May 26, 2019

That guy putting Theresa May's tears into proper perspective? He's The Guardian's columnist Owen Jones. And he brilliantly and succinctly explained not only why no one should be bothered about the delicate feelings of wealthy elite politicians as they pay the price for their own bad policies, but exactly on whom the media should be focusing: those who are forced to live with the results of the elite politicians.

Imagine how very different these shows would be if the focus was like Jones'. Could Chuck Todd ever conceive of asking Sarah Sanders about the impact of Trump's policies on actual people? Would Chris Wallace remind Lindsey Graham as he whines about Trump's alleged persecution about how migrant families feel after attempting to apply for legal asylum and having their children ripped from their arms only to die in custody?

Well, let me put my vote for making it so. It would go a long way towards educating the public, and regaining trust in the media again.

Imagine that.

ABC's "This Week" — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Panel: Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, ABC’s Matthew Dowd and MaryAlice Parks, and Julie Pace of The Associated Press.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Panel: Yamiche Alcindor of “PBS NewsHour”; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; David Maraniss of The Washington Post; and former Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Jon Tester, D-Mont.; former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke; Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas. Panel: Salena Zito of Washington Examiner, Democratic strategist Joel Payne and Molly Ball of Time.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Panel: Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush; Bakari Sellers, former Democratic member of South Carolina House; Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster; and Alexandra Rojas, executive director, Justice Democrats.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine; Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress; Scott Pelley, author, “Truth Worth Telling,” and correspondent, “60 Minutes”; Ted Boutrous, First Amendment lawyer and partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Audrey Cooper, editor in chief, San Francisco Chronicle; Paul Rieckhoff, host, “Angry Americans” podcast and founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

"Fox News Sunday" — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. Panel: Jonah Goldberg of National Review, Liz Marlantes of The Christian Science Monitor, Gillian Turner of Fox News and Peter Baker of The New York Times.

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