July 10, 2016

I'm assuming the events in Dallas this week will overtake presidential politics for at least one weekend on the Sunday talking head shows, but don't expect any announcements from Republicans that we'll be holding hearings on police shootings any time in the near future, or for any of them to veer from their NRA approved talking points and admit that heaven forbid maybe the fact that this country is flooded with guns might be part of the problem with these mass killings.

Regardless of the topic, any actual liberals, or progressives on these shows will always be outnumbered ten to one by Republicans and Beltway both-siderists, because god forbid anyone interferes with their talking points that both parties are equally guilty of having lost their damned minds and the ability to govern, or horror of horrors, someone happens to mention that one party just nominated a egomaniac, fascist, tiny fingered talking yam as their presidential candidate that doesn't know shit from Shinola about running the government. What could possibly go wrong?

Here's the lineup for this weekend courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (check your local listings for times and stations in your area):

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, are guests on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The program also features Paul Manafort, Trump campaign and convention manager.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, GOP strategist Mary Matalin, Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Shannon Bream fills in as moderator. The program also features Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, a Hillary Clinton supporter, and Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner. The panel will be Brit Hume, Susan Page of USA Today, former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove and Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast.

Martha Raddatz will anchor ABC's "This Week" from Dallas at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The guests are New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Trump campaign adviser retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; and Clinton supporter Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. The panel will be presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and ABC's Matthew Dowd, Sunny Hostin and Byron Pitts.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., talk to "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. She is co-chair of the Republican National Convention Platform Committee and has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Donald Trump. Another guest is Homeland Security Secretary Johnson. The panel will be Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, conservative commentator SE Cupp, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and author of "Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals."

Issa is also talks to "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. James Kallstrom, former assistant director of the FBI, is another guest. The panel will be GOP strategist Ed Rollins and Gerry Baker of The Wall Street Journal.

Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, talks to "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. Other guests are Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher and author, and Lanre Bakare, deputy arts editor of The Guardian.

Mike Wilson, editor of The Dallas Morning News, talks to "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. A panel on media coverage for the past grim week brings together Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker, David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun, David Folkenflik of National Public Radio and Elon James White of ThisWeekInBlackness.com, CEO of TWIB Nation and media director of Netroots. Discussing Gretchen Carlson's suit against Fox News boss Roger Ailes will be Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine and author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room"; Jamia Wilson, executive director of Women, Action & The Media; and CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos.

Heidi Przybyla of USA Today and Molly Ball of The Atlantic talk to "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Lisa Boothe of The Washington Examiner, Keli Goff of The Daily Beast, Fox News contributor Guy Benson and technology analyst Shana Glenzer.

The panel on "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. on CNN, will be Ball of The Atlantic, Abby Phillip of The Washington Post, Mary Katharine Ham of The Federalist and Manu Raju of CNN.

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