The Story of Broke
My kingdom for a reasonable discussion of what's truly broken in our country. We are the wealthiest country in the world and yet we can't afford to take care of our poor, our elderly, our sick, our children or our returning vets, all collateral damage on the pathway to absurd corporate wealth. Yet again, there's no one lined up this Sunday that I feel confident will lay out just how broken our system is. The horribly nauseating Penn State pedophilia case has forced the shows to call on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to reassure us that despite the fact that to this moment, there are still people out there more concerned about protecting a football program than children from being raped, they are absolutely committed to justice in Pennsylvania. Christiane Amanpour will have on a panel who will continue to tell us that even though foreign policy experts think it's the exact opposite of the right move to make, we must be forward march to war with Iran. Bachmann will have her own brand of nuttiness with David Gregory and Jon Huntsman will plead his case to be GOP flavor of the month with Bob Schieffer. Keep a special eye on those Fox News guys, though. It looks like an entire show devoted to the Penn State scandal, and since they reliably take the opposite slant from all that's good and righteous, I expect fully for them to suggest that those kids had it coming and JoePa really shouldn't be blamed for not going to the police for more than ten years.
ABC's "This Week" - Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa.; roundtables on politics and Iran.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa.; 2012 GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Nia-Malika Henderson, Joe Klein, Major Garrett, Katty Kay. Topics: Can Barack Obama win without changing his television persona? How much does President Obama want to win another term? Meter Questions: Is A Turnaround CEO More Likely To Appeal to Middle Class Voters Than A Populist? YES: 10 NO: 2; Will Perry's attacks on Romney benefit the Obama campaign? YES: 7 No: 5.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., and Haley Barbour, R-Miss.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - former Editor of the Jerusalem Post Bret Stephens and Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour on Iran's nuclear aspirations. Bond trader Mohamed El-Erian and Jennifer Granholm on the economy. Former Libyan Interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril.
"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa.; Penn State student body President T.J. Bard; former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris.
So what's catching your eye this morning?