Sunday, February 13, 2011

Screw it all:

Let's trace this story. At Washington Monthly, Steve Benen writes:
... Sunday show bookers continue to be obsessed with McCain, and they shouldn't be.
... the senator is making his 29th appearance in the last two years this morning
... McCain will be on "Face the Nation" for the second time in just four weeks.

... McCain's wasn't scheduled to be on "Face the Nation," which had booked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to appear, but host Bob Schieffer explained Friday that the show bumped Reid to get McCain (again) as part of the show's coverage of developments in Egypt.
What was Schieffer's reason for doing that? Think Progress has the answer:
On local Washington, D.C. talk radio on Friday, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer discussed his thought process behind the selection of John McCain to be his guest tomorrow:
We were gonna have Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, and thought this would be the week we could kinda get back to covering what’s going on in Washington. But, we added last night Sen. John McCain from the Foreign Relations Committee. We’ll be spending a lot of time in the square there in Cairo if things continue to go as they are.

When you plan on covering a story like this, first thing you've gotta to do is cover the news. Right now, were' not sure what the news is, but we'll be ready.
Schiffer bumps the Senate Majority Leader for McCain of the Foreign Relations Committee because of developments in Egypt.

There's a problem, though. John McCain isn't on the Foreign Relations Committee.

John Kerry is the chairman; Dick Lugar is the ranking member. That's the committee you want to hear from. Second best is the Armed Services Committee; Carl Levin is the chairman. McCain is the ranking member, which is way down on the totem pole.

The Sunday shows are a complete joke.


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By Anonymous Health News, at 2/16/2011 12:10 AM  

credit where credit is due: mccain said mubarak should step down and go early in the uprising, back when obama was still playing footsie with the dictator and equivocating.

obama is equivocating now with bahrain.

By Anonymous omen, at 2/17/2011 11:34 AM  

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