Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks - How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?
If it's Sunday, you know that it's time for John McCain to show up on one of the bobblehead shows. According to Benen, McCain amazingly didn't show up on a single Sunday show through the month of March. However, that's not to say he hasn't been highly visible. Since Obama's inauguration, today's Fox News Sunday appearance marks his 21st on the Sunday shows. And how many times have we seen Dennis Kucinich, Russ Feingold, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer or any other congressional Democrat? Yeah, that's what I thought. McCain has been on the Sunday show circuit more than any other public official. The question for the media is WHY???
I do want to share a tête-à-tête I had on Saturday. One of my Twitter/Facebook "friends" is Jake Tapper, interim host of This Week. Yesterday, he was pimping his interview with former president Bill Clinton, saying that Clinton would address the violent and hateful rhetoric from the left. Well, that just wasn't going to fly with me, and I scolded him for falling for the media's false equivalencies once again. He in turn told me that I needed to chill out, watch the interview and to save my outrage. Don't you love the patronizing attitude? When I tried to explain to him that the very framing was objectionable, he repeated that I needed to watch the interview. So, you, my dear C&Lers, please watch Tapper interview Clinton. But pay attention to the framing of the questions--and you tell me, is Tapper setting up another false equivalency? If he is, I'm going to call him on it and invite him to respond here on the blog.
ABC's "This Week" - Former President Bill Clinton.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Joe Klein, Kathleen Parker, Norah O'Donnell, John Heilemann. Topics: All The New Rage: How Dangerous Is The Current Anti-Washington Anger? Would the GOP Recapture The House With A Gingrich-LikeContract With America? Meter Questions: Should Republicans Issue A New Contract With America? YES: 11 NO: 1; Will President Obama Win Comprehensive Middle East Peace? YES: 3 No: 9.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - First, we have an exclusive conversation with the Foreign Minister of Poland, one of the few leaders who was not on that plane -- he'll talk about how Poland goes on after such a staggering tragedy. Plus, we talk to the man who effectively oversees the global financial system and we have a lively debate over what appears to be the Obama administration's bold new approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Gen. Ray Odierno, top American commander in Iraq.
So what's catching your eye this morning?