April 15, 2018

Wag the Dog (1997)

I would love to think that the current occupant of the Oval Office could have the higher cognitive powers and self-awareness to realize that armchair quarterbacking is easy and the reality of leading this country requires much more nuanced thinking.

But I think that would be wishful thinking on my part.

ABC's "This Week" - To be announced.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis; Bob Bauer, White House counsel to President Barack Obama; Alan Dershowitz. Panel: GOP strategist Al Cardenas, senior partner at Squire Patton Boggs; Carol Lee and Kristen Welker of NBC; and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; James Jeffrey of The Washington Institute. Panel: Molly Ball of Time, Ben Domenech of The Federalist, Ed O'Keefe of CBS and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Panel: Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution; and Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Ash Carter, former U.S. secretary of defense in the Obama administration; Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, United Nations high commissioner for human rights; Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state in the Clinton administration and author of “Fascism: A Warning.”

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Dershowitz; Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for Hillary Clinton's campaign and author of “Dear Madam President”; David Gergen, former adviser to four presidents; Bruce Bartlett, author of “The Truth Matters”; and Patrick Healy of The New York Times.

"Fox News Sunday" - Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Panel: Jonah Goldberg of National Review; Marc Lotter, former press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence; Jennifer Griffin of Fox News; and Charles Lane, editorial writer for The Washington Post.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.