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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:34 AM
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This Week had the worst roundtable group ever...
I am not sure why George Stephanopoulos would book these people, but it was terrible. George Will (as always... he is a viable Republican voice, I can see him) Peggy Noonan. (GOP shill) Newt Gingrich. (corrupt GOP shill. Wasn't he disgraced?) And finally, Tom Friedman. (blind free-market, neo-liberal shill, but he was by far better than the others.)

They mostly talked about economics. The three Republicans were just ridiculous. I might even be dumber for listening to them. They also talked about the situation in Gaza, again the three Republicans were ridiculous. Newt in particular said some borderline crazy things. Friedman, again, at least knows something about the topic, so compared to the rest, he made some sense.

I don't get it. The GOP has proven itself absolutely incapable of governing, their economic philosophy is radical and dangerous, so in the midst of an economic crisis, This Week puts this group on a roundtable as supposes experts on the issue? Terrible.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:37 AM
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1. Gee, thanks. It comes on in 1/2 hour here.
Edited on Sun Jan-11-09 10:37 AM by babylonsister
Was anything worthwhile? Wait, don't tell me!
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:44 AM
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3. Barack is on for the first 25 minutes or so
The roundtable is worthless. It might be good to watch just to listen to how out of touch people like Gringrich and Noonan are, but you already know that. :) George S. doesn't even do any jokes or "In Memorium" this week.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:43 AM
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2. funny isn't it how the media supports and perpetrates the repulican bullshit
actually, it's not funny at all
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:44 AM
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4. it makes me sick
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:49 AM
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5. You deserve a medal for sifting thru...
that much crap. I wouldn't have even watched the panel the moment I heard the name Newt Gingrich. Hell I doubt I would've tuned in after the Obama interview.

Who takes these shows seriously, besides watchdog groups and pundits?

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 10:58 AM
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6. Beltway Circle Jerk
Firstly...Will and the Cokester are employees of Disney...they're paid to sit on the show and bloviate, no matter how stupid they sound or wrong they are.

The other facet is the provincial bubbleworld of the corporate media. It's a small elite that deems their "insights" (usually nothing more than drinkie-drinkie party gossip) and "sources" (the same people they drinkie drinkie with)...playing telephone and all trying to be the "cool" kid. It's "seen and be seen"...get your mug on these shows to futher one's social standing and "career" and in return you give ABC and Disney a soft go on things cause you never know when that phone will ring again.

The concept is "balance"...which is a laugh from a group that always takes the lazy way out when it does come to investigating and covering a story objectively. The intermingling between personal and "profesional" used to be an attribute...that a reporter could call on a politician as a source for a story. Those days are long gone...now it's all about face time and being a "player"...be damned what public opinion or the real story/facts are.

I long ago gave up on the Sunday food fights...there's nothing of value in even tuning in.
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