Olbermann also gave Giuliani all three Worst Person awards tonight…
November 2, 2007
Part 2 of Jim Gray’s exclusive interview with Barry Bonds airs tonight on Countdown with Keith Olbermann at 8pm ET. Transcript highlights follow…
ON SUSPICION THAT HE BROKE HANK AARON’S HOME RUN RECORD BY USING ILLEGAL STEROIDS:
GRAY: And to those who believe that you have unfairly obtained this record through the use of performance enhancing drugs, what would your response to them be?
BONDS: That’s not true and it’s not right and it’s not fair to me. It’s not fair to me, it’s not true. It’s not fair.
GRAY: Do you think in some ways you are taking the brunt and you’re being unfairly singled out for the entire industry and the problems they have had?
BONDS: I truly believe I have been singled out definitely, 100%.
Big Head D.C. notes Tucker Carlson’s interesting sign off on today’s edition of Tucker…
Update: TVNewser says MSNBC is none too happy with the sign off…
Cable News Daily Live Ratings for November 1, 2007
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 922,000 viewers
CNN – 420,000 viewers
MSNBC – 300,000 viewers
CNBC – 291,000 viewers
HLN – 241,000 viewers
P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 1,931,000 viewers
CNN – 756,000 viewers
MSNBC- 631,000 viewers
CNBC –322,000 viewers
HLN – 470,000 viewers
25-54 Total Day
FNC – 263,000 viewers
CNN – 129,000 viewers
MSNBC – 108,000 viewers
CNBC – 88,000 viewers
HLN- 102,000 viewers
25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 471,000 viewers
CNN – 212,000 viewers
MSNBC – 246,000 viewers
CNBC – 89,000 viewers
HLN – 168,000 viewers
Morning programs P2+ (25-54)
FOX & Friends – 872,000 viewers (302,000)
American Morning- 340,000 viewers (103,000)
Morning Joe – 202,000 viewers (73,000)
Robin & Co. – 225,000 viewers (122,000)
ICN is hearing that tonight on Countdown a correction on the Assad/Bin Laden Giuliani misquote will be given and Keith Olbermann will apologize.
Update: Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton has more…
Keith Olbermann plans to apologize Friday night on his MSNBC show for criticisms he leveled at Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani based on a mishearing of a Giuliani quote from a campaign speech.
That’s according to an MSNBC spokeswoman, who said Olbermann would air the correction and apologize on his Friday-night show.
Big Head D.C. contrasts the numbers MSNBC got for its Brian Williams moderated debate to the numbers it got from its Keith Olbermann moderated debate…
Update: Big Head doesn’t factor in the air times of the two debates which also could have played a role. The AFL-CIO forum was on from 7:00-8:30 while this week’s debate ran from 9:00-11:00. That said, I can’t argue with the idea that Brian Williams makes an excellent moderator and is better suited for the role than Olbermann is.
Senator Barack Obama appeared this morning via satellite on Morning Joe to discuss his foreign policy proposal. Transcript follows…
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC ANCHOR: You know, guys, America has gotten its foreign policy wrong with Iran since 1953. There’s a great book called “All the Shah’s Men” that just shows all the mistakes that we’ve made over the past 40, 50 years.
Well, the New York Times today talks about a dramatic new break with our foreign policy. Barack Obama has proposed it. No major presidential candidate has ever proposed anything like that.
And he’s with us right now.
Senator, thank you so much for being here.
SEN. BARACK OBAMA, D-ILL.: Great to talk to you, Joe.
Portfolio.com’s Jeff Bercovici thinks FNC’s Chris Wallace was a tad premature in making a sweeping statement about the MSM and this month’s low death toll for American soldiers…
No, you don’t see that story there…if you go looking for it before the month of October has even ended. See, those casualty figures have a funny way of creeping up on you if you start talking them up prematurely. Today, citing the release of the official monthly death toll — 39, not Wallace’s 34 — both papers noted that it was the lowest such casualty figure since March 2006.
Michelle Malkin blogs about TVNewser blogging about Keith Olbermann deliberately mispronouncing Malkin’s maiden name.
The MSNBC water-carriers over at TV Newser have linked this blog post, deriding it as a complaint about how my name was pronounced:
On her blog, author and conservative talking head Michelle Malkin corrects MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, not over the content of his commentary, but over his pronunciation…of her maiden name.
Read the entire post here for yourselves and watch the clip. I hope you are not as dense as the TV Newser Olbermann sucker-upper.
I only mention this of course because, well after all, ICN is just a cable TV gossip blog…
The Washington Post’s John Maynard writes about Shannon Bream joining FNC in D.C. to cover the Supreme Court…
WRC weekend anchor Shannon Bream is leaving the NBC station at the end of the month to join Fox News Channel, where she’ll cover the Supreme Court.
“The good thing about the Fox job is that it allows me to use my background as an attorney,” Bream said in an interview yesterday. “So for me that was kind of irresistible, the chance to do that.”
The Herald Sun reports that Rupert Murdoch’s corporate entitities are looking to launch a Sky News Business channel in Australia. The channel will be using material from Fox Business Network and will be competing with CNBC’s expanded presence there.
ANC said the TV channel would deliver a minimum of 16 hours a day of Australian-made programming, covering local and international markets to consumer finance.
The plan comes as CNBC ramps up its operation in Australia, with more local business programming and a bigger broadcast footprint.
ANC chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos said Business Channel was a “major advance” for business journalism in Australia.
“It will be made in Australia, by Australians, for Australians, while maintaining a focus on our region and the world,” he said.
In addition to locally-made programming, the business channel will also use programming from the FOX Business Network in the US, the BSkyB Business News service in the UK, and Reuters Television.