Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 May 2007
Posted on 05/06/2007 4:36:37 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, May 6th, 2007
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; the Rev. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former CIA Director George Tenet.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; former Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va.; Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha; Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie; Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy.
I do not have a top 3 to post this morning until Rodguy911 finishes it.
I think it’s going to be a great day
Good morning, Alas.
I wonder if the country will tire of this way too long presidential campaign. Perhaps many are not paying any attention.
I’ll be interested to see how thoroughly Tim grills Tenet on his inconcistencies. Why do I get the feeling it’s going to be a Cheney bash-fest?
Just finished it’s up.
Vast understatement I am afraid.
CIA Senior Operative Calls Tenet A Liar, but for MSM - he is a "hero". Another liar was their hero too, who has paid fines for his lies & got impeached.
I was hoping Fred Thompson would be on.
As a followup to his great speech Friday night.
Don’t you think it would be wise for republicans to avoid these stupid sunday shows & rather appear on Rush, Hannity, Hewitt & Ingraham likes?
Thank you everyone for watching these shows and reporting...I can read your reports and my blood pressure stays below the stroke level.
I was hoping Fred would be on one of the Sunday shows too.
(I love your tag line.....)
Is it possible for you to post a link to the ratings for these Sunday shows? They are just used as propaganda tools by the left, because certain comments become talking points both in Congress and in the DBM. Other comments - favorable to Republicans, conservatives or the Administration just get dropped down the memory hole.
He did so I am sure in a Christian manner of taking a person at his word until proven otherwise. But in the winner take all game of big league politics truth can be elusive at best.
Fred needs conservatives, moderates, independents and right-progressives to win the Presidency.
If Fred is on Rush or Laura, he’s singing to the choir. He speaks to a more demographically rich audience when he’s on the Sunday talk shows.
This is just as true like while Fox is top on ratings over other cablers, it also sufferred ratings hit. Remember during 2002, whenever President makes a prime-time or SOTU speech FNC came very near to catch broadcast networks. EveryOne was predicting FNC was about to beat broadcast networks. Unfortunately, FNC started to hire liberals from other networks and sometimes more hostile to Bush & Republicans.
Excellent link, anita.
I found this comment in that thread very powerful, because we keep trying to separate some muslims from other muslims according to how ‘warlike’ they are.
From Captain’s Quarters:
Carol said the religion of peace died. Well, it did, but that was a lot longer ago than you may realize.
According to Robert Spencer and Gregory Davis, Islam was a religion of peace for the few years that Mohammad was in Mecca — before he had an army and was vulnerable to attacks from those who resented his claim to be the one and only prophet. This is the period of time when all of the “peaceful” and tolerant surahs were “revealed”. The surah that says, “There is no compulsion in religion” was “revealed” when Mohammed had no power to compel anyone.
Later, after he was forced out of Mecca and made his way to Medina, he began raising troops and resorting to warfare to spread his power and force others to accept him as the final and only authority to whom God spoke. During this period of time, the violent, kill-the-infidels-wherever-you-find-them surahs were “revealed”.
Someone pointed out that God wasn’t being consistent in his instructions, so Mohammed had another “revelation” in which Allah pointed out that he could “do all things”, including changing his mind and “abrogating”, or negating, previous revelations.
So the later, most violent of the surahs, the ones commanding all Muslims to engage in jihad and spread Islam by the sword, became official Islamic doctrine. And the hadiths that inform Muslims about Mohammed’s life — and therefore inform them of proper Islamic behavior — are full of brutal stories of Mohammed’s head-chopping conquests and slaughters.
I highly recommend reading Islam 101 here: http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam101/
Posted by: Michael Smith at May 6, 2007 06:23 AM
A caller to C-Span just said that he thinks Unity 08 could win with a ticket of Ron Paul and Mike Gravell. LOLOL.
Tenet didn’t have to “throw a curve ball” to get his 15 minutes of fame. All anyone has to do to get onto these Sunday shows, is bash Bush - in a book, on stage, in front of a camera, and bingo. The DBM will pay good money for an interview.
Anyone know where Dodd’s getting his statistics on what the Iraqis think?
Timmy is reading from Woodward’s book “Plan of Attack” as if the made up dialogue is fact.
Tenet says that didn’t happen. Says you owe the President your best discipline. (What the heck does that mean?)
Now Timmy makes up other dialogue that Tenet SHOULD have said, i.e., that it’s not a slam dunk.
Can't say where he pull them from on a family friendly thread.
Got it! ;^D
Thanks for the link....very interesting read.
Hope everyone has a chance to read it.
Oh, lordy, now Timmy is using Woodward’s “State of Denial” as fact about what people said and didn’t say and what they should have said.
I don’t get “Meet the Depressed” until 10:30...and, by then I have a headache. So, that’s for the comments.
Tim asks “Do you now believe that the war was a mistake?”
Tenet gives a non-answer.
Chris Dodd is an idiot, just lie after lie after lie, and unfortunately Chris Wallace is not countering him, although he did try. Dodd keeps saying that AQ is NOT in Iraq and we need to redeploy to Afghanistan where the real threat is. What a dweeb and an idiot. These democrats don’t have a clue, and Wallace should have been much stronger calling him on it. He would have if Dodd was a republican, but he just lets him skate.
Wallace should ask him why he and his colleagues refuse to debate on FNC. Will he?
For me, the most damning admission by Tenet is that he met with Bush SIX DAYS A WEEK but did not tell him about the threat assessment in the summer of 2001 because “presidents are not the action persons, the National Security Officer is the correct chain of command.”
If I were Clinton, G.. forbid, I would sue Tenet for defamation, for writing that he did not talk to Clinton but to Sandy Berger - the action guy!
Why doesn’t Wallace ask Dodd what the Dimms are doing to reduce skyrocketing gas prices????
Nope .. but Dodd apparently thinks the only place we should be fighting Al-q is in Afgan.
He doesn’t want to admit there are Al-q in Iraq
What an idiot.
Now Tim is trying to crucify the VP.
Tenet is very, very defensive and so deep into cya mode that he can’t make any sense.
He somewhat did
Dodd want a carbon Tax so gas can cost MORE!
They have a clue .. they just don't want to have to deal with Al-q
Much like Clinton did during the 1990's when he was President
Interviewing Dodd is a waste of time.
Sounds like we are watching liars lie about other liars.
Timmy’s entire focus this morning is on WMD. Not one other reason for taking out Saddam has been or will be mentioned.
The jist of it is that the President, VP and Condi are all liars and Tenet’s fault is in not calling “time out.”
like minds, one sheet at a time no more!!
So- it appears that due to the immaturity and infighting at Langley, the president was given incomplete and distorted information. Is that about it, in a nutshell?
And now George Tenet (talk about being in a state of denial) wants to somehow talk his way out of taking responsibility for the repurcussions.
Is there any reason to think this mentality is no longer operative at the CIA?
Tim is not getting quite what he wants from Tenet but he is just proceeding as if he is.
Tenet is now beginning to understand just how under attack he is and has crossed his arms. I think he is trembling just a bit.