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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 July 2008
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 July 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; carllevin; cheney; chrisdodd; fiorina; foxnews; guests; kyl; lineup; lugar; meridor; news; rush; sanford; schwarzenegger; sunday; talkshows; tonysnow
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To: Alas Babylon!
Yes we have lost 2 respected journalists and even though especially of recent times Tim Russert was biased and unfortunately as far as many Conservatives are considered his legacy will always be a question mark against him regarding the Libby incident.

Tony Snow on the other hand unless you are a total left wing wacko was respected by all and hardly anyone had a bad word against him regardless of whether you agreed with him or not. He had the ability to disagree without being disagreeable. His friends were across the politcal spectrum and many are saying that he never let politics get in the way of that friendship and often never spoke about politics when socialising with him.

There is so much we could learn from Tony he never ducked or avoided stating what he believed was right whether it be politics or his Christianity but never left those who disagreed with him feeling that they had been personally attacked and many of them in “real life” were close friends.

51 posted on 07/13/2008 6:02:45 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: brityank; Miss Didi

The thing I remember most about Tony Snow was my surprise over how he would monitor Free Republic, and include comments during his radio show.

He was also on the Sunday Thread on occasion too, if I remember right.


52 posted on 07/13/2008 6:02:48 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriot.......)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Haha he wouldn’t even need a wiretap bill.

Obama can hear everything with those ears lol.


53 posted on 07/13/2008 6:03:04 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: mathluv

Earlier when they were discussing the new poll, they were in full Messiah spin. But, but, it’s summer vacation, people are away, nobody’s paying attention, who answers their phone... And they are relieved that Barry isn’t doing NASCAR because he might have an accident and get hurt.


54 posted on 07/13/2008 6:04:57 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: Fishtalk

Tony was the only talk show host who freeped with us during his show.


55 posted on 07/13/2008 6:06:08 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Alas Babylon!
Alan Combes and Bob Bechel have been on Fox News Channel for a long time; Bechel was talking about some show he did with Tony Snow a long time ago.

I can call Combes and Bechel a lot of things, but fair and balanced just don't make the list.

56 posted on 07/13/2008 6:06:18 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Miss Didi
And they are relieved that Barry isn’t doing NASCAR because he might have an accident and get hurt.

Only if Craig Livingstone is on the pit crew.

57 posted on 07/13/2008 6:06:23 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Fishtalk

Morning, Miss Pat. If you have some time, visit the Tony thread from yesterday...so many wonderful posts and tributes. I’ve been crying since yesterday. Last night at Mass, we had “On Eagle’s Wings” as our Offertory Hymn and I just sobbed.


58 posted on 07/13/2008 6:07:01 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: gov_bean_ counter

LOL!!!!!


59 posted on 07/13/2008 6:07:13 AM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: Bernard

They said the show was ironically called “Off The Record” and it was on the Fox broadcast network.

Rush was also a frequent guest on the show apparently.


60 posted on 07/13/2008 6:08:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Bernard

VP Cheney is clearly a fan of Tony and is speaking very highly of him and his skill as a press secretary and as a man of principle. It is a nice interview, Chris Wallace is doing a good job and it is clear that the VEEP is enjoying paying public tribute to Tony.


61 posted on 07/13/2008 6:08:31 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: mware

Obama’s ears aren’t big.
It’s his head that is small.


62 posted on 07/13/2008 6:08:32 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: snugs
'His friends were across the politcal spectrum and many are saying that he never let politics get in the way of that friendship'

A perfect example was his friendship with Juan Williams.

Maybe we will see Tony playing his flute again on F&Fs.

63 posted on 07/13/2008 6:08:37 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: maica

Okay, Fiorina is not good. Sounds snotty.


64 posted on 07/13/2008 6:09:02 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Did you just hear Rush on Fox & FRiends.
He said,”Tony looked at death as a promotion, that how in touch he was with God”

Emphasis on GOD.


65 posted on 07/13/2008 6:09:58 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Bernard

Tony had a radio show with Beckel, prior to Fox news days.
He also did college circuit ‘debates’ with Helen Thomas. THAT takes a strong character, willing to see some good in absolutely everyone.


