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Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Obama stiffs Greta.

Q&A: Chuck Todd.

Coop's producer: a sexist?!

Jackson video: unanswered questions. Insider scoop? How it went down: TVN, LA Times. The Cable Game: "predictable" outrage against Fox.

Media tiptoe around verbiage (video). Hotline roundup. Video: Greta's interview. A do-over!

Wednesday's numbers. Weekly ranker.

Video: Fox & Friends needles Carr.

Greg Kelly ready for duty.

Chris Matthews: linguistic trend-setter?

J$P 18-Hour Poll (see comments):

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

johnny dollar
A note on the poll: FNC did not broadcast all of the Jackson video. Part was deliberately held back. Jackson, after saying that Obama is "talking down" to black people, adds: "telling [n-words] how to behave". Armed with that background info, vote on whether Fox was right to leave that part out or not.
July 10, 2008, 6:54:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Like O'Relly said, I should see to the clip and make my own judgements. If there was more, I would like to see it.
I voted for play the whole thing because this is a look into the real opinion of a major leader of the fringe left base that is supporting the candidate and it is news that he has some less than flattering things to say. Remember, if Obama is elected President, supporters like Reverand Jackson will have greater influence over national economic and social policy and I would like to be informed on how well supported (or not) Senator Obama's recent centrist pushes are being received by his radical base of support.
It is obvious to me from reading some blogs that the far left is not happy with much of what has been proposed and feel (at best) it is only the candidate playing politics and he will not follow through on these more moderate promises (especially on the war).
Well, how should a well informed voter react? If those who are his most ardent followers believe his tact to the center is either only a ruse or issues he will later modify when he relaizes his loyal supporters are not in agreement, why should a nonsupoorter think otherwise?
July 10, 2008, 7:53:11 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I've got to say that I've always had a hard time with reporting hot mic comments, whether they're Jackson's or Bush's one about Adam Clymer.  
I understand that the Bush and Jackson comments are different, but I think my feelings extend to comments from people who essentially back a politician, but may not be gung-ho about the candidate's entire agenda.
That would describe most people, I think.
Where I think FNC went wrong here (and where I'm rethinking the poll answer), is that Fox SHOULD have aired Jackson's remark with his other remakes that DO make his feelings significant.  
That remark is the rumored one where Jackson implies that Obama is treating his black constituency like they are his n-words. That he's walking over them to reach the middle.
From a prominient black supporter-- THAT remark and that feeling is one that needs to be revealed.
July 10, 2008, 8:43:13 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Kirk G
FOX has been bending over backwards to kiss up to the Obama crowd.
July 10, 2008, 12:45:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I haven't looked at the links yet, but I voted in the poll. I said "The part they played was enough." Unfortunately, I'm in the company of people further right than me, a right-of-center guy. So, the rest of you (the 70% anyway) want to hear the whole incriminating thing. Gotcha! Right?
July 10, 2008, 1:29:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Now that I know what the "incriminating" part was, I'm disgusted, but stand by my vote. If FNC plays the whole thing, they're labeled racists, right-wingers, etc. I wouldn't want that.
July 10, 2008, 1:31:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I guess we have a feud in progress between the NYT and "F&F." I can only imagine the NYT response is going to be really bad, and may involve Monkeymann, their buddy.
July 10, 2008, 2:06:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
The Times may not bother responding to this latest jab from F&F because, truth be told, it was pretty lame. Not as good as their previous jabs.
July 10, 2008, 2:13:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I hope not.
By the way, I left a comment at the Chris Matthews link. Peter Funt, of "Candid Camera" fame and son of Allen, analyzes Matthews' "Ha!" I commented that I prefer the ALF "Ha!" over the Matthews "Ha!" I'd ask if anyone feels the same way, but I'd be dragging us off topic.
July 10, 2008, 2:23:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I'm with Mike C. on this one, yeah I would have loved to see the whole thing, but! How far can you take it when you know that the whole leftist flat line bloggers are out there are ready to pounce with the hit peice and racist smear? Agree or not but this does label FNC with class. CNN, MSNBC? They would have run the whole thing (Jackson under the bus?) Or, that tape would have never seen the light of day.
July 10, 2008, 3:55:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

From the Weekly ranker link:
"Fox News Channel again found itself in the top five of all cable news networks last week in prime time...."
OOOOPS. ???cable news???
July 10, 2008, 5:13:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Anonymous | 07.10.08 - 5:18 pm  
OOOPS! part deux
July 10, 2008, 5:43:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
So, USA and Spike are cable news networks. (I'd type a laugh emoticon, but I'd just get an empty box.)
July 10, 2008, 6:57:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

olby sucks
Although on a brighter note,I also read a hint that marijuana may respond to increased CO2 with increased THC content.
notveryhow | 07.11.08 - 12:09 pm | #  
Nice. An in home caregiver smoking pot.....
July 11, 2008, 12:10:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply