ABC - How To Be A Millionaire (1985)
You gotta be a millionaire to get an audience on these Sunday shows, don't you?
Look at that line-up; not a single member of the 99 percent in there. Think about that: all the shows that are supposed to reflect the national discussion, the national concerns and it's peopled, discussed and even produced by individuals who reflect a tiniest fraction of the nation.
So instead of discussing economic inequality, we get there's-no-way-they-will-win Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Instead of discussing much needed infrastructure, we get RNC's Reince Preibus going spin to spin against Obama advisers Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod. Instead of discussing jobs, we get John McCain...again. How sad it is that it takes Barney Frank a retirement announcement to get booked on a Sunday show for the first time in over a year. Yet John McCain is on over and over and over again.
You know who is the only person booked who will make a point of talking about the very poor? Angelina Jolie, the multi-million dollar earning superstar, using her fame to bring attention to her work with the UN High Commission on Refugees, although I'll bet dollars to donuts she won't bring up that all these talking heads cheerleading our actions in the Middle East (I'm looking at you, John McCain) created millions of refugees in that war torn area.
But as far as the needy here at home? Again, it's all about the 1 percent.
ABC’s This Week: Rick Santorum; Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA); George Will, ABC; Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post; Major Garrett, National Journal; Angelina Jolie
CBS’ Face the Nation: RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Obama Campaign Advisor Robert Gibbs; John Dickerson, CBS News; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; Nancy Cordes, CBS; Mike Allen, Politico
CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX); Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum; Ron Brownstein, National Journal
CNN's GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou; Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University; Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group; Gideon Rose, Foreign Affairs and Council on Foreign Relations; Nile Gardiner, Heritage Foundation
CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Steve Roberts, George Washington University; Bill Press, syndicated radio show host; Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post; Vince Doria, ESPN; Jason Whitlock, Fox Sports; Mike Wise, The Washington Post
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); Sen. Kent Conrad, (D-ND); Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK); Byron York, The Washington Examiner and Fox News; Mara Liasson, National Public Radio and Fox News; Ed Gillespie, Republican State Leadership Committee; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast and Fox News; Kahil Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect
NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: David Axelrod; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Joe McQuaid, Publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader; Katty Kay, BBC; Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN); Mark Halperin, Time Magazine.
NBC’s Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein, Time; Helene Cooper, New York Times; Gillian Tett, Financial Times; John Heilemann, New York magazine.
So what's catching your eye this morning?