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Gretchen Carlson & Laura Ingraham in an Ice-Off

Vanilla Ice was on Fox & Friends this morning. Let me repeat: Vanilla Ice was on Fox & Friends this morning. Rob Van Winkle has gone from rapping to flipping… houses and he’s got a new TV series about it.

But before his segment — and after Laura Ingraham‘s — host Gretchen Carlson and Ingraham couldn’t resist:

US Rep. Cites Glenn Beck in Gold Dealers Investigation

goldline091610.bmpU.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is opening an investigation into TV gold dealers… and cites hosts like Glenn Beck who he says “drive a false narrative.”

Specifically, Weiner seems to be targeting Goldline, which is a regular sponsor of Beck’s TV show, radio program, and web properties.

A press release announcing the investigation states:

Goldline employs several conservative pundits to act as shills for its’ precious metal business, including Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, and Fred Thompson. By drumming up public fears during financially uncertain times, conservative pundits are able to drive a false narrative…

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Laura Ingraham Goes on Hunger Strike to Keep Larry King from Retiring

Ingraham_8.10.jpgFox News contributor Laura Ingraham is going the extra mile to keep Larry King on TV. Ingraham was a guest on CNN tonight, live in an interview conducted late last month from St. Louis. She was promoting her new book The Obama Diaries.

Ingraham: We have started, here in St. Louis, a hunger strike to keep you from retiring. I’m not eating from 9 to Noon every day. We don’t want you to retire. I’m not eating until ou renounce your retirement.

King: It’s just this show, I’m going to be around. I’m going to be doing specials. I’m going to be around. It’s just this show.

It’ll be tough to do her show on an empty stomach. Ingraham’s radio show airs on St. Louis’s FM Newstalk 97.1 from Noon-2pm.

> More: The Ingraham appearance got MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann all atwitter.

Who Should be Eliot Spitzer’s CNN ‘Work Wife?’

A couple of weeks ago, Daily Finance columnist Jeff Bercovici suggested that Eliot Spitzer, were he to sign a deal to join CNN’s still-to-be-decided 8 p.m. program, would need a “work wife” to keep him honest.

Now Bercovici has revisited the issue, suggesting five conservative women to be the yin to Spitzer’s yang. Who are his choices?

Sarah Palin, Monica Crowley, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin and Liz Cheney.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is the leading candidate to be paired with Spitzer.

What do you think? Is Parker a good choice? What about some of Bercovici’s suggestions?

If It’s Summer, It’s Time for TV News Substitutes

Ingraham061110.bmp When summertime rolls around, TV news viewers can be assured of at least one thing: their favorite hosts will be taking some time off.

When the Bill O’Reilly‘s and Keith Olbermann‘s of the world are on vacation, the networks bring out what politico calls “The B-Team”: the substitute anchors who serve as stewards until the more-famous faces return, probably tanned.

Politico profiles some of those substitutes, including “Glenn Beck” fill-in Andrew Napolitano, “Countdown” regular Lawrence O’Donnell and Juan Williams and Laura Ingraham, who regularly fill in on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

While at the “Factor’s” helm, Williams plays a forceful devil’s advocate with its conservative guests, but the man sticks to the script. He’ll recite the show’s opening editorial whether he agrees with it or not. In contrast, when Ingraham is in the chair, it’s her show.

Politico also put together a video highlight reel of the “B-Team” in action, check it out after the jump.

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O’Reilly Defends Fox News Against Stewart’s Criticisms

On “The Factor,” Bill O’Reilly spent his “talking points” segment last night defending the Fox News lineup from the criticisms leveled by Jon Stewart, who appeared on the show this week. Specifically, O’Reilly took on Stewart’s critiques of Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck and, in his conclusion said:

So I understand the shock and awe that some liberals feel about Fox News. I feel their pain. We are different, but that doesn’t mean the network is in business to shill for anybody. It just means that finally conservatives get a break on the tube. And if you object to that, you’re not fair and balanced.

