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Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news inks [updated through the day]:

Chris Wallace's five part miniseries.

Wednesday's numbers.

Huck radio is coming.

John Stossel: Fox viewers are "right-wing nuts".

Q&A: Neil Cavuto.

Hotline quotes.

Ted Turner talk previewed.

Greta knocks Kurtz, then pulls post!

Cablers post-election.

Shuster's "sources" strike again. Gawker's take.

Countdown to irrelevance?

Video: Keith in 60 seconds.

CNBC cuts: FBN opportunity.

Video: today's outrage!

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

Mike C.
"Today's outrage" will probably lead to a WPitW nod. Anyone expecting a fallout from Dennis Miller's joke? Or will it blow over?
November 13, 2008, 1:57:53 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
The two "H&C" blocks (segments) with Alan's wife, Jocelyn Crowley, were pretty good. I watched it live (on DVR delay so I could watch Greta Live Wire).
November 13, 2008, 2:00:52 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Well I laughed out loud (something I seldom do) at that joke. And at O'Reilly's (and the crew's) reaction to it. I guess that makes me worse than Hitler.
November 13, 2008, 2:07:46 AM EST – Like – Reply

Don't forget, if you're a former "comedian," or someone who says they're funny... and you say something off color or offensive... well, everyone needs to just understand that "you're a comedian," and "this is what you do."
Of course, the same doesn't extend to folks on the right... but hey, who said things had to be "fair?" Now THAT'S funny!
November 13, 2008, 2:33:36 AM EST – Like – Reply

Colmes and Crowley are just adorable together!
H&C ought to have her on more!
November 13, 2008, 7:00:39 AM EST – Like – Reply

Dennis Miller for President.
It was funny!  
The most startling comment to me from last night's Hannity and Colmes came from Alan's wife. She said that when she met Alan, it was love a first sight!! ARGH! If this is the truth, I can't handle it.
November 13, 2008, 7:48:40 AM EST – Like – Reply

I will not be surprised if this gets Dennis a WPITW honor from you know who. I thought the joke was funny; I laughed; saw nothing wrong with it. We all know that Frank is openly gay. So I guess that means that no one can make jokes about him because of it? Some people need to lighten up. I thought Libs liked comedic comments, statements, parodies, etc. Or is it only when aimed at Republican/Conservative people and not one of their own? Double standard as usual with them.
November 13, 2008, 9:18:05 AM EST – Like – Reply

I thought H&C was pretty good today. My first thought was, gee she's so much better looking than him! But you could tell that they are very comfortable with each other, and that is what matters more.
November 13, 2008, 10:13:16 AM EST – Like – Reply

I was certainly surprised to see what Mrs. Colmes looked like! I knew she was Monica's sister, but thought he'd be married to some mousey looking woman. Instead, she has tons of personality, and looks a lot like the former SNL-er Victoria Jackson.
November 13, 2008, 10:56:17 AM EST – Like – Reply

I rarely watch Leno any more (because of he and the other comedians and their 7:1 bias against conservatives), but what Miller implied about Barney Frank is just about on par with what Leno would have said. But because Miller has now gone centrist/right, it will be a big deal.
But actually, some of the other stuff Miller said last night was even better.
November 13, 2008, 10:59:31 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
>Well I laughed out loud (something I seldom do) at that joke. And at O'Reilly's (and the crew's) reaction to it.<
I didn't even realize it was a joke (I didn't know what it meant) until I saw BOR's reaction. Then, I started to laugh. :lol:
November 13, 2008, 12:33:00 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I hope John Stossel doesn't think everyone at FNC are "right-wing nuts." I say that because I like him and like when he appears as a guest on FNC programs. He is always treated fairly, and he seems to have a good time.
November 13, 2008, 2:25:00 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Wednesday's numbers" (TVNewser link, comments): What is the point of taking Olby's and Maddow's ratings for their respective hours and comparing them to ratings for other shows at other hours? Is it to make themselves look good and launch ad hominem attacks on the competition at the same time?
November 13, 2008, 6:12:10 PM EST – Like – Reply

Kirk G
Lately Cavuto is way to quick to tie ALL Republican to Bush much like Obama did.
November 13, 2008, 7:33:18 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
One more thing about Dennis: he admitted in a "Factor" appearance over the summer that he is for gay marriage. Still think he's a homophobe, HuffPo?
November 13, 2008, 7:51:41 PM EST – Like – Reply