1/6/09 1:05 PM

Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Did MSNBC cave to pressure from Bill O'Reilly? AP report.

GretaPic: FNC's NY studio.

Cablers' debate prep (via Inside Cable News).

Obama campaign says: watch CNN!? Flashback: Obama camp booking CNN guests?

Thursday's numbers. Wednesday's numbers.

Page Hopkins and Brigitte Quinn leave FNC. Is Martha MacCallum next?!

Q&A: David Gregory.

Maddow anchor role stirs controversy.
Almost everybody loves Rachel: roundup.

"Bold, Fresh" mini review.

Shep seeks Oxford's redemption; min Q&A.
Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable enws topics in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.

Mike C.
That's too bad. I'll miss both Page Hopkins and Brigitte Quinn. Here's hoping they land on their feet (but not at CNN or MSNBC, please).
September 26, 2008, 1:48:51 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Have you ever noticed that the media portray smart liberal women (such as Rachel Maddow or Hillary Clinton) as being not just smart, but being SUPER smart-- THE MOST INTELLIGENT WOMEN ON PLANET EARTH!!!
It's similar to the patriotic myth-making we were handed in elementary school, where you learned that Thomas Jefferson, FDR and JFK could finish reading ten books at once in two hours and that George Washinton never told a lie.
September 26, 2008, 8:12:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I am sick that Fox News got rid of Page Hopkins...She was talented and very neutral. I watch Fox but lately left wandering about some of the stupid stuff they pull. Johnny, if you know where she is going, please keep us posted. I am a big fan...thanks.
September 26, 2008, 12:08:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I understand your frustration, Gloria... but I must play devils advocate for a moment. Who's to say this is FOX's fault. Maybe Page wanted to go somewhere else... maybe she had been offered an anchor job somewhere else.
There is ample precedent for FNC talent leaving, and then winding up on another program in a local market. Conventional wisdom might ask, "Why would you willingly go from a national audience, to a local market?" But the answer to that is actually pretty obvious. As long as the local market is one of the top markets, you can make more money, and reach a larger audience than on cable news. While cable does have a wider reach, local and broadcast often have a higher audience.
Perhaps Page will resurface somewhere else.
September 26, 2008, 2:05:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "'Bold, Fresh' mini-review": More WPitW fodder for Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann.
September 26, 2008, 5:10:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

When O'Reilly was a kid, wouldn't the "bold, fresh" description (especially from a nun) merely have meant he was an insolent uncouth youngster?
As were we all...
September 26, 2008, 5:41:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Perhaps Page will resurface somewhere else.
ImNotBlue | 09.26.08 - 2:10 pm | #  
Example: Dari Alexander now at FOX5 in New York. Along with Rick Fulbaum and Greg Kelly.
September 26, 2008, 6:24:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
The rabid canines are not happy. The 'brave new pac" are who they howl to at night. They blame O'Reilly when in reality it was "viewer complaints." Viewers with a conscience?
September 26, 2008, 8:41:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Cecelia | 09.26.08 - 5:46 pm | #
That is an accurate definition from a nun's standpoint, CC. However, I was never an uncouth, insolent youngster.  
Enjoy this debate, all!
September 26, 2008, 9:04:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Precisely puck.
September 26, 2008, 9:12:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply