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Monday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Friday's numbers.

Jargon controversy. Cramer vs Cody. Frantic biz coverage attracts eyeballs (via TV Newser). CNBC: heroes or zeroes?

CNN's troubling iReport, pettifogging pundit.

Ingle espousal.

Q&A: Howard Kurtz.

Video: a sure loser.

FNC at sea. Airport argument.

Pig talk revisited.

Under fire.

Coop in Philadelphia; Q&A.

Rick's News, MTV-style.

Is CNBC complicit?

Hot & Not.

What Olbermann never mentions. Jossip reax.

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

Mike C.
I can already hear it: "The bronze to/our runner-up/but our winner, Phil Mushnick..."
October 6, 2008, 2:04:48 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I hope Rick Sanchez gets clobbered in the 3PM ratings by "Studio B."
October 6, 2008, 1:43:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I just called Cablevision about FBN...again, spoke to an apathetic clueless customer service rep...again, got the same "we don't have it, we don't have enough requests for it, we don't just add channels because one customer requests it" response...again, and hung up during the rep's lousy explanation...again. If it weren't for my damn parents and sister, I'd have Verizon FiOS TV RIGHT NOW!!! But I'm stuck with lousy take-forever-to-add-channels Cablevision; "We're number one and phone company TV sucks because they don't have what we have" Cablevision; "we own this Island and there isn't a g**damn thing you right-wing n**con fascist Fox watcher can do about it" Cablevision.
And don't tell me that isn't their mindset because I'm pretty damn sure it is. We Cablevision viewers are so damned lucky they added FNC shortly after its launch 12 years ago tomorrow.
October 6, 2008, 4:27:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Now, I wrote to feedback@foxbusiness.com. After explaining my struggle to get FBN, I asked if there was anything News Corp could do to get Cablevision to finally add the channel.
I think I'll end up being just as disappointed by the feedback person's response as I've been with the Cablevision reps.
October 6, 2008, 4:40:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Like I said over at OW....Keith has prepared a SPECIAL COMMENT for the hour of propaganda tonight.
He talks about it over at dailykos....Even screws up claiming an overused cliche originates from The Bible.
The religious tolerance is simply oozing from Mr. Olbermann....where are my TUMS?
October 6, 2008, 7:02:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Oh, no!
October 6, 2008, 8:21:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I am really hoping that Fox News (at least) will treat Dollar fairly as he runs for President of the United States. On the other hand, I am sure that Ellen Brodsky will be working overtime to smear him in every way she can. But she does that anyway . . . so I guess it really doesn't matter.
October 7, 2008, 12:31:54 AM EDT – Like – Reply