June 23, 2013

Fatboy Slim -- Weapons of Choice

Weapons of choice will definitely be of discussion this Sunday. Weapons like guns, nukes and even possibly drones. But these Sunday news shows are their own kind of weapon as well. They are weapons of information and misinformation. Gertrude Stein once wrote “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” I think that she’d have even sharper words for what the 24 hour cable news channels and internet sites have done to information (and common sense, especially in Washington DC).

ABC's "This Week" --_ Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Foreign policy roundtable: ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass, and co-founder of the Foreign Policy Initiative Dan Senor. Powerhouse roundtable: Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas; Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis; former Lead Auto Adviser and Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven Rattner, now chair of Willett Advisors; and Amity Shlaes, director of The 4% Growth Project at The George W. Bush Institute; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Roundtable: NBC News Political Contributor and former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs; Republican Strategist Mike Murphy; Democratic Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed; Fmr. Chair and CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina; and NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent; Katty Kay, BBC Washington Correspondent; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent, David Ignatius, The Washington Post Columnist.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward. Panel: John Dickerson of CBS News, Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Susan Page of USA Today and Bobby Ghosh of Time Magazine.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour; Raul Reyes, contributor, NBCLatino.com, columnist, USA Today; Robert Costa, National Review; Hakeem Jeffries, (D-NY); Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian; Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed; Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Joshua Dubois, Former Spiritual Advisor to President Obama; Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut; Kai Wright, Editorial Director of Colorlines.com / Fellow at the Nation Institute; Bryonn Bain, Writer/Actor/Author of “The Ugly Side of Beautiful: Rethinking Race and Prisons in America”; Chris Kromm, Director of the Institute for Southern Studies; Jonathan Metzl, Director of the Program in Medicine, Health and Society / Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University; Erika Nicole Kendall, Founder of “A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss”; Dr. Patrice Harris, Member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees; Dawn Porter, Filmmaker of “Gideon’s Army”; Brandy Alexander, Attorney; Travis Williams, Attorney.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" -- Lee Fang, The Nation; Jamal Simmons, Democratic Strategist; Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst; Spencer Overton, Georgetown Washington Law School; Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC Military Analyst; Lowell Bergman, PBS; Pamela Constable, Washington Post.

MSNBC's "The Ed Show" -- Ben Cohen, Co-Founder, Ben and Jerry’s; James Carville, Democratic Strategist; Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst; E.J. Dionne, Washington Post; Annette Taddeo, Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

CNN's "State of the Union" -- Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Dana Bash, Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN, and CNN contributors Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Foreign policy panel: Anne-Marie Slaughter and Richard Haass, both former directors of policy planning at the State Department, and Bret Stephens, the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editor of the editorial page at The Wall Street Journal. Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University.

"Fox News Sunday" _ Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts. Power Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of The Washington Post; Julie Pace, White House Correspondent for The Associated Press; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard.

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