attribution: Silly Rabbit
Faced with the prospect of a GOP presidential field that rivals the Duggar family in size (as well as religiosity and sexual perversity/depravity), the TV networks hosting the primary debates are being forced to make a “Sophie’s choice” (#ThanksObama) about who gets to participate.
Mathematically speaking, fitting everyone in one clown car would be a logistical nightmare.
And so, this week, the Fox News Channel—which will be hosting the first debate—announced that they are limiting participation to the top ten (official) candidates.
Full Disclosure: News Corp., Fox News‘ parent company, has made some (allegedly) “charitable“donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Meanwhile, CNN—which will be hosting the second debate—announced that they, too, will be limiting participation to the top ten; but, unlike Fox News, they will also provide a kiddie car for the rest of the clowns.
At this point, it’s unclear who will appear in the big tent, and who will be in the sideshow.
Stay tuned to find out.
Meet the Press:Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA); Vietnam War Reporting Panel: Reporter Peter Arnett, Photographer David Hume Kennedy, Reporter Laura Palmer and Bill Plante (CBS News); Roundtable: David Rohde (Reuters) and Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Washington Post).
This Week: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R); Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, S.E. Cupp (CNN), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard).
Fox News Sunday: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R); Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News),Susan Page (USA Today), George Will (Washington Post) and Bob Woodward (Washington Post).
State of the Union: Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Julian Castro; Defense Secretary Ash Carter; Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
60 Minutes will feature: a special broadcast on war stories (preview).
Racist/misogynist Tucker Carson and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones agreed that President Obama is doing all kinds of “Nazi stuff.”
Carlson called into the show by phone and discussed what he described as the administration’s “ethnic politics.” On the video webcast version of the show, [Alex] Jones showed a giant graphic of Obama dressed as Hitler, complete with a mustache, and flanked by the words “DICTATOR” and “SCUM” in bold letters as Carlson spoke.The moment came after Jones asked Carlson what he thought of Obama’s approach to racial issues in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, which Jones said was bringing the country close to civil war.
“The problem with the administration’s position — which is, ‘yeah, you know, violence is bad but I kind of see their point’ — it is in effect making excuses for and therefore encouraging that kind of behavior,” Carlson said. “It’s scary.”
“They categorize people by race in a way that, you know, you can’t even imagine — 30 years ago you would have said, ‘Wait a second, that’s like Nazi stuff,'” Carlson said of the Obama administration and its “ethnic politics.”
“Morning” Joe Scarborough was shocked and dismayed by author Joe Conason’s reference to Winston Churchill.
The moment came, as many tirades do, in the middle of a debate about theClintons. Guest and author JoeConason made the case that [Joe] Scarborough, who has spoken several times at the Clinton Global Initiative, was hypocritical for going after the power couple for shady donations and Hillary Clinton’s email server.”I have a Churchill quote for you,” Conason said,
“Oh great, I love Churchill,” Scarborough said with a smile.
“It’s what he said about the Hun, which is: ‘They’re either at your feet or at your throat,'” Conason said, referencing Churchill’s remarks on Germany’s aggression in the lead up to war and its closeness to Europe afterward.
Scarborough’s smile began to fade.
“So you’re comparing me to Nazis now, that’s great,” he said.