November 27, 2016

Thompson Twins -- Lies

I hope you're all happily stuffed with turkey and cranberry sauce. I spent the holiday with my sisters and their families. My five year-old nephew has this typically age-appropriate habit of denying that he's done something that everyone knows he's done. And all it takes is for my sister to say, "Look me in the eyes..." and he very adorably melts and admits that he's the guilty party. I watched that silly little ritual several times over the holiday. It's amazing what a five year-old will do to get sweets.

But it occurred to me that I would give anything to see this ritual play out on Sunday news shows. We know we'll see Kellyanne Conway attempt to spew her lies. But wouldn't it be fantastic to see George Stephanopoulos raise an eyebrow and say, "Kellyanne, look me in the eye...." and then she 'fesses up about how nothing she says is truthful or real or of intrinsic moral value.

Wouldn't that be great??? Certainly, it will be completely different from what we really will get. Personally, I'd rather watch my nephew.

ABC's "This Week" - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Kellyanne Conway, adviser to President-elect Donald Trump; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Panel: Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz, Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Carol Lee, host of "The Young Turks" Cenk Uygur, and ABC News contributor and Republican strategist and pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Conway; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio. Panel: NY Times correspondent Helene Cooper, NBC News Sr. Political Editor Mark Murphy, American Enterprise Institute Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Danielle Pletka and Yahoo News Political Columnist Matt Bai.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -Rubio; Jahana Hayes, the Connecticut teacher chosen as National Teacher of the Year; retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully; John Shinholser and Honesty Liller of the McShin Foundation, which fights substance abuse. The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg and Senior Research Fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin Julia Sweig, Brandon Stanton, photographer and blogger of Humans of New York. Panel: The Atlantic’s Molly Ball, the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe, National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sanders; Conway; Rubio. Panel: Former Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-SC), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), conservative political consultants Alice Stewart and Andre Bauer.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Ambassador Susan RIce; climate activist Tom Steyer.

"Fox News Sunday" - Ryan; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman and chief of staff to Trump. Panel: Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America; Gerald F Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal; Julie Pace, White House Correspondent for The Associated Press; James Rosen, Chief Washington Correspondent.

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