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Friday Links & Open Thread

Friday cable news links (updated through the day):

New 5:00 pm weekday election hour on FNC. TVN: it's temporary. Is it?

Jennifer in Jordan.

Flogging O'Reilly Day 3: Jesse Jackson on Countdown.

Shocking, horrifying!! [unedited video]

Lunch with Lou.

Courtney Friel revealed.

Oliver North co-hosts H&C tonight.

Pix: ELV Day eleven.

Alan still gets hate mail.

Geraldo sours on Obama?

Interning at Fox.

Molly's math.

MSNBC: The Place for Prisons.

Worse than Fox? Horrors!

CNN not looking any better?

O'Reilly apology.

News or Nancy?

CNN's double standard?

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

On The Mark
O'Reilly did the good and decent thing. He should be commended.
February 22, 2008, 9:31:42 AM EST – Like – Reply

Marty Davis
Just to let you know that I started the media vultures descending on the hot bod of Courtney Friel. My story last Sunday was picked up by Fark, then Gawker, then the Huffington Post. I am a former network radio and TV news anchor with a master's degree in journalism who has been after this particular vapid vixen since Fox hired her nearly a year ago. Friel appears to suffer from a classic case of extreme narcissistic personality disorder and I hope that salivating Fox News suits' wet dreams of transforming her into a news anchor will be dashed - not only for viewers' sakes but for the Fox News anchors with serious news chops.
February 22, 2008, 10:14:59 AM EST – Like – Reply

Marty Davis
Marty Daivs
February 22, 2008, 10:15:36 AM EST – Like – Reply

Marty Davis,
It sounds like you think you are a very important person
February 22, 2008, 12:47:58 PM EST – Like – Reply

I would even bet Marty runs around with one of those little bluetooth cordless phone thingees in his ear.
All the important people I know wear one. Some of them wear them into movie theatres. Too important to "not be in touch".

February 22, 2008, 6:26:01 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
It's amazing how Marty conquered the uber-ability to "Google" words. Good job Marty!
Off the topic of uber-Marty, I just watched Geraldo on O'Reilly. Does anyone else wish that Bill would have chosen Malkin over Geraldo in the dustup? Geraldo is shady, sometimes even slimy. Michelle is well spoken, smart, and sexy. Bill's rationale there is incomprehensible.
February 22, 2008, 11:33:26 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I don't think O'Reilly chose anyone. As I heard it, Michelle decided not to appear on The Factor, not the other way around. Supposedly she was upset about the Geraldo spitting comments, and she had a right to be. But those comments were not said on O'Reilly's show; they weren't even said on Fox. And O'Reilly did prod Geraldo into making an apology. So why does Michelle boycott O'Reilly's program, but continues as an FNC contributor and appears on other FNC programs? Beats me.
February 22, 2008, 11:40:43 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I think O'Reilly could have presented Michelle's position when he questioned Geraldo about it and could have kept Michelle's support. Instead, he allowed Geraldo to say his side without challenge, I remember that episode and thought the same thing then.
She was a great addition to The Factor, a better personality than Geraldo.
February 23, 2008, 12:31:05 AM EST – Like – Reply