Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:00 am on June 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Today was going to be the big “What It All Means” wrap-up on Wisconsin, but then you-know-who opened his mouth about the private sector and the Sunday show producers were forced to scramble. Scott Walker still gets his victory lap on CBS but the highlight of the morning is likely to be Axelrod sweating through a barrage of questions about just how “fine” the private side of the economy is really doing these days. He’ll hit ABC and CNN for that; I recommend watching the former since both Mike Huckabee and Ann Coulter are on the panel and that could lead to some … interesting dynamics. (“Meet the Press” won’t air this morning due to tennis on NBC.)

Speaking of victory laps, Woodward and Bernstein will follow Walker on CBS by taking their thousandth over Watergate. And if all of that doesn’t grab you, tune into Fareed Zakaria’s show on CNN and watch the soda jerk explain why he needs to control your portion sizes because you’re too dumb and fat to do it yourself, you big dumb fatty, you. The line-up via WaPo:

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Carl Bernstein, Vanity Fair; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)

ABC’s This Week: Rick Santorum; David Axelrod, chief Obama campaign strategist; former Gov. Ed Rendell; former Gov. Mike Huckabee; Ann Coulter, political commentator; Van Jones, former Obama environmental adviser

Fox News Sunday: Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN); Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Charles Lane, Washington Post; Liz Cheney, Keep America Safe; Mara Liasson, NPR

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: David Axelrod, chief Obama campaign strategist; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel


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Dance, Axelrod…dance!

conservalassie on June 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Woodward and Bernstein have not just “discovered” the dead sea scrolls of Richard Nixion. This was just another leftist weapon in waiting to aid Obama and make the GOP look bad in the minds of those foolish voters that by default believe the media propagandists. The fact that they had to bring it into use so early in the election cycle demonstrates just how frightened the left is that they’ll lose what they thought was a stranglehold on America.

Life is what happens to alter the best of men’s plans.

Don L on June 10, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Obama keeps screwing up, going off prompter, so the squeaky Axelrod has to get out there to try to get some quieting grease for the campaign.

Fallon on June 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Oh my God, watergate. Don’t know if it can compete with the likes of Fast and Furious and other assorted scandals poping up in the Obama White House.

bgibbs1000 on June 10, 2012 at 8:19 AM

(“Meet the Press” won’t air this morning due to tennis on NBC.)

Sold!

radjah shelduck on June 10, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Quite a cabal of 6 liberals against 2 conservatives on CBS. And Bob Schieffer, is included as a member of the cabal. I still think Gov. Scott Walker can handle all of the goon squad members, just fine all by himself.

WV. Paul on June 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM

OT:

So, anyone care to venture what the SCOAMFism of the entire term ’09-’12 will be? And we still have 6 months to go!

Rixon on June 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Politico has a story up about Obama’s data-mining advantage over Romney. I’m certain all of this technology is coming out of his campaign pockets and none from the taxpayers….(?)

CHICAGO — On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.

The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the president’s much-heralded 2008 social media juggernaut — which raised half billion dollars and revolutionized politics — look like cavemen with stone tablets.

Unless Obama manipulates the economic or jobs numbers, all the data-mining in the world won’t prevent this president from returning to Chicago.

Rovin on June 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Dance, Axelrod…dance!

conservalassie on June 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I will say, it is becoming funnier each time he gives that almost comic deadpan delivery of spin.

Jurisprudence on June 10, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I think Woodward and Bernstein should be embarrassed. All they are doing by beating Nixon up again is show me that they are admitting it was possible to dig into a sitting Presidents administration, they just choose not to do it with Obama (or any democrat). So who cares what they have to say now? If they were such great journalists, where have they been the last four years?

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Unless When Obama manipulates the economic or jobs numbers, all the data-mining in the world won’t prevent this president from returning to Chicago.

Rovin on June 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

He will, however, be able to pinpoint exactly who did and who did not vote for him. It will be a long lame duck session of punishment and pain before he leaves office.

