7/7/09 9:15 AM

Monday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Friday's numbers: FNC sweeps!

Video: Bret Baier family on Today.

MSNBC: a liberal Mecca.

It begins: Salon, TPM.  Rebuttal: Spectator, Tucker.

Q&A: David Asman, Larry King, Danielle Schatz.

Profile: Jenna Lee.  CNN's 29th.  Hot & Not.

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

JC in OC
Did I just hear a CNBC reporter on Morning Joe claim that 0bama has pumped more into GM than any bank?
So GE is a "bank" only when it suits their purposes?
June 1, 2009, 8:37:20 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I just heard a report that the murderer in the Tiller case was a known anti-Abortionist, who was also known for believing in "justifiable homicide." I think I also heard that this was not his first offense.
If all that is true, I don't really see how O'Reilly can be blamed for much (not that folks won't try). The guy clearly had a "goal" (if you want to call it that), and odds are would have attacked Tiller with or without O'Reilly's reports.
June 1, 2009, 10:00:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply

JC in OC | 06.01.09 - 8:42 am | #  
Yep. GM now has 80 billion in taxpayer funds. ANd another 10 billion from the Canadian taxpayers.
June 1, 2009, 10:58:35 AM EDT – Like – Reply

It begins....
It sure does...and I wonder why I do not hear reassuring words of tolerance, from the same leftist speech monitors, that always accompany their similar denouncements of violent acts done in the name of islam?
"IT," is political point scoring...it is personal axe grinding....it fills empty cable news network time slots that need such mindless and inconsequential subject matter.
It will be demogoguery, religious hatred, and sanctimony.
It makes it easier for the writers of COUNTDOWN tonight. Olbermann is set to go!
June 1, 2009, 11:26:18 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Kirk G
Does Bret's son look like him or what
June 1, 2009, 11:52:12 AM EDT – Like – Reply

IImNotBlue | 06.01.09 - 10:05 am | #  
I answered your question, how about answering mine?
June 1, 2009, 11:56:47 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Ashley, I think you have me confused with someone else...
S'okay,... I still loves ya!
June 1, 2009, 1:03:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Yeah, Ashley. INB is legit.
June 1, 2009, 2:42:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Sorry INB - When I posted my 12:01, I hadn't yet had my second gallon of coffee! My mistake, my message was intended for NVH.
My apologies and thanks for your comment.
June 1, 2009, 3:22:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

These people are intellectually dishonest.
They are also ignorant asses.
June 1, 2009, 4:36:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Bret's baby looks just like his father. Both are adorable!
And thanks for the piece on Tucker.
He was on Geraldo last night.
June 1, 2009, 4:46:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

No worries...
I hope your coffee was better than mine. Blech... very bad this morning.
June 1, 2009, 4:58:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The Obvious Question Behind Tiller's Murder: What Role Did Bill O'Reilly Play?
Reported by Ellen - Mon 2:02 PM
If this idiot had 2 ounces of common sense she still would not know what the hell she is talking about.
June 1, 2009, 5:45:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

O'Reilly also has Iraqi blood on his hands; the invasion he cheered for caused the death of around 100,000 innocent Iraqis. How "pro-life" is that of him?
nayef - outfoxer for life | 06.01.09 - 4:14 pm | #  
Another Einstein speaks.
MY GOD!! These people are stupid.
June 1, 2009, 5:50:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Grandpa D
Friday's numbers:
Both Olbermann re-run and Grace re-run beat AC360.  
Is Cooper on vacation?
June 1, 2009, 5:55:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Considering whom MSNBC has in primetime, I feel sorry for CNN.
June 1, 2009, 6:19:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

O'Reilly also has Iraqi blood on his hands; the invasion he cheered for caused the death of around 100,000 innocent Iraqis. How "pro-life" is that of him?
nayef - outfoxer for life | 06.01.09 - 4:14 pm | #  
Well, BOR is not an elected official and did not vote FOR going to Iraq. The following people did, so according to the newshounds, the following people have blood on their hands:
VP Joe Biden
SoS Hillary Clinton
Sen John Kerry
Sen Harry Reid
June 1, 2009, 6:53:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C. | Homepage | 06.01.09 - 6:24 pm | #  
Mike, good point. K"C"O is bad enough on his own, even being in the same profession as him must be humiliating, but to LOSE to him???????  
As the great Ricky Ricardo would say.....Ay yay YAY Yay yay!
June 1, 2009, 7:46:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

liberal Mecca:
"Despite the startling success of Maddow and the recent addition of Schultz to an increasingly liberal lineup that also includes MSNBC’s first breakout star Keith Olbermann, getting anyone other than on-air talent like Schultz and Maddow to admit the obvious -- that the rising cable net is in the process of re-branding itself as the left-winged equivalent of right-leaning industry leader Fox News – can be difficult."
1. "startling success of Maddow" NOT SO MUCH
2. "MSNBC’s first breakout star Keith Olbermann" BROKE & OUT
3. "the rising cable net" SUFFERING FROM ED
5. "the left-winged equivalent of right-leaning industry leader Fox News" EQUIVALENT???  
First Quarter of 2009: Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers during primetime, MSNBC had about 950,000.
For the total day, Fox News led with 1.2 million viewers, while had MSNBC with 473,000.
Among the key adults 25-54 demographic, Fox News was also the highest ranked in both total-day and primetime averages. The network finished the quarter with an average 511,000 viewers in the demo during primetime, up 19% from last year, and 317,000 for the total day, up 23%. MSNBC tied CNN in primetime average viewers in the demo with 343,000, up 7% from last year, and 180,000 viewers in the demo, up 11%.
In all of cable, Fox News finished the quarter as the second-most-watched network in primetime, behind only USA Network. MSNBC placed 24th.
June 1, 2009, 11:27:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply