It's been many years since I have spent a Sunday morning in church, but I remember much preferring sermons that encompassed allegories and parables to the sermons of sins and condemnation. Thanks to my buddy Mike Finnegan, I thought I'd revisit the concept of sin again this Sunday. But I'm less interested in the traditional "fire and brimstone" sins of my childhood services and instead, invite you to see just how many of Mahatma Gandhi's seven deadly sins are committed on the Sunday shows:
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice
I promise, it will damn almost every single Sunday news show.
ABC's "This Week" - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Roundtable: Democratic strategist and ABC News Contributor Donna Brazile, ABC News Political Analyst Matthew Dowd, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman, and Republican strategist and ABC Contributor Ana Navarro.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; New York Times' Alan Schwarz who has been closely covering the NFL settlement and former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach and NBC Sports Commentator Tony Dungy. Chairman of the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee, John Wisniewski (D). National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, PBS NewsHour’s Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Gwen Ifill, Presidential Historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin, and NBC’s Chuck Todd.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - McDonough; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski. Panel: David Gergen of Harvard University, Michael Gerson on the Washington Post, Kimberly Stassel of the Wall Street Journal and Democratic strategist Bob Shrum.
MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Ben Barlyn, former NJ Prosecutor; Michael Pesca, NPR; Selena Roberts, Founder and CEO, Roopstigo Mobile Sports Network; Brian Murphy, Assistant Professor, Baruch College; Michael Powell, New York Times; Paul Mulshine, Star Ledger; John Avello, Director of Race and Sports Operations, Wynn Las Vegas; Harry Carson, former New York Giants Linebacker.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation; Roman Oben, former NFL Player/Won Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneer; Deon Haywood, Executive Director of “Women with a Vision, Inc.”; Chris Kluwe, NFL Punter/Pro Ambassador, Athlete Ally; Joy Reid, Managing Editor of theGrio.com/MSNBC Contributor; Yamiche Alcindor, National Reporter at USA Today; Mason Tvert, Communications Director at the Marijuana Policy Project; Wade Davis, former NFL Player/Executive Director of “You Can Play Project”; Amy K. Nelson, Freelance Multimedia Journalist.
MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - John Stanton, BuzzFeed; Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post; Tony Dokoupil, NBCNews.com; Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean, (D-VT).
CNN's "State of the Union" - President Barack Obama, Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. Panel: former Congressman Artur Davis, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor of The Economist, Steve Rattner, the Obama administration’s “car czar,” Canadian member of parliament Chrystia Freeland and former IMF Chief Economist Ken Rogoff. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
"Fox News Sunday" - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Denver Broncos executive John Elway; former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Panel: "FOX NFL Sunday" Co-Hosts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan.
So what's catching your eye this morning?