66 posted on 07/13/2008 6:10:09 AM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: Laverne

The show hasn’t aired here yet


67 posted on 07/13/2008 6:10:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Miss Didi
As I said to you yesterday thank you for those photos and I still find the ones where he had lost that wonderful hair heart breaking.

We have lost one of the good guys and although so many people are sadden by his passing and we will all miss him I am thankful he is no longer suffering and is now in the arms of his Saviour.

68 posted on 07/13/2008 6:10:53 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Bahbah

Who is interviewing her? I like Carley, she is usually very smart and well spoken; could it be her frustration with the interviewer that is causing her to be “snotty”?

I’m watching Wallace and Cheney; Chris talking about Tony’s faith.


69 posted on 07/13/2008 6:11:12 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Morgan in Denver

Sadly, Morgan, I’m not aware that he ever posted here on the Sunday thread. Lurked maybe, but never posted.


70 posted on 07/13/2008 6:11:17 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: snugs
Yesterday morning on the C-SPAN call in show people were calling in and making some rude comments about Tony Snow because of his comments about leaving the White House job because it only paid $168,000 USD. They said he was out of touch.

It seems to me that anybody who thinks that $168,000 is a lot of money compared to the average federal government payroll is also out of touch: do they think we ran up a $9 TRILLION (with a T) National Debt because the government pays close to minimum wage?

It also aggravated me that people would call and make rude remarks about a person on the day he died, but then I remembered that to these people, politics is more important than common decency.

71 posted on 07/13/2008 6:11:24 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
They were going through the instructments on F & F he played amazing list.
72 posted on 07/13/2008 6:11:47 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Bahbah

She may still be upset over getting fired by HP.


73 posted on 07/13/2008 6:12:26 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriot.......)
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To: Bernard

Good point, that! Bechel should never been allowed back after that whore thing. Modern society has lost the value of shame.


74 posted on 07/13/2008 6:13:03 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ConservativeMan55

She was probably trying not to cry I know I blink often when trying to hold tears back.

Regardless of political differences I am certain Greta and Tony would have been good friends and she will miss him greatly.


75 posted on 07/13/2008 6:13:45 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Bahbah

shes not speaking very loud


76 posted on 07/13/2008 6:14:16 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Laverne
Who is interviewing her?

Brokaw.

77 posted on 07/13/2008 6:14:27 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Rush just took the opportunity to slam AP one more time!


78 posted on 07/13/2008 6:14:43 AM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: ConservativeMan55
From Media Matters:

In her October 21 New York Times column (subscription required), Maureen Dowd wrote that potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (IL) is "intriguingly imperfect," citing as one example the fact that "[h]is ears stick out." In a December 11 weblog entry, Chicago Sun-Times Washington bureau chief Lynn Sweet wrote that Obama, following a press conference the previous day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, "headed toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and chided her -- in a kidding way -- for a comment in the 12th of 14 paragraphs in an Oct 21 column. She wrote that Obama's 'ears stick out.' "

OBAMA: You talked about my ears. I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about -- what I told them was, ''I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.' "

DOWD: We're just trying to toughen you up.
79 posted on 07/13/2008 6:15:24 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: Alas Babylon!

You may be right, AB, I am thinking of comments he made on-air that seemed to have come from FR and what was being said here on numerous Sundays.

I do remember the live radio thread and Snow’s responses to comments. I tried to catch that when I could.


80 posted on 07/13/2008 6:15:42 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriot.......)
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To: snugs
Tony was never quiet about his beliefs.

Did you see the article by Cal Thomas about Tony? He wrote it last year, I believe, and it was posted here as a tribute to Tony and his beliefs.

81 posted on 07/13/2008 6:15:59 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Bahbah

heheheheheh....... Chris Wallace thanks Rush for being on the show, and Rush says (paraphrase) I’m glad to be on your show FINALLY! LOLOL.........


82 posted on 07/13/2008 6:16:09 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Prayers for Jill and the children...........)
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To: Alas Babylon!

she was trying to be professional...nothing to do with feminism.


83 posted on 07/13/2008 6:17:24 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WE NEED A TROOP SURGE IN CHICAGO !)
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To: Miss Didi
I think she thought he was trying to make a too partisan comment or maybe a comment that was out of place when he started to criticize the AP article which was mentioned on the thread about Tony yesterday.

In a way actually I agree with her. Yes the AP article was a knock at Tony but really Rush was on there to remember Tony and his personal remembrance of him not to make political statements that he can do on his radio show.

It somehow left a bit of nasty taste in my mouth and I felt that yesterday was not the time to make those remarks.

Greta actually IMHO handled it well she just ignored what he said and possibly cut him short but his allotted time may have been up anyway but just seemed to be cut short because she ignored what he said.

84 posted on 07/13/2008 6:18:42 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL


85 posted on 07/13/2008 6:18:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: mathluv
Rush FReeps, too...in fact, the other day he used FReeper material (including my post) word for word in his monologue. I was thrilled, of course.
86 posted on 07/13/2008 6:19:47 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: Recovering Ex-hippie

OK. Let’s just call that a matter of opinion. Both of our opinions.


87 posted on 07/13/2008 6:19:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
Yesterday I was sad, more than sad at the passing of one of our all time icons, Tony Snow.

Today I have decided to rejoice in the celebration of his life and what it meant to all those he touched.

Let's face it Tony was not a maudlin type of guy. He was always upbeat and positive. He would be the last one to want to see us all devastated and not to learn from what he taught,how to be an excellent human being.

88 posted on 07/13/2008 6:19:52 AM PDT 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: snugs

This is the link to Cal’s column about Tony.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2044384/posts


89 posted on 07/13/2008 6:20:00 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Bernard
I can call Combes and Bechel a lot of things, but fair and balanced just don't make the list.

I mute both as soon as they open their mouth.

90 posted on 07/13/2008 6:20:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Bret Bair(sp), Martha Radditz, and Mike Allen from the Politico on the FNS panel talking about how forceful Tony was in his position. He was a “happy warrior” with long press briefings.

Raddatz talks about how smart Tony was and how good he was on TV. They all agree about Tony’s optimism.


91 posted on 07/13/2008 6:20:52 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Miss Didi

Yeah Rush was talking about the AP article.

He probably saw our complaints about it in thread yesterday.


92 posted on 07/13/2008 6:21:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Miss Didi

I knew Rush lurked, but I don’t know his FReeper name, like I did with Tony, and Mark Levin.


93 posted on 07/13/2008 6:22:13 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Miss Didi
Tony Snow (as I choke back tears)had the spirit that made and will always make America great. He was a great teacher and I learned from what he taught.
94 posted on 07/13/2008 6:22:27 AM PDT 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: snugs

Rush made the same comments about the AP during the morning Fox broadcasts. Rush didn’t bring it up for political debate but to defend his friend.


95 posted on 07/13/2008 6:22:27 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: Alas Babylon!
I think many of us women feel we are in a man's world and to cry is not acceptable to us in a way a man could do it and would be heralded as a “new man” and in touch with his feelings and thought to be confident and not unsure of his masculinity. Women on the other hand would be dismissed as being emotional if they did it.

I always remember a trailer for the Apprentice when Martha Stuart was hosting it and a woman said she felt so embarrassed she could cry and Martha's retort to her was “women in business do not cry”.

There is unfortunately still a double standard here and I am certainly not a feminist in any shape or form.

96 posted on 07/13/2008 6:22:40 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Laverne

I really like Bret Bauer.

He fills in for Brit sometimes and does a good job.

Bret told a story about how his son had heart surgery.
And when Bret came back to work Tony welcomed him to the press briefing and everyone clapped.


97 posted on 07/13/2008 6:23:24 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: rodguy911

Great post, rodguy. Me too.


98 posted on 07/13/2008 6:23:32 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriot.......)
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To: Laverne

Darn, I thought Brit was hosting.


99 posted on 07/13/2008 6:23:45 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: Miss Didi
So did I she was very low keyed and not her usual bubbly self.

I know many on FR do not care much for Greta but personally I often enjoy her show unless she gets obsessed on some gory murder.

100 posted on 07/13/2008 6:24:08 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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