12/24/09 11:16 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

A big year for cable news.

Keith and Bill share an honor.

Brian Wilson's Christmas surPRiSe.

Sunday talkers: recap, HuffPo recap. David Gregory overshadowed?

Flip or crawl?

Specials: your money, Blago.

Will CNN's Myers recant?

First Hannity panelist revealed.

Q&A: DL Hughley.

Today's Matthews murmurs, Maddow mention, three Rupert reviews.

The Nick Shurn Matter: [part one] part two.


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




Fox Fan
That was a great G-Block timeline mashup! The self-deprecation at the end was classic Shep. :lol:
December 20, 2008, 10:26:59 AM EST – Like – Reply


Marcus
The G-block piece sucked.
December 20, 2008, 8:02:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
My lord, you have to hand it to Brooklyn matrons., thhey sure recuperate rapidlly. Mrs. Gotlieb gets her arm broken and she's up to wrapping presents and entertaining Dollar that evening.
 
Shurn is a creep and he'd most certainly be a blogsite site troll in this day and age.
December 20, 2008, 9:56:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Glad you're enjoying the series! Part three on Monday!
December 20, 2008, 10:32:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Guest
Glad you're enjoying the series! Part three on Monday!
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.20.08 - 10:37 pm | #  
 
Until then, lay low, Kathy!
December 20, 2008, 10:59:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Frank Luntz was on F&F this and said the most outrageous thing....At the end of his segment....Frank declaired that Illinios Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be electrically fried...With his dial cables. This sort of loose talk is outrageous...I do hope his employer (FNC) reprimand him for such behaviour.  
 
There was also a picture shown during the show of a naked Blagojevich...Ass visible...While the camera paned along the picture....There was a man clearly shown putting a rubber glove on....This Can only mean one thing...Why were FNC showing such stuff?....Young children could have been watching. Imagine the embarrassment of parents when those children start asking questions about said gloved man.
December 21, 2008, 4:22:07 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
On the Luntz front, here's the video:
http://tinyurl.com/6se9ng
The segment is the second of two on recent ads. The first segment was two of the worst ads, and the second was two of the best. Frank actually said the public would want the dials to fry the Gov. That is not Frank's personal opinion.
December 21, 2008, 5:20:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Oh, details, details. What is it with your obsession with the facts anyhow? Truth is fungible if it gets in the way of a good Fox smear!
December 21, 2008, 5:22:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Would not have pictured Brian Wilson as playing the electric guitar.
 
The french horn, maybe, but not the electric guitar!
December 21, 2008, 5:33:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
I sure would hate to go through life in the skin of the guy from HuffPo. He sounds as if he hates life in general.
December 21, 2008, 6:11:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
The video quality for last night's "Huckabee" was stilted for much of the show; like it was on film. Film's frame rate 24 frames per second; TV's is 30 or 29.97.
December 21, 2008, 6:21:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
MikeH is on the attack again at OlbyWatch. So, this site is my only option. At least CM isn't menacing like MikeH.
December 21, 2008, 6:26:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
All right, it wasn't just me or Comcast. I noticed this in several segments, but not others. There was a little strobing visible, and it looked like only half vertical res. Watching FNS right now on the HD and it looks fine, so I guess it was a technical glitch on their end. I didn't expect Huck to be HD but turns out it was.
December 21, 2008, 6:27:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.21.08 - 5:25 pm |  
 
And where did frank get his info on the public's appetite for frying folk?....Your surely not telling me Frank and FNC hold dial sessions on frying folk....Very distasteful if that's actually going on.
 


Edited By Siteowner
December 21, 2008, 6:52:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Look Haggie, you've been caught again. Your only purpose seems to be to spread your peculiar variety of Christmas cheer: jumping in to make a statement entirely unconnected with any ongoing discussions, that attacks someone on Fox. Bonus points if it's on Fox & Friends. Double bonus if what you say isn't true, which we got again today. And this time the mysterious "stan" can't show up to claim that he has a secret video to prove you right...and then never post it. Because MikeC proved your smear wrong within minutes of your posting it.
 
You are so unreliable a source you put Jon Lovitz to shame. By the way, that's why I edited part of your last post. You've thrown enough stink-bombs for today, and with your record I have to assume this one is just as untrue as the others.
December 21, 2008, 6:57:40 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.21.08 - 7:02 pm |
 
That's most unwelcome news...Stan hasn't come through for me....Still time.
 
The book is all part of the "bush legacy project"....What I said was true.
December 21, 2008, 7:16:50 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
I'm sorry I can't join the chat on HD FNC....That's because Murdoch hasn't seen fit to bestow it on us over here....We're still getting it in 4:3
December 21, 2008, 7:25:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
Loved the radio noir J$ and Chippy, pay attention to the decline of Great Britain and Europe, we'll take care ofr the USA without the help of European Socialists like you.
December 21, 2008, 7:52:50 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Who's this Jon Lovitz character you refer to.
 
He's a swell guy according to Dennis Miller....Saying on "The O'Reilly Factor," July 18, 2007..."And Lovitz, the sweetest of all men — I mean, really, you know, the nicest galoot you'll ever meet in your life"  
 
Has he caused offence since this interview?
December 21, 2008, 7:54:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I'm referring to a famous character he played.
December 21, 2008, 7:56:50 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Tommy Flanagan. Yeah, that's the ticket.
December 21, 2008, 7:57:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.21.08 - 8:01 pm | #
 
I believe this is the character to whom you refer...
 
http://videos.matchdoctor.com/4132/Jon_Lovitz_-_The_Pathological_Liar.html
December 21, 2008, 8:02:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
david smawley | 12.21.08 - 7:57 pm |
 
That sort of talk is the reason why I'm thankful President Obama is entering the WH...And not someone with such negative thoughts toward the rest of the world....After all it was our PM who should Bush the errors of his ways over the banking crisis....Plug that into your hateful pipe and puff
December 21, 2008, 8:06:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Chippy, Dennis Miller is a master of sarcasm. I wouldn't take a snippet of a sentence that he said as proof of anything. Brits, who seem to pride themselves on their senses of humor compared to us humor-challenged Americans, should certainly understand this.
December 21, 2008, 8:10:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley | 12.21.08 - 8:07 pm |
 
Sadly video is no longer available...But I get the idea from the title...Again an unwarranted attacks on my good name.
December 21, 2008, 8:12:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"Again an unwarranted attacks on my good name."
 
Which one?
December 21, 2008, 8:14:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Fox Fan | 12.21.08 - 8:15 pm |
 
I understand that...But the quote just seemed too good to pass up.
No need to put your side of the pond down....When it comes to comedy...Take SNL for example....The Couric/Palin sketch was pure genius.
December 21, 2008, 8:24:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Sadly video is no longer available...But I get the idea from the title...Again an unwarranted attacks on my good name.
ChippyMinton | 12.21.08 - 8:17 pm | #  
 
In my humble opinion Chaggis - you don't have a good name.
December 21, 2008, 8:27:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I'm not seeing the video quality issue mentioned on Huckabee. Is it a separate show on Sat than on Sun? I figured it was a rerun like H.A. is on Sat.
December 21, 2008, 8:27:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Which one?
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.21.08 - 8:19 pm |
 
ChippyMinton of course.
These unwarranted attacks have taken there tool on business in Trumpton....Why only today Captain Flack cancelled work. According to Mr Clamp the greengrocer....It's Barney McGrew spreading these untruths around Trumpton....And they all emanate from this site.
December 21, 2008, 8:38:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
ChippyMinton | 12.21.08 - 8:43 pm | #
 
You hittin' the Guiness Al? LOL
December 21, 2008, 9:18:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
If you didn't see any problems, FF, then I guess the frame rate was fixed.
December 21, 2008, 9:42:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
The Chippy Minton in Trumpton should not be bothered that some liar from Scotland has stolen his name.
 
By the way, Captain Kangaroo and Clutch Cargo can kick Trumpton bum.
December 21, 2008, 10:14:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
By the way, Captain Kangaroo and Clutch Cargo can kick Trumpton bum.
Ashley | 12.21.08 - 10:19 pm | #  
 
I don't think so....Here in Trumpton...we've got a crack fire fighting crew trained to SAS standard...So if you ever come face to face with Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb....You're in trouble.....You've been warned!
December 22, 2008, 2:45:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Fox Fan | 12.21.08 - 9:23 pm |
 
That and I found Haggis's allusive tin
December 22, 2008, 3:18:39 PM EST – Like – Reply