Fallon on June 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM

good morning!

so the lib talking heads say that Mitt needs to do something about th economy right now…

last time I checked, he’s not in Congress nor he is the President….He CANNOT do anything until JANUARY 2013

they really believe Mitt has the power to do anything right now…

idiots…

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

darn, no david gregory asking the hard hitting questions to the libs this am…
/

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Unless Obama manipulates the economic or jobs numbers, all the data-mining in the world won’t prevent this president from returning to Chicago.

Rovin on June 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I heard a guy on a radio call in show tell a story about how he donated to Obama in ’08 by debiting his checking account. He recently got a statement showing another debit to the Obama campaign that he didn’t authorize. I wonder how much they can collect that way without getting caught?

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

santorum feels kind of weasley to me….

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

so the lib talking heads say that Mitt needs to do something about the economy right now…

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I thought he hired a lot of construction workers out in Califonia. :)

Fallon on June 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Obama asked that same question in one of his press conferences this week. It’s funny, because everyone on the right has been telling him what he could do to get things moving all along, but he doesn’t listen to anyone but Jarrett, then cries that no one will help him-LOL

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Fallon on June 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

heh

i guess he is doing his part

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

he’s blaming mitt now for not doing anything…what an idiot! it’s not like he was a senator before and could have done something during the financial crisis
/

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Rixon on June 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Horrendous, Treasonous acts in the lame duck session if he loses the election. Count on it.

nobar on June 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Don’t look now….but…..the “THUGOCRACY” is in full swing.

CHICAGO — On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.

The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the president’s much-heralded 2008 social media juggernaut — which raised half billion dollars and revolutionized politics — look like cavemen with stone tablets.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77213.html#ixzz1xOUrw77J

Can you imagine how the Sunday shows would be beside themselves with offense if Bush or NIXON had done this?

They would have Schumer/Durbin/Feinstein calling for Congressional hearings and a Special Prosecutor.

They would have the heads of the ACLU/Sierra Club/People against the American Way/Planned Parenthood, etc. all lined up being “outraged”.

Good Morning America / See B-S this Morning / Today show all would lead off on the “data mining”.

Maxine Waters would be calling for the Republican president to be impeached over this “unprecedented assault on the American People”.

But today……crickets.

PappyD61 on June 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

But today……crickets.

PappyD61 on June 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

amen pappy….amen

total 24/7 outrage…

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

he’s blaming mitt now for not doing anything…what an idiot! it’s not like he was a senator before and could have done something during the financial crisis
/

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

I’m not a Romney fan, but he was probably doing more for the economy as a private citizen than Obama ever did in his life.

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Axelrod-grease trying to spin the squeaky zer0… not enough oil in the keystone pipe for that.

term-limits-4-all on June 10, 2012 at 8:58 AM

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225959/coming-obama-thugocracy/michael-barone#

Barone nailed it nearly four years ago.

‘I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors,” Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. “I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.” Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people’s faces. They seem determined to shut people up.

That’s what Obama supporters, alerted by campaign emails, did when conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s WGN radio program in Chicago. Kurtz had been researching Obama’s relationship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in Chicago Annenberg Challenge papers in the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago — papers that were closed off to him for some days, apparently at the behest of Obama supporters.

Obama fans jammed WGN’s phone lines and sent in hundreds of protest emails. The message was clear to anyone who would follow Rosenberg’s example. We will make trouble for you if you let anyone make the case against The One.

Other Obama supporters have threatened critics with criminal prosecution. In September, St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch and St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce warned citizens that they would bring criminal libel prosecutions against anyone who made statements against Obama that were “false.”

I had been under the impression that the Alien and Sedition Acts had gone out of existence in 1801-02. Not so, apparently, in metropolitan St. Louis. Similarly, the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama’s ties to Ayers.

These attempts to shut down political speech have become routine for liberals. Congressional Democrats sought to reimpose the “fairness doctrine” on broadcasters, which until it was repealed in the 1980s required equal time for different points of view. The motive was plain: to shut down the one conservative-leaning communications medium, talk radio.

Liberal talk-show hosts have mostly failed to draw audiences, and many liberals can’t abide having citizens hear contrary views.

Thug. Chicago. Progressivism. Wanna-be-Constition remakers.

Thank you Michael Barone.

PappyD61 on June 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I see that Axelrod is appearing on two of the shows. I guess he has to, since he is the only reliable Obama “surrogate.”

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I think Woodward and Bernstein should be embarrassed. All they are doing by beating Nixon up again is show me that they are admitting it was possible to dig into a sitting Presidents administration, they just choose not to do it with Obama (or any democrat). So who cares what they have to say now? If they were such great journalists, where have they been the last four years?

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Exactly. Overall, Obama makes Nixon look small time. Everything Nixon did, Obama is doing plus more – from directly violating Federal court orders, to intimidating private citizens. Now, we are seeing that they are willing to leak top secret information, putting our national security at risk, in order to make Dear Leader look good. It’s right in front of their noses – if any journalist has the guts to take a look.

TarheelBen on June 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I see that Axelrod is appearing on two of the shows. I guess he has to, since he is the only reliable Obama “surrogate.”

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

They’re scared to death to trot anyone else out there.

taternuggets on June 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM

because you’re too dumb and fat to do it yourself, you big dumb fatty, you.

Oh that’s hilarious. I haven’t had a soda in years, but all this talk about regulating the soda drinkers makes me want to go stand on the corner with a 32 oz Mountain Dew in each hand, just to show solidarity. What’s next, the M&M patrol? I guess you could charge the Walmart greeters with limiting 12 pack soda purchases to one per customer.

scalleywag on June 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Hoo boy, Scott Walker on the same show with Super Thug Richard Trumka … Nawww, still not enough to get me to watch any of these lame Obama love fests.

KS Rex on June 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

But today……crickets.

PappyD61 on June 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Who knew that Crickets would become such a popular sport in America?

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

scalleywag on June 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I wonder if the police will set up roadblocks on roads leading into NYC, like DWI checkpoints, to make sure no one brings contraband soda bottles into the city.

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

yes he has …

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

heh :)

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Cris Wallace (Fox) is a major jerk and shows his liberal bias every week, as he tried to with Gov. Daniels this morning.

lhuffman34 on June 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Van Jones sure gets a lot of air time. He must fill the token Communist slot for the show. /

so the lib talking heads say that Mitt needs to do something about the economy right now…
cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

He may not be President yet, but Team Obama will pretend he is. Romney will replace “Bush!!1!@1!” and be Obama’s newest scapegoat. I saw Obama’s first negative ad on Romney yesterday during Game 7. Ripped his MA governor record to pieces. ……. But that comes across as hollow from a guy who’s spending us into bankruptcy, wants to raise taxes, unemployment above 8% (even though it’s much higher), rewrote the book on cronyism, et. al.

conservative pilgrim on June 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Night Owl on June 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Anything’s possible! It seems a bit silly to forbid anything over a 16 oz drink when it usually comes with a fat laden burger and fries. Sometimes followed by ice cream.

scalleywag on June 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Today was going to be the big “What It All Means” wrap-up on Wisconsin, but then you-know-who opened his mouth about the private sector and the Sunday show producers were forced to scramble…

(“Meet the Press” won’t air this morning due to tennis on NBC.)

Two big reasons why NBC had to scramble to avoid hurting Obama.
“Hey, we could broadcast that tennis match!” “Yes! No one will watch, but whatever, right?”

itsnotaboutme on June 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Carl Bernstein, Vanity Fair; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)

Hoo boy, Scott Walker on the same show with Super Thug Richard Trumka … Nawww, still not enough to get me to watch any of these lame Obama love fests.

KS Rex on June 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Saw that too….

Bet you Walker goes on first for ten minutes, then Trumka gets 20 to whine and lie about what happened to his much vaunted unionist fusiliers and his mounted purple shirt cavalry….

