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Snarky analysis of the worst news anchor question o' the day

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Today Alex Witt asked this (slightly paraphrased) question of her guest regarding the Iran nuclear deal:

So if the Iran deal fails, does that mean failure for President Obama?

Let's dissect that, mmkay?

  • So what I'm asking is, if something fails, does it fail? And if Obama was involved, isn't he an epic fail, too? Well, isn't he? OMG!
  • So whaddya say, can I coax you to use the words "blame Obama"?
  • So if the deal doesn't go as well as the president hopes, is he the big fat failure we all know he is and always has been and always will be? OMG!
  • Can you please assume and/or predict a negative outcome of a deal that was finalized only hours ago, has six months to go, and hasn't even had a nano-chance to start working yet?
  • OMG! Is one potentially bad deal going to obliterate any and all successes he's had after 8 years of his presidency?
  • If making a peaceful, diplomatic attempt to avoid another insane, deadly war that would be terrible for the region, the United States, and the world doesn't produce an ideal result, don't you think it's time to prematurely condemn this president?
  • If things go the way President Obama's detractors want it to go, can we conclude that, OMG! his entire presidency sucks?
  • If the president doesn't succeed at this international effort that includes several other countries-- never mind that silly Osama bin Laden thing and avoiding war with Syria-- can we finally all agree that we should be dismissive of his entire foreign policy?
  • Can I garner higher ratings for my show by asking a meaningless-yet-annoyingly goading question that will-- OMG!-- incite more Obama bashing, blame, and disapproval?
  • OMG! OBAMA IS A BLACKTASTIC LOSER!
  • Is this a particularly terrible interview?

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Sunday Talkers

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Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Roundtable: Former Senior Adviser to President Obama David Axelrod, Maria Bartiromo (CNBC), Republican Strategist Mike Murphy and Former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN).
Face the Nation: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO); Roundtable: Harvard University Prof. David Gergen, Dee Dee Myers (Vanity Fair) and Michael Gerson (Washington Post).

This Week: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal) and Former "Car Czar" Steven Rattner.

Fox News Sunday: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Amy Walter (Cook Political Report), Nina Easton (Fortune) and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Radio Talk Show Host Chris Plante; Democratic Strategist Paul Begala; Republican Strategist Ana Navarro; Pollster Cornell Belcher.

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: a report on the disillusionment of American nuns (preview); an interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates (preview); and, a report in studies being done at Yale University which are finding that infants as young as a few months old seem to know right from wrong (preview).

On Comedy Central...

The Daily Show

Monday: Author Mark LeibovichTuesday: Fashion Guru Tim Gunn

Wednesday: Actor Hank Azaria

Thursday: Comedian Colin Quinn

The Colbert Report

Monday: Musical Group The LumineersTuesday: Atul Gawande (The New Yorker)

Wednesday: Author Emily Matchar

Thursday: Actor Bryan Cranston


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Sunday Talkers

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Morning lineup:

 

Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); Roundtable: Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, GOP Strategist Mike Murphy, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D), Former CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina and Chuck Todd (NBC News).Face the Nation: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Roundtable: Bobby Ghosh (TIME), Susan Page (USA Today), Gerald Seib (Wall Street Journal), John Dickerson (CBS News) and Clarissa Ward (CBS News).

This Week: NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); Foreign Policy Roundtable: Christiane Amanpour (ABC News), Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations) and Dan Senor (Foreign Policy Initiative); Politics Roundtable: Rep. JoaquĆ­n Castro (D-TX), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rebecca Jarvis (ABC News) and former "Car Czar" Steven Rattner.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez (R-MA); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Julie Pace (Associated Press) and Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard).

State of the Union: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Dan Balz (Washington Post); Dana Bash (CNN); Democratic Strategist Stephanie Cutter; GOP Strategist Kevin Madden; Reliable Sources: David Zurawick (Baltimore Sun); Columbia University Pro. Emily Bell; Adam Buckman (Comcast.net); Marisa Guthrie (The Hollywood Reporter); Amy Holmes (The Blaze); Michelle Cottle (Daily Beast); Robbie Myers (Elle); Janet Reitman (Rolling Stone).

The Chris Matthews Show: Chuck Todd (NBC News); Katty Kay (BBC); Kelly O'Donnell (NBC News); David Ignatius (Washington Post).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: an interview with Michael Morton, who was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison (preview); a report on Russian female punk protest band Pussy Riot (preview); and, an interview with David Kelley, whose Silicon Valley company IDEO has created some of the world's most iconic products, including the computer mouse for Apple (preview).

 

On Comedy Central...

Monday: Actress Maggie GyllenhaalTuesday: Musician/Author Questlove

Wednesday: Filmmaker Josh Fox

Thursday: Tom Goldstein (SCOTUSblog)

 

 

The Colbert Report

 

Monday: Author Andrew SolomonTuesday: Tufts University Prof. Peniel Joseph

Wednesday: Journalist Bill Moyers

Thursday: Ground Zero Architect Daniel Libeskind

 

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Sunday Talkers

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Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI); Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Roundtable: Documentarian/Historian Ken Burns, Vice Chair of the NRSC Carly Fiorina, Al Sharpton (MSNBC), David Brooks (New York Times) and Andrea Mitchell(NBC News).

Face the Nation: Presidential Authors: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Evan Thomas and Bob Woodward; Fiction Writers: Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, David Baldacci and Alex Stone.

This Week: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Actor/Director Ben Affleck; Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA); Roundtable: GOP Strategist Matthew Dowd, Joe Klein (TIME), Ruth Marcus (Washington Post), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal) and David Sanger (New York Times).

Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); President and CEO of the National Retail Federation Matthew Shay; Executive Vice President of Fidelity Investments John Sweeney; Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Kirsten Powers (Daily Beast/Newsweek), Sociopath Liz Cheney and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT); Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX); Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ); Reliable Sources: American University Prof. Jane Hall; Bob Cusack (The Hill); Amy Argetsinger (Washington Post); Author Thomas Ricks; Eric Deggans (Tampa Bay Times); Jessica Coen (Jezebel.com).

The Chris Matthews Show: Author Jon Meacham; Author Michael Beschloss; Author Annette Gordon-Reed; Jodi Kantor (New York Times).

Fareed Zakaia GPS: Author Robert Caro; Author Jon Meacham; Author Robert Kaplan.

Up with Chris Hayes: Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN); Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation); Hussein Ibish (Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership); Rula Jebreal (MSNBC); Harvard University Prof. Tarek Masoud; Author Reza Aslan; Eli Lake (Newsweek/Daily Beast); Heather Hurlburt (National Security Network).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: an interview with Craig Kielburger, the founder of "Free The Children," which empowers children to help other children (preview); a behind-the-curtain look at the New York City Ballet (preview); and, an interview with filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who have been living in the bush and filming African lions for 30 years (preview).

On Comedy Central...

The Daily Show

Monday: TBA

Tuesday: Investor Warren Buffett & Financial Journalist Carol Loomis

Wednesday: Musician Neil Young

Thursday: TBA

The Colbert Report

Monday: Author/Journalist Jake Tapper

Tuesday: Country Singer Dolly Parton

Wednesday: Director/Puppeteer Frank Oz

Thursday: Author/Physicist Sean Carroll


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