I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For -- U2 (Live from Milan)
I have a dream. It's not a big one, just a little dream. I dream that some day I could turn on the Sunday news shows and not be forced to hear propaganda and stupidity, but an honest, informative hour of news. I still haven't found what I'm looking for. Nor will I this week. How could I hope to when John McCain is making his 7,342nd appearance on the Sunday shows and David Gregory thinks that Michele Bachmann has anything sensible to add to the public dialogue? Or when Fox News asks Margie Phelps to come on to discuss her successful appearance in front of the Supreme Court on behalf of the Westboro Baptist Church. Or when Chris Matthews asks his Sunday panel is America is still "number one"? There's little honesty or information to hope for there.
You know what's particularly telling? Once again, the Sunday news shows are making a concerted effort to ignore the protests in Wisconsin, even as they spill over into Indiana and Ohio. The governors of those states should be ever grateful to Ghaddafi for giving the media an excuse to draw the attention away from populist discontent and add a little Middle Eastern uncertainty fear mongering to boot. Oh no, I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
ABC's "This Week" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - White House chief of staff William Daley; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Katty Kay, Rick Stengel, Howard Fineman and Norah O'Donnell. Topics: Is America Still Number One? Will Establishment Republican Hopefuls For 2012 Pander To The Far Right? Will President Obama Win The P.R. Battle If There Is A Government Shutdown? YES: 11 NO: 1; Will Obama Benefit More Than Republicans in 2012 From A Debt Deal? YES: 12 No: 0.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and John Kerry, D-Mass.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; former national security adviser Stephen Hadley; Ali Errishi, former Libyan minister of immigration; Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Paul Wolfowitz, an architect of the Iraq War weighs in why he thinks both the Obama administration and one of the administrations he was a part of -- George W. Bush's -- have bungled Libya. Then, rising food prices inspired revolution...which then raised gas prices...which will then raise food prices. Find out what this vicious cycle means for you. And why it has world leaders shaking in their boots
"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Margie Phelps, the lawyer who argued the Westboro Baptist Church case at the Supreme Court.
So what's catching your eye this morning?