1/19/10 11:18 AM

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Weekend numbers. Weekly ranker. CNN's slump.

Morning Joe explained.

Scarborough slams Stewart.

Bad money: CNBC in tatters?

Schultz subs, sparks speculation (via ICN). Flashback.

Glick meets Velshi, discusses CNBC.

Issues increase.

"Sadist" corrects Keith.

Hotline after dark.

Vote: Greta v Cavuto.

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




Olby Sucks
"Mr. Olbermann’s desire to lecture me, or anyone else who has worked against Al Qaeda, is frankly pathetic."
 
Well said, sir.
March 10, 2009, 2:44:42 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
"Having said all of this, I return to Mr. Olbermann’s categorization of me. The word 'sadist' is defined as someone who derives pleasure from the pain of others. I certainly have faults, but sadism is not one of them. What I desire is justice. Individuals like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and those who employ terror in the cities of the world or in the mountains of Afghanistan should face our harshest punishment, the death penalty. The sooner we can deliver it, the better."
 
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Amen, Mr. Berntsen.
 
Unlike Keith Olbermann who never served his county, Gary Berntsen has first hand knowledge of what terrorists do to innocent people and why they need to be brought to swift and definite justice.
 
To call this fine man a sadist is yet another point of shame for the radical liar, Keith Olbermann. NBC NEWS should be ashamed to give such a hateful soul such power.
March 10, 2009, 10:11:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
Prime Minister Brown....President Obama gift outrage...Well really it's the Right that's outraged....The rest of use couldn't give a damn.
 
But I really feel I need to throw a spanner in the works....The F&F have been feeding their audience very misleading facts....Doocy announced with glee...They can't even play the DVDs over there in the UK...But this is of course false. Believe it or not....we have things called multi-regional DVD players....I even have one....Works a treat. But the Friends of course wouldn't want their viewers knowing this...As these facts would simply get in the way of a good smear.  
 
Probably a wise move by President Obama....giving the DVDs....as under our gift rules....If the value is over £140($194) he(Brown) wouldn't be able to keep them anyway.
March 10, 2009, 11:15:54 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
I don't want to lead us off topic of cable news, but I also read that Brown is not a film buff. It seems the Obama's gift was a bit silly. On the other hand, I read that the Browns gave terrific, well thought out and valuable gifts to the Obamas, even including the girls.
 
F&F seems to be one of a few places Americans are hearing about the disaster that was President Obama's first hosting of an important foreign policy partner. Well placed White House sources admit that Obama did not put much into the visit because he is putting so much into fixing our economy.
 
Oh well, talk about a learning curve.
March 10, 2009, 12:43:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


shizzle
Brown hasn't received many great gifts that it sure. Why in fact the disaster that was president Bush  
gave brown a fur-trimmed brown leather bomber jacket, hardly in keeping with Mr Brown's usual sober attire of business suit and tie. Mr Brown liked it so much he decided not to keep it.  
 
You are right this is off topic for a cable news blog though.
March 10, 2009, 1:04:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Correct.
March 10, 2009, 1:09:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply


JC in OC
Ed Schultz? Is he who Olby was thinking should take Hillary into a room?
 
MSNBC: the place for misogyny.
March 10, 2009, 1:21:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Bill O’Reilly and Bernard Goldberg Name The Five Worst Liberals in the Wooooorld!
 
Special Comment, maybe?
March 10, 2009, 1:44:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Observer Dan
Joe Scarborough ripping into John Stewart is a delight. It makes one long for the day that "Mornin Joe Scarb will be free to let Olbermann have it !
March 10, 2009, 3:09:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


iBlog
Did anyone catch Sen. Kit Bond's comments about twitter? I saw it in a recent David Goldstein of McClatchey Newspapers article (I think it's online @ miami herald website right now).  
 
When asked about twitter Sen. Bond replied, "Is that what happens to Chris Matthews' leg when Obama speaks?".
 
I think that's at least worthy of making the Leg's webpage- I will try to cut & paste a link to the article, unless someone can please please please do it sooner.
March 10, 2009, 3:43:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
There are some great comments over at the Mutt House.
 
Also, they seem to have some sort of obsession with you and Johnny.
 
Could it be that they have no class?
March 10, 2009, 4:09:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply


shizzle
"Joe Scarborough ripping into John Stewart is a delight. It makes one long for the day that "Mornin Joe Scarb will be free to let Olbermann have it !"
 
In the end, Joe will look like a fool.. He doesn't have the wit, nor the intelligence to keep up with John Stewart.
March 10, 2009, 4:18:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Marc Lamont Hill will be on tonight's Factor. And John Gibson makes his first (I think) appearance on Red Eye tonight.
March 10, 2009, 4:46:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
Am I missing something here...The Dow goes down and Cavuto is all over it....Linking it to everything Obama. But today the Dow went up 380points and Cavuto hardly mentions it...I'm assuming the markets like President Obama's education proposals...Why else would it have gone up.
March 10, 2009, 4:52:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.10.09 - 4:51 pm | #  
 
I bet there will be a J$ mention! I will be setting the DVR to catch this one. John Gibson in an informal setting? Gonna be great.
March 10, 2009, 4:53:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"Cavuto hardly mentions it."
 
Yeah, I suppose doing a Fox News Alert, complete with the swirling graphics and the chime (my favorite part!) might constitute hardly mentioning it. On Bizarro planet maybe.
March 10, 2009, 4:57:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
Lets hope Mr fair and balanced invites Alan Colmes on next week to list his top 5 components of the "far right smear machine." I'll really have to stop puffing....I'm on Bizarro planet again.
March 10, 2009, 5:05:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
Yeah, I suppose doing a Fox News Alert,
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.10.09 - 5:02 pm |
 
Johnny....a Fox News Alert isn't worth the waves it's transmitted on. The alert has been so trivialised over the years most folk don't pay any attention to them.
March 10, 2009, 5:22:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 4:57 pm | #
 
The market went up because of Bernanke's comments. try to keep up.
March 10, 2009, 5:28:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
Blackflon | 03.10.09 - 5:33 pm |
 
I was being sarcastic. Cavuto normally blames a Dow down day on everything Obama. Pay attention Blackflon.
March 10, 2009, 5:41:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
I'm assuming the markets like President Obama's education proposals...Why else would it have gone up.
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 4:57 pm | #  
 
The market liked Citi's numbers reported today.
March 10, 2009, 5:43:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Cavuto hardly mentioned the stock market today? Anyone who actually watched the show would have to have seriously poor analytical skills if they believe that line.
March 10, 2009, 5:45:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
The market liked Citi's numbers reported today.
Ashley | 03.10.09 - 5:48 pm | #  
 
They liked that news along with the education proposals...Fox and your good self can't have it only the one way.  
 
Ashley | 03.10.09 - 5:50 pm |  
 
Don't know what you were watching....all I say was jumpy video of a car/occupants going back home...While the commentator spouted old Madoff news. It just appeared Cavuto would talk about anything but the good numbers today.
March 10, 2009, 6:02:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
I was being sarcastic. Cavuto normally blames a Dow down day on everything Obama. Pay attention Blackflon.  
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 5:46 pm | #  
 
You sarcastic? I don't believe it.
March 10, 2009, 6:15:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 6:07 pm | #  
 
Haggis, based on what you repeatedly claim to see vs. what is actually broadcast, it wouldn't surprise me if you claimed that Cavuto interviewed Elvis Presley.
 
By the way, when are you going to thank J$ for saving your bacon when you fell for that John Gibson hoax?
March 10, 2009, 7:08:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I was being sarcastic. Cavuto normally blames a Dow down day on everything Obama. Pay attention Blackflon.
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 5:46 pm | #  
 
So does CNBC, the WSJ, and today-- Warren Buffett...
March 10, 2009, 7:32:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Yeah, I suppose doing a Fox News Alert,
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.10.09 - 5:02 pm |
 
Johnny....a Fox News Alert isn't worth the waves it's transmitted on. The alert has been so trivialised over the years most folk don't pay any attention to them.
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 5:27 pm | #  
 
For the purpose of continuing discussion on yet another scintillating Haggis observation, perhaps you should get a set definition on what Haggis considers to be "barely mentioning" something, Johnny...
 
Alerts with swirling graphics don't seem to be enough, and it would be my guess that the chyrons I've seen all day about it, won't make the cut either.
 
Perhaps, party hats, conga lines, and lighted candles would do.
March 10, 2009, 7:38:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny,
 
Mika and Joe should have given credit to Don Imus for their format.
March 10, 2009, 7:43:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
By the way, when are you going to thank J$ for saving your bacon when you fell for that John Gibson hoax?
Ashley | 03.10.09 - 7:13 pm |
 
Ashley....Why on earth should I thank johnny....He told everyone....with great glee...Hence you know. You seem to think Johnny will tiddlywink you into the centre cup....if you can harass enough folk into thanking him.
March 10, 2009, 7:54:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Please watch your language. I don't think 'tiddlywink' is a verb. And if it is, I don't want to know what it means!
March 10, 2009, 7:59:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Haggis
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.10.09 - 8:04 pm |
 
Johnny...don't panic...Tiddlywinks is simply a game where players try and snap small winks into a cup.
March 10, 2009, 8:07:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny...don't panic...Tiddlywinks is simply a game where players try and snap small winks into a cup.
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 8:12 pm | #  
 
He's constantly playing it here...
March 10, 2009, 8:37:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Johnny...don't panic...Tiddlywinks is simply a game where players try and snap small winks into a cup.
Haggis | 03.10.09 - 8:12 pm | #  
 
Be careful here Johnny, with all of Haggis' talk about spanking and monkeys, one wonders what he's putting into a cup!
March 10, 2009, 8:41:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Haggis - you seem to be so supportive of KO, I'm curious as to why you would not answer my question (highlighted below):
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I know what Bill was meaning....but the way he said it just came across as blame the victim....If he could say it again he probably would phrase it a lot differently.
HaggisFarmer | 03.05.09 - 9:11 pm | #
 
Fine Haggis, but I repeat...is even saying that a woman should not be dressed provacatively and walk down the street in the middle of the night alone like that.....such an evil thing that KO and his goons should be attacking BOR and that organization over it?
Ashley | 03.05.09 - 10:44 pm | #

March 10, 2009, 8:48:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
one wonders what he's putting into a cup!  
Ashley | 03.10.09 - 8:46 pm | #
 
Soft serve chocolate ice cream for two?
March 10, 2009, 9:28:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Haggis - you seem to be so supportive of KO
 
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Ashley, you made the understatement of the year! I'm sure you noticed how he disappears every time ko gets his tit in a ringer only to reappear with earth shattering news about Fox and Friends which usually turns out to be false.....
March 10, 2009, 10:18:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
only to reappear with earth shattering news about Fox and Friends which usually turns out to be false.....
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 03.10.09 - 10:23 pm | #  
 
Well OS, I had the understatement of the year for about 90 minutes. You just made the new understatement of the year!
March 10, 2009, 11:49:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply