John Hiatt - Have A Little Faith In Me
Sigh. A new Sunday, but the same ol' people having the same ol' conversations. And from the looks of the line up, those same characters will be talking about the economy. Oh, what I would give for some honest discussion! But no, we're simply going to be expected to trust those same talking heads again. The media elites seem determined to not learn any lessons from the Stewart/Cramer smackdown.
Speaking of which, I don't normally include Reliable Sources in my line up, because CNN doesn't put topics or guests up on the show website, but according to a CNN article on the Stewart/Cramer show, Howard Kurtz will be discussing it with...wait for it...Tucker Carlson. That's right, the guy that lost his Crossfire gig because Stewart said he was hurting America will be asked to give his opinion on yet another target of Jon Stewart's standards for journalistic responsibilty. Meanwhile, Erin "Why Can't We Have China's Labor Practices" Burnett will be on The Chris Matthews Show opining on how confident Obama should be and the Big Dick himself, Darth Cheney will be on State of the Union, no doubt to assure us that everything he authorized was absolutely necessary and right.
ABC's "This Week" - Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Summers.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Christina Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Erin Burnett, Howard Fineman, Anne Kornblut, Andrew Ross-Sorkin. Topics: Can President Obama get the economy moving again? Has Obama ceded too much power to Congress? Meter Questions: Should Obama stay calm and confident vs. being more urgent? YES: 11 NO: 1; Does President Obama bear some responsibility for the sinking stock market? YES: 7 No: 5 Ridiculous questions, Burnett should be an idiot
CNN's "State of the Union" - Former Vice President Dick Cheney; Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Howard Kurtz discusses the Cramer/Stewart showdown, with journalist Tucker Carlson, radio show host Stephanie Miller and "Baltimore Sun" television critic David Zurawik as guests.
"Fox News Sunday" - Austan Goolsbee, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com.
So, what's catching your eye this morning?