Fox "news" has been running interference for Trump all weekend and doing their best to give him cover for inciting violence at his rallies. I'm curious whether the talking heads on these Sunday bobblehead shows will follow suit, or if any of them will actually take him on over just how dangerous his rhetoric has become.
I don't expect much given our corporate media's inclination to play the "both sides do it" game with every single issue, and them continually rewarding the likes of Trump with more and more airtime the more outrageous he becomes. They love the sensationalism as long as it's good for their ratings.
Here's this week's not so "fair and balanced" lineup filled with right wing talking heads as usual from the Orlando Sentinel (check your local listings for stations and times in your area):
Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, talk to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The panel will be Nancy Cordes of CBS, Michael Duffy of Time, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal.
Kasich and Trump are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Another guest is Alex Skatell, CEO and founder of Independent Journal Review. The panel will be Juan Williams, Karl Rove, Julie Pace of The Associated Press and Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal.
Trump, Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, radio host Hugh Hewitt, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post and GOP strategist Alex Castellanos.
Cruz, Kasich and Sanders are guests on ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC's Matthew Dowd, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos, author of "Take a Stand."
Trump, Sanders, Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talk to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. The panel will be GOP strategist Ana Navarro; CNN commentator Bakari Sellers; Congressman Tom Marino, R-Pa.; and former state Sen. Nina Turner, D-Ohio.↓ Story continues below ↓
Trump is a guest on "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Heidi Przybyla of USA Today, Kristen Soltis Anderson of The Washington Examiner, Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast and tech analyst Shana Glenzer.
Barry Strauss, author of "The Death of Caesar," talks to "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. Other guests are Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker; Yascha Mounk, author of "Stranger in My Own Country"; Valentina Pasquali, author of "America, Brace Yourselves for the Bunga Bunga"; Gideon Rachman, author of "Donald Trump: the case for the defence"; Eric Foner, author of "Give Me Liberty! An American History"; Hunter Rawlings, president emeritus of Cornell University; and Jonathan Weiler, co-author of "Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics."
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., pollster Frank Luntz and retired Gen. Michael Hayden are guests on "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. The panel will be GOP strategist Ed Rollins, journalist Judith Miller and Julie Roginsky, former adviser to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Journalist Carl Bernstein and historian Douglas Brinkley are guests on "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. Other guests are Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, journalist and activist Heba Said, Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times, Henry Gomez of Cleveland.com, Kim Ghattas of the BBC, Ruth Sherlock of The Daily Telegraph, Ruth Haim of CanalPlus and journalist Steven Brill, author of "America's Bitter Pill."
"Inside Politcs," at 8 a.m. Sunday on CNN, offers Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Molly Ball of The Atlantic and CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson and Manu Raju.