Monday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: White House defends
  • Friday’s numbers: Maddow-Pirro (for Hannity)-Laura 1-2-3.
  • AT&T exec pledges a ‘hands-off approach‘ with CNN and HBO.
  • Hersh: Trump obsession is good for ratings, bad for journalism.
  • Media’s gift to Trump: bad journalism that makes him look good.
  • NextRev video:  Seth embarrassed to work for Fox.
  • Video: Kennedy, Chaffetz CNN hires Orden and Morales.
  • CNN said no Israeli soldiers injured in protest but at least 11 were.
  • Fired CNN host still bitter at Zucker.  A very CNN Fathers Day story.

Updated 5:44 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.