April 29, 2017

Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner

I remember Al Gore doing a bit on SNL after the 2000 loss that was intended to be funny and bittersweet, but literally just made me cry. So did this bit from Samantha Bee's "Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner." Every morning I wake up with a part of me still clinging to the hope that this is all a bad dream.

On Trump's 101st day, he's going to go visit John Dickerson. With all due respect to Dickerson, I can't watch it. It's too painful to contemplate, especially if my suspicions of Trump's declining mental faculties are true. Just like the mainstream media cannot bring themselves to be honest that we have one functioning political party and one batshit crazy obstructionist party (h/t Driftglass), I don't think that they can be honest that POTUS may be suffering from some sort of dementia...until it's too late.

ABC's "This Week" - President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Ann Coulter; Robert Reich. Panel: Kaitlan Collins of The Daily Caller, Jeff Mason of Reuters and Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight.com.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Vice President Mike Pence; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine. Panel: Helene Cooper of The New York Times; Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”; Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute; and Nicolle Wallace, director of communications to President George W. Bush.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - President Donald J. Trump. Panel: Julie Pace of AP, Ed O’Keefe and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post and Molly Ball of The Atlantic.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ “Full Frontal” and "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner.” Panel: Ana Navarro, Van Jones, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser; Chrystia Freeland, minister of foreign affairs, Canada; Matthew Kroenig, associate professor of government, Georgetown University; Tim Naftali, clinical associate professor of history and public service, New York University; Timothy Snyder, professor of East European political history, Yale University; and Shirley Anne Warshaw, political science professor, Gettysburg College.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Carl Bernstein, CNN political commentator; Tara Palmeri of Politico; Jason Miller, CNN political commentator; Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times; Dean Baquet, executive editor, The New York Times; Erik Wemple, The Washington Post; Dylan Byers, CNN.

"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Jim Ferguson, chief of firearms operations division at the Bureau of ATF. Panel: Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Rich Lowry of National Review; Juan Williams.

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