November 3, 2013

John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson from The Secret Policemen's Ball

Look at that line up and tell me that the Washington media doesn't think about you and me the way that Rowan Atkinson does. Can't you feel their condescending patronization and disdain from here? In what world would we need Mitt Romney to speak to the country again? We've already said what we felt about his ideas with our votes. Besides the reliably more intelligent discussion to be found on the MSNBC shows, the only one I'm looking forward to is Bill Keller and Glenn Greenwald continuing their online feud on "Reliable Sources". I can't agree completely with either one on their view of the responsibilities of journalism, but I think Glenn comes closer than Keller: declare your bias from the start. That's what I'd like to see this shows do; let them say upfront that their coverage is skewed against most Americans.

ABC's "This Week" — White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. editor-in-chief and ABC News special contributor Nate Silver. Roundtable: BC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” Van Jones, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. Actor Rob Lowe.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Mitt Romney; Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass. Roundtable: former Senior Adviser to the president David Axelrod; Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodard; editor of the Weekly Standard Bill Kristol; and anchor of BBC World News America, Katty Kay.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, former head of the National Security Agency and the CIA. Alexandra Zapruder and former LIFE editor Dick Stolley. Panel: David Sanger of the New York Times, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, CBS News' Jan Crawford and John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times; Elahe Izadi, National Journal; Perry Bacon,; Evan McMorris-Santoro, BuzzFeed; Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Stanford University; Joy Reid,; Michael Hanna, The Century Foundation; Rebecca Abou-Cheded, National Political Director, Arab American Institute.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Beverly Bond, Founder of Black Girls Rock; Katon Dawson, National Republican Consultant / Former South Carolina GOP Chair; Daphne Brooks, Professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University; Ari Berman, Contributing Writer to The Nation Magazine; Mark Alexander, Law Professor at Seton Hall University / Former Senior Advisor to Barack Obama; Joel Berg, Executive Director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger; Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion; Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Cristina Beltran, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Victoria DeFranesco Soto, MSNBC/NBCLatino Contributor; Juana Summers, Politico; James Peterson, MSNBC Contributor; Dana Milbank, Washington Post; Raul Reyes, NBCLatino Contributor; Sam Tenenhaus, Vanity Fair.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Congressman Michael McCaul – Chairman of House Homeland Committee. Panel: former Senator Blanche Lincoln, CNN Crossfire Host Newt Gingrich, former Kathleen Sebelius adviser Neera Tanden, and Obama biographer David Maraniss.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. Former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Guest Host: David Folkenflik of NPR. The Daily Beast’s Peter Jukes and Emily Bell, former editor-in-chief of Guardian Unlimited. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and attorney Lin Wood. New York Times writer Bill Keller, former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald. Former OWN chief executive Christina Norman and Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center.

"Fox News Sunday" — Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of ObamaCare, and James Capretta of the Ethics & Public Policy Center. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Panel: Scott Brown, Former Republican Senator from Massachusetts; Julie Pace, White House Correspondent for The Associated Press; Karl Rove, Former Bush White House Senior Adviser; Evan Bayh, Former Democratic Senator from Indiana.

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