7/7/09 9:15 AM

Weekend Cable News LInks and Open Thread

Greta rebuts another tall tale.

Q&A: Chris Wallace.

Coop goes to pot.

Sunday talkers: HuffPo recap.

Video: ABC's Beck profile.

Norah's shoes.

Walsh: a tv acid trip! Videos. Who won? Walsh! O'Reilly!

Friedman: I'm suing! Truther: me too!  Blame Scientology?

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

Loved Walsh's comments.
But she (and some of her commenters) are right. How dare O'Reilly get testy with her after she accused him of assisting and provoking Tiller's murder. How dare he be defensive, and call her "vile," just because she called him "vile" previously! Doesn't he know the double standard... isn't he aware she can say as she wishes, and he just needs to accept it?!
Man... what a jerk.
June 13, 2009, 1:12:15 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Walsh talked about 'edited', 'taped', 'cut' so many times that when both segments ran exactly as they happened, with no editing whatsoever, I got the impression that she was disappointed that she couldn't hang that on O'Reilly and that all those predictions of hers turned out to be false.
June 13, 2009, 1:17:58 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
It was quite an interview. I think it was nice of Bill to give her two blocks, as hateful as she was, and as much as she filibustered/interview hijacked. At OlbyWatch, I linked to Walsh's post-mortem, and coincidentally, she used the word "post-mortem," but without the hyphen.
June 13, 2009, 2:56:22 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I couldn't help but notice her shout-out to Media Matters for the unsolicited help in battle. Gawker was so impressed by her "vitruoso performance [sic]", that they only posted the second half of the interview! Why could that be? Why not drag the O'Reilly ass-kicking out for as long as possible?
I guess because then Gawker couldn't claim that she "crushed" him when she admitted to not having read the state documents against Dr. Tiller. And the fact that Walsh couldn't rebut expert psychiatric analysis that undermined her stance didn't help either.
June 13, 2009, 6:30:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply

There's a different standard for the news hosts of a show versus the standard for a guest. One should be higher for the host, shouldn't it?
Granted, Walsh fired the first salvos at O'Reilly (note: there is still not a shred of evidence that Tiller's murderer ever heard or watched O'Reilly) but O'Reilly simply could not keep from being the bully and firing back.
Not good William.
So, what did we learn from this? Ostensibly, O'Reilly's show is about news analysis and information. I said ostensibly now.
But this verbal mud wrestling didn't do anything for me on either of those issues. Other then show again how contentious the abortion issue is. As if no one knew this beforehand.
O'Reilly gets a D- for this paper.
June 13, 2009, 10:16:57 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The Hen House Queen( Ellen, the liar ) is at it again.
1. She stated that Ann Coulter "described John Edwards as a faggot". That is a lie. She never described Edwards as a faggot.
2. Ellen, the liar, mentioned that John McCain once made an inappropriate remark about Chelsea Clinton. What she forgot to mention was that McCain apologized. A distortion by omission.
3.Ellen, the liar referred to Megyn Kelly saying, "I stand by my comments on the Michelle Obama dress...bluish-green is not the color for these women." (My emphasis.)  
Well, I am glad she cleared that up about being her own emphasis because Kelly sure never did. Another attempt at distorion.
And now for the finale. After posting her idiocy about so called smears, Ellen, the liar, allows her myrmidons to do precisely what she has accused Fox people of doing. Can you say hypocrisy?
So many lies, so little time.
June 13, 2009, 10:45:00 AM EDT – Like – Reply

If you're reading this, Norah, the red patents are :+:  
I missed the Walsh-O'Reilly exchange.  
I'm hoping the video will be up soon?
June 13, 2009, 10:48:05 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Here's both segments:
June 13, 2009, 11:05:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
"Ellen, the liar referred to Megyn Kelly"
Is she still peddling this repellent smear? Megyn Kelly was talking about women wearing a blue dress in front of a blue blackground, saying that tends to make them blend together. Ellen has been smearing Megyn Kelly with this lie for over a year. Ellen is truly a vile, repellent hater.
June 13, 2009, 11:07:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply

What do you expect J$. Beauty and the Beast and beauty always wins and the beast can't handle it. After all the name of the beast site is???????
June 13, 2009, 12:20:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Chris G
Blackflon | Homepage | 06.13.09 - 10:50 am |
this is over at NH right now:  
Glenn Beck Segment Blames The Left For Holocaust Museum Shooting
now thats funny because it was only 2 weeks ago, newshounds and others were blaming Oreilly for the tiller murder, oh and they blamed Beck for a shooting in PA. And Goldberg was blamed for murder also awhile back
Double Standard/hypocrisy?
June 13, 2009, 1:51:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I'll be nicer to Bill and give him an A-. Unfortunately, Joan Walsh is now a heroine to her far-left base and, of course, to Keith Olbermann. I know he has a "quarantine" on FNC and Bill, but chances are that will be lifted. We'll see. Well, I won't see because I'm "quarantining" myself from video or audio of Keith...unless excerpts are played on John Gibson's radio show.
June 13, 2009, 3:02:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Before anyone watches the Joan Walsh interview, you need to see the Talking Points Memo that preceded it.
June 13, 2009, 3:05:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Double Standard/hypocrisy?
Chris G | 06.13.09 - 1:56 pm | #
They are simply fools with an agenda. Anyone could set up a web site for CNN, MSNBC, CBS or any of the others and do what they are doing over there. It's really not difficult. All you have to do is throw out the words "smear", "racist", "bigot" and other assorted vile words. Then toss in a few mysoginist remarks and you have yourself a full blown web site full of lies and distortions.
They're like a bunch of 12 year old boys who found their first copy of Penthouse and they are all hiding in the basement giggling and conducting a circle jerk.
Media Matters is very good at this. They just love to toss out the "racist" word if anyone dares say anything negative about a Black.
The Heinous Hens also viciously attack women. Which is quite surprising since their main posters are women. You never hear a sound from them when a conservative woman is attacked. NOT EVER!
June 13, 2009, 3:07:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Chris G
and the newshounds complain about hate from the right:
We shouldn't point out that chris g is a fucking moronic asshole on this site, or we shouldn't go over to J
June 13, 2009, 6:16:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Richard Wolffe and his book were brought up in the third block of "Fox News Watch," but FOXNews.com stops short of his topic. Is it worth posting to the J$ or OlbyWatch YouTube channels, Johnny?
June 13, 2009, 6:34:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
"Keith Olbermann. I know he has a "quarantine" on FNC and Bill, but chances are that will be lifted."
But Mike, haven't you heard? The "quarantine" is actually just an excuse for Olby to comply with FNC and NBC's compromise over advertising revenue! :lol:
June 13, 2009, 9:41:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
LOL :lol:
I'm still waiting to find out where that guy got his info from, even though I know the answer: He made it up to punk/dupe us.
June 13, 2009, 10:49:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
The KO quarantine of FoxNews will not last long, his ego will not allow for others to take his FoxNews hatred crown. Without it, his act is pretty much worn out, empty and tedious. Well, his act is worn out, empty and tedious with the FoxNews hatred so I guess it matters not.
June 14, 2009, 11:27:58 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox News Suggests We Should Do Away With Welfare
Reported by Ellen - Sun 1:32 AM
Co-authored by Brian
This is another lie from the Hen House. Only this time it is from boy toy Brian.
There is no truth in that headline. That is a bold faced lie. If I have to explain it to the Hens, then they are more ignorant than I thought.
June 14, 2009, 1:33:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Blackflon | Homepage | 06.14.09 - 1:38 pm | #  
They are despicable B. Each week, J$ mops the floor with them, clearly laying out yet another example of their lies. I for one, look forward to an inevitable post from J$ clearly listing all of the phony quotes from Priscilla, quoted just as she supposedly heard them.
Each week Johnny clearly shows the lies from NH. What does he get from the hounds in response? The claim that Johnny lies without any proof whatsoever. We're all still waiting for that idiot, Pegleg, to back up her claim from a few months back about Johnny allegedly lying, when confronted with the demand for her to back up what this supposedly was, she could not.
June 14, 2009, 3:03:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply