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Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 9/1 - 9/2/07 (not the live thread)
Network and Cable News Networks | 9/2/07 | Network and Cable News

Posted on 09/02/2007 1:17:10 AM PDT by Phsstpok

Preview and Analysis for Weekend of September 1st and 2nd, 2007

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

NBC's "Meet the Press"
  • James Carville
  • Bob Shrum
  • Mary Matalin
  • Mike Murphy

CBS's "Face the Nation"

  • Senator Joe Biden, D-Del.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Fox News Sunday

  • Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
  • Senator Arlen Specter, R-Pa.
  • Ed Gillespie


CNN "Late Edition"
  • Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
  • Representative Kendrick Meek, D-Fla.
  • Laith Kubba, former Iraqi government spokesman
  • Lanny Davis
  • Ben Ginsberg.

ABC's "This Week"

  • Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
  • Senator John Ensign, R-Nev.
  • Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee

So, I'm (way) late again... get over it, I have... the twenty first century has a nasty habit of catching up with us!  That's what happens when 4 of the last 5 days have been spent traveling.  Poor me, I'm so abused by reality!  What an inconvenience!

This weekend is all about "The New Narrative" of the Dhimmicrats, where Iraq is lost regardless of any success engendered by the surge.  Oh, and General Petraeus is a puppet of McChimpy Bushitler, so there's no reason to pay attention to anything he says anyway, since we have the "non-partisan" GAO report illegally leaked to the press this week.  And did you notice that the Dhimmicrats and their myrmidons in the DBM have yet another new benchmark for success in Iraq?  One of the tests for conservatives is our ability to tolerate the ignorance of the general population for the ever changing goal posts imposed by the DBM and their allies in the DNC.

So, given that premise, what are the shows up to this week?

NBC Meet The Press is a gabfest amongst anointed establishment players in both parties.  How unusual.  The operative term there is "establishment."  As an intellectual exercise it would be interesting to examine how this crowd came to represent "the establishment," but that's not in the cards.  Suffice to say that if you want to examine the tiny minds of the powers that be in each party then pay attention to the brain trust that hires this crowd as their "experts."  Truly sad.  Perhaps our country is doomed, after all.

CBS Face The Nation brings us two of the most annoying and inconsequential talking heads in our current political universe, Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham.  The greatest joy of the Washington summer recess is that these two non-entities have been largely absent from the weekly shows.  Ironically, on paper, they are two of the most admirable elected officials in Washington, at least in regards to the war, with one (Biden) having a son leaving soon for Iraq and the other (Graham) having served (briefly) in Iraq as a JAG officer as part of  his reserve commitment.  So, what will this brain trust grace us poor peons with?  Well, it's safe to say that Iraq and Alberto Gonzales will be portrayed as "bad" and at least the Dhimmicrat version of politics will be portrayed as "good."  I know, I know.  I'm not doing a lot of heavy lifting with that prediction, but it's in keeping with the intellectual level of the Sunday shows.

Fox News Sunday gives us the unmitigated joy of Washington's latter day Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful Igor, Leahy and Specter.  Never have two such unworthies ever complimented each other so well.  What is the old saw?  We get the government we deserve?  Well, we must have done something very bad to deserve these two, particularly in the positions that they currently fill.  Were someone to mount a campaign to demonstrate the lack of competency in the current Washington ruling class these two would be at the top of any list of characters to feature.  Brits back from his August vacation and it appears the the left is choosing him as a target, not only for  general abuse but especially in the war of words regarding global warming.  Could the establishment be hoping for a smack down by Juan on Brit this week?

CNN Late Edition Provides us a Republican senator who has just been targeted by Al Qaeda anti-aircraft fire versus a Dhimmicrat congressman closely allied with Alcee Hastings.  Whom do you think I want to hear from?  Of course, the fact that Shelby is getting air time probably means that he is pulling a John Warner.  What politicians won't do to get face time!  They follow this pairing with Lanny Davis and Ben Ginsberg for the spin on the spin.  I will say that the more the old line Clintonistas come front and center for Hillary the more those who despise the Clintons will be energized.  Finally CNN offers up their take on Iraq, complete with their dedicated anti-American "war" correspondent, Michael Ware.  I think I'll pass.

ABC This Week provides the return of the other ubiquitous Dhimmicrat, Chuck Schumer, just in time to share his "wisdom" with the President on the nature of our next Attorney General.  I hate to break it to Chuck, but no prominent New York politicians are, or ever have been, currently viable as Attorney General, particularly the NY governor, Elliot "abuse-r-us" Spitzer, who is likely to  be looking for outside (criminal) council in the near future himself.  But of course you wouldn't know that if you depended on the DBM for your news.  God bless FreeRepublic!  Mike Huckabee rounds out Curious George's show this week, though I must say that the more he talks the less appeal he has for me in the GOP "horse race."  Perhaps that's George Steponallofus plan?

The Saturday shows (long over as I type) offer up more predictable fare, particularly with at least two repeats (JER and Russert's CNBC show).  The Beltway Boys concentrate on over emphasizing Larry Craig's non-crime (fatal for a Republican, in character and no big deal for a Dhimmicrat) and minimizing  Hillary's continuing campaign finance corruption.  After all, she and her husband have established that taking money from the PLA is not a problem in our their system.  CNBC's Tim Russert Show still lists the repeat from weeks ago of the Dead Yankees interview, so goodness knows what they're doing.  Of course, none of us care so I don't know why I still bother listing it.  Fox News Watch offers up their invaluable </sarcasm off> take on the pink triangle crowds latest kamikaze attack on a nasty conservative followed by traditional wallowing in both Princess Di and Katrina nostalgia with virtually no introspection at all.  This is a show that screams "waste of time" at the top of it's proverbial lungs.  The Journal Editorial Report, in contrast, provides an interesting and invaluable discussion of relevant topics, even in a repeat.  Could it be that Rupert watched this show before making his bid of the WSJ?  If so he learned a great lesson.

Bottom line for this week, the Dhimmicrats are in full goose bozo mode as they return from their August recess and this weeks shows mark their attempt to launch a year long assault on Bush and company.  You would think that their miserable approval ratings, brought about in no small part from their incessant and patently fraudulent witch hunts against Bush, would have been enough to wise them up, but nooooo.  They have been drinking their own Kool Aid way too long to let reality spoil their fantasies.  I wonder just how many of the sitting Dhimmicrats qualify as clinically insane?  Probably most based on their recent performance.  Isn't new Millennium politics fun?

This should be cross posted to my blog at later today. I have finally caught up over their and I hope to keep up to date from now on. In fact I'm going to change the format just a bit when posting this in light of the success of the technique I used to get caught up. This analysis will still be first but then I'm going to try putting all of the show by show posts into one big Post number 1. If I end up falling back to separate posts you'll know that I found an upper limit to the length of FR posts.

This thread exists primarily as a heads up for who is on the weekend talks shows, what they've been invited on to push (based on their recent pronouncements) and the spin (meme) the DBM is likely trying to push based on that information. All of this is prep work for the weekly Sunday Morning Talk Show thread posted by Alas Babylon!. That thread provides a live commentary and analysis of the Sunday talking head shows, with valuable insight and exceptional fact checking. we are the Jedi Council of FreeRepublic, at least in regards to these DBM gabfests. You wanna know what was said and what it meant, as well as where they messed up? Read that thread!

Mark Kilmer has posted his excellent preview of the Sunday shows over at Redstate.COM.

Politico.COM has their Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; gonzales; iraq

Show by Show Preview

Below are the topics and guests announced for these programs, along with my take on the "memes" that the shows are trying to push.  With each guest's name are a series of links that I found in a web search that helped me get a handle on who they are and what their likely positions will be when they are interviewed.

Saturday Shows For

The Beltway Boys (Mort Kondrake, Fred Barnes)

CNBC's Tim Russert Show (Tim Russert)

Fox News Watch (Eric Burns)

Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page

NBC Meet The Press (Tim Russert)

CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer)

Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace)

CNN Late Edition (Wolf Blitzer)

ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos)

1 posted on 09/02/2007 1:17:14 AM PDT by Phsstpok
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To: A.Hun; Bahbah; Txsleuth; MNJohnnie; eeevil conservative; Alas Babylon!; Seattle Conservative; ...

The Weekend Talk Show Preview Thread is up

It will also be cross posted to my blog at

Here's a sample of  my usually witty commentary...

... This weekend is all about "The New Narrative" of the Dhimmicrats, where Iraq is lost regardless of any success engendered by the surge.  Oh, and General Petraeus is a puppet of McChimpy Bushitler, so there's no reason to pay attention to anything he says anyway, since we have the "non-partisan" GAO report illegally leaked to the press this week.  And did you notice that the Dhimmicrats and their myrmidons in the DBM have yet another new benchmark for success in Iraq? ...

2 posted on 09/02/2007 1:20:21 AM PDT by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: Phsstpok
Washington's latter day Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful Igor, Leahy and Specter

LOL. Well put.

3 posted on 09/02/2007 3:45:37 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah
and minimizing Hillary's continuing campaign finance corruption.

Boy, Phsstpok, you nailed that one. The "Boys" practically said "Nothing to see here, move along."

4 posted on 09/02/2007 3:53:32 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Phsstpok
Yet another work of art! So well done P!
Hope you got a chance to see Angela this morning she was awesome on C-S-pam.
5 posted on 09/02/2007 5:38:35 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah
Wow! Leahy, Specter & Gillespie on Fox News Sunday. I wonder if I should skip church today to watch it.....
6 posted on 09/02/2007 6:42:09 AM PDT by no dems (In the General Election; we must not let America forget that Fidel Castro endorsed Clinton/Obama)
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To: no dems

Maybe some brave pub will have the guts to say that Craig, Gonzales (insert your favorite pub) will resign when Frank, Kennedy, Murtha, Jefferson, she who must not be named, (insert just about any dem here) do.

7 posted on 09/02/2007 7:50:12 AM PDT by acsrp38 (to dems: NUTS!!!)
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