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Tuesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Friday's numbers: Beck #1 show.

Olby calls for Beck dirt, now backpedaling?

Q&A: Kurtz.  Bret Baier baseball.

MSNBC airing Cosby conclave.

Crossfire redux?  CNN.com names editor.

Olby's target.  Beck threatens Mt Vernon?  Who's next?

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

Keith Olbermann: Send Me Everything You Can About Glenn Beck
Reported by Ellen - Tue 1:28 AM
Looks like the News Poodles are all a twitter over Olbermann sending out his stalkers and investigators to dig up some dirt on Beck.
Yet, when someone dares to call them out on their lies, distortions and plagaigerism they whine like a bunch of banshees.
My guess is that some of the information Olbermann uses may end up to be more embarassing to him than to Beck.
September 8, 2009, 8:06:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply

"...how does a civil society treat the intolerant?"
What a question. Once again a "progressive" regresses to the basic human desire to control another human being all the while claiming they are tolerant of differences.
Freedom is a very difficult idea for some. Freedom of speech, assembly, association, religion, thought....Such dangerous activity to "civil society" must be, "treated."
September 8, 2009, 9:04:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Politicizes H1N1 Flu
Reported by Ellen - September 8, 2009 - 13 comments  
I can understand a debate over the seriousness of the flu epidemic and what should be done about it. But what's the point of dragging pundits S.E. Cupp and Kirsten Powers (who, last I checked, have no medical credentials) into a segment titled Beating H1N1: How to stay clear of deadly flu if not to use the occasion to attack President Obama? Even the doctor took a few gratuitous swipes at the president for supposedly overstating the severity of the epidemic. I can just imagine what the Foxies would be saying if they thought they could accuse Obama of understating the threat.
I posted Ellen's entire thread so I would not be accused of taking it out of context.
There were no swipes at the president. His name was mentioned just once regarding health care.
Ellen used the word "doctor" just once in her post without mentioning Dr. Marc Siegel. Out of the roughly 8 minutes of video, Siegel was on camera approximately 6 of thos minutes.
Siegel never mentioned Obama. He used the "government" word just one time. Of course, Obama is not the government.
The poodles follow Ellen's lead and continue their childish rants. Instead of rational discussion you get stuff like this.......
S.E. Cupp, obnoxious woman, obnoxious views, obnoxious demeanor, obnoxious facial movement, Obnoxious name, obnoxious voice, obnoxious make up, obnoxious Republican.
But kinda pretty.
FairGuy | 09.08.09 - 2:58 am | #  
Ellen is a liar and a deceiver.
September 8, 2009, 11:17:46 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I was going through the TV channels yesterday and I cought this little quote from Donna Brazile on CNN while discussing the Van Jones incident and Czars in general.
"I don't know if it's 15 or 30, I don't care if it's 5... I don't know the vetting process at the White House, all I know is that if you've made a controversial statement, and you're a liberal, you are labeled as a radical, and that's wrong."
"There's nothing wrong with liberals."  
I wonder what she has been smoking.
September 8, 2009, 11:40:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Who's next?": I stopped reading at "snake oil salesman." That is a loaded term. People that hate Fox commentators, and/or FNC in general, love to lob that term at said commentators. Example: "He's [Bill O'Reilly is] just a snake oil salesman."
September 8, 2009, 12:20:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

What is "snake oil" anyway?
September 8, 2009, 1:34:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

What is "snake oil" anyway?
ImNotBlue | 09.08.09 - 1:39 pm | #
It's the stuff that comes out of the snake when you run it through the Jack LaLanne juicer at high speed.  
September 8, 2009, 1:59:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I don't know, INB. Olive oil, maybe?
September 8, 2009, 2:14:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Snake oil was sold by traveling pitchmen in the Old West as an elixir that could cure most anything. It was of course a con, and that's where calling people 'snake oil salesmen' comes from.
September 8, 2009, 2:16:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

But the Snake Oil did make folks feel better. It usually was at least 50% alcohol.

September 8, 2009, 2:23:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

By far the funniest line in the Olbermann... um... blather:
"Yet, all of this does raise an issue. Just because Fox and Beck have done this, do I want to? Do I want to, even for a moment, be Glenn Beck? I mean, I am risking at least three things he doesn't have: the respect of my peers, self-respect, and a conscience."
1- Your peers don't actually respect you.
2- How do you know Beck doesn't have any "self-respect?"
3- Really... you have a conscience? Really? I guess once could argue the semantics of it all... he HAS a conscience, he just doesn't listen to it.
What a loon.
September 8, 2009, 5:02:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I think the Kos Klowns are giving Beck far too much credit.
He doesn't influence poilcy or legislation in any way.
September 8, 2009, 6:16:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Beck threatens Mt. Vernon by receiving the key to the city? Yet another brainless, grammar challenged Examiner writer.  
People, use the "Report article" link on these loons' posts. I reported Julie's latest race-card screed. I highly suggest others do too.
September 8, 2009, 8:41:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olbermann just cancelled his plan to be the conduit from kos to NBC NEWS with the dirt on Glenn Beck et al.....
J$....so right about Olbermann as usual.
I think the NBC NEWS bosses simply said, "No, Keith." Keith complied.
Good boy!
September 8, 2009, 8:46:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I mean, I am risking at least three things he doesn't have: the respect of my peers, self-respect, and a conscience."
Olbermann has certainly done everything that he can to wiggle into this story and into Beck's spotlight.
Heck...in the midst of it, the boy has now even had a moral epiphany.
Johnny, I have another oh-so-difficult-and-prescient prediction to make.
The next celebrated liberal who dies, will also be the pretext for trotting out this new story of:
Olbermann and [ insert deceased celebrated lib's name]: We Both Decided To Be More Moral Than Icky FNC.
September 8, 2009, 9:02:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

cee | 09.08.09 - 8:51 pm |  
is this the same Olbermann who said " I dont answer to anyone" or something like that?
oh, the "surprise dirt" on glenn beck?
hes glenn beck!!  
Olbermann exposed his hypocrisy in the segment. Olbermann lampooned beck on comments and segments Beck did, forgetting he (olbermann) sat back when Michael Moore said something about a city being flooded or when he had the same guest as Beck a few years ago about the country being attacked or calling Bush a "fascist"  
I vaguely remember right now
on another note: Oreilly challenged Beck tonight on Van Jones.  
( I always keep flipping channels at 8pm
one more note: I'm not a big fan of Olbermann or Beck, I'm just pointing out all the double standards, which I have been noticing more and more
September 8, 2009, 9:13:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It's a theory, I have no supporting evidence...We'll have to wait and see what shakes out.
I do have to say that if Olbermann was stopped from making NBC NEWS into something even worse than it already is, I think those that forced his hand made the right choice.
Olbermann did lay it on thick with the, "I must stop myself from becoming that which I am fighting against!" schtick. Also, he prefaced it all with a rather silly victimhood card. Oy.
His loose-with-the-facts reporting on Van Jones, the false timeline of Beck's coverage to when the boycott started, and his total buy-into Garofalo's limbic based racism zommbie theories (which even his guest would join in with) also shot his credibility, like he ever had any.
September 8, 2009, 9:44:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Looks like the News Poodles are all a twitter over Olbermann sending out his stalkers and investigators to dig up some dirt on Beck.
Yet, when someone dares to call them out on their lies, distortions and plagaigerism they whine like a bunch of banshees.
My guess is that some of the information Olbermann uses may end up to be more embarassing to him than to Beck.
Blackflon | Homepage | 09.08.09 - 8:11 am | #
You didn't see the show, did you?
Olbermann said he wouldn't stoop so low as to use 'dirt' dug up by viewers. He went on to say that no dirt could be as damaging or as embarrassing as the fact that Glenn Beck is 'Glenn Beck'.
September 9, 2009, 6:47:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

You didn't see the show, did you?
Oneforetheroad | 09.09.09 - 6:52 pm |
Like almost all of KO shows.......no one watched!
IMHO KO would have to reach up to stoop so low.
September 9, 2009, 8:20:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

You missed the point again.
did not make public any dirt on Glenn Beck.
KO stooped neither high nor low.
Unlike some RW personalities.
September 9, 2009, 11:27:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

OTR...its true that on his low watched show he didnt......however you should check out what he asked for and got on the daily Kos......no one made him do that......KO did that. You want to lie to yourself and not call that low....fine but dont expect a thinking person to do that.
Unlike real reporters KO pertends hes one and when it bites him ...hes not.
Hes a nut and almost everyone seems to know it.....I was once a fan....no more....as a matter of fact J$ opened my eyes to KO.....even if I had no idea who he was at the time......He caught KO lying about Fox....a lie I saw live. Maybe your eyes will open if you could just open your mind...just a little.
You seem to be in a dream world....IMHO.
September 9, 2009, 11:56:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply