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Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Greta's complaint department is open.

Wednesday's numbers.

Fox Business on the floor (via TV Newser).

Political pyrotechnics.

Q&A: Juan Williams.

Video: Joe Scarborough with Colbert.

CNN: "absurd" coverage? Situation Room overkill?

Impressively deep, thoughtful analysis of Fox News. Even more insights.

James Rosen: political tech.

CNN: vote for your favorite hero.

Estrich: "terminal boredom".

Today's firing demand.

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

Fox Fan
Impressively deep and thoughtful? Sarcasm detected.
October 9, 2008, 7:05:26 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Impressively deep:
"The enemy for Fox News are liberals in general and the "liberal media" in particular. And when O'Reilly gets going on the latter subject, let's face it, we all know paranoid schizophrenics who have a greater grasp of reality."
As a card carrying paranoid schizophrenic, I have a question: Has anyone seen a story either on the major broadcast news show or CNN and MSNBC about ACORN?
October 9, 2008, 1:21:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I can't comment here or anywhere else anymore. MikeH and Patrick have harrassed me into submission. Celebrate, Newshounds! Celebrate!
October 9, 2008, 3:16:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike, that's like being overwhelmed by two Yorkshire Terriers.
October 9, 2008, 3:50:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Scarborough is wrong.  
He isn't "changed", he's whipped...  
October 9, 2008, 5:28:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Well, since I wrote that, MikeH showed himself to be level-headed as opposed to radicalized, and I learned that I had the comment blacklist option for my blog. So, Patrick's comments will go right to spam.
October 9, 2008, 6:07:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Life is good, Mike!  
October 9, 2008, 6:15:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Cecelia | 10.09.08 - 3:55 pm | #  
Yes, but more like that little bit of abdominal gas that vaguely gets your attention.
October 9, 2008, 6:40:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

MikeC seems overly sensitive,
I left a comment on his blog some weeks back saying what I thought the greatest jazz soundtrack for a movie was and he deleted it. There was no personal attack at all.
It must have been the fact I am KeithO.
October 9, 2008, 9:21:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
KeithO, perhaps the details are relevant. What was the greatest jazz soundtrack ever for a movie?
October 9, 2008, 9:55:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Unfortunately, KO, that did have everything to do with deletion (after initially posting it). But there were a few good songs by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays on "The Falcon and the Snowman" soundtrack.
To get back on topic, Stephen Colbert (in character, of course) will be on "Huckabee" this weekend.
Re: "More insights": Politics is more addictive than soaps, and they don't have those suspenseful music cues and stings, suspenseful dialogue, and all the other things associated with soaps that I have to hear in the background when my mom or sister are home and I'm passing a TV of theirs. Thanks to DVRs and SoapNet, they're always watching them. >
October 9, 2008, 10:01:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
And I'm sorry, KO. Please do not take it personally.
October 9, 2008, 10:07:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

To be honest, I am probably not qualified to weigh in on that topic. However Falcon and the Snowman was one of Comcast's free movies and I was thinking about how much I liked the song.  
I thought Mike would appreciate actually getting a comment on his blog since he rarely gets one. Boy was I wrong.
October 9, 2008, 10:50:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Unless you're actually Keith Olbermann, you should probably list either an e-mail address of yours or no address under "e-mail" when leaving a comment over there.
October 10, 2008, 1:21:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Can't go wrong with Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays.
Maybe Mike C. is only into 'Smooth Jazz'? LOL.
Meanwhile back on topic. Who is this 'yuts' who wrote that 'Tucker' got replaced by 'Mandow'? (Mandow replaced What's his name crappy whine fest, Gregory replaced Tucker) More proof that 3rd rate hacks should at least try to inform themselves of their subject matter before writing.
October 10, 2008, 3:46:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Has anyone seen a story either on the major broadcast news show or CNN and MSNBC about ACORN?
vstol | 10.09.08 - 1:26 pm | #  
You're kidding, right? Not in our life time.
October 10, 2008, 8:17:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply