Sondre Lerche - "Say It All"
I read the most extraordinarily un-self-examined op-ed piece by WaPo's Leonard Downie yesterday: Could We Uncover Watergate Today? and I had to laugh at the cluelessness of it all. For the last eight years, we have had an administration that is WORST than any Watergate atrocity (from a man who knows firsthand). How well has WaPo (or any of the remaining corporate media) done in uncovering atrocities that we in the blogosphere have been regularly finding? And they wonder why newspapers are going bankrupt. I'm just sayin'...
And this weekend is another perfect example that Deep Throat and the Watergate scandal is a distant memory in journalism, supplanted by the uncritical regurgitation of talking points. Don't believe me? Catch the Revisionist History Tour with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on "Meet the Press" and Darth Cheney himself on Fox News Sunday (a network on which he could eat babies and STILL be defended). The man has already admitted to approving torture. Think any other war crimes will come to light?
ABC's "This Week" - Vice President-elect Joe Biden.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry Kennedy, cousin of Caroline Kennedy; Reps. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y.; Peter King, R-N.Y., and Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y.; Joel Klein, chancellor, New York City Department of Education.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
CNN's "Late Edition" - Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Laura Tyson, former Clinton economic adviser; Carly Fiorina,
"Fox News Sunday" - Vice President Dick Cheney.
"The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Joe Klein, Katty Kay, John Heileman, Helene Cooper. Topics: How big is Obama's mandate for change? Is Caroline Kennedy a smart choice to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate?
So what's catching your eye this morning?