Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 July 2008
Posted on 07/13/2008 5:07:23 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, July 13th, 2008
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Tribute to Tony Snow with guests including Vice President Dick Cheney and commentator Rush Limbaugh.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Carly Fiorina, adviser to John McCain; Sen. Claire Mccaskill, D-Mo.; Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Harold Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor; Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif.
LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Govs. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz.; Nancy Pfotenhauer, adviser to McCain; Jason Furman, adviser to Barack Obama; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie.
I know many of us would have preferred Brit to do it but I am would say it was purely done this way because it was considered the correct and proper thing to do and showed respect for Tony that it was done by the permanent host of the show rather than the fill in.
[In fact sometimes I can find her better on some subjects that Sean Hannity who can sometimes be blinded by his extreme partisan views and not see a broader picture. ]
I recall her totally horrible coverage of the OJ trial. For an attorney, (and I had just graduated from Law School), she showed a remarkable lack of understanding of the process, the law and the situation. She was wrong on almost every point.
Great post snugs thanks.
Although I enjoy the slapdowns too, they tend to remind me of an exasperated father (Brit) lecturing his errant son (Juan) for the umpteenth time why he can't have the car Friday night.
Colmes I think can sometime be difficult to listen to because what he is saying he does not believe when he is best is when he is obviously saying something he believes in which may or not be the same as Sean's view.
I agree, snugs. I think it was considered to be ‘the right thing’ for the current host to return from his vacation to do this show.
Hey you! Long time, no see.
I suspect a few more he I believe is very dangerous and will do almost anything to get elected.
Here’s something I’ve always wondered.
Are the journalists themselves THAT liberal or is it the networks they work for?
I think it’s a combination of both.
For instance when Greg Jarrett was at MSNBC he always toted the liberal line.
Now that he’s at Fox he’s much more balanced.
From that link ... the last line it says it all
He is an authentic Christian in faith and in works.
Thank you for posting it, mathluv
I was not aware of that maybe that explains the friendship even more between him and Tony maybe Tony felt in some way he had a calling to witness to Beckel.
I tried to believe that Alas was not too bad - until he wrote his book, and had a chapter about that ‘great’ president, bill clinton. That is when I decided he really believed his ‘schtick’.
I saw it differently. She had more guests reflecting on Tony in her 52 minutes than did O'Reilly or Rivera. I'm sure her producer was talking in her ear that she had to move on to give everyone some airtime.
What Juan said about his communication with his own son was more shocking than anything else Juan has admitted in the past.
Paraphrase: he does not talk politics with his [18 yr old] son. They were driving somewhere one day and the voice of Tony Snow, speaking as WH Press Secretary, came over the radio. The son said in surprise “Is that OUR Tony Snow?” This son had been to ballgames in DC with his father and Tony.
Why did that son not already know that his acquaintance had become the White House Press Secretary!!!! It makes me want to scream!
Oops! Not Alas, but Alan.
They will probably do a one special in due course which will be available to purchase they do seem to do quite a few of these one specials.
Not dumb... just misinformed and misguided.
Greta’s show was much more about Tony than either of the other shows.
Exactly and think that is what they are appealing to and feel gets them viewers.
How many times do people on this thread say I only watch FNC to see a Brit slap down of Juan I have read these comments times after time.
Obama’s children ‘interview’ on CNN unReliable Souces, CNN seeming trying to portray trying to say what a great ‘family man’ Obama is, when someone subjects children to ‘the White Nationalist Movement’ it’s just as bad influence as taking them to Rev Wrights church, just see what ABC news says,
Known as “Prussian Blue” — a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes — the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.
“We’re proud of being white, we want to keep being white,” said Lynx. “We want our people to stay white ... we don’t want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race.”
Lynx and Lamb have been nurtured on racist beliefs since birth by their mother April. “They need to have the background to understand why certain things are happening,” said April, a stay-at-home mom who no longer lives with the twins’ father. “I’m going to give them, give them my opinion just like any, any parent would.”
I have not been on the Sunday thread in a long time. Sunday is just another work day over here. I don’t have a lot of Free(p) time on my hands. :)
Many kids of that age ignore much what their parents say especially politically hanging on to every word their professor or teacher may impact. Its the way of the world unfortunately.
The fact they were in the car and it was coming over the radio probably made him pay more attention than if Juan had mentioned it before. I am certain Juan probably had but the son probably was not listening.
I was just telling my mother, yesterday the weekend Friends were in awe...here was Tony, a real journalist (writer, reporter, columnist, commentator), talk show host, Press Secretary, family man, friend, musician, man of faith, supporter of community causes, etc. Like Rush said, he wasn’t in the media for the power or glory.
Bill was obviously close to him and I got the impression wanted a more down key and private remembrance of the man and in some ways I think this affected the show and there was not as much of the remembrance to Tony as could have been.
He mentioned the fact that he and others at FNC were aware over the last few weeks how ill Tony was and because of this did not even mention him I think at present maybe Bill still was not ready to do so.
The best bits of Bill's show IMHO were when he did refer to personal bits about Tony helping others and examples of Tony's character.
Greta's show I felt was more the public side of Tony and how his character shone in this.
I’m watching Blitzer today, actually, I have satellite and because of gov regulation, local channels are extra, so I’m stuck with Blitz...
Levin is good!
Juan addressed this on FNS - he said he never talked politics with his son.
I never connected the dots before that Bob Beckel’s brother was actor Graham Beckel, whom I remember as law student Ford, in the 1973 original “The Paper Chase”
[Yes I agree I think Colmes is more for media effect and to please the producer than Beckel. Beckel I think is more what he believes or just to put himself in the limelight. ]
I believe Beckel has moderated a bit. He has taken some swipes at some dem positions but very sideways. He has a good sense of humor where Colmes is a brick with receding hair.
I was glad to see VP Cheney looking good. There’s still far too many asses for him to kick down in D.C., both literally and figuratively in his last 7 months or so.
Going home in 4 weeks, will be there until January then coming back for another year.
It had been a remarkable experience serving with some extraordinary individuals.
I just found out, to my horror, that one of the co-hosts on a 3 hour sports show on a LOCAL all sports station made $500,000 a year.
(Tony was underpaid at whatever he did)
I just yelled out the same thing—Juan, your kid was in college and he didn’t know Tony was WH Press Secretary???
Juan did say that it was when Tony had just started at the WH.
It’s over here, darn.
When I heard that, I was surprised too, until I remembered that Tony’s bandmates said on Greta last night, that they didn’t see Tony as WH Press Secretary or a TV/Radio host but rather as the neighbor down the street. Perhaps he was happier being thought of that way.
Look at the Black “pundits” that all to often occupy space on the FNS shows. The jerk Mark?, from some liberal school in the east, the pudgy Black woman that starts talking and is still yelling hysterically 10 minutes later when the rest have left.
I do believe Fox picks these people because they are so ‘over the edge’ and very unintelligent in the process.
Kinda like the Houston City guy that thinks “black hole” is a racist term. That alone makes me wonder about the mental acuity of the black race.
I’m watching the Vice President on FNS.
He says with a smile “I’m generally viewed as the most Conservative”
I love our Vice President!
Catch it online with C-SPAN this afternoon; also just caught Brokaw mentioning they’ll have a piece of the “elegant” Tony toward the end of his show.
Obama can add that to irritating Jesse Jackson, ‘taking down’, telling fathers to take responsibility for their children and keep them out of Rev Wright’s church.