The Liberal Redneck---The God Damn Wall
Welcome to Week Five of the government shutdown. I gotta be honest, I've had some minor panic attacks this week just buying groceries, since I found out that the shutdown included our food inspectors. I have never been so sick as I was when I got E. coli poisoning from a Trader Joe's salad years ago. So when I hear the media talk about the 800,000 federal workers being impacted, I want to scream, "NOOOO!!! Every. Single. American. Is. At. Risk!" Not to take away from those 800,000, but I would like the media to realize that 330,000,000 Americans are now being threatened over Trump's entirely symbolic wall.
And yet, watch, with the theater of Trump's address to the nation to "offer" up a "compromise," watch how all of that will get thrown out the window and the framing will be "Will Nancy Pelosi compromise and work with President Trump?"
ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and James Lankford, R-Okla.; Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. Co-anchor Martha Raddatz reports from Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. Panel: Matthew Dowd, Susan Davis of NPR, Astead Herndon of The NY Times and Shawna Thomas of Vice News.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Donald Trump. Panel: Peter Baker of The NY Times; Joshua Johnson, host of NPR’s “1A”; Danielle Pletka of AEI; and Heidi Przybyla of NBC News.
CBS' "Face the Nation" — Gillibrand; Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif; Brett McGurk, former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS; Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post.
CNN's "State of the Union" — Gillibrand; Giuliani; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Panel: Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Calif.; former Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Tony Blair, former British prime minister, and Aaron Sorkin, playwright of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and creator of “The West Wing.”
CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Ben Smith, editor in chief, and Anthony Cormier, investigative reporter, BuzzFeed News; Carl Bernstein, Watergate reporter and CNN political analyst; Tony Schwartz, co-author of “The Art of the Deal”; Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief, The Atlantic; Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine; David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun; Charles Sennott and Steve Waldman, co-founders of Report for America.
"Fox News Sunday" — Pence; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Panel: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Guy Benson of “Townhall” and co-host of “Benson and Harf”; and Charles Lane, The Washington Post.
So what's catching your eye this morning?