7/7/09 9:15 AM

Monday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Friday's numbers: Fox tops!

Portrait of a Fox hater.

Soledad celebrates.

Watson's hour: a bad moveHot & Not.

Q&A: Cody Willard, Beck (via TVN), Dagen McDowell, Kurtz.

Cablers critiqued.  Joe in Huntington.  O'Reilly a terrorist?!

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

Mike C.
Re: "O'Reilly a terrorist?!": Et tu, Steven Weber? Who's next? David Hyde Pierce? Either way, we'll see if this or a HuffPo piece by Michael Rowe make the Monday "O'Reilly Factor."
June 15, 2009, 1:59:32 AM EDT – Like – Reply

More whining from the Head Hen at the Heinous Hen House.
Another Fox Nation Smear: "Some" Think Obama Similar To Putin
Reported by Ellen - Mon 9:49 AM
Instead of addressing the REAL issue of Obama taking control of GM and kowtowing to the unions, the Liar in Chief, Ellen, cries about a so called "smear".
Predictable as usual.
June 15, 2009, 10:44:51 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Steven Weber, from this article alone, is clearly two things: (1) a guy with a thesaurus (calm down on the words man, nobody's impressed by that, this isn't high school, you're not "wow-ing" the professor), and (2) a guy trying to GET ON the O'Reilly Factor.
Odds are, this knucklehead saw the Walsh interview and said, "Gee... I bet I can do that. All I have to do is one better than Walsh." And then sat down at his computer, SAT Prep book in hand, and wrote some incoherent drivel, and waited for the phone to ring.
June 15, 2009, 10:57:05 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Blackflon | Homepage | 06.15.09 - 10:49 am | #  
So let's see if I have this correct B, for the hounds, it's terrible that anyone compare Obama to Putin, but perfectly acceptable for their own crew to repeatedly compare Bush to Hitler.
They are such dopes.
June 15, 2009, 12:41:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

ImNotBlue | 06.15.09 - 11:02 am | #  
Or he got a screenwriter to do it for him.
June 15, 2009, 12:42:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
How do you judge the effectiveness of the new FoxNation advertisement. Just go to left wing hate sites like News Hounds and watch them squirm and squeal. The ad has hit the bullseye!
June 15, 2009, 1:11:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Re: Portrait of a Fox Hater
On the money!
June 15, 2009, 4:34:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"Even Shepard Smith of Fox News jumped to the same conclusion by offering a surge of nasty notes in his in-box as proof. (You should check my e-mail, Shep!) If a newsreader on Fox News thinks it's true, triumphal lefties crowed, then it must be!"
So true.
I read Frank Rich's rant this weekend and he cited Shep as well. It seems Rich was prepared to confirm the entire vast rightwing revolution on The United States with the FNC's anchor's concerns.
I think it was the first time Rich spoke of someone from FNC in such respectful terms.
I hope Shep is prepared for his clip to be used as the touchstone for this entire era of "domestic terrorism is on the march!"
June 15, 2009, 5:38:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Cee, National Review magazine has long given yearly awards to people who experience a Shep-like shift in status.
It's called the Strange New Respect Award, and it's handed out to conservatives who suddenly find themselves taken seriously in a positive way by the media, because they've either criticized fellow conservatives or taken a liberal stance.
June 15, 2009, 7:29:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Rev. Al Sharpton was on "Hannity" tonight. So, I guess he's okay with News Corp again.
June 16, 2009, 1:10:51 AM EDT – Like – Reply