June 2, 2013

Paul Simon -- All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints

The Sunday news shows are an interesting anomaly in the Age of Information. They are actually avenues of disinformation, traders in allegations and unfounded innuendo. At a time when there is a staggering wealth of information available at my fingertips, news programs have actually become where little to no factual information is made available to the consumer.

And it's no different today. I was listening to a podcast of my buddy Joshua Holland of Alternet interviewing Digby on progressive ennui, and while undoubtedly there's a natural attrition after an election, I think we're also suffering not so much from outrage fatigue, but manufactured outrage fatigue--to the exclusion of everything else. They don't talk about what matters to most Americans; as far as I can tell after eight years of blogging about them, I'm not even sure they're aware of a world outside of their Beltway confines. No wonder progressives are suffering from malaise. Everything fed to us as important is a myth.

ABC's "This Week" - David Plouffe, former adviser to President Barack Obama; Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush. Panel: editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington, PBS’ “Washington Week” moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill and Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot. Foreign affairs panel: ABC News global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour, TIME International editor Bobby Ghosh and Aaron David Miller, vice president of new initiatives at the Wilson Center. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Roundtable: former top adviser to President Obama, David Axelrod; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); author of the new book, “The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies,” Jonathan Alter; Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman. Tom Brokaw.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Kasie Hunt, NBS News Political Reporter;
David Ignatius, The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla. Panel: Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and David Ignatius, The Daily Beast's Dan Klaidman and CBS News' Political Director John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter/politics managing editor, Huffington Post; Norm Ornstein, columnist & author, “It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism”; Sahil Kapur, congressional reporter, Talking Points Memo; Sarah Posner, journalist & author; Jeremy Scahill, author “Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield”; Krystal Ball, Co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle”.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group; Akhil Amar, Sterling Adjunct Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University; Nan Aron, Founder and President of the “Alliance for Justice”; Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor at the Huffington Post / Author of “Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy”; Lisa Cook, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University; Ed Pawlowski, Democratic Mayor of Allentown, PA; Valisia Lekae, plays Diana Ross in “Motown the Musical” / Tony Award Nominee; Charles Randolph Wright, Director of “Motown the Musical”; Brandon Victor Dixon, plays Berry Gordy in “Motown the Musical”.

MSNBC's "The Ed Show" - Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA); Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY); E.J. Dionne, Washington Post; Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT); Scott Prouty, Recorded Romney’s 47% comments.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla); Political panel: Democratic Strategist Paul Begala, Republican Strategist Kevin Madden, The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and The Root’s Corey Dade.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Paul Krugman, fifth anniversary look back at GPS.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Debra Saunders of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Lois Romano of Politico; John Stackhouse, Editor-In-Chief of The Globe and Mail; Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist John H. White; Anthony De Rosa.

"Fox News Sunday" - Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. Power panel: Laura Ingraham, host of The Laura Ingraham Show; Evan Bayh, Former Democratic Senator from Indiana; Jennifer Rubin, Columnist for The Washington Post; Amy Walter, National Editor, Cook Political Report.

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