Walker’s use of that new fangled Maxim gun… sigh..

Trumka is still fighting the last two wars when it comes to unions. People aren’t stupid, and know the difference between public sector and private unions, even if Trumka tried to blur the distinction.

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

conservative pilgrim on June 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

yepper CP….hope other folks see the hollowness as well…

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

…so it’s going to be ‘see’… Barrack’s Sh!t on C B S!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

“Face the Nation” . . . a little stacked with Obama supporters, isn’t it?

Voter from WA State on June 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

The Reagan years they were really bad,.. no intertubes to interfere with their messaging. No alternative to their spinning wildly for the democrats..

Amazing that through sheer personality and charm, and using the numbers to his advantage, Reagan didn’t just win, he thrived. The first time the MSM took it in the gnads..

Walker is in a proud tradition now of liberal gnad smashing,.. and I’m thinking he’s a great potential president in a few years.

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Oh my God, watergate. Don’t know if it can compete with the likes of Fast and Furious and other assorted scandals poping up in the Obama White House.

bgibbs1000 on June 10, 2012 at 8:19 AM

.
“Fast and Furious?” . What’s that?
.
I watch the news every night on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN.
And I ain’t never heard of no “Fast and Furious.”

listens2glenn on June 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I’ll catch the recap later on how much Trumka whined and cried like a baby…

I’ve got trolls jotten’s and evil Fae to smush, the fate of Amalur lies in my hands today… it’s my birthday, so I plan on gaming a LOT today..

suuushhhh… 530.. or somethin..

I know there’s a 5, then a 3 anyway.
could fib and say the 3 comes first,.. but.. no..

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Unless Obama manipulates the economic or jobs numbers, all the data-mining in the world won’t prevent this president from returning to Chicago.

Rovin on June 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Don’t see him “returning” to Chicago once he’s out of office.

My guess is he’ll move to the State he claims to have been born in. After all, he could murder a child on the White House lawn, and they would still treat him like a rock star out there.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

My guess is he’ll move to the State he claims to have been born in. After all, he could murder a child on the White House lawn, and they would still treat him like a rock star out there.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Does Kenya even have states?

/

On a side note Kenya’s Internal Security Minister George Saitoti died in a helicopter crash. He hoped to be their President next year and was a leader in the fight against the Somali invaders and Al Qaida.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

candy crowley doing her best to defend dear leader from the leaks…

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

candy still sticking with the ‘this gaffe won’t stick to dear leader’ meme

hello

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

(“Meet the Press” won’t air this morning due to tennis on NBC.)

Can they do this every week? :)

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

You think the Sunday talk shows lost interest in Wisconsin because of something Obama said on Friday? No, they lost interest on Tuesday night when the outcome favored the Republicans.

Marcus on June 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Marcus on June 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

ding ding ding

cmsinaz on June 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the Media Bias report card:

CBS’ Face the Nation: Conservative; Liberal; Liberal; Liberal; Liberal; Liberal; Conservative

ABC’s This Week: Conservative; Liberal; Liberal; conservative; conservative; Liberal

Fox News Sunday: Conservative; Liberal; Conservative; Liberal; Conservative; Liberal

CNN’s State of the Union: Liberal; Conservative; Liberal; Conservative

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria (this is a show?): Liberal; Conservative; Liberal

Score: 14 Libwits; 11 Conservatives.

Closer to a left-right balance of opinion than any Sunday I’ve ever graded. Huh…Obama is truly screwed if his Network News Campaign Leadership gives up on him.

Jaibones on June 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Closer to a left-right balance of opinion than any Sunday I’ve ever graded.

Ah … no NBC this week. There it is.

Jaibones on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Daniels doing a nice job on Fox defending his record. Wallace is trying to portray him as a union buster (and that is the criticism of Daniels from the Left) but the fact is our state government is so much more efficient, and our job numbers so much better, it is easy to defend ending collective bargaining for PEUs and establishing “right to work”.

