Top Ten Stupidest Things Uttered by Karl Pilkington, as curated by hcottam16
Stupidity, in and of itself, isn't upsetting. Stupid can be pretty damn funny, as evidenced by the entire media career of Karl Pilkington, a radio producer plucked from obscurity by comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and now the star of the greatest selling podcasts, as well as television shows and books. But stupidity uttered by our politicians and pundits who shape the national dialog is maddening. And we're going to be subjected to a whole lot of stupid this morning. The Sunday shows' favorite guest, John McCain, is on yet again, this time to wax sincerely on North Korea. Cathy McMorris-Rogers regularly displays her lack of cognitive prowess, but she'll get another turn of 'Blame the Democrats'. And Timothy Geithner, a man who in equal parts is responsible for the economic near-collapse and its muted recovery, will get to push the same old policies. With all due respect to the Secretary of the Treasury, that's just stupid.
ABC's "This Week" - Economy: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Republican presidential race: Panel: ABC News' Cokie Roberts; former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes; Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; advisor to the Romney campaign Kevin Madden; and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.
NBC's "" - Economy: Geithner; Gender politics: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Panel: General election: former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Dan Rather, HDNet; Pete Williams, NBC News; Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post; Kathleen Parker,The Washington Post. Topics: Assesing the political fallout if the Supreme Court strikes healthcare. Trayon Martin's tragic death has brought the issue of race to the forefront.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Taxes and representations of women in the media: David Cay Johnston, Reuters; Heather McGhee, Director of Demos; Tom Perriello, Center for American Progress Action Fund; and fmr. Congressman (D-VA); Betsey Stevenson.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Topics: Taxes; auto politics in 2012; transgender in America; new HUD rule on fair housing, White House executive order on job protection; President Obama’s LGBT political calculations. Panel: Joy-Ann Reid, TheGrio.com; Rick Newman, U.S. News & World Report; Allison Kilkenny, Citizen Radio co-host; Randa Fahmy Hudome, former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush; Mara Keisling, founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Guest: Kate Bornstein, transgender activist and author
CBS' "Face the Nation" - North Korea missile test, the women's vote: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); the economy, tax policy: Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. Trayvon Martin/race: Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Toure, Time; Jack Ford, CBS; Mark Strassmann, CBS. Panel: "Mommy politics" Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; John Dickerson, CBS.
CNN's "State of the Union" - GOP unity, 2012 politics: Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; the Trayvon Martin case, civility, the 2012 campaign: Bill Cosby. Gender politics: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Panel: Dan Balz, The Washington Post and Matt Bai, The New York Times.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Job growth, the Buffett Rule, the Ryan plan: White House National Economic Council director Gene Sperling. World Bank leadership: Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Africa’s “Dirty Wars” with the New York Times' Jeffrey Gettleman.
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - "Fox Mole" revealed: Joe Muto, former Fox News producer; Santorum drops out, politics 2012; Trayvon Martin coverage, Ashley Judd lashes out at the media; remembering Mike Wallace: CBS News' Bob Simon and Steve Kroft.
"Fox News Sunday" - President Obama's 2012 campaign: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod; Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign: Romney advisor Ed Gillespie; Chris Wallace pays tribute to his late father, "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace.
So what's catching your eye this morning?