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Monday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [6:21 pm]:

From FNC to MSNBC: Harold Ford!

Friday's numbers.

From Bloomberg to FBN: Brian Sullivan.

Video: W smacks Greta.

Video: Chris Matthews's left-handed compliment?

TV diplomacy?

Guess the party.

Headline News plans comedy clips weekend show.

Who is Michelle Bernard?

Pick your network.

Stelter: "dissention" at Fox?

Mika Brzezinski's skill set? Video: Mika vs Chris.

What is F&F teasing here? A Sweepstakes.

Cable news cashing in. But what happens after the election?

Margaret Hoover now a contributor.

FBN needles Jim Cramer.

AOL slaps Pat Buchanan.

Spotted: real debate.

Pix: Inside the DC newsroom.

WABC smacks newshounds, twice.

Jeff Cohen resurfaces.

FNC memo says no more Wright soundbites.

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




Mike Chimeri
So, now I guess FNC/FBN will have two people at NBC cable channels that hate them. Keith hates them and now Jim Cramer will, too, with this FBN ad poking fun at him. And again, Cablevision will only let customers like me watch Cramer's network and Bloomberg, but *not* FBN!
Good for Phil Boyce, WABC PD, for taking it to the Newshounds. They won't listen, and his comments will probably get deleted, but good for him.
Two things about the "Fox News Watch" embed:
1) Not David Corn again.
2) Kirsten Powers has been going off the rails lately. Now, I see what some of you meant about how she was when filling in for Alan on "H&C" last week.
Okay, now I need to go to bed.
March 24, 2008, 12:33:10 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Missy
Mike, I hope you get some rest. I had regular (not decaf) coffee at Easter dinner and now I can't sleep! I guess I'll be the first one here to see the big F & F "announcement" today!
 
But what's this about no more Rev. Wright soundbites? WHY???? Isn't this the first time in history the media ever gives up on a story? I've never heard of anyone successfully being "called off" a story before. But it's Obama, so I guess that explains everything.
March 24, 2008, 3:22:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply


On The Mark
The question, After the election, what for cable news?, is important. We are seeing basically two (2) years of news milked out of an election, and much of the "news" is repetitive and unimportant. The bread and butter of cable news and talk radio for some years has been divisiveness, and I am not sure the country is in the mood for much more. Just look at the Democratic primary and the negative reaction to the Clinton campaign. As we noted last week, the dynamic is changing. No Bush, no Cheney, and much of the divisiveness ends anyway. McCain, despite his foul temper, is not a divider in the same was Bush is, and Obama is a natural reconciler (despite a few bumps). The movement after the Democratic nominee is selected will be towards reconciliation. So, cable news will need to look for fresh meat. We may actually move into a true news period, although we shouldn't be too surprised if one of the first milestones in the journey isn't a fallback on the White Girl Gone Missing genre. Post November/January, there are tremendous opportunities for editors and telejournalists. And, there are dangers, as well. Many will be weeded out.
March 24, 2008, 7:49:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cathy
I personally would not have called some one out on their show. If Wallace was so offended by the Obama bashing he should have spoken to the F&F cast personally after the show or by email.
 
No one seem concern (wallace) when people were going to jail over the Valarie Plame story and all the bashing that went on about Libby and Carl Rove, even after they were proven that Libby and Rove were not the ones that told Novack. People like MSNBC and Huffington Post just eat and relish in any kind of dispute with Fox. Wallace now has given them more to relish about.
March 24, 2008, 8:49:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply


FNCFan20
What of cable news after the elections?
 
That's what I'm kind of concerned about. Coverage of "You Decide 2008" began even before the smoke cleared from the 2006 midterms. There may be a chance that they'll wind up getting an early start on covering the elections of 2010 and/or 2012.
March 24, 2008, 9:43:58 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
But what's this about no more Rev. Wright soundbites? WHY????
Missy | 03.24.08 - 3:27 am | #  
Probably because the clips were overplayed. I'm sure muted B-Roll is still acceptable.
"Hoover now a contributor." I've known that for two weeks since the debut of "He Said, She Said" on "The O'Reilly Factor." Also, her March 10 blog posting mentioned that.
March 24, 2008, 12:32:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
You were ahead of me on that one. I missed her official sign-up.
March 24, 2008, 12:34:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
It's okay, don't worry about it.
I forgot to mention that I entered the F&F sweepstakes.
March 24, 2008, 12:37:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ttc
Mike: Re: Fox News Watch.
 
What was particularly significant about the latest episode is not one of the four "regular" panelists appeared on the show.
March 24, 2008, 12:55:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Well, it was Easter weekend.
March 24, 2008, 1:02:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Sarah p
We did did see Harold Ford Jr. on MSNBC as a contributor.
Lately he was getting very limited time on Fox and probably the contract was limited as well.
He has to work somewhere.
It seems that a lot news reporter and contributor have been disappearing even local station have been changing things. is it the election or just bad time even for networks and local station
March 24, 2008, 7:22:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Wesley Clark was the last to jump from FNC to MSNBC. I hope he wasn't planning on getting increased air time. If he was, he must be very disappointed.
March 24, 2008, 7:35:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Kirk
Mathews is becoing a fool, wait, a bigger fool
March 24, 2008, 7:50:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
It always frustrates me when contributors to FNC switch to the bad guys, especially MSNBC. I sense some great thanks and pleasures coming Ford's way.
March 24, 2008, 9:10:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
It always frustrates me when contributors to FNC switch to the bad guys, especially MSNBC. I sense some great thanks and pleasures coming Ford's way.
March 24, 2008, 9:10:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I don't know why my comment was shown twice. I only clicked "Publish" once.
March 24, 2008, 11:51:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike Chimeri
I don't know why my comment was shown twice. I only clicked "Publish" once.
March 24, 2008, 11:51:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
It sucks^2 when that happens Mike!
March 25, 2008, 12:03:12 AM EDT – Like – Reply