How many states can get you in and out of a BMV branch is under 10 minutes on average?

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Will they be going over how fine The 0 Economy™ has done?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM

How embarrassing for this Marylander–Martin O’Mally on any show, especially next to Scott Walker. Can we trade with Wisconsin, please?

shana on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

van jones doing better than other surrogates at laying out their nefarious plans. coulter should wear a bra with more underwire support.

renalin on June 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

And if all of that doesn’t grab you, tune into Fareed Zakaria’s show on CNN and watch the soda jerk explain why he needs to control your portion sizes because you’re too dumb and fat to do it yourself, you big dumb fatty, you.

Ten minutes later and I’m still laughing.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Walker says romney has the “capacity” to stand firm in his beliefs. LOL LOL LOL.

ya just blew your chances at being the GOPe VP. LOL

renalin on June 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Today was going to be the big “What It All Means” wrap-up on Wisconsin,
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MeanWhile,back at DNC HQ!

Democratic leader consoles Wisconsin party after recall
Sat Jun 9, 2012 1:01pm EDT
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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rallied Wisconsin Democrats holding their state convention this weekend, urging them to regroup after a failed attempt to recall the state’s Republican governor.

Wasserman Schultz said Wisconsin Democrats had been up against “nothing short of an avalanche of secret, out of state, and corporate special interest money” in their bid to unseat Governor Scott Walker, who enjoyed a 7-to-1 financial advantage over his challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Wasserman Schultz urged Democrats to keep fighting in Wisconsin, a battleground state in November’s presidential race between Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

“Make no mistake – we will not cede an inch to Mitt Romney

over the next five months,” the Florida congresswoman told the gathering Friday night in Appleton.

“If he thinks we’re going to let him bring the same failed policies of the past back to Wisconsin, he is sorely mistaken.”

(More…)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/09/us-usa-wisconsin-recall-idUSBRE8580BQ20120609?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FPoliticsNews+%28Reuters+Politics+News%29

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Zakaria opens his yap and I can practically feel the vacuum sucking on my brain. He walks into a room and everyone becomes marginally stupider for being in his presence.

He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others.

Samuel Foote

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Does Kenya even have states?

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Nope, it has provinces.

Dave Drywall would approve. Just like Canada, eh?

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Ah … no NBC this week. There it is.

Jaibones on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Yeah, if MTP is on, add at least 2 to the liberal column.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Happy birthday!

Lightswitch on June 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Interesting,not much mentioning, of National Security
Leakage ClusterFark!
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McCain Calls for Special Counsel on Leaks

Updated: June 10, 2012 | 10:46 a.m.
June 10, 2012 | 10:35 a.m.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday that an independent special counsel should be appointed to investigate leaks that have divulged sensitive intelligence and national security secrets.

The Navy seal mission that led to the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the foiled plot to blow up a U.S.-bound flight from Yemen, details about the administration’s “kill list” that dictates U.S. drone strikes and other cases have caused concern in Congress that United States intelligence operations are being compromised. Republicans, in particular, worry that the leaks are politically motivated to make President Obama look good.

“I think it’s offensive what has happened,” McCain said on CNN’s State of the Union. “It’s offense to the people who are doing the incredibly difficult work of intelligence. It’s offensive to our allies who are terribly upset.”

Obama said last week that “the notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive.” On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two prosecutors to investigate the leaks.

McCain said Holder’s actions don’t go far enough. “Mr. Holder’s credibility with Congress, there is none,” he said. “He is close to being held in contempt.”(More….)
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canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

But he makes up his deficiencies in pompous assery. I don’t care if it isn’t a word……I like it.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Jaibones on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

We should demand AP give us an update!!!!

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Oops,speaking of clusterFarks,sorry,heres da linky!

McCain Calls for Special Counsel on Leaks
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http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/mccain-calls-for-special-counsel-on-leaks-20120610

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Nope, it has provinces.

Dave Drywall would approve. Just like Canada, eh?

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Del Dolemonte:Ugh,yes,Provinces,and if your in Japan,its
Prefectures!!:)

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Fox News Sunday: Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN); Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association

The Union bosses on Fox sound completely tone death.

Kjeil on June 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

watch the soda jerk explain why he needs to control your portion sizes because you’re too dumb and fat to do it yourself, you big dumb fatty, you.

My land, I love me some Allahpundit.

DrMagnolias on June 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Happy birthday!

DrMagnolias on June 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Opps, thanks for the reminder DrMagnolias! Many happy returns and many more to come.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Van Jones sure gets a lot of air time. He must fill the token Communist slot for the show. /

conservative pilgrim on June 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

The hubby was channel surfing through all the talk shows and he stopped long enough for me to hear Commie Van insist that the Constitution absolutely required the populace to buy health insurance. Uh, huh … right.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM

mark81150 on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Happy birthday, Mark!

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I don’t guess he sited any specific Article did he? I would be very interested in where it says that. Probably Obamacare.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I don’t think so, and I seriously doubt he would have been able to cite one, but any further conversation was lost in the mumbo-jumbo afterward and then Ann Coulter jumped in. Then my hubby changed the channel. :)

I honestly don’t know how anyone can follow those shows without recording them and playing them back over and over to extract the meaning of what each person said. Then again, I’m sure that’s the whole purpose of everyone plus the moderator talking over one another.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I assume if Ann scored points there will be video. At least I hope so.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

“Usually you kind of give the President a pass on leaking confidential stuff”

CNN O’bama Spokesperson Candy Crowley this morning.

Noel at NewsBusters had a field day with that one.

Do you remember George W. Bush getting “a pass” in the previous decade for the “outing” of former CIA operative Valerie Plame?

Or was he hounded for years by the Left and their media minions over an issue far less serious than the current one?

It certainly is fascinating how differently leaks are handled by the press depending on what Party controls the White House.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I honestly don’t know how anyone can follow those shows without recording them and playing them back over and over to extract the meaning of what each person said. Then again, I’m sure that’s the whole purpose of everyone plus the moderator talking over one another.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

It’s useful to check NewsBusters on Sundays as they usually do yeoman work on that stuff. See my 12:59 PM post.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I see that Axelrod is appearing on two of the shows. I guess he has to, since he is the only reliable Obama “surrogate.”

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

They’re scared to death to trot anyone else out there.

taternuggets on June 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Booker, you’re up…err…Clinton, you’re up…err..crap…Axel,you’re turn again.

msupertas on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Will do. It’s terrific that we have News Busters around to do that very necessary work for us.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The Union bosses on Fox sound completely tone death.

Kjeil on June 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

(Tone death?)

Well, they only know one song, dude…so they gotta go on stage and sing it.

Jaibones on June 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Obama keeps screwing up, going off prompter, so the squeaky Axelrod has to get out there to try to get some quieting grease for the campaign.

Fallon on June 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Good shot of little Bammie following teleprompter to the letter: Liberal Media Slams Obama As “Dazed And Confused”

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Oddly enough, Mediate already has the Coulter vs. Jones match up available.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“Fast and Furious?” . What’s that?
.
I watch the news every night on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN.
And I ain’t never heard of no “Fast and Furious.”

listens2glenn on June 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

In the interest of fairness, Sharyl Attkisson of CBS was the first reporter from the MSM to report on Fast and Furious and continues to do so regularly, even to the point that she’s become persona non grata at the White House, at one time being verbally abused by members of the administration for her reporting of the truth. She also sometimes works in tandem with Katie Pavlich and a couple of bloggers at Breitbart to get the facts out.

As for CNN, Anderson Cooper has done a few segments on Fast and Furious, reporting 95% of the facts correctly.

ABC and NBC never give it more than a passing mention, and very rarely at that.

MSNBC according to a story I saw on Newsbusters several months ago, has NEVER mentioned Fast and Furious on the air.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

A cursory Google search reveals countless hits for MSNBC & Fast & Furious, so Floa, you’re simply either lazy or a liar. Here’s Issa on F&F on MSNBC last December. So much for Newsbusters.

lostmotherland on June 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

lostmotherland on June 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

If you will try reading, she stated what she had read in another publication, there is not reason to question her honesty or ethic.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM

A cursory Google search reveals countless hits for MSNBC & Fast & Furious, so Floa, you’re simply either lazy or a liar. Here’s Issa on F&F on MSNBC last December. So much for Newsbusters.

lostmotherland on June 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Reading comprehension problems I see:

according to a story I saw on Newsbusters several months ago

Your motherland has been found:

<————- It's to the left of Hot Air.

btw, if you're going to call someone lazy and a liar, it might help if you spell their name correctly. Otherwise you end up looking foolish.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Cindy, I was waiting for Flora to come along and clean that up. I got the popcorn on!

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

And she didn’t disappoint!

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Ok, unlike a liberal, I can admit when I’m mistaken.

It wasn’t Fast and Furious that the Newsbuster story said was being completely ignored by MSNBC, it’s the boy king’s other scandal, Solyndra.

MSNBC Prime Time Programs Still Haven’t Reported Obama’s Solyndra Scandal

And the network hadn’t completely ignored it. As of September 16, 2011, according to LexisNexis, Andrea Mitchell had done one report on Solyndra.

But back to Fast and Furious, from Mediaite October 11th, 2011

According to TV Eyes, the phrase “Fast and Furious” has been mentioned a sum total of 550 times [on FOX News] in the last three months. The same search for CNN reveals 93 mentions, while the phrase has been stated on MSNBC a paltry 29 times. In full disclosure, the method for this research relies on sometimes rough transcripts, and makes no distinction on context; it is entirely possible that Fox News decided to promote the hell out of the latest in the Fast and Furious film franchise, but that’s almost certainly not the case.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I can already hear the whining about why MSNBC is down nearly 20 to 1 in F&F mentions to Fox News, but how do they explain the 3 to 1 discrepancy with CNN?

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I can already hear the whining about why MSNBC is down nearly 20 to 1 in F&F mentions to Fox News, but how do they explain the 3 to 1 discrepancy with CNN?

novaculus on June 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Not sure, but hasn’t CNN’s viewership dropped like a rock over the past few months?

You know what I’m waiting for? When the Fast and Furious story explodes and the media can no longer ignore it, and it will, there’s going to be an awful lot of pissed off viewers when they realize ABC and NBC has more or less ignored this scandal.

And I can’t wait.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 3:51 PM

This is a totally Fake Scandal, so I need to jump in here and defend my Adults in Charge from these false allegations. Of course, if Bush had done the sane thing, he’d be automatically Guilty without a trial.

lostmotherland on June 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I hope you find your lost motherland soon.

Try turning north at Seoul.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I don’t guess he sited any specific Article did he? I would be very interested in where it says that. Probably Obamacare.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Van Jones didn’t provide a specific article in the Constitution that gave the government the power to force the American people to buy medical insurance.

Instead, Van Jones used Medicare as an example of how it was already being done.

wren on June 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

wren on June 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

If he hates me now, just imagine what he would think if I had the power to change things. Done and done well or correctly are, as most of us know, two very different things.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Walker was great on Face the Nation He was dead on as far as WI goes and Mitts needed message. and he explained Mitts response better than Mitt did.

Fox news Sunday was the Best, Daniels was great. I thought he was right when he said unions should not be in Government, but that would be a tricky sell.

His use of “Vital services” and not “Teachers, police and firefighters” rocked, I mean they are most certainly vital.

Daniels also did an Excellent job explaining his record restructuring the public employees pay system and benefits.

This week was a mess IMO, every time an R would say something you would hear Van Jones and Rendell start yelling. Santo looked well rested, It was nice to see that.

boogaleesnots on June 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM