12/24/09 11:16 PM

Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Thursday's numbers.

Coop: "porn for paranoiacs".

Hannity previews Hannity.

CNN promotions, departure.

Bailout: FBN live, CNBC not.

Video: Red Eye rips Keith.

Greta's Blago special.

Hannity without Colmes: Inside Cable News, Bodnar, Hot Air, TV Newser. Alan's hate mail.

Today's Matthews scuttlebutt.

Profile: John Roberts.

Fox searches surge.

Gergen's gaffe?

Chopra chews out O'Reilly.

J$P 24-Hour Poll [closed]: Hannity without a co-host?


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.
Re: "Chopra chews out O'Reilly": That's too bad. I thought it was a good discussion, but he had to turn on him in this HuffPo piece. He also hated on FNC and besmirched Dennis Miller. I'm always suggesting certain people are likely to appear on Olbermann's show, and I will continue that trend here. Deepak Chopra may very well appear on the Hour of Spin to complete the traitor cycle. Am I wrong?
December 12, 2008, 1:16:42 AM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
And as if that news wasn't bad enough, Larry Elder has been kicked off KABC-AM. Tomorrow will be his last radio show. His replacement?: a syndicated Curtis Sliwa.
I know that wasn't cable news, but it's remotely related. It's a broadcasting medium.
December 12, 2008, 1:21:12 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Can we please stick to the subject of cable news? Moderation please!!!
 

December 12, 2008, 10:07:51 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I listen to Elder, I was saddened yesterday when he announced his departure. I thought that KABC was moving the tape delayed Mark Levin from 9 back to 3 so that he would be broadcast live. I can understand that move, but to put in Sliwa? No, bad choice. I like Sliwa, but he will not fit with Los Angeles drive time afternoons. Mike C, I hope you are wrong.
 
Note, both Larry Elder and Curtis Sliwa make regular appearances on cable news. I believe Elder was recently on Larry King, and Sliwa regularly appears on FNC, the #1 rated cable news network.
December 12, 2008, 11:37:08 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
I am not a big fan of Redeye but that was funny.
December 12, 2008, 12:08:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Interloper
Not happy that Sean H. will go it alone on his show. It will end up a re-do of his radio show, and that will be our loss. I agree that Fox is definitely lurching to the right here and that it is a calculated decision. Expect Fair and Balanced to be replaced as a slogan. I also think this is driven by market positioning and not by ideology.
December 12, 2008, 12:30:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I'm not wrong, Ashley:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gary-lycan-radio-2254202-larry-elder
http://www.musicradio77.com/wwwboard//messages/349347.html
 
I liked the Gregalogue/Andy Levy, too. The intentionally misplaced bleeps were the best.
Re: "Bailout coverage: FBN live, CNBC not": Cablevision customers only saw the one that was not. :-: Way to go, Dolan family!
December 12, 2008, 12:53:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Thanks for the link Mike, I should have checked Lycan's column. Actually, Al Rantel is having his show moved into the Elder slot (3-7). Sliwa is moving into the vacated Rantel slot. I'm not thrilled though, Al has slid leftward over the past 2 years and voted for Obama. We'll have to see how Al treats the Obama administration going forward.
 
Let's hope to see Al again soon on  
 
FNC, the #1 Cable News Network!!!
December 12, 2008, 1:17:48 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Says Hannity, "The real goal is to get all different voices on the program,” says Hannity. “I have never ever shied away from putting on voices that I disagree with. It’s become a signature of who I am both on radio and TV.”
 
Let's compare this to Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann:
 
"The real goal is to get all different voices on the program,”  
 
Olbermann has different voices, but all of them (including those inside his head) speak the same liberal talking points.
 
" “I have never ever shied away from putting on voices that I disagree with. "
 
Has Mr. Czechoslovakia ever had on a dissenting voice on his show that he personally debated with?
 
"It’s become a signature of who I am both on radio and TV.”
 
His signature cannot be found on radio. It can be found on a few left wing hate websites and perhaps on a check payable to the Bill O'Reilly Fanclub.
December 12, 2008, 5:04:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Rahm Emanuel stated today, "I’m getting regular death threats. You’ve put my home address on national television. I’m pissed at the networks".
 
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ConductUnbecoming/story?id=6449745&page=1
 
I hope that he's mistaken and no network did put his home address on nat. tv.  
 
I bring this up as it is a refreshing change that a left wing politician is ranting about the press and doesn't mention FNC (the #1 Cable News Network).
December 12, 2008, 5:21:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Excellent job by Hall & Oates on the Daily show last night....Their description of Hannity was ever so fitting.
 
But to get to the point of my post....I'm worried about Hannity's fingers...We all know how Hannity likes to count off his talking points on them....But now he's going solo that's double work for those busy digits.  
I'd like to propose Hannity takes advantage of the latest flesh coloured finger protectors now available.  
 
http://www.hairextensionsqld.com/images/stories/finger%20protectors.jpg
December 12, 2008, 7:09:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Congratulations to Nancy Grace for wining in the demo Dec 11th.
 
She certainly cleaned Bills clock with those numbers.
December 12, 2008, 7:20:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 7:25 pm | #  
 
You forgot to mention how she ABSOLUTELY BEYOND ANY DOUBT cleaned Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann's clock. Ironically, a good thing because at least there is one thing now associated with Keithy that is clean.
December 12, 2008, 7:29:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 7:14 pm | #  
 
I think Hannity addressed the Stewart/HO quite well today!
 
Said Hannity: “I was actually thinking of Jon [Stewart] as a co-host but I needed someone who could be smart and funny without 50 writers and two has-been rockers who are badly in need of Botox.”  
 
