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Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [7:37 pm]:

The trunk show.

Geraldo on CNN.


On tonight's Factor: Limbaugh.

Bad taste on Countdown?

Cable news Fox hunt.

Thursday's numbers (check 8:00 pm!).

Heavy "moderation": no comments for 20 21 22 hours [7:00 pm]!

From ABC/Detroit to CNN in Pakistan.

Video: Dancing with the King.

Contessa's fuzzy math.

Blackberry guru.

Rachel resurfaces.

Sunday talkers.

Lewine memorial.

O'Reilly anchoring election night? Um, no. BigHead chortles. Firing demand du jour.

FNC Sunday: weekday daytime programs and hosts with special "election hq" coverage. William F Buckley special Saturday night (link via TVN).

War of words.

Video: Aussie confuses Anderson.

Video: News zen.

MSNBC's man show.

James Rosen's watergate book reviewed.

Fox's facebook fiasco?

Obscure comic backlash.

What exactly is the problem with this?

Hotline quotes.

How to submit news video.

Lou Radio starts Monday. Lou vs Lloyd.

Julie Banderas in for Megyn this morning, MacCallum in at 5:00 pm.

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

I can'at believe anyone could listen to Dobbs for 3 hours. he rminds me of my old uncle who hates everything and everybody
February 29, 2008, 11:15:24 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
That O'Reilly report was so unlikely on its face I'm surprised Crain's ran with it. That would be a very bad move, as bad as what MSNBC does on election nights.
There could be a role for O'Reilly, as a sidelinecommentator or analyst., a la Juan Williams or Rove. That might work. But not as an anchor!
February 29, 2008, 1:38:22 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I hope the backlash for that obscure comic gets even bigger.
Let's do a comparison:
In clear thinking land, BOR defends Michelle Obama; compares far-left hate and smear sites on the internet to the propaganda and smear tactics used by the Nazis in the 1920s and '30s. *ONLY* the way they smeared and propagandized, not the other stuff.
In far-left land, BOR is a racist; has the nerve to call Arianna Huffington and her site Nazis and thinks these poor, innocent bloggers are mass murderers. How dare he.
February 29, 2008, 4:25:17 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Oh, no. A demo victory for KO. Watch him gloat tonight. Well, you watch, Johnny. We'll read about it on Olby Watch.
February 29, 2008, 4:57:26 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Yeah I'm really looking forward to that...not!
February 29, 2008, 5:16:32 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
The payoff is poking holes in everything he says, even though it's painful to watch.
February 29, 2008, 5:36:09 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
> A demo victory for KO. Watch him gloat tonight.
The Factor could have used Limbaugh last night, rather than tonight!
February 29, 2008, 5:44:05 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I'm thinking of having some Gingrich/O'Reilly '08 bumper stickers made and selling them on ebay. Of course, I'll keep two for my vehicles.
February 29, 2008, 5:51:26 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Limbaugh is going to be on for the same reason Jeri Thompson was on one night in November: Laura Ingraham is filling in. Otherwise, he wouldn't have bothered.
February 29, 2008, 6:22:10 PM EST – Like – Reply

Dobbs' radio show will air live on the local SF Bay Area Clear Channel owned station. 
The casualty of Dobbs' new show is Dennis Miller who is being moved to evenings.
February 29, 2008, 7:54:50 PM EST – Like – Reply

Johnny, is there a Fox News sponsored debate anywhere on the horizon? I'm interested in how big the draw would be. I know Obama agreed to an interview with O'Reilly, but I have a feeling he'll pull a John Kerry on him.
February 29, 2008, 7:55:57 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Hillary agreed to a debate on Fox but the time passed before Obama decided what debates he would accept. Another debate between them is unlikely, though not impossible, depending on what happens on Tuesday. So the odds are against seeing them on Fox before the nomination is won.
I think Obama will show up on O'Reilly...after he's secured the nomination.
February 29, 2008, 8:26:40 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
> > A demo victory for KO. Watch him gloat tonight.
Gloating has been rescheduled to Monday. Olby is off tonight as they rerun their debate.
February 29, 2008, 8:27:34 PM EST – Like – Reply

O'Reilly needs to read Jonah Goldberg's book "Liberal Fascism"
March 1, 2008, 8:05:51 AM EST – Like – Reply

I love all that you stand for, Johnny.
But this website is visually confusing. Sorry!
March 1, 2008, 10:35:54 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
O'Reilly needs to read Jonah Goldberg's book "Liberal Fascism"
Kirk | 03.01.08 - 8:10 am |
If Jonah is ever a guest, I'm sure BOR would read the book to prepare the interview. Typically, when he has a guest on promoting a book, he reads that book. He's an avid reader to begin with.
March 1, 2008, 11:22:03 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Well, I just went to FoxNews.com and punished myself by watching both parts of the Rush-Laura choir preaching...uh, I mean Laura Ingraham's two-part interview with Rush Limbaugh on "The Not-O'Reilly-On-This-Night Factor."
I'm a moderate Republican, but apparently that makes me a country club blue blood. (sarcasm): Yeah, this neighborhood here in Wantagh is a country club. My house is part of a country club. (serious again): There's nothing wrong with being a moderate Republican. I'm proud of being one.
March 1, 2008, 3:10:04 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Laura was an interesting host but not as fair as Bill usually is. The show went like this, with Hillary and Obama supporters as guests in two segments:
Laura: Challenge guest 1 about their candidate
Guest 1: defend their candidate
Laura: Tear apart guest 1, pit guest 2 against guest 1
Guest 2: attack guest 1
Laura: Attack guest 1 and/or 2, go back to guest 1
Guest 1: attack guest 2
Then, she brought Rush on who explained the republican strategy of pitting Hillary and Obama against each other for as long as possible. It was an interesting exchange and episode.
March 1, 2008, 3:26:28 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I like Laura but she does talk a little too much and, as you said, isn't as fair as Mr Bill. She really takes sides when she has two guests who oppose each other, so it becomes two against one. She's better with single guests.
March 1, 2008, 3:50:03 PM EST – Like – Reply