7/7/09 9:15 AM

Tuesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

News judgment: CNN, FNC.  Baier's decorating tips.

Weekend numbers. Q2 spin: CNN, HLN, MSNBC, FNC. Maddow's nosedive.

Spiderman's Dad a cable news host?

Dr Nancy adopts Obama agenda?

Q&A: FBN's Egan, CNN's Dougherty.

Friedman files for $5M: details.  The clock.  The week.

MSNBC in your phone.  Today's boycott!

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

Friedman admits to stealing a movie from his employer. He gets fired, now he's suing for $5M.
Only in America.
June 30, 2009, 12:35:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

This makes Friedman a poster child for tort reform.
June 30, 2009, 2:19:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
As cryptic as this sounds, I think CNN is thankful Michael Jackson died. The news of his death, nonstop at that, saved their ratings. And by extension, it ended the eeevil Fox's post-election ratings dominance.  
June 30, 2009, 2:33:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Of course MSNBC will adopt Obama's plan. The big bailout that GE is receiving comes with lots of strings. bowing to Him and adopting His plan are just two of them.
June 30, 2009, 4:26:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Alexis Glick doing an excellent job subbing for Cavuto.
June 30, 2009, 4:57:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Monica Crowley is filling in again tonight on "The Factor." So much for those surprise guest hosts.
June 30, 2009, 5:18:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Would like to see Colmes get a shot at guest hosting the Factor.
June 30, 2009, 6:57:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Excellent suggestion!
June 30, 2009, 7:26:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Re: Baier's decorating tips
I love number 5! It's so true!
June 30, 2009, 7:35:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I wish Colmes would get a shot at usurping Hannity.
I never watch his show, but now I've gotten to a point where I can't even stomach his lead ins.  
Give it a rest, brother...
June 30, 2009, 7:38:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I've got a quick question for anyone who would care to give me some feedback.
I keep getting notices that people I've never heard of have added me to their facebook.
I've never been on facebook. Don't know anything about facebook. Don't care to know anything about facebook.  
How could I be "added" by someone?
June 30, 2009, 7:41:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
CC, I responded via email to you.
June 30, 2009, 8:35:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
I stood by yestyerday & said nothing, but not tonight. Monica Crowley is without a doubt, the worst guest host eva on The Factor. Bland, empty, phony, stiff and a great big blond bore. After last night's stupid performance, we are subjected to another Monica performance - she is awful! This is a disgrace!
June 30, 2009, 8:35:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
But she and Laura Ingraham are ideological sisters, aren't they?
June 30, 2009, 9:05:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
david smawley | 06.30.09 - 8:40 pm | #
Agreed David. That's why I watched Beck instead tonight while the Crowley Factor was on. Monica is smokin' but you can't make up for having a tiny one by buying a Hummer if you catch my drift.
June 30, 2009, 9:16:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Don't even try to go there little mike, you wanted Crowley to be a big hit & she bombed. What I am really tired of Mike is your HATE for Laura Ingraham. PERIOD!
June 30, 2009, 9:58:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

What is with the "little Mike" reference David? That seems like a disguised personal attack in violation of blogging rules.
June 30, 2009, 10:34:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I don't hate Laura Ingraham and I didn't want anything. All I did yesterday was promote what I thought would be the first of a few surprise guest hosts. Instead, it's been one and she wasn't that great.
June 30, 2009, 11:56:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
My theory about CNN elicited a comment from a certain someone on my blog. [Clicks "Delete All Spam."] Okay, it's gone.
June 30, 2009, 11:59:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I like Laura on tha Factor, but I wish Michelle Malkim (spelling?) would come back.
July 1, 2009, 8:02:40 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Malkin. She quit the show in September 2007 because of what Geraldo Rivera said about her, despite his apology.
July 1, 2009, 12:02:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply