him to level such a charge. We'll wait for Jeff to stir to go into the conspiracy theories. Thanks, guys, and sorry if I were a bit hasty, Ashley.
September 20, 2008, 2:17:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
"We'll wait for Jeff to stir to go into the conspiracy theories."
 
I'm pretty sure O'Reilly had his staff hack his own site as a diversion from his participation in the reptoid driven NWO. The reptoids need the human public to think that they are susceptible to human error in order to transparently hide among us. I had to type this while wearing a pyramid-shaped tinfoil hat so they didn't know I was thinking about it!
September 20, 2008, 2:55:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
I had no idea O'Reilly was into New World Order. I suppose that explains a great deal.
 
I've got an Abyssinian cat, the true love of my love (Rush Limbaugh has one as well, BTW, if it hasn't run away by now). These cats are related to the ones we see in Egyptian drawings, with the large, high, high ears. If you don't think that was a challenge get the foil narrow enough to fit the head but high enough o enclose the ears, then you don't know yams from sweet potatos. I have just the opposite problem. When people see how big my head is (a la "So I Married An Axe Murderer"), they send condolence cards to my Mother. Suffice it to say we buy H-U-U-U-G-E rolls of foil from COSTCO.
September 20, 2008, 3:25:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I'm a BillOReilly.com premium member. I haven't been on their message boards in a few months, but I had to check last night and today. The situation was immediately taken care of. All members' credit card info is safe. Any members that joined after September 14 had their e-mail addresses, passwords, and hometowns hacked. Those 205 members were contacted immediately by BillOReilly.com staff. They say the FBI has been notified, and that the actual attacks on BillOReilly.com and FOXNews.com did not work because of the immediate countermeasures.
One of my friends that still posts to the boards said it was awful.
From what I'm seeing in some threads right now, horrible member names (one with the N-word) appeared and they left weird messages. The messages included song lyrics, gross and vulgar material (including more of the N-word), and harassing of members. I think I also saw that the hackers threatened BOR in their [immediately deleted] posts.
September 20, 2008, 4:15:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Hopefully, I'm not in trouble for divulging the gist of what was said on the boards.
September 20, 2008, 7:01:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
What's wrong is a matter of opinion. For our media, it is perfectly acceptable to hack into computers belonging to anyone with dissenting political opinions, but don't dare try that with a terrorist.
 
by ashley
 
Couldn't have said it better.
September 20, 2008, 7:49:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
It's actually considered acceptable to hack terrorists too. Al Quaida tried to release their annual Sept 11th video this year but were DDOS'd until the 18th or so before they could find a host that stayed up.  
 
Of course, hacking terrorists might just violate their human rights and the ACLU could step in at any moment!
September 20, 2008, 9:24:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Of course, hacking terrorists might just violate their human rights and the ACLU could step in at any moment!  
Fox Fan | 09.20.08 - 9:29 pm | #  
 
I didn't see it on any cable news outlets, but, I'm sure the aclu was all over it.They hate the Boy Scouts of America, but, they heart the terrorists! :o(
September 20, 2008, 11:19:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
let's not ramble off cable news too much.
September 20, 2008, 11:27:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Thanks for reeling us in, Johnny. I'm partly to blame.
I watched "Joe Biden: A Personal Look." The rhetorical soundbites in it weren't that pleasing to my ears, but it was good; well put together.
September 21, 2008, 12:15:06 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Hey, we got a reader tonight from Wasilla, Alaska!
September 21, 2008, 1:01:16 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
First Dude!
September 21, 2008, 3:53:49 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
I watched the Palin and Biden sketches on CNN International. Generally, well done. An interesting challenge for the producers/"reporters": one candidate who has so much political history, that it is difficult to work in the personal (it seems somehow irrelevant) and it is difficult to focus on more than the broad sweep of the career; and another who is a virtual political newborn, requiring extraordinary focus on each political accomplishment/involvement, to the extent it seems almost too probing. On balance, I think CNN met the challenge well, seemed fair, respectful, as issue-oriented as possible.
 
By contrast I watched an interview of Gordon Brown on Sky News, a couple of hours, broken only by commercials on the half hour and commercials and news updates on the hour, a number of reporters in their fields of expetise. Probing, aggressive, blunt, with an extraordinary amount of preparation.
 
I have to say, what a dark and complex figure is Brown. I am much drawn to his policies, far more than I was to Brown's, but his persona really pushes one away, as is evidenced by the polls.
 
Part of me says it is unfortunate we don't have such vicarious access, but another part says we wouldn't take the time to watch if he did. A long interview is seven (7) minutes and move on, usually with pundits, or All The Saints help us, commentators. Even when we have a "journalist," they are pushing to break to the next Hoveround comercial or talking over the person being interviewed.
 
We do break through sometimes. I wish it were only more often.
September 21, 2008, 6:13:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply


sharm
That was also true when you instituted the feature. I saw that person was on the next day as well. Maybe Todd Palin?
September 21, 2008, 7:57:23 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Pertienent Gregalogue johnny! He seems to agree with the commenters here about Palin's email vs. the press.
September 21, 2008, 8:31:19 AM EDT – Like – Reply


sharm
I am not seeing a whole of difference between Sandra B's pic and the doctored McCain pic...
September 21, 2008, 2:20:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply


spearule
ive become a big fan of red eye. if fox is smart, theyll find a way to get these folks a little closer to primetime. johnny maybe you can use your massive influence! really, i think i will contact fox and give em my 2 cents worth.
September 21, 2008, 2:57:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply


FNCFan20
Julie Banderas just announced that she's engaged.
September 21, 2008, 6:04:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
No!
September 21, 2008, 7:01:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
I guess I should be happy, she's way out of my league. Congrats Julie!!!
September 21, 2008, 7:05:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar

September 21, 2008, 7:14:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince P
Greg had a great Greg-a-logue.
 
I'm embarassed for this country by the nastiness of the MSM, Hollywood, Academy and all the other places infected by the Left
September 21, 2008, 9:42:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Did anyone see "Fox producer" Jenna Gibson on the America's Future special tonight (9:31-9:33)? What an amateur! She gave one of the worst interviews I've ever seen on FNC.  
 
:-:
September 21, 2008, 9:52:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Douchey needs to be waterboarded along with his bad-haircut yuppie larve kid. Maybe he can get Sister Sarah Caribou to do it for him . . .
vonBeavis--slayer of trolls | 09.21.08 - 5:03 pm |  
 
I've seen some massive doses of hypocrisy posted on newshounds, but, this is Huuuuuuuge! BTW, it's aap.
 
That's one lucky dude who hooked up w/Julie. He better treat her and her cats right!
September 21, 2008, 11:04:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Interloper
I've been happily married for years, and yet I too feel a little down that Julie is engaged. Strange isn't it?
September 22, 2008, 9:10:47 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I think Johnny should put a little mourning wreath at the stop of the site and perhaps issue some black arm bands over this news...  
 
Try to bear up, boys. Courtney Friel is unattached and from the Red Eye video, Patty Ann Brown has lost fifteen pounds, gotten a new hairstyle, and has never looked lovelier.  
 
Life will go on...  
September 22, 2008, 5:07:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply


FNCFan20
Actually, Cecelia, PAB is married, as is Courtney. Courtney's married to some guy named Carter.  
 
And none of them are as strong or independent-minded as Julie.
September 22, 2008, 5:47:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Thanks for that information, FNCFan20.
 
It's wonderful that you admire strong independent women.
 
Julie Banderas is certainly what my husband would call the "whole package".
September 22, 2008, 6:09:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
"I think Johnny should put a little mourning wreath at the stop of the site and perhaps issue some black arm bands over this news..."
 
I second that! I call Julie a firecracker- hot, sharp, surprising, fun, in the end, smokin! Spicy fits her well, too.
September 22, 2008, 7:56:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Yeah, FF, sharp, surprising, fun, strong, independent and intelligent... sort of reminds one of all the important things we should admire about Rachel Maddow...
September 22, 2008, 9:04:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
You mean that transgender person? Rachel possesses the qualities you describe, but the differences between her and Julie are that Rachel is highly partisan and not hot.
September 22, 2008, 9:35:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply