3/21/09 11:50 PM

Friday Links & Open Thread

Friday's latest cable news links [6:55 pm]:

Thursday's numbers.

FBN's good Friday.

Video: Anderson Cooper slaps Keith Olbermann?

Life after Fox News.

Video: The f-bomb drops on Studio B.

The Fox & Friends flap: Rachel Sklar; Hot Air; NewsBusters.

Back to Baghdad.

Network talent flounders on cable?

Q&A: Degan McDowell.

Coop and David Beckham.

David Gregory: he's "observant".

Video: The Factor faces Arianna Huffington. She responds in kind.

CNN "trivializes Iraq"?

Outrage du jour.

Free Jane Hall?

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

Keep an eye out for when Chris Wallace appears on F&F and takes them to task on how they have been handling Obama's "typical white person" comment
March 21, 2008, 8:44:03 AM EDT – Like – Reply

can you say hypocrite?? oreilly attacks daily kos and huffpo for hatefull comments-but hateful comments can be found on both oreilly and foxnews.com!!! and oreilly wont call foxnews or his own website out about it. he also wont let his viewers know about it either-hypocrite!!! i guess its just the left and not the right!! why doesnt oreilly have his staff go out to right leaning blogs and see the hateful comments about obama/hillary??
March 21, 2008, 9:40:58 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
You're right Wenchie, that was quite an exchange they had. Video is coming presently...
March 21, 2008, 9:42:46 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I think I'll just stick with sports until Monday. Otherwise, it's Obama controversy after Obama controversy 24/7...except for Geraldo/Greta. Then, it's Obama, Dupre, and crime stuff. For me, the Obama gets old and redundant after only a few minutes.
Jane Hall doesn't need to be freed. If she couldn't handle the robust debate in each week's segment, she wouldn't keep showing up.
Arianna Huffington's response to the ambush was so frustrating to read. She actually suggested that the offensive comments on her site were planted by "The Factor" staff.
March 21, 2008, 12:49:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
...which is ridiculous.
March 21, 2008, 12:50:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Jane Hall suffers NOTHING when compared with what Mika B. has to go through sitting next to Joe Scarborough each morning.
I am as conservative as they come and would disagree with Mika's politics, I'm sure, but it's just deplorable the way Scarborough dismisses her, talks over her and other guests, etc. Truly unbelievable. The only reason I watch is because that program seems to have more politics than what its competition has been offering.  
He is SO RUDE!!!
March 21, 2008, 5:51:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Scarborough hates FNC and BOR. In fact, he bashed them both in one blow last August on "Morning Joe."
March 21, 2008, 5:54:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
A good friday for FBN...which I can't see because Cablevision doesn't want it. I know you're getting tired of me saying this, but I want the channel so bad. But Cablevision doesn't care. Money and demand are the bottom line. I'm probably one of the few customers demanding FBN.
March 21, 2008, 7:29:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Thursday's numbers -  
Amazing night for Olbermann. Was it something special or just the 'Obama effect'.
March 21, 2008, 9:20:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Olby did an entire commercial-free hour of speculation about the "Watergatian" passport flap.
March 21, 2008, 9:55:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Let me guess- Olby speculated that it was a covert operation to find smear material by the Bush administration!
March 21, 2008, 10:19:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Vince P
Oh I love this story:
The State Department this evening had not yet released the names of the persons responsible for the unauthorized searches but said two were employed by Stanley Inc. and the third was an employee of The Analysis Corp. (TAC).  
TAC is a McLean-based information firm that has helped the State Department automate the Terrorist Watchlist over the last several years, the company’s Web site said.  
TAC’s Chief Executive Officer John O. Brennan is a former CIA agent who is an adviser to Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign.
March 21, 2008, 10:21:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply