Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on January 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s wall-to-wall NSA coverage this morning in honor of Obama’s pretend-reform speech on Friday, featuring the same stable of Sunday-show mainstays that are always booked for this topic — Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, Michael Hayden, and a few former Obama staffers like Tom Donilon and Mike Morell. As far as I know, with the sole exception of Mark Udall on “Face the Nation,” not a single guest appearing this a.m. wants a major overhaul of the agency.

The one significant deviation from the script is “This Week,” which will have Stephanopoulos interviewing Vladimir Putin about Olympic security, Snowden, Obama’s embarrassing amateurishness on Syria, and the many political benefits at home and abroad of demagoging gays. The full line-up is at Politico.


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the many political benefits at home and abroad
of demagoging gays.

Myriad and self-evident.

Murphy9 on January 19, 2014 at 8:04 AM

NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) questioned how the former NSA contractor arranged travel out of the United States before leaking the trove of secret documents and eventually making his way to Russia.

“Let me just say this. I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB agent in Moscow,” Rogers said. “I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/mike-rogers-edward-snowden-russia-102355.html#ixzz2qqjrgBD3

kcewa on January 19, 2014 at 8:13 AM

and msdnc will be 24.7 christie coverage….

i’m sure christie will pop up in conversation on all the shows…they can’t help themselves….

obamacare-crickets

cmsinaz on January 19, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Mike Rogers is attacking the messenger. Snowden could get his orders straight from Satan and it wouldn’t change what the NSA has done.

PersonFromPorlock on January 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Mike Rogers is attacking the messenger. Snowden could get his orders straight from Satan and it wouldn’t change what the NSA has done.

PersonFromPorlock on January 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM

While I would tend to agree that the NSA has way overstepped its boundaries and action needs to be taken to be reined in NOW, and not some BS CYA type fix, I can’t bring myself to consider Snowden a hero or a saint. Too many of us tend to think of terms of good vs. bad, but in this case, there is no good to be found.

john1schn on January 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM

You’re up jailbones.

celtic warrior on January 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Not turning the TV on today…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The Houston Chronicle has a story of Putin saying Russia must purge the gays from the country.This will rattle the blogs in this country and there is nothing American gays can do about it.

docflash on January 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Putin to Gays…Leave our kids alone…

workingclass artist on January 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

The Houston Chronicle has a story of Putin saying Russia must purge the gays from the country.This will rattle the blogs in this country and there is nothing American gays can do about it.

docflash on January 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

‘BACHELOR’ STAR CALLS GAYS PERVERTED…
This was amusing

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Look at this eye-opener and ask why quesions are not being raised.

Podesta has his sticky fingers in every end run of the Constitution.

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/mike-ciandella/obama-picks-soros-crony-lead-nsa-probe

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

You’re up jailbones.

celtic warrior on January 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I look forward to Jailbone’s critique of the Sunday talk shows.

His critiques are a lot more interesting than Politico’s. Why does Hotair refer its readers to Politico anyway? Is there some relationship that I’m unaware of?

Mycroft on January 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM

A picture is worth…
Putin vs Obama
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/01/putin-vs-obama.php

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Look at this eye-opener and ask why quesions are not being raised.

Podesta has his sticky fingers in every end run of the Constitution.

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/mike-ciandella/obama-picks-soros-crony-lead-nsa-probe

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I agree. Why is it that no real questions are ever asked about anything in government?
Here’s one. Where did the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a website actually go??

Here’s another. Is it just a coincidence that there are so many leftists radicals and communist sympathizers appointed by this administration, or is it the product of a conscious agenda?

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1626

Mimzey on January 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Juan Williams beclowns himself 97% of the time he speaks. I guess he thinks it’s his responsibility to enunciate the liberal agenda day in and day out. He and Pat Leahy are reliably anti-Republican in every turn of the political path. Every. Turn.

ExpressoBold on January 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM

“This Week,” which will have Stephanopoulos interviewing Vladimir Putin about Olympic security, Snowden, Obama’s embarrassing amateurishness on Syria, and the many political benefits at home and abroad of demagoging gays.

What?? You mean to say Georgie will not be asking Vlad his stance on contraception and abortion?

I thought he did that for everybody, because nonpartison press or something.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Podesta has his sticky fingers in every end run of the Constitution.

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/mike-ciandella/obama-picks-soros-crony-lead-nsa-probe

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I fear Podesta more than Putin.

Mike Rogers is my congressman and I am becoming less impressed with him as time goes on.

bw222 on January 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Juan Williams beclowns himself 97% of the time he speaks.

Before Obama, I used to view Juan Williams as one of the more rational liberals. Race trumps everything.

bw222 on January 19, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Putin’s “leave the kids alone” statement is so ridiculous. Putin knows many gay people and knows that most sexual predators attack children of the opposite sex. This is about appealing to ignorant right wing nationalists. That American social cons are applauding him is disgusting. Then again, American social cons are behind Uganda’s gay death penalty law.

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

celtic warrior on January 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Mycroft on January 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM

There is no ‘l’ in jaibones name…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

10:42 AM

You can’t really believe this. Why do you participate in hateful propaganda?

Fallon on January 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM

When I see what the 0bama/Holder administration does to whistle blowers and perceived enemies, such as the tea party, I would make sure if I had something important to disclose, I would be as far away as I could be from them. It would be in the “arms” of a government who is hostile to the U.S., otherwise 0bama’s long tentacles would crush me.

libfreeordie: how do you explain the Catholic/priest scandal?

Had no idea that “social cons” are responsible for ugandas….If you’re going to make assertions, you had better back it up.

Notice you fail to mention the muslim gay problem..

Bambi on January 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

American social cons are behind Uganda’s gay death penalty law.

libfreeorgan on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

…you just declare anything you want to…don’t you…bird brain?

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

the ignorance here no longer surprises me. What Putin is is doing to gays is exactly what every fascistic dictator has done: name a group as traitors and do everything in their power to get rid of said traitors. No surprise that it comes from the former head of the KGB.

nobar on January 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Ah, the Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows, wherein a sect of self-appointed wealthy elitists with a single worldview engage in an active propaganda campaign directed at normal Americans, effectively on behalf of one political party. But let us not forget that these elitists find frequent common cause with the left edge of the GOP (“RINOs”), which shares much of their worldview and is increasingly aligned with the left against our interests as conservatives.

Long-winded introduction. Let’s have a gander at the breakdown from an ideological perspective:

“Meet the Press” on NBC
• Senator Talk Show – Lib
• Representative Talk Show – RINO
• Lib
• RINO
• Dopey Pentagon Pensioner who can’t tell the difference between “a good President” and Hillary Clinton (Un-fuc*ing-believable)
• RINO
• Lib

“Face the Nation” on CBS
• RINO
• Lib
• Dopey Pentagon Pensioner
• Dopey Pentagon Pensioner

“This Week” on ABC
• Communist
• Conservative

The hilarious part of this will be that most viewers can’t tell the difference between Putin and any of the regular Democrat/Socialist Sunday morning regulars.

“Fox News Sunday” on Fox
• Senile lib
• Dopey Pentagon Pensioner

“State of the Union” on CNN
• RINO
• Lib

“Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV
• Dopey Pentagon Pensioner

“Newsmakers” on C-SPAN
• Socialist

“Al Punto” on Univision
• RINO

Add in a full slate of eight liberal “moderators” who are not the slightest bit moderate and what do you have?

One conservative in a group of 28 professional political and national defense talking heads. One.

And that, my friends, is just propaganda.

Jaibones on January 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM

All in one link: A dictionary of Obamaspeak
http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2014/01/15/a-dictionary-of-obamaspeak/

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

just propaganda.

Jaibones on January 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM

…yep!

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Putin’s “leave the kids alone” statement is so ridiculous. Putin knows many gay people and knows that most sexual predators attack children of the opposite sex. This is about appealing to ignorant right wing nationalists. That American social cons are applauding him is disgusting. Then again, American social cons are behind Uganda’s gay death penalty law.

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

I figured you’d be disappointed Stephanopolous didn’t ask Putin about Bridgegate.

jon1979 on January 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Why do you participate in hateful propaganda?

Fallon on January 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM

.
It’s much, much easier to foul up a conservative nest, wherein the virtues of free speech and freedom of opinion are observed than it is to sue for “cake hate.” The latter is so time-consuming and requires a modicum of authenticity, if not outright demonstration of hatred from an identifiable person.

ExpressoBold on January 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Wow, you are wrong on so many levels.

Regarding the nsa, Zero’s speech is just blather. They aren’t going to stop.

What topic aren’t being discussed?

Benghazi

IRS

DoJ

Giving guns to AQ?

http://news.yahoo.com/video/u-rushing-small-arms-iraq-003345114-cbs.html

dogsoldier on January 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Not turning the TV on today…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Not even for football?

dogsoldier on January 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Not even for football?

dogsoldier on January 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Yeah, for that. I meant the talking heads…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

There is no ‘l’ in jaibones name…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Thanks.

Mycroft on January 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

onlineanalyst on January 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Too funny – thank you.

Mike Rogers is living proof that the USA is run by morons, idiots, from pajama-obama, to the Ds like Feinstein and the so-called Rs like stupid Rogers. His idiocy is scarier than the Chinese and Putin, combined. What should scare the American people is their own idiotic and thuggish gov’t.

liblikeaslave, Uganda is responsible for all that, and Putin is a big thug, whom your pajama-idiot enables.

Don’t blame others, you derelict mind. You’re never objective. Deflecting won’t change any of it.

NO con likes Putin. We just laugh at what he does with obama, because, yes, he can. We mock you and obama. That’s all.

It’s a shame that the USA is in the ironic position of being derided and played with by a tiny Putin.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Gahh, Haley Barbour on FOX at this hour pushing his horrible notions about “immigration reform.”

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Gee, I bet they wont be talking about this:

http://nypost.com/2014/01/18/obamacare-gets-outsourced-amid-unemployment-crisis/

Tech companies argue they need H-1B visas because there aren’t enough qualified American engineers, yet the facts do not bear this out. In truth there is no tech worker shortage or lack of skills and talent in America. The real motivation of offshore outsourcing companies like Accenture is cost. They use H-1B and other guest-worker visas to pay less wages than they would have to pay an equivalent American worker.

dogsoldier on January 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

NO con likes Putin.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Pat Buchanan sure does.

Oh wait, by “con” you meant conservative and not con artist… nevermind.

Gingotts on January 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

There is no ‘l’…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

How’s it going, OC?

Jaibones on January 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM

NO con likes Putin. We just laugh at what he does with obama, because, yes, he can. We mock you and obama. That’s all.

It’s a shame that the USA is in the ironic position of being derided and played with by a tiny Putin.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Well said, Bruh. When conservatives can look at Putin’s absurdity and still use him to mock O’Bozo, we are in uncharted waters. Never has America been captained by an AWOL private/deserter like this.

Jaibones on January 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM

At least Putin won’t talk about smoking reefers.

Sherman1864 on January 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM