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Fact Checking the Sunday Shows

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

Every Monday morning, the Media Matters Action Network will publish a memo correcting the conservative misinformation that was left unchallenged the day before.

General Jones: General McChrystal's Call For More Troops Is McChrystal's "Opinion" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's national security adviser Gen. James L. Jones appeared on CBS' Face The Nation Sunday and weighed in on comments made by Gen. Stanle...

Bob Schieffer To Tiger Woods: Stop Whining (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a "commentary" portion of Sunday's "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer scolded Tiger Woods for "still complaining about being put upon, about bei...

"Meet The Press" Wins Obama's Sunday Ratings Race

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC's "Meet the Press" has won President Obama's Sunday talk show blitz. Obama appeared on five shows Sunday — NBC's "Meet the Press," ABC's "T...

The Two Presidents Are In Sync Using the Media to Deliver the Message: CGI Opens in NYC.

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The Clinton Global Initiative is a magnificent prelude to the meetings to be held later in the week with the Chinese government and other world leaders at the United Nations. This is a true gesture of unity.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Critiques Obama With "Expert" Panel Of Five Republicans, Two Dems | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post on Tuesday called in a panel of "experts" to weigh in on President Barack Obama's attempt at the Modified, Limited Ginsburg over t...

Jason Linkins

The Best And The Worst Of Obama's Speed-Date With The Sunday News Anchors | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This Sunday, as you are no doubt aware, President Obama invited State Of The Union, Face The Nation, Meet The Press, This Week, and NOT FOX NEWS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES into the White House to attempt "The Full Ginsburg", which is a term given to anyone who attempts to appear on all five Sunday morning political shows.

Sen. Graham: Let's Not 'Rumsfeld' The War In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says more troops are needed in Afghanistan and is warning that the U.S. must no...

A Tale of Two Houses: Congress Debates the Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.

Sam Stein

Powell Hits Back At Cheney, GOP On Gitmo Closing (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colin Powell hit back at Dick Cheney and other critics over the president's plan to close Guantanamo Bay on Sunday. Scoffing at the notion that U.S. j...

What Did Powell Know, and Why Isn't He Subjected to the Pelosi Treatment?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Has Washington already forgiven and/or forgotten Powell's role in making the final "close" on the sale of the Iraq War? In D.C., apparently, Powell's credibility has experienced seamless reweaving.

David Gregory's "Meet The Press" Ratings Hit New Low — The Sunday Morning Horse Race Is On

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If the Sunday morning TV throne is empty, then the race for the crown is on. NBC's "Meet the Press" suffered its lowest ratings since David Gregory...

Cheney and Torture: The Buck Stops...Where?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Horowitz

On those questions, Cheney leaves us -- yet again -- in the dark. But we're certainly free to wonder: What did George Bush know, and how well did he know it?

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Raps David Souter For His Dislike Of Washington (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It didn't inflame as quickly or resonate as deeply as some of those standout moments that occurred in his conversation with Dick Cheney, but Bob Schie...

Sunday Morning Still Searching For Successor To Russert's Throne: Will It Be Stephanopoulos?

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The throne is empty." So said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, meaning that there has been no successor as the king of Sunday morning televisio...

Geithner On "Meet The Press" Beats Obama On "Face The Nation"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Even the President couldn't beat "Meet." NBC's "Meet the Press," which featured Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's first live Sunday morning interview...

Obama: "I've Strained Some Friendships" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one ever said being president was fun, or for that matter good for one's popularity. As Bob Schieffer reminded President Obama during their chat on...

Obama "Face The Nation" Interview: CEOs Need To "Show Some Restraint"

CBS News | Michelle Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama told Bob Schieffer Friday that he has no illusions about how difficult the task of securing Afghanistan and Pakistan from Al Qaeda inf...

Geithner vs. Geithner: "Meet The Press," "This Week" Both Book Treasury Secretary

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has double-booked his Sunday morning! Both ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press" will host the Treasury Se...

"Meet The Press" Ratings Lowest Since David Gregory Became Moderator

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Updated to include Super Bowl note "Meet the Press" posted its lowest ratings since David Gregory became moderator this past week, with the show airi...

"Face The Nation" Lands First Interview With VP Biden

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS News chief Washington correspondent and Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer has landed an exclusive interview with Vice President Joseph Biden. The...

A Role for Oprah in the Obama Administration?

Megan Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Harris

She has succeeded in getting millions of Americans to read. Now she will attempt to transform many of her viewers into political junkies.

Jason Linkins

McCain Flack Says Obama's Criticism Of Bush Policy Is Unpatriotic | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did you ever think you'd see the day that you'd miss the comparatively reasonable intonations of Carly Fiorina on your teevee, flacking for McCain? I...

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.

Sunday Watch 8-10-08: The Question Mark Over The Networks

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

David Gregory appears to have a limited supply of question marks at his disposal. He doesn't see any over John McCain's head -- or about his top foreign policy advisor, Randy Scheunemann.