January 12, 2014

I don't know...what Sally Kohn says resonates a lot with me. Collectively, we have become coarser and less tolerant, which I personally blame on the internet and the relative anonymity by which our interactions occur. I think it's been even more so for women. So a call to civility and just practicing the art of respectful listening would be a wonderful standard to aim for.


And I say this with the full knowledge of how small, petty and whiny it sounds: I'm tired of being the grown up in the room. I'm tired of having to stop and be respectful of temper tantrums and treating ignorance as a legitimate point of view. Whether it is climate change or the economy, we have allowed the loudest (and not the best informed) voices to dominate the discussion. Now I would like to see some of the other voices...the ones that don't normally get the respect of emotional correctness...get a chance to be heard.

Hear that, Sunday shows?

ABC's "This Week" - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; plus crisis management expert Judy Smith, the inspiration behind the hit ABC show “Scandal.” Powerhouse roundtable: Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and former Obama White House senior adviser and ABC News contributor David Plouffe. "Females in the workplace" panel: former Hewlett-Packard Chair and CEO Carly Fiorina; U.S. Air Force Col. Jeannie Leavitt, the first female fighter pilot and first female active duty fighter wing commander; Atlantic contributor and New America Foundation program director Liza Mundy, author of “The Richer Sex”; and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, author of “Women Who Don’t Wait in Line.”

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman. Political roundtable: Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Wall Street Journal Columnist Kim Strassel; former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs; NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Chuck Todd; and TIME Magazine's Mark Halperin. Foreign Policy roundtable: former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), now president of the Wilson Center; Former GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum; Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg; and host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews. Maria Shriver.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who's leading an investigation into the traffic scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie's administration; former US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who safely guided Flight 1549 into a water landing on the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009. Roundtable: Rana Foroohar of Time, Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, John Harris of Politico, and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian; Adrienne Elrod, Correct the Record; Grace Garcia, Executive Director, Annie’s List; Jamelle Bouie, The Daily Beast; Kellyanne Conway, President & CEO, The Polling Company/WomanTrend; Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network; Fmr. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA); Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times; Peter Beinart, The Atlantic; Perry Bacon, TheGrio.com.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- St. Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) / Running for Ohio Secretary of State; Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Irin Carmon, National Reporter at msnbc.com; Suzy Khimm, National Reporter at msnbc.com; Avik Roy, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Judith Levine, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Temple; Vicky DeFrancesco Soto, MSNBC Contributor; Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President for American Values and New Communities at American Progress; Meredith Clark, Reporter at msnbc.com. Maria Shriver.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" -- Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst; Aaron Blake, Washington Post; Steven Clemons, The Atlantic; Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post; Jess McIntosh, Spokesperson, Emily’s List.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md. Panel: RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee, and Karen Tumulty, National Political Reporter for the Washington Post.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, Columbia University Prof. Rashid Khalidi, former Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan Meghan O'Sullivan and CNN security analyst Peter Bergen. David Agus, one of the world's leading cancer specialists.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Gabriel Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice In The Room." Jeffery Berry and Sarah Sobieraj, who co-wrote "The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility." Michael Crowley, Time Magazine.

"Fox News Sunday" - Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Power panel: George Will, Bob Woodward, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.

So, what's catching your eye this morning?

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