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The After Party: Willard and Cavuto Reflect

Fox Business Network anchors Cody Willard and Neil Cavuto looked back on last week’s tea parties.

Kate O’Hare of Zap2It.com interviews Willard (who partied in Boston):

It was an anti-partisan crowd. It was not a left or right thing. I do think the Republican Party did try to make it a right-wing thing, but that being said, I think basically the crowds were anti-Republican and anti-Democrat. They were equally angry, and rightly so, at both parties…One of the best signs I saw out there yesterday said, ‘O is the new W.’ And that’s the problem. It’s both parties equally.

Malcolm Maclachlan of Capital Weekly talked to Cavuto (who partied in Sacramento):

We can’t pick and choose our rages. I would be more curious why others (networks) chose not to. I guess you can be dismissive all you want. You can say this is just a few rich people gathering in a town center to bitch. People I talked to, certainly in Sacramento, didn’t seem rich to me. A lot of them wish they could be. A lot them are average Joes and Joanns who didn’t look rich, dress rich, act rich, talk rich. They were just very concerned about a government that seemed to be getting bigger.

“Fox Are the Hippies, CNN is The Man…What Does That Make MSNBC?”

The Daily Show summed up the Tax Day Tea Parties last night with an eight-minute segment on the protests — and the coverage. Jon Stewart brought up FBN’s Cody Willard “dropping the f-bomb on Obama” and why “everything is now reversed” with Fox News.

“So Fox is now the voice of the people’s revolution. They’re the hippie station, they’re NPR, they’re Democracy Now,” said Stewart.

He also had some thoughts on CNN’s Susan Roesgen (“Daddy, why is the lady yelling at you?”):

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Related: Here are some images from the Tax Day Tea Parties that you may not have seen on the cablers.

The Ticker: Quinn, Willard, Trump…

> Former ABC News correspondent Matt Quinn, who spent more than a decade at WFAA-TV, died last week in the Texas wildfires. Quinn, 80, had been retired for several years.

> FBN’s Cody Willard is profiled in the Los Angeles Times. He describes his first NYC job (Starbucks barista), most embarrassing on-air moment (involving an ex) and more.

> The Donald is headed to GMA. Donald Trump moves away from his NBC home (“Celebrity Apprentice”) to appear on Good Morning America tomorrow morning, discussing his new book and the economy.

“Happy Hour” For Dylan Ratigan

FBNBolling_3.27.jpgDylan Ratigan may not be hosting CNBC’s 5pm show “Fast Money” anymore, but he turned up on FBN’s 5pm show “Happy Hour”…in a cutout…behind his one-time “Fast Money” panelist-turned FBN anchor, Eric Bolling.

The cutout has not yet been referenced by hosts Bolling, Rebecca Diamond and Cody Willard.

Meanwhile, just before 5pmET, Ratigan sent the Tweet below:

> Update: Foiled again by Twitter! Someone set up the account with Dylan Ratigan’s name and image. People close to Ratigan tell TVNewser he doesn’t have a Twitter account.

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Earlier:

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Ratigan Off the Air

Santelli Has A Tea Party Partner in FBN’s Willard

willard_3-5.jpgAll those Rick Santelli-inspired tea parties happening around the country? His competitor at FBN, Cody Willard, is “all for them.”

Zap2It.com’s Kate O’Hare profiles the Happy Hour co-host, and talked to him about some anti-socialism plans he has in the works. “I’ve even started a social network called SpokeUp.com,” says Willard. “We’re organizing April Fool’s Day Spokeup marches. What we want is for everybody to march on their local town hall on April Fool’s Day against the Republican-Democrat socialist regime.

“You get as much local coverage as you can — your newspaper, your radio, TV, whatever. Just get as much coverage as you can at your town hall and fight this stuff. We’ve got to start somewhere. It’s going to be on the individual, grassroots level, as always.”

Cody Willard on the Stimulus Plan: A “Money and Power Grab by the Socialist Republican/Democrat Regime”

FBN’s Cody Willard spoke with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Bill Steigerwald this weekend…when there was apparently still room for non-Steelers stories.

Willard detests the idea of a stimulus package, calling it “the single largest money and power grab by the socialist Republican/Democrat regime…in the history of this country.” But he did vote:

Steigerwald: Did you vote in 2008?

Willard: Yes, I absolutely did.

Steigerwald: Did you vote for Ron Paul or someone else?

Willard: I do not vote for Republicans or Democrats under any circumstance. They are all part of the problem. I’ll leave you with that answer for that.

The Ticker: Willard, Glor, Cavuto…

> FBN’s Happy Hour co-host Cody Willard has begun contributing daily installments of his “Where’s My Money?!” segment to multiple programs on the network. Here’s one segment from yesterday.

> CBS News’ Jeff Glor is profiled by his hometown paper, The Buffalo News. Glor has been filling in recently for Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News. “It is a fantastic opportunity,” he says. “But honestly, my focus now is on the reporting.”

> With all the Gov. Rod Blagojevich media saturation, what about his Senate appointee, Roland Burris? FNC’s Neil Cavuto talks to him today at 4pmET.

The Ticker: CNBC, FBN, MSNBC…

> Is The Donald mad that former “Apprentice” contestant Rebecca Jarvis doesn’t give the show a shout-out in her CNBC bio? So says Page Six. “‘The Apprentice’ got Rebecca a courtesy interview, but her intelligence, determination and background in both journalism and investment banking got her everything else,” responds CNBC.

> AgencySpy writes about FBN anchor Cody Willard blasting Chrysler today for taking out a full-page ad in the Wall St. Journal and USA Today, “thanking America.” Total cost? At least $500,000.

> The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel took a spill on MSNBC yesterday. There’s not much more to say, so click continued to check out the clip…

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More Going Home For FBN

Two more FBN anchors visited their hometown for the network’s Friday feature: “Opportunity in America: My Hometown.”

Cody Willard in Ruidoso, New Mexico: “Coming here reminds people that we aren’t all Wall Street or big media people.”

Robert Gray in Roxboro, North Carolina: “The area has definitely diversified from it’s tobacco-farming past.”

Earlier:
Charles Payne‘s “Hometown” visit
Brian Sullivan‘s “Hometown” visit

Click continued to see a video Q&A with Willard from the Ruidoso News…

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“A One Way Ticket to New York” for FBN’s Cody Willard

Happy Hour anchor Cody Willard talked about the not-so-happy times in the American economy with Jay Leno last night on the Tonight Show.

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