TVNewser also got a shoutout on “The Factor” last night. In another segment about his interview with Stewart, Laura Ingraham joked:

Seeing the two of you together, you guys are pretty sweet together. It’s very entertaining. And I don’t know if this is true, this is just on TVNewser — it just crossed — that apparently you guys are going to announce a spring road tour called the ‘Scold and Kvetch Tour.’

O’Reilly’s full interview with Stewart is posted here.

Laura Ingraham on ‘This Week:’ ‘I Might Not be Invited Back, George;’ Calls Out Charlie Gibson over ACORN Awareness

This morning, the “Roundtable” on ABC’s “This Week” discussed the White House’s war with Fox News Channel.

Referring to comments made by White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, George Will says that Fox News might be “opinion journalism,” but that also “describes The New York Times, and certainly MSNBC.”

Laura Ingraham pointed out that when “esteemed journalist” Charlie Gibson had no clue about the ACORN scandal, there was “a collective gasp across the United States.”

“Charlie has had an amazing career,” said Stephanopoulos. “Let’s set aside that moment.” Much more in the clip:

Meanwhile, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” discussed the issue as well. Huffington Post national editor Nico Pitney, declaring, “By and large, the network is a 24-hour campaign against the Obama administration.” Pitney, like John Podesta on the “This Week” panel, used the talking point about Fox News SVP Bill Shine saying that Fox news is “the voice of the opposition.”

“Reliable Sources” clip after the jump…

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Megyn Kelly Lashes Out at Playboy For “Encouraging Hate, Intolerance, Misogyny”

Kelly_6.5.jpgCalling it a “vile attack,” Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly tore into Playboy and one of its writers over a story on Playboy.com (since pulled) which featured her and other women including Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Michelle Malkin, and Laura Ingraham.

Writer Guy Cimbalo generates what some are calling a ‘rape list,’ naming 10 women he deems ‘conservative’ and arguing that they generate a desire for hate sex among men. The bulk of this piece is devoted to crude attacks.

FNC reached out to Playboy for comment, but in Kelly’s opinion their statement did not go far enough.

It didn’t mean to encourage violence against women? That’s it? How about encouraging hate, intolerance, misogyny? Our viewers can make their own judgment about Playboy. But in my view, this is not the act of a publication that respects women in any way.

Video here, via Johnny Dollar…

Susan Roesgen: Fox News Regular

roesgen_4-16.bmpOne of the reports from CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen at yesterday’s Chicago tea party drew a lot of buzz online (270,000 YouTube views so far), but also from another location — Fox News Channel.

Last night there was an O’Reilly Factor segment (featuring DC-tea party participant Laura Ingraham). Overnight, Red Eye got in on the act. This morning, Fox & Friends devoted a few segments to the report, and Megyn Kelly anchored a segment on America’s Newsroom.

Then this afternoon, Neil Cavuto had a guest on who attended the Chicago rally. She claimed Roesgen “staged” the interviews. (“Staged”, in this case not meaning orchestrated but rather, what the guest described as, “a gross misrepresentation of the surroundings.”)

Another Chicago rally participant had his own camera rolling and captured a conversation Roesgen had with another attendee, just after her “anti-government, anti-CNN” live shot. It shows the discontent in the crowd over her report.

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Bill O’Reilly on Penn, Blitzer and Meghan McCain

oreilly_3-30.jpgAs Bill O’Reilly enters his 100th month as the host of the top-rated cable news show, The Hollywood Reporter asks him who will one day knock him off the top spot. “It’s hard to speculate,” says O’Reilly. “We’re so far ahead now, and my competitors have been around long enough so that they have already been sampled. So it would have to be somebody new.”

He also names “60 Minutes” one of his favorite TV shows, and gives his take on CNN. “I think Wolf Blitzer does a nice job, and Anderson Cooper is an honest guy,” he says.

O’Reilly also talked about his boycott of Sean Penn movies in the interview, and later revisited the topic when he was a guest on “The View” today (he does call Penn’s acting “brilliant”). Also discussed in “The View” interview: Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Meghan McCain vs. Laura Ingraham.

Click continued to see part of O’Reilly’s “The View” appearance…

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