April 8, 2018

Will Connolly--Cecily Smith

It's a sweet little song, but I have to differ from the sentiments. It matters what you're listening to AND who you're listening with.

Look at this line up. The networks are framing these events by who we're listening to. Where are the people who were right about Donald Trump being a dumpster fire? Where are the people who were right about the GOP tax plan being terrible for the average American? Where are the people who warned that getting into a trade war was a really stupid idea? Where are the people who know that we don't have a scary immigration problem, and there are not hordes of marauding, raping, pillaging immigrants looking to enter the country illegally? Where are the people who tell the truth? Where are the people who actually use facts?

Not anywhere I see this Sunday.

ABC's "This Week" - Thomas Bossert, White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Panel: Mary Bruce and Cokie Roberts of ABC, “1A” host Joshua Johnson and Franco Ordoñez

NBC's "Meet the Press" - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Michael Rounds, R-S.D.; Christopher Wylie, co-founder, Cambridge Analytica. Panel: Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report; Helene Cooper of The New York Times, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Rich Lowry, editor of National Review.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sens. John Kennedy, R-La., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief of Wired Magazine. Panel: Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic; Toluse Olorunnipa of Bloomberg News; Julie Pace of The Associated Press; and Ramesh Ponnuru.

CNN's "State of the Union" - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Panel: Karine Jean-Pierre, MoveOn.org; Jennifer Psaki, former Obama White House communications director; Linda Chavez, chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Reagan administration official; and Dr. Kelli Ward, Republican senatorial candidate in Arizona.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Larry Summers, former director of the economic council in the Obama administration and former U.S. treasury secretary in the Clinton administration; Thomas Donilon, U.S. national security adviser in the Obama administration; Adm. Michael Mullen (ret.), visiting professor at Princeton University; Rania Abouzeid, foreign correspondent.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Dean Baquet of The New York Times; Jonathan Beaton, a former Sinclair reporter who lives in Orlando. Panel: Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine, veteran correspondent Jeff Greenfield and radio host Erick Erickson.

"Fox News Sunday" - Kudlow; Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. American University President Sylvia Burwell. Panel: Juan Williams, Karl Rove, former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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