December 11, 2016

"Curiouser and Curiouser" -- Alice in Wonderland (1972)

I don't know about you guys, but it feels like I stepped through a looking glass on November 9th into a land that looks vaguely familiar, but from where nothing actually makes sense. I'm not sure what to make of this land where the far left and the far right collectively shrug at intelligence that the Russians interfered in our election. Where the next guy to head the EPA doesn't believe in saving the environment. Where the next guy to head HUD lied about living in public housing. Where the president-elect's top adviser's stated goal is the destruction of the Republican Party and if necessary, the nation. What the hell has happened to us?

And more disturbingly, where is the media in acting as the Fourth Estate? Unsurprisingly, they're circling the wagons around each other, just as they did when it became obvious that the Iraq invasion and occupation was a giant lie, pretending that they haven't sold out Americans for the sake of ratings.

I will not be the least bit surprised to hear "Off with their heads!" from the line-up this morning. How about you?

ABC's "This Week" - Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman and chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. former Obama chief ethics lawyer Norman Eisen and former George W. Bush chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter. Panel: Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Republican strategist and former Trump campaign senior adviser Sarah Huckabee, National Review editor Rich Lowry, and Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Priebus; Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif. Rep. Adam Schiff and Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. Television host Mike Rowe. Panel: historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former RNC chair Michael Steele, WSJ columnist Kimberly Strassel, former Editor of Time Rick Stengel.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kellyanne Conway, Trump adviser; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C. Panel: Slate Magazine’s Jamelle Bouie, the Associated Press’s Lisa Lerer, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, and Michael Duffy of Time Magazine.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - NY Times National Security correspondent David Sanger, former RT anchor Liz Wahl, journalist Carl Bernstein, conservative commentator and Trump campaign advisor Jeffrey Lord, former Exec Editor of The NY Times Jill Abramson, RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, Poynter VP Kelly McBride, and Julia Ioffe of Politico.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Vice President Joe Biden; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, conservative commentator Dana Loesch, fmr Gov. of Michigan Jennifer Granholm, and President of the National Urban League Marc Morial.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS"- Author Michael Lewis, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

"Fox News Sunday" - President-elect Donald Trump. Panel: George Will, Julie Pace, Jason Riley, and Charles Lane.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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