Meet The Press For 11/16/08

Meet The Press For 11/16/08


As always, the entire thing. Today’s was particularly good, with T. Boone Pickens making an appearance.


  • Jason

    The Sunday talk shows ignored the Democrats today as if they hadn’t just won a historic victory last week.

    You’d think the incoming party might have something to say but the producers of MTP, This Week, Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday booked a grand total of 2 Democrats and 8 Republicans as featured guests today.

    So we got to hear from Newt Gingrich (why?) and T. Boone Pickens, but not one member of Obama campaign or transition team. I guess this is just more “liberal media bias”. Imagine if in the weeks following John Kerry’s defeat the Sunday shows had overbooked the old Kerry surrogates from his failed campaign to tell George Bush how to run his White House. Ha! Yet that is exactly what is happening in reverse with the Obama team.

  • Shane


    You must have missed the three weeks prior to the election, because all of the shows and networks have already covered the historic victory angle. By the time it actually happened it was already old news.

    Here is a link regarding your “liberal media bias” comment that might interest you.

  • BenG


    That’s very true, as I now remember fast fwrd’n thru Face the Nation, you just reminded me why that was. Newt doesn’t even get much air time with his own party from what I’ve been hearing, so WTF?

    The other thing that really annoyed me was the Repub Senator talking about how he wouldn’t throw another good dollar after bad US Auto co’s. Now i may agree with that main point, but why trash the big three so badly that you insult every American auto worker and customer in the process?

    What he said just isn’t true; that the big three don’t make vehicles that anybody wants to buy, that they’ve made bad decisions about building oversized SUV’s, and that they’re managed poorly and deserve to just bite the free market poison pill and DIE. Gee, wonder why more and more Americans dislike the minority party every day?

    This is a doubly tragic situation cause GM and Ford, at least, seem to have finally turned things around with good competitive cars, fuel efficient engines, and alt fuels gaining ground. But the financial crisis is making it impossible to continue restructuring and may prove to be the final nail in their coffin. That’s a shame because this economy can’t face the consequences. Although it may be true that they don’t deserve to be bailed out, don’t insult them, or their customers, by twisting the knife as they lay bleeding to death.

  • Rishi


    I read the summer issue of Media Monitor published by CMPA. It only comments about the stories being negative or positive. It DOES NOT say anything about truthfulness of the news stories.

    Press release is not a study. Look at the following link and you can see what I am talking about.

    If CMPA is the evidence you cite, you might as well complain that reality has a liberal bias.

  • TerenceC

    I believe the Big 3 do need to be saved – there is just too much at stake – just not in their present form. However, one might argue that the Big 3 have been receiving preferential treatment for over 30 years. Who actively sought removal of the CAFE standards? Who actively lobbied to have the tax subsidies (implemented in the 70’s) removed for alternative energy products in all facets of our economy? Who stood behind NAFTA and everything it represents – without actively persuing protection for workers and their benefits? If the Big 3 are to be saved by the taxpayer then it only makes sense that American tax payers call the shots. Get rid of those narrow minded managers at the top, implement minimum MPG standards, implement minimum number of electric cars (increase 4-5 % per year for instance) on the roads. This isn’t about US automobiles anymore (is there really such a thing since 50% of the content is built outside the US anyway), it’s about good jobs and a national industrial policy. Democratic and capitalistic countries all over the world have national industrial policies that protect their workers (not the specific industries) – why shouldn’t we?