Robin Thicke, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots--Blurred Lines
Every Monday, I join Nicole Sandler on her show at Radio or Not to talk the Sunday shows and each week, Nicole likens the discussions to "Opposite World". You know, kinda like how Robin Thicke insists that this song is a "feminist movement." Up is down and black is white. We can have huge deficit problems that demand severe fiscal austerity, but we can still afford to spend millions upon millions to continue to unlawfully detain prisoners in Guantanamo. We can denounce marriage equality and higher taxes as affronts to our Judeo-Christian ethic but completely ignore Christ's actual teachings. Like Nicole says, Opposite World.
ABC's "This Week" — Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald. Roundtable: ABC News’ George Will, ABC News Political Analyst and Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd, ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, Starfish Media Group CEO Soledad O’Brien, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, now chair of The Chertoff Group, and Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg. NPR's Scott Simon.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Bob Costas of NBC Sports. Roundtable: Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough and former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum; managing editor of TheGrio.com, Joy Ann Reid; and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Panel: Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, The New York Times' David Sanger, The Washington Post's Dan Balz, TIME and Washington Post contributor Barton Gellman and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Former Rep. and Congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies, (D-PA); Kurtis Lee, Denver Post; Dave Weigel, MSNBC contributor, Slate.com; Mark Glaze, Director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns; Jared Bernstein, MSNBC contributor, Senior Fellow for the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; Avik Roy, Senior Fellow for The Manhattan Institute, The National Review; Jim Demers, former co-chair, Obama 2008 Campaign.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Rula Jebreal, MSNBC Contributor, journalist, Newsweek; Jamie Kilstein, Co-Host of Citizen Radio; Leila Hilal, Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation; Mychal Denzel Smith, TheNation.com, writer, social activist; Salamishah Tillet, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Piper Kerman, author; Laverne Cox, actress on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”; Kate Mulgrew, actress on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”; Uzo Aduba, actress on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”.
MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - Perry Bacon, MSNBC contributor, TheGrio.com; Maria Teresa Kumar, MSNBC contributor, President and CEO of Voto Latino; Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director for National Security Network; Nan Aron, Founder and President for Alliance for Justice; Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor, The Washington Post; Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America; Evan Cohen, SiriusXM’s “Mad Dog Radio”; James Peterson, MSNBC contributor, Lehigh University.
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" - Governor Mark Dayton, (D-MN); Karen Finney, Host of MSNBC’s “Disrupt with Karen Finney”; Bob Shrum, Democratic Strategist; Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University, author; Bill De Blasio, NYC Mayoral Candidate, (D-NY).
CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. Political Panel: Anita Dunn, Artur Davis, Donna Brazile, and Alex Castellanos. Sarah Thomas.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Raj Chetty, a professor of economics at Harvard University; Former U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns and Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi; author Karen Elliott House.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann, conservative radio host Michael Medved and Michael Harrison of Talkers magazine; Inside Edition’s Jim Moret and Mike Walters of TMZ; Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller and Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter; Juana Summers of Politico and Rosie Gray of Buzzfeed; the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel.
"Fox News Sunday" — Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency. Power Panel: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Howard Kurtz; Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation, former Senator; Juan Williams.
So what's catching your eye this morning?