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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Last week's Fox FOIA filing published.

Tuesday's numbers: Maddow's slide deepens.

CNBC open-mic flub.

Norah O'Donnell welches.

CNN widens reach.

Should Susan say "sorry"?

Coop in Elon.

Q&A: Miles O'Brien.

Hotline after dark.

Ailing Olbermann: midnight blogger?!

Today's Maddow profile: falling star? Today's deep thought.

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




cee
So Shuster lied on. Surprise.
 
Olbermann was sick enough not to work (if the poorly researched, robotic-feel, blog-lifted content COUNTDOWN can be considered work) but well enough to travel over to The Bronx, sit in a mass of people for seceral hours, make detailed and very well thought-out observations of the new homerun market stadium AND still muster the mental energy to cast his TRADEMARK self-important approval on the behavior of a fellow fan of baseball.....
 
http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/04/things_i_promised_not_to_tell.html
 
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Ah, well...NBC NEWS is really getting hosed. Poor ratings, sick leave that isn't sick leave, a multi-million dollar salary...all for an ego-driven putz who creates a show that revels in sexual innuendo less than 10% of the population would find amusing and theorizes 50% of the population is racists/rubes/rabble. Yep, a recipe for journalistic and economic success.
April 22, 2009, 7:03:09 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
Oh, and johnny....please note my Olbermann "midnight" link was a different one from the one you linked to....Your's was one posted around 1AM yesterday, my link was near 12AM today.
 
I know you don't like comment links that are repeats.
 
I think it is funny that, for two nights in a row, the "ailing" Olbermann was up to all hours spending energy on his hobby and not recovering from disability that prevents him from completing his mission to save the world.
 
Batman should know that sleep is important in recovering from infection or in coping with the taxing symptoms of the allergy season.....I hope Robin has been in touch, perhaps even bringing him some chicken soup.
 
Blogging at midnight won't get him to the anchor desk any sooner....to the nation's benefit.
April 22, 2009, 7:13:19 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
First of all his name is Mr. Olbermann, and second show me some proof you little liar that Schuster wants him not to return quickly.  
Posted by: David Troyer on Tue 4.21 9:23pm  
 
OOOOOOOHH! Someone has a man crush on the jock sniffer.
 
Stop drooling Dave.
April 22, 2009, 8:04:51 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Here you go 10 full pages, from Canadian Sources.  
 
Posted by: Anisha PbD on Tue 4.21 6:14pm  
 
Poor, poor Anisha. Apparently she has attended the the little john t school of stupid.
 
She links to 10 pages about Canada and Fox yet is still unable to show where "most" Canadians don't like Fox News.
 
At least they are consistent in their ignorance.
 
By the way Johnny, The Mutts now have 69 pages dedicated to your "irrelevant" site. Don't you think you could do better?  
 
(Cue little john t and his critique of J
April 22, 2009, 8:26:00 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Prediction..... News Hounds will smear Miss California.
April 22, 2009, 8:29:02 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
Blackflon @ 8:34 am
 
That's like predicting tomorrow will be Thursday.
April 22, 2009, 9:27:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I will be away for a few hours. Back shortly.
April 22, 2009, 9:34:37 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
First of all his name is Mr. Olbermann, and second show me some proof you little liar that Schuster wants him not to return quickly.  
Posted by: David Troyer on Tue 4.21 9:23pm  
 
OOOOOOOHH! Someone has a man crush on the jock sniffer.
 
Stop drooling Dave.
Blackflon | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 8:09 am | #  
 
The little one must be responding to my post yesterday where I said that I doubt Schuster wants Olbermann back quickly.
 
Ain't that l'il feller something? Always demanding "proof" of someones opinion.
April 22, 2009, 11:51:48 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Prediction..... News Hounds will smear Miss California.
Blackflon | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 8:34 am | #  
 
That's like predicting tomorrow will be Thursday.
cee | 04.22.09 - 9:32 am | #  
 
It's one thing to smear somebody because of what they do, it's another thing to smear somebody because of what they think. She doesn't believe in gay marriage and neither does the President. If they are going to smear her, will they be consistent about it??
April 22, 2009, 12:00:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
That's like predicting tomorrow will be Thursday.
cee | 04.22.09 - 9:32 am | #  
 
Yeah, I'm living dangerously.
April 22, 2009, 12:03:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Karl Rove Loses It Over Torture Investigation
Reported by Ellen - April 22, 2009 - 67 comments  
 
This one is too easy.
 
Did Rove lose his temper? Nope.
Did he call Obama vile names? Nope
Did he rant and rave? Nope.
Did he stomp his feet? Nope
Did he yell, scream or holler? Nope.
 
Ellen, you're a liar. Straight up.
April 22, 2009, 12:58:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Oh B - she's not a liar; I bet somewhere in the article she writes her own get out of jail free card by claiming "As far as I am concerned, Karl Rove loses it over torture investigation.
 
I wonder if Ellen is unhappy that we were able to prevent a terrorist attack on Los Angeles saving thousands of lives?
 
Let's see the choice is:
 
a) waterboard Khalid Mohammed.
 
or
 
b) do not save 1000's of lives
 
I choose A. What does Ellen choose?
April 22, 2009, 1:16:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
I'm archiving this one here so when it doesn't happen we can laugh at them.  
 
Of course they will take *any* criticism or disgreement with Miss Cal's statements as a "smear".  
 
Posted by: pegleg peggy on Wed 4.22 1:02pm  
 
Seems to be working for News Hounds when Fox criticizes or disagrees with the Obama administration.
April 22, 2009, 2:15:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


2008
Ellen, you're a liar. Straight up.
Blackflon | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 1:03 pm | #  
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Not only is Ellen a proven liar she has a kennnel of ignorant fools who believe whatever asinine observations she may make about Fox. Ellen and her pack of mutts live in a world of fantasy, where fabrication and hallucination rule the day.  
 
How Sad
April 22, 2009, 2:40:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Seems to be working for News Hounds when Fox criticizes or disagrees with the Obama administration.
Blackflon | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 2:20 pm | #
 
That's gonna leave a mark......
April 22, 2009, 2:48:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Of course they will take *any* criticism or disgreement with Miss Cal's statements as a "smear".  
 
Posted by: pegleg peggy on Wed 4.22 1:02pm  
 
So, calling someone a "dumb bitch" or calling her the "c" word on national television is merely criticism? Good God, what color is the sky in Peg's world???
April 22, 2009, 4:10:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Good God, what color is the sky in Peg's world???
Ashley | 04.22.09 - 4:15 pm | #  
 
Peg cannot see the sky from being on the floor all the time.
April 22, 2009, 4:38:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
That's gonna leave a mark......
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 2:53 pm | #  
 
I certainly hope so.
April 22, 2009, 4:38:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Blackflon is a sociopath .......
 
sociopath  
 
noun  
someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder ('psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by 'sociopath')  
 
Posted by: pegleg peggy on Wed 4.22 1:25pm  
 
Thank you Dr. Pegleg. I just couldn't understand why my charm and personality were so offensive to so many like yourself.

Edited By Siteowner
April 22, 2009, 4:44:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
So, calling someone a "dumb bitch" or calling her the "c" word on national television is merely criticism? Good God, what color is the sky in Peg's world???
Ashley | 04.22.09 - 4:15 pm | #  
 
It's called sarcasm in the Hound World.
April 22, 2009, 4:44:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Re: Embed video (as of 4:50 PM ET): Did you notice what the chyron said at the beginning? It said "News 'Actress' said Brit crew told her to 'imitate Megyn Kelly'". "News actress [Ding!]" is one of Keith Baggermann's favorite smears of female anchors at FNC.
April 22, 2009, 4:53:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
And now, I've watched the whole video. If Christina Mitchell hadn't watched cable news before, I'm sure she'll be watching it now; namely FNC. At least, I hope that's the case.
April 22, 2009, 4:59:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Mike C. | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 4:58 pm | #  
 
Poor little Keithy, it must be horrible for him that more people watch the Fox News Actresses for their news than watch lying bigoted MSNBC Actors.
April 22, 2009, 5:15:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Interesting ratings. Fox is #1, as usual. The fight for 4th place between MSNBC and HLN is looking to be quite the popcorn fest over the coming month.
April 22, 2009, 5:26:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Maddow has slipped under the 1M viewers mark. That's not a good sign, but she hasn't had the Olby lead-in this week. She might rebound a bit with KO back tonite.
April 22, 2009, 5:28:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
To her credit, Maddow can claim she has more viewers than Ed S and Lou D combined! Hee Hee.
April 22, 2009, 5:34:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Ashley, you made this absolutely non political and wonderful comment the other day:
 
"This is not cable news related, (though it may be a topic in one of the shows at some point), but I ask J$ for his indulgence.
 
I just watched the YouTube video of Susan Boyle auditioning on Britain's Got Talent. I'd been hearing about it all day. A true viral video taken only a few days ago.
 
She has an incredible voice. Oh my God, she is such a fantastic singer who absolutely nailed that song from Les Miserables. If she chooses to go for it, she will become a big star. My wife and I were just in tears listening. Sheer beauty. I urge all posters here to check it out. Go for the long version, about 7 minutes long. You won't regret it.
 
Just as I'm about to hit publish, I catch Susan Boyle in a preview of the upcoming segment on Greta.
Ashley | 04.16.09 - 11:00 pm | #"
 
That not only elicits a response from that sick puppy Patrick but a wildly inappropriate one at that.
 
"Assley has a wife, or does that what she calls Suckolby.
 
Posted by: David Troyer on Wed 4.22 12:55pm"
 
Ashley, whatever did you do to the poor lil fella to cause such unhealthy rage from him to you?
 
I mean, one would almost think you cuckolded him.
April 22, 2009, 6:22:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
(Cue little john t and his critique of J
April 22, 2009, 6:32:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Maddow has slipped under the 1M viewers mark. That's not a good sign, but she hasn't had the Olby lead-in this week. She might rebound a bit with KO back tonite.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 04.22.09 - 5:33 pm | #  
 
Didn't Phil Donohue have good ratings? Why was he bumped from MessNBC?
April 22, 2009, 6:33:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
The official version is that his show was too expensive for the middling ratings he got. The underground explanation (so underground that even Olbermann rejects it!) is that he was fired for opposing the war.
April 22, 2009, 6:41:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Ashley, whatever did you do to the poor lil fella to cause such unhealthy rage from him to you?
Grammie | 04.22.09 - 6:27 pm | #  
 
Perhaps because I have repeatedly pointed out to Patrick that he is simply stupid, vulgar and vile, and there is nothing he is capable of doing that can demonstrate otherwise.
April 22, 2009, 6:59:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply