Failed Political Press Makes Selves The Story, No One Shocked

The Spice Must Flow

The Sunday Talkies are baffled that President Handsome Joe Biden decided to skip them, as Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie leads:

President JOE BIDEN just signed the first BFD of his administration — a massive Covid relief bill to boost the fortunes of everyday Americans. But you barely heard a peep about it from his own administration on the Sunday shows. Yes, Biden is hitting the road this week to sell the package. But on his way out the door, he skipped a major audience on Sunday — a day many people will actually sit back and watch something of substance, hence the gangbuster ratings for CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

You wanna know why? Politico, without guile, tells us in the very next paragraph:

Just one senior administration official was booked on the five major Sunday shows: Treasury Secretary JANET YELLEN on ABC’s “This Week.” She fended off questions on whether $1.9 trillion in new spending would drive inflation and balloon the debt. Sunday show producers tell me the White House only offered medical staff like ANTHONY FAUCI,who appeared on CNN, NBC and FOX, and MARCELLA NUNEZ-SMITH, who went on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” This was despite requests for chief of staff RON KLAIN, VP KAMALA HARRIS and Biden himself. Senior communications staffers like JEN PSAKI, KATE BEDINGFIELD and SYMONE SANDERS were not even offered to explain the bill.

I will remind everyone that when Chuck Todd had the privilege of asking the very first question of newly inaugurated Barack Obama at Obama’s first White House press conference, and the question he chose to ask was “If Democrats pass a healthcare bill with no Republican votes, will you veto it in the interests of bipartisanship?”

Back to Tiger Beat, who continues to be baffled:

“They’re leaving a vacuum on the Sunday shows,” said one senior producer, who called the whole thing “baffling.”

The Sunday Talkies are the failed political press talking to each other, inside the beltway. They are worthless and Wee The Peeples know it.

…So maybe this is just another blow to the Sunday shows, a wounded D.C. institution.

I hope that the Sunday Talkies get the coup de grâce that they so richly deserve.

 

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9 Responses to Failed Political Press Makes Selves The Story, No One Shocked

  1. sos says:

    Without guile, perhaps, but also gormless, so very, very gormless.

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  2. MDavis says:

    Sunday shows are a “wounded DC institution”?
    Is this a misstatement, a misunderstanding or just a full-on, grasping-at-straws lie?
    Wait, who’s the prez? A Democrat? And why does that make a difference?
    Answer that question, and you’ve got the actual “wounds” this ridiculous crowd has.

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  3. retiredeng says:

    If they asked The Muppets on I’d watch that. Imagine how funny it would be for toad to take a scolding from that crowd.

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  4. Ten Bears says:

    The media is the problem. Not only do the “watch something of substance” crowd need to boycott the media, so too this administration. Starve it till it’s small enough to choke in the bathtub. McVeigh it.

    I don’t know why it’s so difficult to connect the dots: by design failed educational system + by design misinformative media complex +industrial “health” system passing out pills like popcorn = bare-footed barely literate rubes sprawls drooling Pavlovianly across a “couch” the backseat out of a nineteen and sixty-nine Chevy Suburban drunk as a skunk on the ambien, prozac, viagra and bimbo bottle-blonde bobble heading crotch-shots on Fox Kool-Aid, blindly following a charismatic “leader” to suicide … dragging the rest of us with ’em.

    The media is the problem. Starve it till it’s small enough to choke in the bathtub.

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  5. roket says:

    If corporations are people then the Sunday talk shows are snowflakes. Cry me a river.

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  6. I haven’t watched the Sundays since the mighty Tim Russert passed.
    He gave good reason & energy to waking up on those bleak Sundays during the Bush administration.

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  7. w3ski4me says:

    So Sunday Talkie shows are becoming a thing of the past? I thought they already were.
    w3ski

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  8. Kent Fossgreen says:

    “watch something of substance”
    Now that there is what you call a Big Laff Line. Well, I LOL’d anyway.

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  9. Pretzelogic in Philly, PA says:

    “They’re leaving a vacuum on the Sunday shows,” said one senior producer, who called the whole thing “baffling.”

    …So maybe this is just another blow to the Sunday shows, a wounded D.C. institution.

    So, they’re saying those shows suck AND blow? Personally, I’m not sure they’re that good..

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