Skip to comments.Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)
Posted on 06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT by Phsstpok
Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)
The main message is the Sunday Shows. Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post. Then I'll post the ping list.
ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos)
CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer)
CNN Late Edition (Wolf Blitzer)
Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace)
NBC Meet The Press (Tim Russert)
I would particularly ask that anyone with specific knowledge or resources about the topics / guests announced for these shows post them here so that the rest of us can go into the shows with a heads up on what to look for.
The Beltway Boys (Mort Kondrake, Fred Barnes)
CNBC's Tim Russert Show (Tim Russert)
Fox News Watch (Eric Burns)
The Weekend Preview Thread is up
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The forces of the Old Empire are marshaling their counter attack against team Bush. They are throwing all caution (and discretion) away. This could be a real interesting weekend.
The most interesting guests to me will be the debate between Mitch McConnell and Dick Durbin. I can't understand what possessed ABC to give Mitch the opportunity to trash the turban... unless they have some FBI files loaned to them by Hillary? Stossel is also always fun, but they'll minimize him in the Voices segment. Watch Hagel and Karzai on CNN for clues to the counter attack against Bush and company to try to blunt their momentum. And watch for a deal to be offered on immigration between Pete King and the amnesty crowd in exchange for more funding for NY. Pete has to get reelected, dontcha know?
And watch the trash Bush hit parade on MTP. That is the leading edge of the counter attack. I'm betting that Timmah went to his contacts in the Democrat leadership and made it plain that he wouldn't sit still for losing to Steponallofus without fighting back. They either had to cough up some big guns or he was going to start courting the pubbies. It looks like the Dims complied, in exchange for a free hand to push their new message without any contrary voices.
The dominant meme appears to be that Bush has had a good couple of weeks in Iraq, so far, but it's now time to get back to all of the bad things that the media wants to concentrate on. Oh, and the Democrats may be totally in disarray and not have a brain in their heads, but it's obvious to everyone (in the media) what they need to do in order to win in November... isn't it?
Be advised - I'm posting this on Friday night and then going to bed. I've had a hard week trying to catch up from the trip to Boston and even managed to pick up a bug from a co-worker. I have a feeling I'm going to be suffering through a minor bout of something all weekend, so I'm going to get some sleep. I'll respond to you all in the AM.
Okay, usually it takes a scroll down through a comment or two for the humor to build up and cause a true laugh out loud. This time you sucker punched me right off the bat.
Your analyses of the shows is amusing. Thanks for that and for the great links.
Oh, sorry friend. Feel better. And take care of yourself.
Good night...get well, and thank you for all of your hard work.
Hopefully after a good night's sleep, you will be raring to go this weekend.
I was surfing through some lib websites this week..and I found that Russ Feingold seems to be getting more and more popular, as Hillary and Kerry have disappointed the progressives...sigh.
Oh,...but, I even saw one post that suggested that Babs Boxer would make a great POTUS candidate!!!
I turned on Alan Colmes' radio show...
and HIS new "talking point" re: the terrorist group in Florida??
"I thought we went to Iraq to fight them over there...and now we find out they are here...so, I guess Bush lied again..."
Also...of course he is appalled about the feds getting the banking transactions of terrorists.
ROFLOL! You aren't the only one! Phsstpok said he wasn't feeling well and tired, but he was definitely on his game w that one!
Thanks as always Phsstpok. I was traveling last weekend and couldn't catch up until Monday.
Glad I'm back on schedule.
Here is part of a post from yesterday which is a dialogue between Hugh Hewitt and Mark Steyn which was a great read: "Bill Hemmer: Well, what kind of a message are you sending them, if you're suggesting leave before that mission's complete?
BB: Well, we're sending them the message that we stand behind them. We're sending them a message very clearly, we Democrats, that we want to give them what they need to do the job, that we want to be with them when they come home, and that we want to give them a mission that is doable and that is winnable. And you know, 99% of the Republicans said stay the course. And if you go back to a Republican president, Teddy Roosevelt, who said essentially that blind adherence to an executive by the Congress is unpatriotic. I think that's a fascinating thing. We need to stand up for our troops. We have to stand against the status quo which is not working."
I wonder if Senator Boxer will say something equally profound on FTN. Here is the link if anyone would like to read the entire interview, which is quite good:
Added to info re Karzai, he recently slammed the media and issued directives. This is to counter their glorifying giving the Taliban and conferring equal footing with those fighting for freedom. Of course, he's is being slammed by the lib organizations for squelching freedom of speech:
Also on Thursday, the Afghan president defended guidelines issued to news groups about reporting on the Taliban insurgency, saying some media were "legitimising terrorism" in their articles.
He said he would guarantee media freedom but his government was concerned about how some of the media were reporting on the insurgency by the Taliban movement.
Karzai said: "Part of the media especially the electronic media are ... almost legitimising some acts of terrorism. That's what we're concerned about. That's what we are trying to correct."
The document containing the guidelines was sent to Afghan editors on Monday, prompting an outcry from rights groups concerned about press freedom as Afghanistan tries to establish itself as a democracy.
It says "terrorist commanders" should not be interviewed or the Nato and US-led forces criticised.
"These directives are an insult to the hard work and personal sacrifice of Afghan journalists who try to get the truth out to the public"
Sami Zarifi, Human Rights Watch
Stories of terror activities should not lead news bulletins and "enemy" statements which portray the government as un-Islamic should not be covered or the security forces portrayed as weak.
Some television stations have broadcast interviews with alleged Taliban officials who speak against Karzai's government and the thousands of international soldiers based in Afghanistan to hunt down Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.
Other media prominently carry Taliban claims about attacks that turn out to be false or exaggerated.
The hand-delivered 24-point list was anonymous but understood to have been issued by the intelligence service which had summoned editors to a meeting on the topic last week.
New York-based Human Rights Watch criticised the notice, saying it should be immediately revoked by the government.
Sam Zarifi, the group's Asia research director, said: "The intelligence services restrictions are a blatant intrusion on the freedom of Afghanistan's fledgling media.
"These directives are an insult to the hard work and personal sacrifice of Afghan journalists who try to get the truth out to the public."
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said it was concerned but added that it had reservations about some of the media's reporting.
That sounds like President Bush and President Karzai need to talk...they have a LOT in common, re: having to fight the press, as well as the terrorists.
The Sunday Show Lineup
By: Mark Kilmer · Section: Other Politics
For Sunday, June 25, 2006
Meet the Press (NBC): Host Tim Russert will talk to -- brace yourselves! -- Russ Feingold. They'll discuss "GET OUT OF IRAQ NOW!," "Russ '08," and maybe cheese.
FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talked timetable/date certain, pro and con, with John Warner and Carl Levin. Then he turns his attention back to immigration, with Arlen Specter and Peter King.
Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer has the WashPost's Doyle McManus in to help him ask questions of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Dick Lugar and Democrat FR committeeperson Babs Boxer.
This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos chats with Mitch McConnell and that famed Nazi hunter Dick Durbin. Some affiliates will do the World Cup thing instead of Durbin & Steph. (The GOP Senate whip can take care of himself.) It depends on the House postion, if you're using the Equal House system, on the synastry chart for Durbin and Steph, and if Capricorn is at the cusp of the seventh house. It's a complex formula, but the show will be aired on my affiliate, in the neonatal binary cusp preceeded by Pluto.
Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer has a good one this week. He talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai then... together for the umpteenth time, Joe Biden andChuck Hagel.
Better Russ than Kerry again. The smartest Dem on this week is Specter (FNS), and he's a Republican. (Karzai is a democrat, but the D isn't capitalized.) Warner is pretty good at handling Levin, and Mitch can handle Durbin. This is a R vs. D saga, several degrees more intense because the Dems want desperately to smell blood for the November general elections.
Comments >> Jun 24th, 2006: 13:03:30
For those who have missed it, the cryptic references to astrology are not so subtle smackdowns of Kos' partner in crime, Jerome Armstrong, who apparently made his mark by using astrology to predict the future (though it may have been mostly after the fact). It appears he may also have used this "skill" to tout stocks and / or politicians, which Kos then conveniently began pushing on his web site (that last part may not have started till Armstrong was barred from doing stocks by the SEC and went into political consulting). Inquiring minds (at the DOJ) want to now.
It's pronounced (at least by me... I've never heard it said out loud) "fist pock" with a minor click between the syllables. It's from Larry Niven's early novel Protector. From the novel: "A hiss and snap of beak: Phssth-pok." Niven actually spells it Phssthpok, but that just seemed a bit much for me. <g>
I had not seen the material on Karzai complaining about the media coverage. All I heard was his complaints that could be used as attacks on us and the British. Why am I not surprised?
Great catch. I wonder if Wolfie will steer clear of this topic or tie it in with the controversy over the NY Slimes treasonous behavior?
Thanks .. hearing how it sounds makes writing it easier. And thanks for ALL you do, phsst! ;)
Here is a thread from early this morning....I thought I would bring it here...since Howie Dean DID do the dem response today...
And, I am sure this subject will be brought up tonight and tomorrow.
I heard on Fox News a little while ago....that the Senate Judiciary Committee (Arlen Specter)...will be having "hearings" on the newest leak by the NYTimes..the tracking of the finances of terrorists...
THAT didn't take long, since the story just broke--Arlen must have broken a land speed record to get THAT hearing together...
Of course, the hearing isn't to find out who is a the bottom of LEAKING, or to find out if it is kosher for the NYTimes, LATimes, and Wall Street Journal...to go ahead and publish a story after being explicitly ASKED not to, by the POTUS/CIC during a time of war.
I can't believe that Fox would do this, but you don't suppose that they (and Arlen) had a heads up on the NY Times story and set this up aforehand?
Nah, that's too Machivellian...
But not outside of what is likely to happen today.
Wizbang has caught the MyDD crowd going through their blog archives and removing all references to astrology, following the revelation that Kos partner Jerome Armstrong had a career as an astrologist: Jerome Armstrongs Nutroots.
Hmm. This sounds familiar.
I've been pondering the NY Times SWIFT story as an attempt to overwhelm the successes in Iraq for these shows (which is clearly what they intended). They chose this week to drop this little bombshell to try to change the news cycle and, particularly, to try to get the White House and Republicans to call for prosecution or other sanctions so that they could declare themselves the victims of "evil Bushitler." But I have a feeling that the smell of potential criminal acts by Kos and the Blogfather just a week or so after all of the lefty media "elite" and Democrat leaders kowtowed to them in Las Vegas may just make this an impossible play on their part. It will be interesting to see if they are really that stupid as to try to play the New York Times as the victim of the "fascist Bush administration bent on world domination and destruction of the free press" in the context of this crap.
They lay down with pigs they got up with not only flees, but also a few other parasites... some of them fatal...
Phsstpok...I am re-posting one of the links you had above, re: the amendment in the Defense Spending Bill that just PASSED...re: North Korea.
I find it very, very maddening that this amendment by Biden, Levin, and Reid was passed on a unanimous consent...and I haven't been able to find ANY debate between the Republicans and the dems on this...
I am really ticked off tonight, can you tell? LOL
Considering that N. Korea has been bigtime in the news this last week...and our policy there should be, IMHO, of the utmost importance to the Congress and the American peop"le..
HERE is an amendment, not debated or voted on, on the floor of the Senate, that basically says that Bush has failed in North Korea, made us MORE in danger..and MUST, according to this amendment have a NEW person in charge...and must clear all of this with the Senate.
I would think that anything this important SHOULD have been debated "in the light of day"...
I SWEAR these "unanimous consent" amendments that are just added "en bloc" to these bills are gonna get our country in big trouble...
Also, there is an amendment, that was passed the same way...by Kerry that require a summit that involves Iraq, the surrounding countries, the Arab League, the EU, the permanent members of the UN Security Council...that one didn't have a roll call vote either...(if I read my source site right)...
This crappy stuff will never make it out of conference. Count on it.
What I would like to know, is how it made it in the bill...where were the Reps??
Also...I would LOVE for President Bush to veto it..if it doesn't get take out.
This is one I am going to watch for, when the bill comes back to the Senate..
(please remind me if I forget, the old memory is going FAST..LOL)
The Miami or "Overtown 7" as they are know here, is a huge joke. These bozos are too dumb to break into a 7-11 much less blow up something. They used to do exercises at midnight in overtown, in costume.
One of the warehouse owners who knows them was interviewed on Miami radio today and he thinks if you gave them $500 they would agree to do just about anything.
Typical Miami dirtbags, the city is full of them, hardly the terrorist types.
The real terrorists were found through able danger, not screwing around and setting up Miami low-life criminal/terrorists wannabes like these idiots.
Feel better Phsstpok, great job again.
The msm/drive-bys have really shown their true colors during this war, their relationship with many of us will never ever be the same.
I see that the deal is that the House has passed no such thing, as is the case with the "new envoy to N. Korea" business, so it is meaningless garbage. Apparently, Biden is trying to make himself feel important as Mr. Policy Guy. LOL. What a hoot he is.
Oh, great...I hadn't seen the UN one.
I wonder if he will be asked about his "Iraq plan" of dividing a soveriegn country into 3 different ones???
Doncha know if a Rep had come up with that..and made as big of a deal about it as Biden did....he/she/we would never have heard the end of it by the MSM....all ridicule all the time.
I haven't heard ANY negative reviews..in fact, I haven't heard a PEEP about that plan for weeks...even from Biden...LOL
What a good catch, TXsleuth. When something is passed by unanimous consent, I'm assuming that even Republicans signed on to this assumption that the administration has permitted the N. Korean threat to grow.
And who should this coordinator regarding North Korea be? Madeline Albright? LOL
He will babble and act "concerned" and trash Bush in a low-key way. I will watch him because he is my senator and I want to be able to call his office tomorrow and have my facts in order.
Why is it we never see Senator Inhofe or Senator Coleman? Your comment on Mitch McConnell answers my question, of course.
Add me to your ping list please.
Now that is unreal....
I'm going with the Cheney/ Rove ticket in 08....
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