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Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

SNL influenced CNN?

Jackson's gaffe: Fox's fault!

Partisan promo?

Thursday's numbers.

FNC's iPhone connection.

CNN's "film" festival, convention plans. Critics challenge. Robin Meade's hostage special.

Throat surgery sidelines Neil Cavuto.

Is MSNBC cable news 3.0? (via TV Newser)

Video: Today's Fox & Friends photoshop. Now PBS horns in.

Kossacks castigate Colmes. Alan elaborates.

Cable contributors debut.

Hotline quotes.

Radio daze.

Aw, nuts. The rest of the story? Maybe so.

J$P Poll results.

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




ImNotBlue
[From the Colmes post]
"...conservatives rally around their own, no matter how far off the beam they are (witness the embracing of McCain) while liberals eat their young."
 
And here I thought liberals were all vegetarians.
 
Hmm... live and learn, I suppose.
 
(Before you get your underwear in a bunch, it's just a joke... I know many liberals are also vegans.)
July 11, 2008, 12:52:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
So, that's why Neil hasn't been hosting all this time. Well, I hope he fully recovers from his throat surgery very soon and sounds normal again.
July 11, 2008, 1:56:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
I justed posted on the Alan thread Johnny referenced. I confess I unleashed my anger against Ellen Brodsky and Newshounds . . . and yes I did attack her personally. But, at least, I spoke the truth and said nothing vulgar.
July 11, 2008, 3:48:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Your point is spot on. Ellen routinely argues that liberals trounce conservatives on FNC, while simultaneously insisting the opposite!
July 11, 2008, 4:27:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince
Danny , it was xllent
July 11, 2008, 4:53:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
Thanks Johnny. Do I get commenter of the day? (just kidding)
July 11, 2008, 5:05:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Yeah, you might have if you made the comment HERE! I can't award CotD for every other website out there, only my own.
July 11, 2008, 5:09:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Missy
J$, any more info. on Cavuto? Also, has anyone heard anything about Tony Snow lately?
July 11, 2008, 6:37:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I know nothing more about Cavuto than that one sentence. I couldn't even find anything to link to. I guess it's a J$P exclusive.
 
As for Tony Snow, I've tried a couple of times lately to check as to what he's up to. Has anyone seen him on CNN lately? He was a major 'get' for them and you'd think he'd be appearing regularly if all is well. But I don't keep that close an eye on CNN so I don't know if he's been on lately or not.
July 11, 2008, 6:56:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
If you go to the partisan promo link provided by Johnny, do not fail to click on the Newsbusted video at the top right of your screen. That may be the best conservative-oriented satirical video that I have seen.
July 11, 2008, 7:24:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
NewsBusters.
July 11, 2008, 8:14:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince P
I just watched the video with shep
 
All I gotta say is Washington DC needs to be burned to the ground.
July 11, 2008, 9:43:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
" Yeah, you might have if you made the comment HERE! I can't award CotD for every other website out there, only my own.  
johnny dollar | Homepage | 07.11.08 - 5:14 pm | # "
 
How come Johnny gets a nice big smile and Mike and I only get a an empty box?
 
Hey, Mike, should we tell on him to Ellen?  
July 11, 2008, 9:46:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I had been getting the empty boxes, too, lately. But I see the emoticon now. Here's a test:    
July 11, 2008, 9:56:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Oops!
July 11, 2008, 10:00:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
All I gotta say is Washington DC needs to be burned to the ground.
Vince P | Homepage | 07.11.08 - 9:48 pm | #  
 
Agreed! The country would be just fine w/out them. They know it, too. That's the pathetic part.
July 11, 2008, 10:51:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I'm just glad that the comment levels have been low over the last few days. That means trolls haven't shown up. It's a good feeling. I probably jinxed things by saying that, but it had to be said.
July 11, 2008, 10:55:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince P
Mike: My goal is to have the site for an entire month without a comment.
July 11, 2008, 11:12:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
Vince, did you used to post on the old OW?
July 11, 2008, 11:35:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
Most liberals cannot stand free and honest debate. If they are forced to defend their arguments and are not allowed to call names or obfuscate . . . pretty soon they get frustrated and leave.
 
Or at least it seems that way for now. Like you, Mike I hate to jinx things.
July 11, 2008, 11:36:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I just don't want trolls, Vince. We, the good guys and gals, can comment.
It had to be said in your case, too, Danny. So, don't worry.   
It's been slow at OlbyWatch lately, what with Monkeymann on vacay. (I don't know why I'm suddenly using colloquialisms, but I am.)
July 11, 2008, 11:47:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince P
No, I never posted on OW
July 12, 2008, 2:15:26 AM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
"If they are forced to defend their arguments and are not allowed to call names or obfuscate"
 
"amazing ignorance, stupidity, and hypocrisy"
 
"incredibly ignorant and/or stupid."
 
"NVH is a hypocrite"
 
"engage in hypocritical behavior means that you are, in fact, a hypocrite . . . I dunno."
 
"seems and exercise of blatant hypocrisy"
 
"being grossly hypocritical."
 
Glad we got that cleared up.
July 12, 2008, 7:09:46 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Vince P
NVH: i'm still waitign for you to answer this
 
====================
nvh:
 
Watch this clip from Iranian TV, an interview with their nuclear negotiator.
 
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0...0/0/216/ 805.htm
 
What's your thinking about waht he says?
Vince P | Homepage | 07.10.08 - 12:20 pm | #  
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http://www.haloscan.com/comments/johnnydollar/dkn237353702/?src=hsrs#251820
July 12, 2008, 8:31:06 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
NVH,
 
You conveniently left out the following quotes:
 
“I might even indicate that you said something stupid, without calling you a stupid person."
 
Hell, I daresay that Einstein (who wasn't stupid) occasionally said some stupid things.”
 
“You can correct those problems if you want”
 
“I was careful not to attack him . . . only his arguments.”
 
I never called you a hypocrite or any other name. I have certainly never called you anything like the stuff I have been called by your colleagues at NH (so quit whining). However, when I thought your arguments were wrong, stupid, and hypocritical, I said so. I didn’t just out of the blue say that your arguments were $#%$^$^%^ (as you did to me). I carefully explained the reasons that I characterized your arguments they way I did.  
 
Many of your colleagues at NH often resort to name calling (and other forms of obfuscation) as an alternative to dealing with my arguments and trying to refute them. I have never done that to you.
 
I hope this is all very clear to you.
July 12, 2008, 9:52:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply