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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 31 December 2006
Various big media television networks ^ | 31 December 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 12/31/2006 5:10:46 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; former Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, presidential candidate.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; journalist Bob Woodward.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Alexander Haig, former Ford White House chief of staff; journalists Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post and Tom DeFrank of the New York Daily News; Gerald Ford biographer James Cannon.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., presidential candidate; wife, Elizabeth Edwards.

LATE EDITION (CNN) : Feisal al-Istrabadi, Iraq's deputy ambassador to the United Nations; Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.


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To: Alas Babylon!
Is it asking too much for you to do the same?

Apparently it is

51 posted on 12/31/2006 6:29:31 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Miss Marple
I am sick of the same old rat/rinos on the shows. When will we get a Victor David Hanson, Hugh Hewitt, or Thomas Sowell or somebody with some cajones on the shows! No wonder no one watches them anymore, the web is the only place to be.
We are where it happens.
52 posted on 12/31/2006 6:29:46 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Chuck54

You are right about those two, but that still leaves so many committees with less-than-assertive senators and representatives to defend our principles and positions against the dems.


53 posted on 12/31/2006 6:30:06 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Chuck54
I'm going to rest my hopes against this on two Republican Senators; Jeff Sessions and Mitch McConnell

And don't forget Senator Kyl who has moved into leadership. No pushover there, and like Sessions and McConnell, he actually cares about this country.

54 posted on 12/31/2006 6:30:10 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Mo1
If I hear one more time "the violence will stop when the Iraqis step up to the plate and take responsibility" I'm going to scream

the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace.

How's that?

55 posted on 12/31/2006 6:30:47 AM PST by Bernard ("Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for." Will Rogers)
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To: Morgan in Denver

post # 52--amazing like minds!


56 posted on 12/31/2006 6:31:21 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rodguy911
When will we get a Victor David Hanson, Hugh Hewitt, or Thomas Sowell or somebody with some cajones on the shows!

You got it .. these shows would be much better if we had more of these folks on

As it is now .. it's the same old, same old every week

57 posted on 12/31/2006 6:32:19 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Alas Babylon!

Morning AB, All.

Been a very strange Christmas in the swamps of Delaware. My three favorite girls, my two nieces and my daughter, all broke up with their husbands/boyfriends just days before Christmas.

I had everyone over on Christmas Eve-Eve....and had to walk softly around the broken hearts.

We had little sweetheart Kaitlyn Mae over and, of course, Mom-Mom had gifts for her. Children have a hard time handling Christmas sometimes.

As guests were arriving at various times, we wanted to wait until everyone was here but Kaitlyn had her eyeballs on those gifts and finally the anticipation and excitement boiled over and she began to sob her desire to open her gifts.

So I had a little chit-chat with young Kaitlyn. I explained A N T I C I P A T I O N to the child. I'm not sure she understood only being three and everything but I told her that those butterflies in her belly were signs of joy to come and she should enjoy the anticipation, which could be as much fun as the actualy joy to come later.

I'm not sure she bought into it but she did like the notion of butterflies in her stomach and proceeded to explain to everyone in the surround that she had TEN butterflies in her stomach. Well they all thought she was nuts.

Kaitlyn saved that sad little Christmas party because in all the world there's nothing sweeter than a child that age and the wonder of the holiday. She did open Mom-Mom's gifts, which included a Big Wheel that she test-drove over Mom-Mom's carpet, heh. We also had some games and little computer type thing that sang and recited numbers and letters.

All the broken-hearted ladies in the house got busy playing the different games with Kaitlyn and everyone chowed down on my home-made chicken wings, Jewish Apple Cake, fresh baked cookies and deviled eggs...whew, they LOVE my deviled eggs...went through two dozen of the things like Grant went through Richmond.

Then I got out the Christmas CD's and the words to various Christmas songs I'd typed up earlier and hey, we all sat around the table and sang Christmas songs. Kaitlyn's eyes were wide with wonder; the child had never before experienced such a thing.

The next day all the heartbroken lasses called me up and thanked me for bringing the only holiday joy they feel that they've experienced.

Oh, you want my opinion? Every one of those fellows are losers but don't tell the young lasses I said so, particularly my daughter. Her husband is a loser of the highest order if I do say so myself. We'll begin with the fact that he got drunk and wrecked their one and only car and it goes downhill from there.

Still, we did manage to experience at least some Christmas joy that night. When all this bad news hit I was despondent. Who wants to have a party where everyone is sad and crying?

Anyway, Saddam is dead and if I pray hard enough, my daughter would throw that creep overboard.

But don't tell her I said so. An absolutely beautiful girl...ah what's the use. I've been there and done that...


58 posted on 12/31/2006 6:32:24 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Bernard

Much better :0)


59 posted on 12/31/2006 6:32:57 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Miss Marple
Vilsack= just another rat with a huge ego.
They already know the fix is in and it will be osamma hussein/dirty hillary pimping for the rats.
60 posted on 12/31/2006 6:33:38 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bernard

In fact .. I'm gonna steal it for my new tagline :0)


61 posted on 12/31/2006 6:33:50 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Bahbah

A true story of patriotism/bravery beyond belief IMHO.


62 posted on 12/31/2006 6:34:37 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Mo1

The vilification of Nixon continues with the MTP roundtable.

Now they turn to "What was the biggest story of '06". Eugene Robinson pretends that he didn't know he's be asked that. Says the elections were a collective stamping of their feet by the voters.


63 posted on 12/31/2006 6:36:25 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Mo1
Happy New Year M01-actually it may work to our advantage to just watch the shows go down to the bottom. Leaves more of an audience for us here on the web. We are the future-- they are the past.
64 posted on 12/31/2006 6:37:07 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Mo1
Wallace is asking if Krystol was outraged in the way Saddam's trial & execution was carried out

Bill basically said No
65 posted on 12/31/2006 6:37:11 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Mo1

In fact .. I'm gonna steal it for my new tagline :0)

No problem. I'm a child of the '60's; I never steal anything, I liberate it!


66 posted on 12/31/2006 6:37:27 AM PST by Bernard ("Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for." Will Rogers)
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To: Miss Marple
(Miss Marple agrees with the President...I don't take them seriously, either.)

Absolutely brilliant!

Though the Bob Dolish 3rd person reference was a bit disturbing... <g>

67 posted on 12/31/2006 6:37:37 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Mo1
What's up with Krauthammer (sp)? He's claiming a majority of the world and Americans are skeptical of Saddam's trial and execution.

He thinks this will hurt more than help.
68 posted on 12/31/2006 6:39:52 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: rodguy911
Happry New Year, rodguy911 actually it may work to our advantage to just watch the shows go down to the bottom. Leaves more of an audience for us here on the web.

I agree .. but at the same time we have to realize that many still get their news from TV

69 posted on 12/31/2006 6:39:54 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Fishtalk

Great post fish, every family has to have a leader.


70 posted on 12/31/2006 6:40:56 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Wes Pruden's Friday column about "Mortuary BoB" Woodward is a good one!

'Morning, AB...thanks for this thread every Sunday. It's kinda addictive. LOL

71 posted on 12/31/2006 6:42:14 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: Mo1
FNC is really pushing the envelope by letting Wallace continue as the FNSunday host. He is a--rat-no-longer-in- hiding,IMHO
72 posted on 12/31/2006 6:42:56 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
What's up with Krauthammer (sp)? He's claiming a majority of the world and Americans are skeptical of Saddam's trial and execution

I don't get that either

I also don't get why some are so upset with this

Why they need a trial to be reminded of all the horrible things Saddam did is beyond me

I would think they would read the news they report

73 posted on 12/31/2006 6:42:59 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Always remember who Krauthammer works for.


74 posted on 12/31/2006 6:43:32 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Mo1
That's true but change is inevitable.
75 posted on 12/31/2006 6:44:27 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah
The reliving of Watergate is becoming orgiastic.

And they're also constantly reliving Vietnam in regards to Iraq.  It's sad to see old people trying to recapture their "glory days," especially if they weren't that glorious to begin with.  In fact their "glory days" were pretty evil and disgusting if you look at them closely and honestly.

Somewhere some serious and already accepted voice in the drive by media will actually take up the challenge and do a serious review of the pseudo histories of both these topics and the "conventional wisdom" and the DBM heroes won't come off well.

It started with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.  It won't end there.

76 posted on 12/31/2006 6:45:41 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
What's up with Krauthammer (sp)? He's claiming a majority of the world and Americans are skeptical of Saddam's trial and execution. He thinks this will hurt more than help.

Is this the "elite" position now? Whether it "hurts" or "helps" is irrelevant. We had the execution of a mass murderer. Did he question whether the execution of Adolf Eichmann "hurt" or "helped"?

77 posted on 12/31/2006 6:46:30 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: rodguy911
I don't think Wallace is a Rat like his father .. but I also wouldn't call him a conservative .. As for FNC .. they don't claim to be a 100% conservative news station and they don't hire only conservatives
78 posted on 12/31/2006 6:47:15 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

I bet Krauthammer is generically anti-death penalty.

I always think with compassion of the people who have to guard evil criminals who should have had death sentences carried out. What they have to do is so difficult, and yet they rarely or never are given a thought by all the anti-death penalty folks. These guards are "little" people, not like the celebrity criminals, and so they are invisible, but their lives (and their families' lives) have to be affected by the job that they do.


79 posted on 12/31/2006 6:49:36 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: rodguy911
Always remember who Krauthammer works for.

Keep in mind that Juan and Mara are on the public dole-NPR. At least Charles and Bill work for private enterprises.

80 posted on 12/31/2006 6:49:51 AM PST by jslade (The beatings well cease when morale improves!)
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To: Mo1

E. J. Dionne hopes that the hit job they did on Romney over gay marriage is going to be sufficient to knock him out.


81 posted on 12/31/2006 6:50:13 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Mo1

Agreed, but when great picks like Monica Crowley and others come up and they seemingly pass, it's underwhelming.


82 posted on 12/31/2006 6:50:16 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: jslade
Body was flown by US to the village where he was born.

I hope the DoD bills his retched family for the flight.

Did the plane actually land or did they just drop the casket out the door during a fly over?

83 posted on 12/31/2006 6:51:11 AM PST by SMM48
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To: jslade
True but Krauthammers main occupation except for FNC is columnist at WashPost if I am not mistaken.That always makes him suspect IMHO.
84 posted on 12/31/2006 6:51:46 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah
E. J. Dionne hopes that the hit job they did on Romney over gay marriage is going to be sufficient to knock him out.

Gee .. how nice of E. J. to admit the media did a hit job on Romney

85 posted on 12/31/2006 6:51:56 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: Mo1
how nice of E. J. to admit the media did a hit job on Romney

Actually, that was my "astute" interpretation of his remarks :)

86 posted on 12/31/2006 6:53:21 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Mo1
I also don't get why some are so upset with this Why they need a trial to be reminded of all the horrible things Saddam did is beyond me.

It's amazing how some of the loudest voices expressing outrage over Saddam's execution.were not only silent when Saddam was perpetrating his atrocities but concluding extremely profitable business deals with him. Where was the outrage then?

87 posted on 12/31/2006 6:53:45 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: SMM48
Did the plane actually land of did they just drop the casket out the door during a fly over?

I just did a mental picture of your post, could be post of the week,ROTFLMAO!! I really needed a good laugh today.!!

88 posted on 12/31/2006 6:53:57 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Miss Marple

Can he not read his various briefing papers or whatever they are called, can he not read official statements that the White House puts out or is he just peeved he has not had this on a one to one basis.

Spoilt brat comes to mind.


89 posted on 12/31/2006 6:55:38 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: rodguy911
True but Krauthammers main occupation except for FNC is columnist at WashPost

He doesn't work for TWP. The newspaper carries his syndication.

90 posted on 12/31/2006 6:56:08 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia
O.K. sorry about that. I always thought he had been introduced as having worked for them.
91 posted on 12/31/2006 6:59:15 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Alas Babylon!

:-) Aw, I think that you thought of it, and just didn't remember that you did.


92 posted on 12/31/2006 7:01:01 AM PST by saveliberty (Rumor has it that Jawn Carri's chopper was named Weasel 61 and HRC's, Broomstick 11 :-)
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To: Bahbah

Chrissy Matthew as Dan RatherNot on his panel again


93 posted on 12/31/2006 7:02:49 AM PST by Mo1 (the violence will stop when US politicians step up to the plate and act united for victory and peace)
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To: BusterBear
Where was the outrage then?

Excellent point. There was a story by John Burns who talked of how his minders in Iraq trembled at the very thought of Hussein and one even broke down in tears. Eason Jordan and CNN were very well aware of how awful he was and just how much of that did we hear. Since CNN spent lots of time worrying over whether Saddam would "suffer", I have to think that their sympathies really were and are with the dictator.

94 posted on 12/31/2006 7:04:00 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Fishtalk
Sorry to hear about your family relationship situation somehow Christmas seems to make these situations worse and many people experience a breakup just prior, during or immediately after Christmas.

Sounds though from what you are saying they are well rid of the fellows though I guess that your grand daughter is the child of one of them so that is sad for her as well.
95 posted on 12/31/2006 7:04:17 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Phsstpok

What was that?


96 posted on 12/31/2006 7:05:07 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Bahbah
the elections were a collective stamping of their feet by the voters.

Well, at least that's intellectually consistent with Peter Jennings 1994 comment about the voters 'having a temper tantrum' when the Dhimmicrats got trounced (and trounced almost 2 to 1 worse than the turnover this time).

I actually found the quote on MRC's Notable Quotables for 1994:

Sore Losers Award
(for Midterm Election Reporting)

First Place

"Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week....Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."

-- ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14.

 

Note that he even used the phrase "stomping feet."  I doubt Robinson is conscious enough to recognize the irony, but it is delicious. Does this make Robinson and friends sore winners? They certainly can be described as acting like "angry two year olds."

97 posted on 12/31/2006 7:08:16 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: rodguy911; Alas Babylon!; All

98 posted on 12/31/2006 7:09:17 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: rodguy911
Charles' misses are few... but they always leave me with the feeling that there's a little Jekyll & Hyde in him.
99 posted on 12/31/2006 7:11:12 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: johnny7

Lordy, Lugar is just doddering. "Who is being trained?" I would assume they are Iraqis. "Where are the battle lines?" Well, Lugar, they are wherever the "insurgents" pop up. My goodness, do none of them read anything??? He wants the President to describe to him who we are fighting and how do our people go about finding them. Apparently Lugar cannot find any information by himself and has to have the President feed it to him.


100 posted on 12/31/2006 7:14:17 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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