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Tuesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Chris Wallace in Dallas.

Veterans' Day remembrance.

More DL Hughley controversy.

Pix: NASDAQ election night.

Monday's numbers. Weekend numbers. Weekly ranker.

Ailes in Ohio.

CNN's oops.

Olbermann: I'm neutral!

Chat: Carl Quintanilla.

Red foxes? Factor envy?

Joe: no ideological bias in the media. Delay imposed.

Greta defends Palin interview.

J$P makes The B-Cast.

Today's Rachel report.

FBN comes close. Sort of.

Turner tome touted.

Alan still gets hate mail.

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

"The bias was not ideologically based, it was culturally based. Obama was a progressive idea, and it was a great story."
Joe Scarborough
Oh, right, Joe. The media would have been just as excited about a narrative with a quasi-tyro pol who heralded the second coming of Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater... sheesh!
November 11, 2008, 9:45:24 AM EST – Like – Reply

"As for his not voting, Olbermann calls it "a stupid, symbolic sportscaster thing. 'Don't bet on a game you're covering.' I just like to distance myself. There's some place I should be neutral."
Keith Olbermann  
Oh, yeah.... what an innate lover of the profession you are, Keith...  
And for your next symbolic ode to the concept of neutrality, you'll opt out of criticizing your competitor's hair styles...sheesh!
November 11, 2008, 9:53:47 AM EST – Like – Reply

Kirk G
Joe wouldn't know bias it it hit him in the face.
November 11, 2008, 11:47:03 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Factor envy?": BOR is not jealous, Marty (Chickaboomer).
The "Sort of" link for FBN at ICN just inflamed my Cablevision Derangement Syndrome. It'll never go away. If I had enough money, I'd get FiOS for myself, but keep Cablevision for the family package.
But that Oralmann link inflamed my Olbermann Derangement Syndrome. Gail Shister must have loved conducting that interview.
November 11, 2008, 12:53:11 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I raised this question at OlbyWatch, but I'll repeat it here:
What is it that makes Keith so appealing to the 2 million people that watch him every night in total, and near 1 million in the 25-54 demo? What is so great about his show? What is so great about him? Never mind the far-left and his Kos kompadres; we know why they watch. But what about the rest of his audience? Is it the train wreck aspect? What?
November 11, 2008, 5:42:21 PM EST – Like – Reply

david smawley
Greta did a great job with the Palin interview. I smell professional sour grapes on the part of those that did not work as hard as Greta to get the first interview. She need explain nothing for out working her fellow journalists. Kudos Greta!
November 11, 2008, 5:51:26 PM EST – Like – Reply

You seem to be suggesting that anyone harboring political views similar to Olbermann's is by default "far left".  
There are plenty of regular ole garden variety Democrats who have also enjoyed watching a show that juxtaposes Bush's noggin with a groundhog's head and enjoyed hearing a prime time news anchor scream for Pres Bush to "shut the hell up".
November 11, 2008, 6:46:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I guess they don't care for BOR, either, and love to hear their idol tell him "you suck," call him a "chowderhead," Frank Burns of News [Ding!]...etc.
November 11, 2008, 9:07:08 PM EST – Like – Reply

LOL I live in the Pensacola area, Joe Scarborough's old stomping grounds. His f-bomb made the front page of the local paper.
November 11, 2008, 9:48:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

I wonder how many people watch Keith Olberman because they hate him and want to hear what crazy things he is going to say next
November 11, 2008, 11:21:28 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
In that case, kevmack, it's counterproductive because they're contributing to his success. But it would prove my point of watching for the train wreck aspect.
November 11, 2008, 11:57:00 PM EST – Like – Reply