1/18/10 12:31 PM

Thursday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Hannity tonight: 1st interview with Rep Joe Wilson.

Advice to Obama: enter the No-Spin Zone.

Wednesday's numbers: O'Reilly tops 5M! Obama viewers choose FNCTuesday's numbers.

Beck files suit.  Another CNBC exclusive!

John Stossel to Fox News.

Another Beck scalp?  Olby for Prez?!

Even Scarborough watches FNC! More.

The FNC lens.  Fox is appealing.  Hotline after dark.

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

Mike C.
Today (Thursday) is Bill O'Reilly's 60th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Bill!  
September 10, 2009, 12:54:44 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The News Poodles are having a freakinmg orgasm over the speech by The One.
Good Lord!!! Talk about idol worship.
September 10, 2009, 8:53:13 AM EDT – Like – Reply

ANyone else see the O'Reilly interview with the meteoroligist guy last night?
He pretty much put the big smackdown on Global Warming. Great piece. Wish I had the video.
September 10, 2009, 8:54:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

J$, you got a shout-out (or at least a link) over on Mediaite for your Scarborough story.
September 10, 2009, 11:34:10 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks, somehow I missed that.
September 10, 2009, 11:39:36 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby for Prez?!? --
Admired by the far left? Check.
Egotistical? Check.
Dismisses critics as "stupid"? Check.
Skilled at teleprompter reading? Check.
Looks like Olbermann is qualified for the presidency.
September 10, 2009, 12:39:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Ratings are in and FOX made the right decision.....AGAIN.....
"So You Think You Can Dance?" was the top rated show for adults 18-49 and 18-34 (ooo that demo Olbermann claims is the most important....where's Haggis and his surf boards?)
September 10, 2009, 12:41:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Did the hounds who were angry that Fox (regular broadcast network) did not show Obama's speech also get angry with NBC for not showing it on their regular broadcast network? NBC broadcast America's Got Talent.
September 10, 2009, 1:07:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply

September 10, 2009, 3:21:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "John Stossel to Fox News": Welcome to Fox, John. I look forward to your commentary and reportage.
September 10, 2009, 3:23:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Once again the Christian hating Priscilla lies about some Bill O'Reilly's old comments.
Good Christian Bill O’Reilly Mocks Rev. Wright’s Christianity
Reported by Priscilla - September 10, 2009 - 18 comments  
The Lovely, Lying Looney, Ladies from the Hideous Hateful House of Hens go on another rant and once again take comments out of context to attack/smear/demean anyone at Fox News.
At least they are consistent.
September 10, 2009, 3:38:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It's Patti Ann Browne's birthday today too. Happy Birthday PAB!
September 10, 2009, 4:30:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
That's right. Happy Birthday to Patti Ann!
September 10, 2009, 4:51:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, I can't access "Obama viewers choose FNCI get this message:
This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage.
Help! Again.
September 10, 2009, 5:58:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I made a slight blunder but it's fixed now. Just reload the page and it should work ok.
September 10, 2009, 5:59:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C. | Homepage | 09.10.09 - 3:28 pm | #  
Stossel has done some really good stuff over the years and the liberals hate him for it.
September 10, 2009, 6:05:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Glenn Beck's McCarthyism Strikes Again
Reported by Ellen - Thu 3:17 PM
Ahhh!! McCarthyism. It's so 1950's.
Ignorant? Delusional? Sick? Disgusting? Childish? Moronic?
I wonder if they have a phsyciatrist on call over at the Peculiar Pissy Pound?
September 10, 2009, 6:54:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

If the ACORN story had any connection with the rightwing, evangelical Christianity, The Catholic Church or The Republican Party....well...
Let's just say the major networks, 6:30-6:45 PM EDST would have been filled with gasps, indignation and lots of horrified people with (D) after their names.
September 10, 2009, 7:15:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I just heard on Bret Baier's show that Acorn has fired several of the employess that were the subject of the horrendous undercover expose earlier today.
Fox has showed highlights all day but as far as I can tell no one else paid it any mind. Perhaps if the supplicants (pun intended) had been a defrocked nun and priest the MSM would have taken notice. If this story doesn't grow legs I don't know what more it would take for all the media to put Acorn under a microscope.
Their is absolutely no question that she was trapped or the scenario was unclear.
They made it clear that if they were successful they were going to open a House of Prostitution that was to be staffed by barely teenage illegal immigrant GIRLS/CHILDREN.
Surely there is some way to cut such a sleazy criminal enterprise out of the federal tax money they get year after year.
September 10, 2009, 7:16:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

the video Beck showed came from 7-21 2005. so this story just broke what, over 4 years later in 2009? unless I missed something?
I will also say this thought, it would appear that ACORN has been corrupt for years and only NOW is it all coming out
September 10, 2009, 7:34:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
No it came from July 2009. Not sure about the exact date but it's only a month or two old.
September 10, 2009, 7:36:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I re-watched the video FULL SCREEN and the date on the left says 7-21-2005, unless of course they got the date wrong when they videotaped this
September 10, 2009, 7:51:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined in the demo from 8-11 last night during and after Obama's speech.  
NHs, you can all hang your heads and give up now.
September 10, 2009, 9:29:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Did anyone see on O'Reilly tonight when they were talking about the German commercial with Hitler in it where Margaret Hoover said: "Germans have self-flatulated themselves for years." O'Reilly: "Self actuated?" Hoover: "Self-flatuated." O'Reilly: "Oh, self flagellated with a whip."
September 10, 2009, 9:40:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I watched Beck interview the two people responsible for the Acorn/Pimp video. They stated is was taped recently, within the past 2 months. Although this has been going on for decades, this particular incident is only weeks old. It's amazing what a little journalism can uncover. Are you paying attention MSNBC or CNN!!!!!!???????? You really need to be taking notes!!!!!
September 10, 2009, 11:37:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Does "my door is always open" mean that O'Reilly is welcome in the oval office? :lol:
September 11, 2009, 12:33:22 AM EDT – Like – Reply

OS, good to see you again.
I was just thinking of you the other day and hoping that all was well with you.
September 11, 2009, 3:01:57 AM EDT – Like – Reply

ACORN is much like the government.
They get bigger and bigger over the years and that leads to corrution of all sorts.
I'm sure most of their people mean well but you will always have that sort of thing happen when an organization outgrows it's responsibility and gets involved in shady goings on.
They really do need to have a full investigation but I am afraid that this will go the way of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
September 11, 2009, 8:34:09 AM EDT – Like – Reply