Missing Persons--Words (1983)
I might as well go up and talk to a wall
'cause all the words are having no effect at all
It's a funny thing am I all alone
Something has to happen to change the direction
What little filters through is giving you the wrong impression
It's a sorry state I say to myself
What are words for when no one listens anymore
It's Sunday again, and let me tell you what I don't see: liberal elected voices. Joe Manchin, who by all rights would have been considered a Republican at the time Missing Persons released this single, gets four different bookings, but where is Raul Grijalva? Bernie Sanders? Alan Grayson? Where are these missing persons? When do we get to hear them? Don't they care?
This country is going in the wrong direction, one in which the costs will be almost entirely borne on the backs of those who can least afford it. But we won't get the voices who will argue against austerity and entitlement cuts. Why? Because the media and the voices that we do hear are all in the class who can most afford sacrifice and they're too greedy and selfish to allow it.
ABC's "This Week" -- Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah. Roundtable: Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; Bloomberg News executive editor Al Hunt; "PBS NewsHour" co-anchor and senior correspondent Judy Woodruff; and David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative.
NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Roundtable: can get done in Washington? Our roundtable weighs in: Newark’s Democratic Mayor Cory Booker; Fmr. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS); GOP strategist Mike Murphy; and NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Manchin; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Panel: John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director, The Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Cook Political Report's Amy Walter.
MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" -- Joy Reid, MSNBC Contributor and Managing Editor of TheGrio.com; John McWhorter, Professor of Linguistics and American Studies at Columbia University, Contributing Editor at The New Republic and New York Daily News columnist; Eli Lake, senior national security reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!” and co-author of “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance & Hope;” Dave Zirin, columnist for The Nation and author of “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World;” Tara McGuinness, executive director, Center for America Progress Action Fund; Chris Anders, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University; Michael Skolnik, Editor-in-Chief, GlobalGrind.com, and Russell Simmons’ Political Director; Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; Tio Hardiman, Director of Cease Fire Illinois and creator of the Violence Interrupter Initiative; Julianne Malveaux, President Emeritus of Bennett College for Women; Marvet Britto, Founder of the Britto Agency.
CNN's "State of the Union" -- Manchin, Huntsman; David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Former Utah Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman and Senator Joe Manchin; Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, Jeff Zeleny from the New York Times, and Michael Scherer of Time magazine.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, Peter Beinart; historian Bruce Bartlett and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Paul Farhi, a media reporter for The Washington Post, Robert Costa, the Washington editor for the National Review and Keli Goff, political correspondent for TheRoot.com; USA Today’s sports columnist Christine Brennan; TV Newser columnist Gail Shister and Xfinity TV columnist Adam Buckman; CNN’s former Beijing bureau chief Rebecca MacKinnon.
"Fox News Sunday" -- Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress; Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of The Washington Post; Kimberley Strassel, Author, Member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board; Evan Bayh, Fox News Contributor//Former Democratic Senator from Indiana.
So what's catching your eye this morning?