3/7/09 12:51 AM

Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [7:57 pm]:

Foxnews.com revamps videos: new design, HD capable, with embedding [example]:

O'Reilly not backing down.

Another firing demand? [yawn]

Wednesday's numbers.

CNN's iReport.

Shep on campus.

Zucker: drop dead!


Bleeds? Leads!


Obscure comic milks his 15 minutes [language].

Janice's jury duty.

Is Tim Russert "annoying"?

CNN.com's blunder.

MSNBC webcast "unwatchable"?

Another debate?

Video: Colbert with Tony Snow.

Keith moons McCain.

Preview: tonight's "worst person ". Olby's script (just add name-calling).

CNN's Crowes controversy.

Cable news is bad for you?

Quest for the demo.

CNN HQ murder conviction.

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

Mike Chimeri
I think the right and [far-]left blogs have one thing in common: they really don't like BOR.
In discussing HuffPo last night, and unbeknowst to Mary Katharine Ham, BOR used his controlled anger to drive his point. MKH laughed it off.
Why is the old vidcap of Kirsten Powers used here?
February 28, 2008, 12:40:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I'm not criticizing him for doing that; I'm a big fan. I'm just pointing out what he did.
February 28, 2008, 12:41:59 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
> Why is the old vidcap of Kirsten Powers used here? 
Just because. I like it. I'll try to do better tomorrow.
February 28, 2008, 12:56:24 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Okay. I thought it was related to one of the links.
February 28, 2008, 1:23:34 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Well when I started the thread this morning I didn't have any links yet that inspired any particular graphic accompaniment. So I picked that one!
February 28, 2008, 1:45:40 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Okay. I hope you don't think I'm fighting with you. I was just saying I didn't understand, but now I do.
Getting back on topic, I wouldn't say cable news is generally bad for you. It's only bad if you watch too much of it. I used to watch FNC a lot during the day. Now, basically all I watch is "The O'Reilly Factor" and depending on the stories discussed, "Your World." Sometimes, I'll watch at other hours, but I pretty much avoid the channel after 9PM.
February 28, 2008, 2:09:25 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
No problem!
February 28, 2008, 2:18:55 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
On "Your World" today, Neil pronounced Andrea Tantaros' first name the traditional way. Maybe Bill Hemmer mispronounced it on Monday?
February 28, 2008, 4:07:17 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Let me know when the obscure comic's 15 minutes of fame are up. Soon, I hope.
Did KO say anything about BOR's HuffPo-Nazi comparison tonight?
I guess FNC is one step closer to going HD. I can't wait.
February 28, 2008, 9:21:18 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
"Foxnews.com revamps videos: new design, HD capable..."
I've been wondering when FNC is going to get an HD channel. I get CNNHD (ignored), why is Fox dragging it's feet in keeping up with the times?
Megyn Kelly (soon to be Megyn Brunt) would be great in HD.
February 28, 2008, 9:24:23 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Julie Banderas would be great in 3-D.
February 28, 2008, 9:28:43 PM EST – Like – Reply

Obscure comic milks his 15 minutes [language].
This could be a case study in the mindset of Radical American Hating libs. This fool states, "Back in the greenroom I saw the female co-host." He doesn't state her name even though he was "just with her on set," said he did a "GREAT JOB." Then what should have the grammar police out inforce on here, you know who you are, for this from a radical left-wing idiot. Here's the clip: He says something like, "I had to get rid of that guy!" He says? Who said? If what was "something like this," then why the quotation marks? Thus like a good little lib HE MADE IT UP. Now read it grammar police and do your job and point out on the radical left-winger's nobody grammar idiocy. Now spell check me first, lol. And, the left is perfect, LMAO!
February 28, 2008, 9:33:59 PM EST – Like – Reply

I have FNC in HD, FF. Cox Cable. Guess they'll get to you someday.
February 28, 2008, 9:35:44 PM EST – Like – Reply

HD isn't that great. Show's their flaw's. But the ladies of FOX look great either way.
February 28, 2008, 9:37:09 PM EST – Like – Reply

I'm wondering if this "comic" is trying out for ole billy's replacement for the tailchaser's. In one paragraph he prove's he's a LIAR. "I then left the building without speaking to anyone." This qoute at the beginning of the paragraph. "Within three seconds they stated that they accept all viewpoints and that they physically throw opposing viewpoints of the building." This at the end of the paragraph. Paragraph 5 for the grammar police. LIBS!
February 28, 2008, 9:52:27 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
If there are any flaws, they're minimal.
To answer my question about KO, after visiting the "Countdown" website: yes, two things, and he did that stupid mimic voice. I had minimize the video player because I couldn't stand to watch. The audio wasn't any better. (shudder)
All I can say is thank goodness for this site and Olbermann Watch.
February 28, 2008, 10:03:28 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I didn't know FNC was available in HD! I'm calling Comcast today.
February 29, 2008, 6:59:53 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I don't believe it is. But Fox Business for sure comes in HD.
February 29, 2008, 9:11:54 AM EST – Like – Reply