Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Debate-post-debate-Bill O’Reilly 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Hillary Clinton
  • Concha: Hits and misses from MSNBC’s Democratic debate.
  • FNC’s much-criticized press release may have changed America.
  • FTV: MSNBC putting pressure on Rachel Maddow to apologize?
  • Rutz: MSNBC’s debate set a new record…lowest viewership yet!
  • Kurtz: Why did MSNBC put Rachel Maddow on the debate stage?
  • Byers: On debate night the pressure was on MSNBC.  Whoops!
  • Q&A: Rachel Maddow discusses cable, Fox News, sex, and more.
  • Videos: Megyn with Fallon with
  • F&F video: Geraldo Rivera post-debate hugs.
  • Wemple: MSNBC’s low-key questioners put on a ‘substantive’ debate.
  • Cable: rated most helpful news source.  MSNBC’s
  • Megyn Kelly signs multi-million-dollar book deal with HarperCollins.
  • Factor video: on who’s at fault for Carson/Cruz gaffe.
  • FTV: O’Reilly took deserved shots at CNN, Stelter says it’s because of him.

Updated 4:44 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

20 thoughts on “Friday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Videos: Megyn with Fallon part one, part two;
    does not play for me. is it me out of the country or?????
    hold it came up after a minute.
    nbc very slow page

  2. Good segment with O’Reilly and Goldberg.

    I read Wemple’s piece and I find the distinctions in CNN’s reporting (distinctions that Wemple says a clod like O’Reilly is unable to notice) to be so fine as to only become distinctions via 20/20 hindsight.

    If Wemple wishes to use the Mother Jones charges against Bill In order to claim that O’Reilly’s has no moral standing in calling foul in the media, then CNN’s well publicized past mistakes should impugn them too.

    Concha has the most logical analysis of anyone yet as to this brouhaha, although I would put more onus on the Cruz camp.

    • You know…knowing what we know now with the Bretibart voice mail stuff… I’m with you on the Cruz/more onus part.

      • Haven’t heard about voice mail stuff.

        I just think it’s common sense that the Cruz people should have verified anything as significant as what they say they thought they heard…


    What happened in Iowa is an example of what is meant when people talk about a national media that is monolithic in seeing a particular ideological perspective as a moral imperative.

    It’s generally not conscious collusion. It’s a dynamic that generates such a stark difference in appetite, that (depending on the players) makes them either philosophers shaking their heads at the perfidy of human nature or crusading activists bent on nothing less than the complete exposure and punishment of all wrong doers.

  4. Today’s most popular links:
    5 Stephanopoulos
    4 Whoops
    3 may have changed America
    2 part two
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    Megyn with Fallon part one

  5. I read the Mediaite voicemail thing that Concha mentioned.

    The Cruz campaign went full speed ahead with what turned out to be misinformation, and it’s obvious that it was too good an opportunity for them to take the chance of spoiling things by simply calling Carson’s camp.

    That said, take a look at Mediaite. Since Cruz has ascended they are in full otherizing mode. Everything from a headline about the “unsettling” nature of Cruz’ smile, to saying that his tired grouchy daughter refused to perform on camera because she fears her dad.


    • Oh, here’s another Mediaite ‘Let’s Turn Ted Cruz Into The Boogey Man’ piece:

      “Basically Everyone Who Knew Ted Cruz in College is Horrified He’s a Candidate”

      Evidently Mediaite is taking it’s clues from the Soviet Union Era of Russian journalism.

  6. Re: MSNBC putting pressure on Rachel Maddow to apologize

    I read the interview that Maddow had with Playboy (billed as the non-nude issue) that is linked by FTV and I cannot find where Maddow declares that Sanders ‘”will not be”‘ [the Democratic nominee] as FVT quotes from the interview.

    Maddow says that she “cannot imagine” Sanders being the nominee.

    That statement is different from the “declaration” FTV says Maddow made about Sanders in both language and meaning.

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