7/7/09 9:15 AM

Friday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Joe breaks his silence.

Three days in Silicon Valley.

Sanchez smacks O'Reilly: the correction.

Shock: Olbermann grandstanding!
Today's WPitW rebuttal.

John King knocks BriWi.

Is MSNBC ready for D-Rat?

Video: Brian vs lingerie.

Profile: Beck. Simulcast reviewed, ridiculed. Judge subs.

Q&A: Joe & Mika.  Hotline after dark.

Fox family expandsMaddow, Orman, CNNI honored.

Updated: 10:10 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.

JC in OC
"Mr. Beck manages at one point to link, in a deniable way, Woodrow Wilson and Joseph Goebbels, who, he says, learned everything he knew about propaganda from the United States. The Nazi propaganda minister might as well have learned it from Mr. Beck, who employs the word “they” like a club without ever saying who “they” are."
A New York Times that writer doesn't know who Walter Duranty is?
June 5, 2009, 3:32:44 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Question. Since The Heinous Haters at the Hen House were soooooooo outraged by O'Reilly speaking at the organization that helps rape victims, where was their outrage at the "hatef**k article in Playboy magazine?
Oh, I know it is not rape but it is still mysonginy at it's worst. But not a peep from the Hens or the Nags at NOW.
Liberal outrage is very selctive.
June 5, 2009, 9:58:44 AM EDT – Like – Reply

JC in OC
You didn't expect them to write about wanting to have any kind of sex at all with Albright, Reno, Napolitano or Garofalo, did you?
June 5, 2009, 1:12:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Re: Today's WPitW rebuttal
In reference to Keith's slur that by posting the (very public) addresses of two clinics that perform late-term abortions, Stanek was putting them in danger from her "crazy" readers, I love a commenter's line that by giving Stanek's blog publicity, so then had Olbermann!
June 5, 2009, 3:33:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Chuck Norton
This is the latest "shut up" argument from the left. The far left wishes to dehumanize their political enemies so that eventually it will become socially acceptable to do violence against them.
June 5, 2009, 3:51:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Megyn accurately sums of consequences of the Playboy blogsite article that are seemingly beyond the kin of Playboy flaks.
Quite a part from any implications from a term like "hate sex", for a national men's magazine website to essentially call these women stupid nazi whores is a rhetorical assault that deserves its own apology.
It doesn't matter how much money the company has given to women's rights groups, if this is their level of tolerance for women who don't echo particular political views, they're still the objectifying sexists that most women consider them as being in the first place...
June 5, 2009, 3:51:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't know if I'm violating some boundaries by attempting to post this link, Johnny, but it's a cute parody of Olbermann.
It's unimaginable that Olbermann would have an alternative voice on his show, but the spoof of Olbermann style rhetoric is bullseye!
June 5, 2009, 4:27:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Why wasn't Guy Cimbalo's named "Worst Person in the World" for his rape fantasy unless Keith Olbermann agrees with Guy Cimbalo...
June 5, 2009, 5:57:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Sanchez smacks O'Reilly": So, who does everyone here think was the winner? Rick or Bill? I don't want to believe that Bill was wrong. Though I clicked on the TVNewser link, I didn't bother watching the embedded video. I'm sure he had Olbermann-like indignation.
June 5, 2009, 6:44:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
My take:
O'Reilly was wrong. He said CNN didn't cover it until Cooper at 10:00 pm, but they did cover it during the day. My guess is that O was referring to the primetime hours, but as can happen when you speak extemporaneously without a script he didn't say it right. He should clarify what he meant and admit he was wrong.
Of course the ridiculousness of a hack like Sanchez lecturing someone else about journalism is an entirely different story. At least O'Reilly never killed anyone.
June 5, 2009, 6:47:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
You're right. I don't expect a clarification too soon, though. Last year, he used a Photoshopped image of Hilary Duff during a pre-recorded segment on Miley Cyrus. A Duff fan site asked for an apology or clarification and it never came. I may be an O'Reilly fan, but I know that apologies and clarifications don't always come quick, if at all.
June 5, 2009, 7:00:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Although he did make a correction, which was comes with the apology and clarification, in late March over Spain's involvement with Iran.
June 5, 2009, 7:37:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"I may be an O'Reilly fan, but..."
Oh, my lord!
Is there a blue moon or pigs flying around today!?  
June 5, 2009, 8:02:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Red hair, red sweater, red bra...how matchy-matchy.
I suppose Liz Claman has answered any questions about whether she's red down there...
June 5, 2009, 8:10:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
YES! He made the correction!  
June 5, 2009, 8:30:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
To clarify, at the end of the Factor Investigation segment, Bill corrected his Wednesday night mistake that Rick Sanchez "smack[ed]" this afternoon.
June 5, 2009, 8:35:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
And I agree, Rick is a "snide and surly guy on CNN."
June 5, 2009, 8:39:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Apparently (according to the folks over at TVN), O'Reilly apologized on the show tonight.
Clip, Dollar?
June 5, 2009, 9:55:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Tonight was the third Friday in a row (not counting May 22, which was a rerun) where the Top Story segment on "The Factor" pit Bill against two left-leaning women. On May 15, it was Marj Halperin and Nancy Skinner. Last week, it was Jami Floyd and Tanya Acker. Tonight, it was Julia Piscitelli and Leslie Marshall. But I think Bill starts taking Fridays off next week through Labor Day weekend.
June 5, 2009, 10:11:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I was being pessimistic, Cece.
June 5, 2009, 10:15:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I've added a link to Mr O's correction/apology. Interestingly enough, he said exactly what I postulated above: he was talking about primetime coverage but didn't say so.
June 5, 2009, 10:29:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
I suppose Liz Claman has answered any questions about whether she's red down there...
Cecelia | 06.05.09 - 8:15 pm | #  
I need some solid evidence.
June 6, 2009, 12:07:01 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Freckles too, OS!
All indications are that the carpet matches the drapes.

June 6, 2009, 12:24:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

All indications are that the carpet matches the drapes.
Fox Fan | Homepage | 06.06.09 - 12:29 pm | #  
Agreed, but these days, there may not be a carpet to match those drapes.
June 6, 2009, 12:53:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply