3/3/09 1:21 PM

Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Thursday's numbers:
O'Reilly hits 4 million.

CNN tops online.

Q&A: Joe Kernan (via ICN).

Sunday talkers.

Sunday special: Campaign Trail.

CNBC's conflict of interest?

Video: Coop incoherent.

HuffPo pulls Scarborough hit?

Goodbye, Larry?

Laura Ingraham targeted.

Hotline after dark.

Greta sticks up for MSNBC.

Q&A: Ali Velshi.

J$P 24-Hour Poll [closed]: How much do you watch 'Hannity"?

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

While I have been a fan of Larry King, he has totally lost it, I am not sure if it his age, but he is just not the interviewer that he used to be. But then again I have heard 'rumors' that Ryan Seacrest want his job when he does retire. Now Johnny, what would be worse?
January 23, 2009, 11:07:20 AM EST – Like – Reply

Johnny, thought you might be interested in this at News Busters titled:
Rachel Maddow & Keith Olbermann Lonely, Look for New Friend  
January 23, 2009, 3:29:00 PM EST – Like – Reply

Sorry, Johnny, I think you had a link a day or so ago that I followed and read.
Uber, uber senior moment.
January 23, 2009, 3:31:19 PM EST – Like – Reply

If CNN does replace Larry King, will they have to lay-off the employee who follows LK around with that battery powered fan?
January 23, 2009, 4:56:58 PM EST – Like – Reply

Re: HuffPo and Scarborough
I'm at a loss as to how anyone could term Joe Scarborough as being "highly aggressive" or consider cohost Mika as being "brow-beaten".
I like Mika very much, but the fact is that no one else on the show is able to finish a sentence without her interjecting. When she's not playing scold, I generally appreciate what she has to say, have some personal similarities to her, and so have an interest in her.  
I wonder if the HuffPo writer actually watches the show. Joe Scarborough is outnumbered by liberals usually three to one. If Joe's responses seem overbearing to the writer, I wonder about his tolerance for other views in general.
It's an enjoyable show for many reasons including an inside look into the what's happening in the psyches of journos. Their appetite or lack thereof for particular stories, etc.  
Joe is the host and as a guy tainted with a bit of conservatism... he often must wrest those duties from the others, who naturally fancy themselves as being much more capable than "regular joe".  
Mrs. Scarborough's text messages not withstanding, I think the HuffPo piece is bunk.
January 23, 2009, 7:28:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

Re: Thursday's numbers.
"Marijuana, Inc" for 9pm??
January 23, 2009, 7:57:13 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
It got a particularly high rating in some farming areas of Scotland.
January 23, 2009, 8:27:30 PM EST – Like – Reply

Johnny, help!
I only see any comments that are already there, I think that's what it is, after I post a comment. I can't follow any of the conversations.
January 23, 2009, 9:27:53 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I'm not following. Can you explain just what you are seeing or not seeing?
January 23, 2009, 9:44:42 PM EST – Like – Reply

I'm also having problems reading comments. The main page says "Comment (1)" when obviously there are more. And most of the time only one comment shows up under "Friday Links & Open Thread". I do see them all maybe every 5 or 10th time I click "Comment".
Seems to be a Haloscan thing.
January 23, 2009, 10:30:56 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Yeah I have no control over the haloscan business. There are occaisonal burps!
January 23, 2009, 10:39:29 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Geriatric bumbling guy with a closet chronic flatulation problem or highly annoying fairyboy? Sucky either way.
Seacrest OUT!
January 23, 2009, 10:46:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Whoa. I only saw Baba's 1st comment and now there are 12 or 15...Seen Haloscan do this before.
January 23, 2009, 10:47:37 PM EST – Like – Reply

THe Factor
O'Reilly and Hannity both got huge numbers. Olbermann came in third. MSDNC is melting.
January 25, 2009, 1:53:55 PM EST – Like – Reply