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Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 10/20 - 10/21/07 (not the live thread)
Network and Cable News Shows | October 20, 2007 | Network and Cable News

Posted on 10/20/2007 10:22:12 PM PDT by Phsstpok

Preview and Analysis for Weekend of October 20th and 21st, 2007

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

NBC's "Meet the Press"
  • Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Kate O'Beirne
  • Judy Woodruff
  • Author Sally Bedell Smith ("For Love of Politics -- Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years")
  • Author Stephen Colbert ("I Am America [And So Can You!]")

CBS's "Face the Nation"

  • Presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.)

Fox News Sunday

  • Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Presidential candidate Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.)
  • Brit Hume
  • Mara Liasson
  • Bill Kristol
  • Juan Williams
CNN "Late Edition"
  • Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice)
  • Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.)
  • Lebanese parliamentarian Walid Jumblatt
  • Economy: Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank
  • Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh
  • Russian presidential candidate Garry Kasparov
  • Elaine Quijano
  • Bill Schneider
  • Gloria Borger

ABC's "This Week"

  • Presidential candidate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.)
  • Author Tommy Lasorda
  • Mark Halperin
  • Time Magazine
  • Donna Brazile
  • George Will

The dinosaur media is intent, this week, on telling Republicans who to pay attention to (and who not to) in their primaries.  They even throw up a faux candidate (their favorite, by far) as a featured guest.  For the distaff side of the argument they offer up a long line of Hillarybots.  Gee, I wonder what their intentions are?

NBC Meet The Press leads the ersatz pack with Colbert and a gaggle of "experts" who will tell us that Hillary is a "shoe in" and John "DBM" McCain is back, talking straight talk and really giving those racist fascist Republicans what for (woo hoo!!).  How much do you want to bet that Doris Kearns Goodwin won't be asked about plagiarism and that Judy Woodruff won't be asked asked about when she knew that Valerie Plame was a spook?  Rule number 1: don't mess with the officially sanctioned narrative.

CBS Face The Nation spends their half hour fishing in the Romney pond for sound bites to use against other Republicans.  This is CBS 101.

Fox News Sunday brings us the actual "come back kid," John F'n McCain, and the DBM is so happy to tell you that he's really back and worth paying attention to.  Ho hum.  Oh, then there's Mike Huckabee, the other Republican that the DBM likes.  Not a really great recommendation in my book.

CNN Late Edition serves up their usual smorgasbord or non-Americans who will tell us what is wrong with us.  Oh joy.  This time their intent on telling us how wrong we are to be winning in Iraq, so we should just give up already.  Pretty standard fare.

Finally ABC This Week serves up the Dhimmicrat bound and determined to come in fourth place in Iowa.  No, seriously, that's the target of the Biden campaign.  Yep, that's the kind of president I'm lookin' for, one who finishes out of the money.  Pathetic.

The schedule for the Saturday shows are all screwed up, for what reason I don't know.  The FNC shows were on early this afternoon, but the FNC debate isn't until Sunday, so I'm just not tracking on their thinking.  What's new about that?  The Beltway Boys offer up a rare look at McChimpy's successes, such as they are (according to the inside the beltway intelligentsia).  Fox News Watch congratulates the omniscient MSM for taking Harry Reid's side in the dust up with Rush... no wait, they didn't mention that at all.  Instead they congratulated the MSM for reporting only the "newsworthy" Bush bashing by Sanchez and defebded ignoring the "not newsworthy" press bashing part of the same speech.  Yep, reality MSM style.  Tim Russert's Show on MSNBC serves up the babes and freakazoid talent from CNBC as proof, proof mind you, that no one should watch the Fox Business Channel stuff.  And ignore the actual math, we're in a recssion, no matter what others tell you!  So there!  Finally the Journal Editorial Report exmines the minor questions surrounding success in Iraq, Dhimmicrat attempts to sabotage that success by antagonizing our ally, Turkey, and even touches on the left's plans to raise taxes by 1 trillion dollars.  Yes, that's 1 trillion.  Just ask Charlie Rangel, he'll tell you.  It's his money and you must fork it over, ya hear?

This is a nothing weekend so far as the DBM is concerned.  As proof of that notion I point out that three Republican candidates are given air time.  I think they're assuming that most folks will be paying attention to the baseball playoffs.  Let's mess with their heads and actually tune in for a change. 

I'm rushing this while I prep for a week on the road.  I'm really, really glad that the DBM is cooperating and not actually putting up something interesting or controversial this week.

This should be cross posted to my blog at later today.

This thread exists primarily as a heads up for who is on the weekend talks shows, what they've been invited on to push (based on their recent pronouncements) and the spin (meme) the DBM is likely trying to push based on that information. All of this is prep work for the weekly Sunday Morning Talk Show thread posted by Alas Babylon!. That thread provides a live commentary and analysis of the Sunday talking head shows, with valuable insight and exceptional fact checking. we are the Jedi Council of FreeRepublic, at least in regards to these DBM gabfests. You wanna know what was said and what it meant, as well as where they messed up? Read that thread!

Mark Kilmer has posted his excellent preview of the Sunday shows over at Redstate.COM.

Politico.COM has their Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: candidates; sunday; sundaytalk; talkshows

Show by Show Preview

Below are the topics and guests announced for these programs, along with my take on the "memes" that the shows are trying to push.  With each guest's name are a series of links that I found in a web search that helped me get a handle on who they are and what their likely positions will be when they are interviewed.

Saturday Shows For

The Beltway Boys (Mort Kondrake, Fred Barnes)

CNBC's Tim Russert Show (Tim Russert)

Fox News Watch (Eric Burns)

Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page

NBC Meet The Press (Tim Russert)

CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer)

Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace)

CNN Late Edition (Wolf Blitzer)

ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos)

1 posted on 10/20/2007 10:22:14 PM PDT by Phsstpok
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To: A.Hun; Bahbah; Txsleuth; MNJohnnie; eeevil conservative; Alas Babylon!; Seattle Conservative; ...

The Weekend Talk Show Preview is up

It is also cross posted to my blog at

Here's a sample of  my usually witty commentary...

... The dinosaur media is intent, this week, on telling Republicans who to pay attention to (and who not to) in their primaries. They even throw up a faux candidate (their favorite, by far) as a featured guest. For the distaff side of the argument they offer up a long line of Hillarybots. Gee, I wonder what their intentions are?... 

2 posted on 10/20/2007 10:25:05 PM PDT by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: Phsstpok
At least I don't have to worry about watching FNS this week.

With the change of times, I missed Fox News Watch, but got to see a late version of the Beltway Boys after the Journal Report.

Thanks for all of your hard work!

3 posted on 10/21/2007 4:29:06 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Phsstpok

You want to see Harry Reed & Rush Limbaugh... you're forced to see Doris Kearns Goodwin & Judy Woodruff.

4 posted on 10/21/2007 4:51:36 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Phsstpok

Wonderful job as always, Phsstpok.

The MSM really does want to force McCain down our throats. It is NOT working.

5 posted on 10/21/2007 5:05:25 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Phsstpok
There must be a mistake here. You listed TWO conservatives on the panel on "This Week without Cokie and Sam"
6 posted on 10/21/2007 5:36:01 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: Phsstpok
As always, a prize-winning thread!
7 posted on 10/21/2007 5:57:26 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Phsstpok


NEWS FLASH: Our DFU hits the big time and the road with the long-awaited Hillary movie, now getting national traction!!!

WoooHoooo! Tie Hillary to the tracks of the train of truth...

HILLARY! UNCENSORED documentary to debut at Harvard University on Oct. 26

DEBUT at Harvard University on Oct. 26
Oct 27, 2:00pm - Dartmouth
Oct 27, 7:30pm - UNH Durham
Oct 28, 1:00pm - Saint Anselm
Oct 30, 7:00pm - Metropolitan

The Silver Lining Behind the McCain/Feingold Cloud — interesting “Sweet Lemons” take on the pros/cons of this free speech quash.

Hillary refuses to return $100,000 illegal donation admitted on tape in sworn deposition (Standard Alinsky Procedure: never admit mistakes; Standard Evil Procedure: never repent)

Accused Law Firm Continues Giving to Democrats

Senator Reid: You Win, Rush (Dingy Harry’s shameless attempt at damage control and to share the glory of Rush’s coup de grace.)

Washington Post: Limbaugh eBay Auction Was ‘Petty Bickering’ (Hillary Signed it, too)

8 posted on 10/21/2007 6:19:27 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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