7/7/09 9:15 AM

Tuesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Monday's numbers: FNC sweeps! Weekend numbers: D-Day.

Newsweek covers for MSNBC?  CNN snags Roeder.

Robin bails, Peter signs.

Mouthpiece Theater?

Q&A: Howard Kurtz.

Rachel's guest gauge.  Hotline after dark.

Henry declines.  Keith challenged.  The Rush standard.

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




Blackflon
To these people, hate is a terrible thing to waste so they wallow in it every chance they get.
 
http://www.haloscan.com/comments/newshounds/16689/
 
For someone they consider irrelevant, they sure spend a lot of time tossing out the hate and misogyny.
June 9, 2009, 10:42:00 AM EDT – Like – Reply


KR
MSDNC reporters are hypocrites, especially that liberal neanderthal, Keith Overmedicated. And Chrissy Matthews seriously needs to get that continual tingle up his leg looked at by a doctor (maybe it's sciatica).....
June 9, 2009, 1:31:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


puck30
From The Rush Standard piece:
 
In the interview Hall became defensive in her response to Conant’s comments. She claimed her network was just doing their job. “Oh, you know – okay, that's ridiculous, absolutely. You know, I don't know if you've ever, ever watched Keith Olbermann, who just obliterated Rush Limbaugh on this topic…
 
Yeah, well if I could have prepaired statements loaded up in my teleprompter and not have any opposite voices on my show. I could obliterate anybody I choose.
 
Well, that use to work Ms. Hall, but not today. Better you should start or join a blog that can modify it's comment section.
 
For Keith it's Daily Kos.
 
May I suggest a site called Newshounds? Since you live in Fantasy, what they write and believe in over there is 'Fantasy Island'.
 
I'm sure they will treat you like a goddess.
June 9, 2009, 2:28:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
"Honestly, who in the hell is Stuart Rothenburg?" Keith Olbermann
 
http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2009/6/8/133542/6850/62#c62
 
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Hasn't Keith Olbermann been advertising himself as a well informed and connected journalist these last several years?
 
Either he is telling the truth that he does not know who Rothenberg is (pathetic) or he is responding in his usual feculent way, as in the past, to someone's criticism.
 
J$ posted Rothenburg's Roll Call article yesterday. Now there is a kossack reaction with Olbermann commenting...
 
Stuart Rothenberg Slams Cable News, Quits Hardball
 
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/6/8/740101/-Stuart-Rothenberg-Slams-Cable-News,-Quits-Hardball
June 9, 2009, 3:17:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Congrats to Peter Doocy for signing with the number one cable news network.
 
The kennel dwelling haters will probably have a field day with this one, making accusations that Peter only got the job because of his father.
 
But, we shouldn't expect anything but hate from those losers.
June 9, 2009, 4:50:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
BOR has almost as many viewers as Katie Couric. Forever it seemed the ratings for the traditional network news broadcasts were far far ahead of cable.
 
Bill O is changing that.
 
Congrats to him and all of the hosts at FNC for their fantastic ratings.
 
Poor Ed. His ratings are sinking faster than the l'il fellers IQ.
June 9, 2009, 5:16:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Ignorance is bliss.
 
By Continuing To Mainstream Right Wing Extremism, Fox News Will Likely Have More Vigilantism To Explain
Reported by Ellen - June 9, 2009 - 7 comments
June 9, 2009, 5:42:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
The kennel dwelling haters will probably have a field day with this one, making accusations that Peter only got the job because of his father.
 
But, we shouldn't expect anything but hate from those losers.
Ashley | 06.09.09 - 4:55 pm | #  
 
There will be smears and hate directed at the young Doocy. Bet the house.
June 9, 2009, 5:44:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Some choice stuff from our fun loving friends at tp!
 
krystalview Says:  
 
So the legacy of hatred and stupidity gets perpetuated at Fixed News. Is this enough nepotism for conservatives?
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P.D. Says:  
 
LOL! He has as much credentails as Elizabeth Hassleback.
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Jane E. Schneider Says:  
 
Fox News, now with twice the Stupidoocy!
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Above the Clouds Says:  
 
This is what GOP "Welfare" looks like.
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J. Fred Smug Says:  
 
What a terrific resume: FOX, FOX, FOX and, oh yeah, dad works at FOX, too.
 
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/06/09/peter-doocy-reporter/comment-page-1/#comment-5680836
June 9, 2009, 8:14:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Three weeks ago, I said left a comment in Johnny's weekend thread in response to one of the posted links ("Is Bill O'Reilly a paper tiger?"). It was a column by Mike Shields at MediaWeek. Shields disagreed with the reason some newspapers are ending publication. Assuming Shields was most likely to appear on "Countdown" for his view, I wrote: "Mike Shields, senior editor at Mediaweek, pleasure having you on, sir."
Three weeks later, tonight, Shields showed up on..."The O'Reilly Factor" to debate Bill. So, I apologize for my pessimistic assumption.
June 9, 2009, 8:50:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I have a feeling that, like Buddy Winston and Mary Alice Carr, Shields is going to write one of those post-mortem I-was-treated-like-crap-by-O'Reilly-when-I-was-a-guest pieces recounting his guest experience.
June 9, 2009, 9:00:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ImNotBlue
RE: Roeder on CNN
 
How interesting. And here, I would have thought he would go to FNC first, being such a big fan of theirs. He's a fan, right? I mean, that's what the blue-bloggers told me.
June 9, 2009, 9:19:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
RE: Roeder on CNN
 
How interesting. And here, I would have thought he would go to FNC first, being such a big fan of theirs. He's a fan, right? I mean, that's what the blue-bloggers told me.
ImNotBlue | 06.09.09 - 9:24 pm | #  
 
I wonder when the Hideous Hens of the Hen House will produce a headline saying "Roeder kills for CNN".
June 10, 2009, 8:12:41 AM EDT – Like – Reply