Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on August 25, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

With the US sending a naval task group to the shores of Syria to possibly launch military attacks against the Assad regime and a meltdown of our Arab Spring strategy in Egypt, one might think that the Sunday talk shows might be more focused on foreign policy than usual today.  Instead, most of the talk will revolve around yesterday’s march on the Mall in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech and the status of civil rights in America now. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), one of the last of the original activists of that period, only misses the full Ginsburg today because Fox News Sunday isn’t covering it at all — choosing instead to talk about Syria with two Capitol Hill leaders on foreign policy, plus a look at the thrill killing in Oklahoma involving three teens, two of whom are black, which seems like a rather odd choice given the proximity to the demonstration yesterday.  ABC will update viewers on Egypt and Syria with Martha Raddatz live in Cairo, but the best mix looks like CNN’s State of the Union, which will have Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint along with Howard Dean and Lewis, and a roundtable on Syria.

  • ABC’s This Week: Martha Raddatz live from Cairo; roundtable with George Will, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, WaPo correspondent Dan Balz; special roundtable on 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Andrew Young, Byron Pitts
  • CBS’ Face The Nation: Colin Powell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Newark Mayor Cory Booker; roundtable with NAACP president Ben Jealous, Marian Wright Edelman, civil-rights author Taylor Branch
  • CNN’s State of the Union: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX); Howard Dean, Jim DeMint; roundatble with Cornell Belcher, Ross Douthat, Carly Fiorina, Neera Tanden
  • Fox News Sunday: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Senator Bob Corker (R-TN); Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, OK DA Jason Hicks; roundtable with Scott Brown, Kirsten Powers, David Webb, Juan Williams
  • NBC’s Meet the Press: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Cory Booker, Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal; roundtable with Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Sheryl WuDunn, Rev. Al Sharpton, David Brooks, and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Reggie1971 on August 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Legally, Powell was right the first time around. After all, if you are not proven guilty by a jury of your peers, you remain with the presumed innocence you had before you entered the courtroom.

unclesmrgol on August 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

After our dissapointment in MA, hearing that Scott Brown does not want to run for Governor, at this time, and I am one that wishes he was nice to see him on O’Reilly factor and this weekend on Fox New Sunday on the Panel. He will be learning to express his point of view in front of the camera and he has a lot to say about his two years in Washington.

One: On bipartisanship, don’t mistake Scott for the squish that you think when he talks about bipartisanship he is talking about how much the republicans have compromised and yet there is still rancor and gridlock in Washington because of a rigid democrat party and a rigid President. If the President and Harry Reid were not rigid Idealogues they would welcome any budget bill that kept the government going from an opposition party that doesn’t want to spend.

And Scott has a lot to share about the impact of the seniority system impact on the likes of himself, Rubio, Paul, Cruz. If the republican PARTY had been putting Rubio where he should have been, no democrats would have gotten away with the antics of the Gang of 8. Scott is in favor of much MORE speech instead of a shut down democrat Senate, he has a lot to say about them not working, and to refute the Party of NO NONSENSE>

Good luck Scott Brown.

Fleuries on August 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Legally, Powell was right the first time around. After all, if you are not proven guilty by a jury of your peers, you remain with the presumed innocence you had before you entered the courtroom.

unclesmrgol on August 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

In legal terms I would consider O.J. to be “not guilty”, even though he did murder those two people. That aside, Powell’s reaction to the Zimmerman verdict in contrast to his reaction to the Simpson verdict lacked any principle.

Reggie1971 on August 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I can’t remember the last time I watched a Sunday talk show. I don’t want to experience this nonsense anymore. I am done with it. I need my nice TV for sports.

rlwo2008 on August 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I could go for some ice cream about now or a nice frosty root beer float.

Bubba Redneck on August 25, 2013 at 9:03 PM

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