Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 June 2007
Posted on 06/24/2007 5:14:54 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Cal Ripken Jr., former Baltimore Orioles shortstop.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former New York Mayor Ed Koch; political consultant Ed Rollins; actor Sam Waterston.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; actor David Hyde Pierce.
LATE EDITION (CNN) : Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Dennis Ross, former U.S. Mideast envoy; Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy; Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor.
Here 's this sunday's Media Nuggets
###### UNREPORTED Poll-Result about MSM -> Just 23% have confidence in TV News & 22% have confidence in newspapers. That is, 78% of people DON'T believe the Media. Quite an accomplishment (!).
###### 'USA Today' founder on Rush Limbaugh's show: I find that that's one of the funniest programs on the air. I don't become offended by the idiotic things he says; it's OK for Idiots like him to voice their opinion. (Idiocy has it's rewards, See next fact.)
###### Gannett - publisher of USA Today Revenue Plummet 6% on continued advertising weakness and broadcasting declines.
###### Conventional Media wisdom - President Bush is worst-communicator. R i g h t ! - Just ask this Soldier.
With democrats Press manipulate Drudge with old Re-cycled story.
###### The Incredible Shrinking -> New York Times.
###### Bill O'Reilly Rips Newspapers @ Columnists' Confab.
###### Fox's Red Eye -> is America's latest TV hit. Liberals are puzzled!
###### MSM - Underreported / Unreported -> Journalists slayings are tallied, but truth is NOT. 4 out of 5 journalists killed in Iraq have been Iraqi.
###### This Just In.........
*** Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Sen. Joe Lieberman Lunching with First lady Laura Bush @ WH - FLOTUS Strategery! (expect the unexpected.).
*** Former ABC WH correspondent Geoff Morrell, is Pentagon's new spokesman.
*** CNNs Washington bureau sure is fertile these days. The bureau welcomed three baby girls into the world last week, all within a 24-hour period.
*** Fox Intern & God.
*** Fox Entertainment correspondent - Star Magazine's Jill Dobson replaces Bill McCuddy.
*** CNN Head Line News' PrmeTime with Erica Hill is extended to 2 hours - 5 to 7 PM Eastern. (Erica Hill is Conservative & CNN-HLN is more Conservative than FNC).
I would take every one of these shows off the air. They violate the Fairness Doctrine.
StategyPage.com ^ | 06-23-07
June 20, 2007: After weeks of maneuvering in and around Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi forces have isolated and cornered large numbers of terrorists in Diyala province (northeast of Baghdad), and especially in the provincial capital, Baqouba. This is a major operation, with 9,000 Americans and a thousand Iraqi troops (and police) involved. In addition, there are several hundred local irregulars, who have switched sides. This is a big change in the Baghdad suburbs. While tribal leaders and warlords in the west (Anbar province) have been turning on terrorist groups, especially al Qaeda, for several years, the gangs of Baghdad were more resistant to changing sides. That’s because Baghdad is the home of Saddam’s staunchest supporters. These guys are prime candidates for war crimes prosecutions, for the many atrocities committed by Saddams’ secret police over the decades. While the government has been willing to offer amnesty to many lower ranking Baath party members, the Baghdad neighborhoods and suburbs are full of people considered too dirty to qualify. This is the no-surrender crowd. But let’s face it, these guys are also all over the lists Shia death squads carry. Iran has even offered cash rewards for the deaths of many Saddam lieutenants who were involved in the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, or subsequent murders of Shia clergy. The Kurds have their death lists as well. These are desperate and dangerous people.
Years of collecting data on the bad guys has paid off as well. Month by month, the picture of the enemy became clearer. This was literally the case, with some of the intelligence software that created visual representations of what was known of the enemy, and how reliable it was. The picture is clear enough to maneuver key enemy factions into positions that make them easier to run down. Saddam’s henchmen were no dummies. They were smart enough, and resourceful enough, to build a police state apparatus that kept Saddam in power for over three decades. For the last three years, that talent has been applied to keeping the henchmen alive and out of jail. Three years of fighting has reduced the original 100,000 or so core Saddam thugs, to a few thousand diehards. Three years ago, there were hundreds of thousands of allies and supporters from the Sunni minority (then, about five million people, now, less than half that), who wanted to be back in charge. Now the remaining Sunni Arabs just want to be left in peace. Thus the Sunni nationalists of Baqouba are shooting at, and turning in, their old allies from Saddams Baath party and secret police. This isn’t easy for some of these guys, but it’s seen as a matter of survival. While the Battle of Baqouba is officially about rooting out al Qaeda, and hard core terrorists, it’s also about taking down the Baath party bankers and organizers who have been sustaining the bombers with cash, information and encouragement.
Both the terrorists and U.S. troops know that victory has been defined as several weeks with no bombs going off in Baghdad. The media is keeping score, and they use their ears and video cameras. No loud bangs and no bodies equals no news. That’s victory.
Not really. The real war is within the Iraqi government. The terrorists lost two years ago, when the relentless slaughter of Moslem civilians turned the Arab world against al Qaeda. Journalists missed that one, but not the historians. The war in Iraq has always been about Arabs demonstrating that they can run a clean government, for the benefit of all the people, not just the tyrants on top. So far, there have lots of victories and defeats in this, and no clear decision overall. Elections have been held several times, but the people elected have proved to be as corrupt and venal as their tyrannical predecessors. Everyone admits that this bad behavior is not a good thing, but attempts to stop it have been only partially successful. Changing thousands of years of custom and tradition is not easy. The clay tablets dug up in the vicinity of Baghdad, reveal similar scandal and despair over four thousand years ago. Most Iraqis realize, however, that if the chain of corruption is not broken, the dreary past will again become a painful present.
Really! I don't generally listen to the fluff he reports on, but he always struck me as a nice and rather appealing guy.
Now did the actually get Kennedy out of bed for the interview this morning or was this taped?
Thanks for posting this Johnnie, it is really great news you’ll never hear on the DBM. I will be forwarding this out to a lot of doubting Thomas’s who insist the war is lost.
As far as the corruption and venalty in government goes, no one country or area has a lock on that. We have it here, too. We call it the Democratic Party.
They probably got him on the way home from a night-long bender at the local DC topless bar.
Just as long as they got him off the streets.
I really got a charge out of Allen Neuharth's(creator of USA Today) remarks about Rush calling him an "idiot".
Ironically Neuharth was dumb enough to fall into the trap of the charge we make the most about the rats, that most of their arguments are based on emotion not fact. He just proved that again for us(falling directly into the hole we dug for him) and coming from the top of msm/ rat/land I cherish it as a great coup. Go Rush go.!!
~9 months after CNN celebrated the Democratic win in the 2006 primaries.
So, will a second crop of babies now follow in August,
nine months after the last Dem win in Nov. 06 and CNN's second celebration?
Have just got back in doors from cleaning the pigeons out will freshen up and get a cup of coffee and some lunch and post the awards.
Sorry lack of manners thanks for putting the thread up as usual
Hmmm.... September ‘06? Must have been the Foley “Scandal” that got them so worked up.
Sort of funny and easy listening I thought maybe he did not dig the dirt enough for the ratings.
Would you post the honors here, please?
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