Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Video: Call her ‘Lady Maria’;
  • Video: Bret Baier shows off
  • CNN welcomes union boss who calls parents terrorists.
  • Mainstream media downplay McAuliffe’s debate gaffe.
  • Hemingway: Crazy to let Chuck Todd host GOP debate.
  • Burack: What ratings say about the state of cable news.
  • FNC airs new promos ahead of 25th anniversary special.
  • CNN’s Avlon hosting series on ‘lunatic fringe wing-nuts‘.

Updated 2:44 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.