Regarding the infatuation with Sean's fingers and placing colored tube shaped latex over them; sounds like someone has a crush on Shaw-awn!

Edited By Siteowner
December 12, 2008, 7:43:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Interesting website that hairextension.com; your home page?
December 12, 2008, 7:44:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
Yes she did CM and put your boy KO down even further. You are consistant if nothing else, claiming that you don't live by the #'s. You are a phony and I am calling you out as a liar when you state that you don't live by the neilson #'s. You only care about them when they fit your template. Thank God you are out of the country.
December 12, 2008, 7:54:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
J$ did a fantastic job documenting the 10 greatest lies made by Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann in 2007.
 
I look forward to what comparable list we'll see for 2008; all the lies from Keith Olbermann - lapped up by the Fox Haters.
 
http://www.olbermannwatch.com/archives/2007/12/keith_olbermann_71.php#more
December 12, 2008, 8:07:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
who are badly in need of Botox.”
Ashley | 12.12.08 - 7:48 pm |
 
LOL...This coming form a pretend cowboy and rabid hair dye activist.
 
Keith was lower in the ratings....But at least Keith's spreading the word of hope...Unlike his counterparts over at FNC...Who continuously spread hate and anger...Which has now been amplified even more with the arrival of Bingo Hannity's solo routine.  
 
I am calling you out as a liar when you state that you don't live by the neilson #'s.  
david smawley | 12.12.08 - 7:59 pm |
 
That's strong stuff there David....Please tell me what interest someone from the UK would have with the neilson #?  
 
I'll be back over your side of the pond come January...Thankfully California this time.
December 12, 2008, 8:53:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Judging from HF's...err, I mean CM's comments, it's clear he's a fan of tabloid tv. MSNBC prison shows, and now Nancy Grace's crime hour have been showered with effusive praise. I suspect CM will be happy when all the news channels show nothing but America's Most Wanted 24 hours a day.
December 12, 2008, 8:55:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.12.08 - 9:00 pm |
 
If FNC isn't the epitome of tabloid tv....Then I really don't know what is.
 
I agree "America's Most Wanted" is tabloid...Dished up by our friends over at Fox.
 
"Judging from HF's...err, I mean CM's"
 
Who is this HF...that posters keeps referring to?...He must be badly missed for everyone to keep talking about him/her...But sadly I'm not that person.
I hope this puts this question to rest once and for all.
December 12, 2008, 9:30:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Red Eye is my second favorite show on FNC (next to BOR). That was a classic Gregalogue! I would have been honored to join the High Times editor in the green room.  
 
:+:
December 12, 2008, 10:36:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I agree that CM is not HF. I emailed HF back and forth for a while, quite a nice guy when 1 on 1. CM seems to be another UK poster.  
 
HF hasn't replied to my email however since DFI/CM was introduced...
December 12, 2008, 10:43:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Attention World: I AGREE with CM!!!!!
 
While ranting about Sean Hannity, CM speaks up regarding Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann. CM writes:
 
"But at least Keith's spreading the word of hope"
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 8:58 pm | #  
 
You are correct CM, considering all the guy talks about is Bill O'Reilly and Fox News, The #1 Cable News Network!!
December 12, 2008, 11:16:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
What do you say to a hater from the UK who doesn't speak German?
 
You're welcome.
December 12, 2008, 11:24:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Please tell me what interest someone from the UK would have with the neilson #?  
 
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 7:25 pm | #
 
For someone who brought up Bill's ratings a little while ago, this is classis!!! I think I'll start referring to him as "baghdAD bob" instead of nostrADamus.
 
The true visionary is Cecelia. Be sure to check out her post from
 
Cecelia | 12.09.08 - 6:28 pm | #
 
Worth a look!!
December 12, 2008, 11:30:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Keith was lower in the ratings....
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 8:58 pm | #
 
In the overall, he clobbered everyone else. One would think that someone not interested in the Neilsens, yet posts about them on multiple occasions, would report that fact.
December 12, 2008, 11:33:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I hope this puts this question to rest once and for all.
ChippyMinton | 12.12.08 - 9:35 pm | #  
 
I don't think it was ever really a question Haggy.
December 12, 2008, 11:35:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Red Eye is my second favorite show on FNC (next to BOR). That was a classic Gregalogue! I would have been honored to join the High Times editor in the green room.
Fox Fan | 12.12.08 - 10:41 pm | #  
 
I am still chuckling hours later over GG's comment that Keithy has a "homoerotic obsession with Bill O'Reilly".
 
I vote "Yup!" on that one.
December 12, 2008, 11:45:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
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The true visionary is Cecelia. Be sure to check out her post from
 
Cecelia | 12.09.08 - 6:28 pm | #
 
Worth a look!!
Ashley | 12.12.08 - 11:35 pm | #  
 
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Here's some more of my "vision", Ashley.
 
CM is NOT Haggis and he's NOT from Great Britain (although from telling us as AD that he's a former poster here, to using flagrant colloquialisms, he's certainly worked very hard to imply both).
December 13, 2008, 12:34:57 AM EST – Like – Reply


The Factor
Pretty cowardly of that monster Chopra. I thought O'Reilly let Chopra rant too much. Chopra of course waits till he is well away from O'Reilly's show to start attacking.
December 13, 2008, 12:33:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Thanks for the correction Cece, I meant CM/AD not CM/DFI in my 10:48. N/A are HF IMO.
 
With all the acronyms it's hard to keep them straight!
 
-FF
December 13, 2008, 1:37:33 PM EST – Like – Reply