7/7/09 9:15 AM

Thursday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Video: Impartial anchor attacks Rush, praises Olby.

State Department promoting CNN?!?

Wednesday numbers: FNC tops CNN/MSNBC/HLN combined!

Keith contradicted. Twice?  Baier blames Olby.

Reese regrets ratings report.

B-Cast: Beck was right?! Follow-up.

More contract doubts.

Factor guest refuses encore: rebuttal.

Q&A: John Roberts.  Profile: Richard Wolffe.

New Brown: blah?  Coop's 42.  Hotline after dark.

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 guest [Mary Alice Carr] refuses encore": It's her loss. Sorry to see her go, even though I never saw her first appearance. I wasn't a regular "Factor" viewer until October 2006 after reading "Culture Warrior."
June 4, 2009, 12:55:26 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
"O'Reilly knew that people wanted Tiller dead, and he knew full well that many of those people were avid viewers of his show."
Has this woman ever watched olbermann or is she that much of a hack? I'm guessing the latter.
June 4, 2009, 1:49:10 AM EDT – Like – Reply

She will no longer appear on the Oreilly Factor because Bill Oreilly didn't apologize for his role in Dr. Tiller's death? Why should he? It's not his frickin fault that some loon killed Dr. Tiller. It's like accussing Keith Olbermann for his role in the murder of the Military recruiter for his lefist views. Typical Liberal, always placing the blame on someone or anything else other than the real culprit...
June 4, 2009, 9:28:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Like I said when this issue was on the front burner, Goldberg and Walters were angry that their pretention was exposed by Beck and were more than happy to play the victims of his inaccuracy (lie) about the events to distract from the humorous issue of their celebrity entitlement attitude.
When Beck apologized about the lie he said he had made, Goldberg and Walters should have been gracious and let it go then knowing they had been specially handled amongst the commoners on the train. Alas, their pride, like most in their class, ideological cadre and professional field, was too powerful to let go of the opportunity to let Beck know who is superior.
Like I also said back then....Beck was playing with fire.
June 4, 2009, 9:36:57 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I need an exorcism after visiting The View's website. There are post on their messageboards demanding an apology for Glenn Beck. As we all know that they will never apologizes but the next time Glenn Beck is on the show. Glenn should asked Barbara Walters if the rumor is true that she slept with Fidel Castro...
June 4, 2009, 10:15:42 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Don't forget, ZD, that Keith Olbermann, with help from Media Matters, spun Barbara and Whoopi's defense as an undressing of Glenn. Of course, Keith and the far-left used different terms and phrases than I did here.
June 4, 2009, 12:26:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks | Homepage | 06.04.09 - 1:54 am | #  
The real question in that quote you posted (which stuck out to me as well), is "how does she know, that 'many' of them watch his show? How does she know the killer watches his show?"
She doesn't! She's making it up.
And if there was a comment section on that site... I would have asked as much.
June 4, 2009, 12:39:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Hey Johnny, thanks for posting those great links to B-Cast that show how badly Beck was blindsided by the arrogant lefists on the View. I wonder if Big Momma Brodsky will amend her lies of May 21st.
Whoopi Goldberg To Glenn Beck: "You're A Lying Sack Of Dog Mess"
Reported by Ellen - May 21, 2009 - 64 comments  
Glenn Beck got his you-know-what handed to him by the ladies of The View when they confronted him about his fabrications about a recent encounter with them on an Amtrak train.
Of course I'm betting Big Momma lacks the guts or the integrity to make a truthful addmission about her fallacious post at the dog pound.
Some things never change at NH's eh?
June 4, 2009, 2:07:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Re: Reese Regrets Ratings Report
"But, then again, maybe all of the above are wrong. Maybe it's simply the need for an enemy, the desire to detest is greater than the power to tolerate; maybe it's the need to blame somebody else for the bad things that are happening in our lives that drives viewers to Fox. Perhaps those viewers are the next generation of the rich socialites in the old New Yorker..."
OR... whether it's 18 to 54 year olds, or any other age group, FNC just offers more interesting and appealing programming, jackass...
June 4, 2009, 3:00:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mr. Schonfeld is a fool.
I wonder if he has ever watched Bret Baier's wonderful panels that have such intellectual heavyeights like Charles Krauthammer and opinions from the left like Mort Kondracke or Mara Liasson?....After reading his piece I think he believes FOX is just a bunch of racist rednecks cursing Obama all day long.
I wonder if he has watched a Chris Wallace interview from beginning to end?
I wonder if he watched Bill O'Reilly debate former NOW President, Patricia Ireland, regarding Dr. Tiller's legacy?....Does he know what Mr. O'Reilly's competition was doing that exact same moment on MSNBC?....conducting the typical echochamber interview Mr. Schonfeld accuses FOX NEWS as being the sole user....Olbermann was interviewing a lifelong friend of Dr. Tiller.
I do not believe Olbermann has had on ONE pro-life advocate on to defend their side from the demogoguery and matyrdom propaganda that has spewed from the MSM these past several days.
O'Reilly?....PATRICIA IRELAND had the floor on THE FACTOR.
So please....just this week I witnessed the difference between the press Mr. Schonfeld laments is losing audience and that of FNC....the content differences is striking! Both sides, with respectful debate and rational content attracts the audience while the stale talking-points echo chambers are hemorrhaging viewers.
June 4, 2009, 3:39:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Or, maybe Reese, it's that you only talk to other liberals at work & at your cocktail parties. Elites engaging other liberal elites expressing downright horror that in fly over country, your POV and those of your friends are pretty much ignored. Reese, keep that chin/jowl up, it's almost happy hour.
June 4, 2009, 3:48:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Re: "Keith contradicted; Twice?": I bet that the replies of both men will make them Worser and Worst tonight. He'll attack and mock even harder. (shrugs shoulders): That's our Olby.
June 4, 2009, 4:16:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Oh, and Bret Baier will unfortunately get it, too.
June 4, 2009, 4:17:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Bret is hoping to hit the KO Gold tonight, I mean he's got to find others besides Bill, Glenn & Rush to be the very "worst" & picking on conservative females has got him in hot water lately. I vote for Bret!
June 4, 2009, 5:00:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

That's our Olby.
Mike C. | Homepage | 06.04.09 - 4:21 pm | #  
Yes, we mere mortals must remember not to criticize the great and powerful Olby.
June 4, 2009, 5:26:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

anon = me
June 4, 2009, 5:41:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Priscilla, the Great Hater of the Hen House, has written a post about Bill O’Reilly and the late Dr. Tiller.I will attempt to prove her wrong on some points which she obviously knows are wrong but continues to lie and distort.
1.    The Great Hater says that O’Reilly lied when he called Tiller a killer. That is her own lie. Calliing him a killer is O’Reilly’s opinion of Tiller’s actions.
2.    The Great Hater also stated that O
3.    Reilly accused O’Reilly of saying Tiller “destroyed” 60,000 fetuses. Yes, he did say that but her hate took hold and she called the use of the word “destroyed” incendiary. She has lied again. This is what Tiller did. Destroy fetuses. That is a fact.
4.    The Great Hater then accused O’Reilly of inciting people for saying that they should go out and protestat Tiller’s clinic.. The last time I checked protesting was guaranteed by the constitution. So, we have another lie from Priscilla, the Great Hater of the Hen House.
Poor Priscilla, The Great Hater has shown her true colors again. I will give her this though. She lies and distorts better than the other creatures at the Hen House.
June 4, 2009, 6:03:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The Obama administration via the US Department of State urges Americans to watch CNN. - Liberals Silent.
But what if....
The Bush administration via the US Department of State urges Americans to watch FNC. - What'd'ya think the libs would say, in particular, the hounds?
June 4, 2009, 6:59:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The Obama administration via the US Department of State urges Americans to watch CNN. - Liberals Silent.
That was in Spanish. I don't think that's the common language of Americans. Yet.
This was apparently aimed worldwide, where CNN is much more available.
June 4, 2009, 7:51:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Ashley | 06.04.09 - 7:04 pm | #
Apparently the Bush administration had more tact and didn't care to control the minute aspects of citizens' daily lives like the current pop stars/Gods to atheists/administration.
June 4, 2009, 8:11:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Too bad Tamron Hall wasn't asked if she thought it was right that Mr. Olbermann accused both the Bush Administration and the Republican Party as being more dangerous to the country than terrorists.
Perhaps she should be reminded of similar comments from David Shuster and Chris Matthews as well.
June 4, 2009, 9:03:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Bill addressed Mary Alice Carr's column tonight on "The Factor" in the Factor Follow Up segment with Bernie Goldberg. After quoting part of said column, he replied: "Well, that is just bull. We analyzed Tiller honestly, and I'm entitled to my opinion on his methods. And here's a personal note to Ms. Carr: your pro-abortion zealotry, madam, has led to the destruction of thousands of potential human beings. So, don't take that righteous tone with me. Also, you flat-out lied in your Post op-ed, and you should be ashamed."
Then, Bernie addressed people blaming him for that other church shooting.
This segment has not been posted on FOXNews.com. Since this is somewhat Olby-related, should it be posted here at J$P? Johnny?
Tamron Hall earned herself emeritus guest status on "Countdown." Who knew she was such a radical Kos-loving zealot?
June 5, 2009, 12:54:03 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I mean, why didn't she just drop internet memes while she was at it? "Keith Olbermann totally pwned Limbaugh. FTW." You know, nonsense like that.
(FTW = For the win)
June 5, 2009, 1:45:34 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I mean, why didn't she just drop internet memes while she was at it? "Keith Olbermann totally pwned Limbaugh. FTW." You know, nonsense like that.
(FTW = For the win)
Mike C. | Homepage | 06.05.09 - 1:50 am | #  
I was struck by THAT aspect too, Mike.
It was embarrassing to hear a network news person sound like the plethora of college-aged-mentality blog denizens, with her 'smack down' scenario sort of reference to simple rebuttal.
June 5, 2009, 10:58:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Could you imagine Jane Skinner or Martha MacCallum, two of FNC's female daytime anchors, doing that about an FNC commentator?
So, how did Mary Alice Carr lie in her column? Tim Graham answered that question on NewsBuster.
June 5, 2009, 4:18:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I accidentally left out the "s" in NewsBusters.
June 5, 2009, 4:44:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Correction: "Well, that is complete bull."
June 5, 2009, 9:51:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply