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Weekend Links & Open Thread

Sunday's latest cable news links [4:10 pm]:

Blogging Baghdad: meet the crew.

Hey, Hemmer!

Campbell Brown's low-key debut.

Sunday 3:00 pm: Jihad, USA (video preview). 8:00 pm: CNN's Wolf Blitzer special. 10:00 pm: FNC's Strategy Room returns.

Pundits are ruining politics?

Page Watch.

Doofus Dan?

Ollie North's charity gig.

Is this a "dirty trick"?

Blogging Baghdad: an IED hits.

Cable news bloviators.

Robin Meade at bat.

Alan's pen pals.

Bill O'Reilly: "nuanced"!

Chris Wallace's door.

Does CNN have a double standard?

Maybe FNC isn't so doomed after all?

Matthews pounces, Matthews fawns.

Whatever happened to Lynne Russell?

Coop's "dude" dissected.

Swabbing with Sanjay.

Sunday talkers.

Use our valuable bandwidth to discuss any and all cable news topics in this weekend's open thread. Standard rules apply

Mike Chimeri
Let me sum up the Robert Seltzer "bloviators" commentary: BOR ("Billy O'Reilly") and Lou Dobbs are evil, Chris Matthews is a "problematic" crazy uncle, and Keith Olbermann is the greatest. The end. He doesn't use those words (except for what I quoted), but it's implied.
March 29, 2008, 8:24:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike, I read that too. It's just assumed that O'Reilly is evil, according to the MSM. No examples are provided, of course.
And I loved the article about Roland Martin. I don't like the guy because I think he's a lib, but the website (Larry Johnson's) thinks he's too conservative, from what I could tell.  
Quoting Matthews once again, "HA!"
March 29, 2008, 10:28:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Larry Johnson is a disgrace to the name of Larry Johnson; good guys like the NFL running back (Penn State alum, my sister went there) and the former NBA power forward.
"Jihad, USA" was excellent tonight. The dissenting viewpoints in it (i.e. the CAIR lawyer, the former FBI agent that represented one of the terrorists shown) would be laughable if they weren't dangerous.
I commented twice to a GretaWire posting this afternoon. Unlike in the "Alisyn in the Greenroom" blog, my comments appeared instantly.
March 30, 2008, 12:05:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I agree, Jihad USA was excellent, leave it to FOX to give both sides.
March 30, 2008, 8:25:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
A couple of days ago I was listening to 66 RAW on XM. Note that it is an uncensored rap station that lets ANYTHING go. The DJ started talking about Fox News and how racist it was. He specifically called O'Reilly and Hannity "racist pieces of s-" and said Fox was a lying mouthpiece of the administration. He went on to ask whether we're electing Obama or his pastor for presidency.  
My point is, Mike and Missy, that the MSM has a free pass to criticize FNC because Fox alone doesn't share their far-left agenda. Jihad USA was a perfect example of fairness and balance, providing the alternative opinions right around the 30 minute mark after presenting the (correct) alarmist opinion.  
Oddly enough, one of the examples they used was from Dearborn, MI. I live not far from there and didn't even hear about it!
March 30, 2008, 11:36:11 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Re: "Pundits are ruining politics?": Another "Fox is bad and Alan's the only liberal" piece. At least he doesn't like Keith.
The "Doofus Dan?" link was marred by the radical anti-war sentiment in it.
March 30, 2008, 3:12:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
There's like a memo that goes out that says bash Fox, Colmes is the only liberal and he always loses, etc. And these "writers" dutifully follow it. Much easier than actually watching.
March 30, 2008, 4:20:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
OlbyWatch isn't working right now. I'm getting an HTTP 403 Forbidden message.
March 30, 2008, 8:18:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Yeah they're in the middle of a software changeover and something went wrong with a template or something. They're working on it and with luck they'll be up and running tomorrow.
March 30, 2008, 8:34:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply