7/7/09 9:15 AM

Monday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Friday's numbers: FNC dominates!

Video: Greg Gutfeld meets Reason.

Carrie Prejean waffling?

MSNBC excuse: skeleton staff.

Keith crows over Kos connection.

Bill/Boyce brouhaha resurfaces.

Wolf in St Bonaventure. Maddow in Utah.

Q&A: Phil Griffin, Roland Martin, Carlson & Cox.

Larry's Journey. Hot & Not. Vote: Contessa v Coop.

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

keiff has been down with the struggle since 2004 (daily kos, he thought it was daily cause though).
what a patriot. what a pioneer. is this idiot boycotting twitter still? how can he ever use twitter after he slandered them? will he eat sh#t and start using it? that would mean admitting he was wrong! but david shyster uses twitter to update us on keith's status? weird.
keith is proud of his kos kred? this man is pixelated.  
keith, please don't be afraid to read a real site, like J
May 18, 2009, 12:47:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

today is your day, J$.
May 18, 2009, 12:50:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Now this is as good a smear that I have seen in a long time. Wonder why Ellen's so called "smear" postings aren't as good as Priscilla's.
She pretty much touches all bases in this whine about Steven Baldwin.
1-Smears Pro-life people.
2-Smears Christians.
3-Smears Baldwin based on flimsy evidence.
4-Smears Randall Terry
5-Smears Gretchen Carlson
6-Smears Steve Doocy
7-ANd the best for last....Posts another lying headline as has become the regular MO of the Hen House.
May 18, 2009, 3:32:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

So now Olbermann is going after some Kos diarist who evidently remarked that Keith is not really a part of their "community"?
What's next?
A Special Comment if a mosquito bites him or a Coke machine keeps his change?
He's gotten progressively (no pun intended) and extraordinarily touchy, even for him, of late.  
That is, I suppose, the way of all demagogues.
May 18, 2009, 4:18:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

For the Friday ratings - poor little Eddie Schulz gets his butt kicked by Chris Matthews. Oh the humanity.
Despite the fact that Keithy's and Maddows ratings are in the toilet, they lead the pack at MSNBC. Larry King actually beat Maddow in "the demo". Interesting fact that younger viewers tend more towards Larry King than Rachel Maddow.
Also interesting to note that Greta's "demo" numbers are close to ACs overall number. Greta kicked ACs butt on Friday.
Across the board froom 5P to midnight Eastern time, Fox News Sweeps it all. They win each demo and they win in total viewers each hour as wll.
May 18, 2009, 4:47:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Cavuto's last words on his show this afternoon were quite touching. Apparently, a good friend just passed away after an illness. I thank him for sharing this with the viewers.
May 18, 2009, 6:03:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, the Gutfeld video is a hoot!
I approached it with trepidation because of the warning that Gutfeld uses "language salty enough to cure a side of bacon" during his talk. Since I love Greg's goofy brilliant playfulness, that sort of thing would seem bitter, cynical and well...liberal.
I must be getting inured by News Hounds folks or something, because nothing Gutfeld said seemed salty enough to season grits, let alone cure bacon.
It's a great video and I especially love Greg's description of how his wackiness for wackiness sake (and humor IS for its own sake) disarms and levels the hipper-than-thou, ideologically "correct", glib-cynicism-masquerading-as-ironic humor, that shields his progressive guests.  
The video is certainly worth watching, everyone.
May 18, 2009, 8:07:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Great video CC, thanks for the suggestion! It made me better understand why I like Greg so much.  
I'm going to have to get Haggis to break into his tin, boke a smowl, and watch it. He agrees with at least part of it. C'mon Haggis, broaden your mind!
May 18, 2009, 9:18:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
"He's gotten progressively (no pun intended) and extraordinarily touchy, even for him, of late."
Simple explanation...it's the meds.
May 18, 2009, 10:48:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

2 mics not in the budget, reasontv?
May 19, 2009, 1:30:22 AM EDT – Like – Reply