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Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Well, good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to your usual weekly helping of your Sunday Morning political chat show liveblog. My name is ...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2013 | Media

Well good morning everyone and welcome to your latest Sunday Morning Liveblog. My name is Jason. I have to say, knowing as I know now that the NSA "ca...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

Big things going on, troubling policy decisions, leading to corpses, and everyone wants to be recognized for the brave way they dig through piles of email, in a gigantic game of Words With Frenemies.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2013 | Media

Today, Chris Wallace will Benghargle with Representatives Mike Rogers (R-Mich) and Adam Smith (D-Wash) and then he'll let Mark Sanford get handsy, and then there will be a panel, probably.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media

So, how was your week? Bit rollercoastery, emotionally speaking? Yes, I would imagine so. And now it all gets to culminate here, on Sunday morning, on these terrible political chat shows.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Media

Today, it looks like most of the action is centered on the various things that Congress might actually try to pull off -- like, passing laws and stuff. It's been a tricky hang of late, what with all the terrible incompetence.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.31.2013 | Media

Today, Chris Wallace is going to be talking to Mark Kelly about gun control, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl about the new Pope. I forget sometimes that instead of having the decency to take Easter Sunday off, these dumb shows instead try to inject themselves into the holiday. Will these shows take Christmas off? We won't find out until December 2016.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media

We have wrapped up the annual CPAC conference, we have a new Pope, we have no Grand Bargain, and apparently the clouds are going to belch one more layer of slush on Washington before winter is finally dragged off into the woods to be put down, once and for all.

Run, Rodman, Run

Stephen Kessler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media
Stephen Kessler

Watching George Stephanopoulos' revenge of the nerd-style interview with Dennis Rodman on This Week, I was struck by the devastating common sense wisdom the five-time NBA Champion brought to his role as an accidental international diplomat.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2013 | Media

I like how Mitt and Ann Romney are described as "speaking out." Remember when we used to reserve the term "speaking out" for people bravely blowing the whistle on someone powerful or raising their voice in pursuit of some sort of justice, and not "rich dude who got booked on a blather show?"

New York Times Reporter Jumps To ABC

Posted 02.25.2013 | Media

Former New York Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeff Zeleny joined ABC News. The network made the announcement on Monday. Zeleny, who pre...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2013 | Media

There are apparently going to be multiple roundtable blather-cons today, beginning with the opening act: Representative Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Representative Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) (also possessor of Congress' fiercest mustache), George Will, and Christiane Amanpour.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media

If you are planning to come to Inauguration tomorrow, I'll warn you in advance that it definitely falls under the category of a supposedly fun thing that you'll never do again, like going to Times Square on New Year's Eve (never, ever, EVER do this) or visiting your old high school math teacher (ugh, so disappointing).

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Media

Today's offerings feel more like a grab-bag of topics, which I guess is nice, because next Sunday will probably be some super ponderous morning of thumbsucking over Inauguration Weekend and What It All Means. (What it means, for me, mainly, is that getting around Washington is going to be a Sartrean ordeal.)

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Won't Say If He's Willing To Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who spent the past Sunday morning doing the "modified limited Ginsburg" -- appearing on multiple Sunda...

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling Crisis 2013: How Did The Sunday Shows Do In Presenting The Stakes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

The Sunday morning political talk shows from this past weekend had two big pieces of obvious chat-show schtick to choose from: the first being the pag...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Welcome to the Sunday where I try to get through the Sunday morning political chat shows with enough of my sanity and dignity left over to make it to a bar to watch the football game this evening.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

So, what's brewing up on Fox News Sunday? Fiscal cliff bullroar and Syrian chemical weapons, a classic combination. Here today to jabber about this stuff until they are blue in the face are Chuck Schumer and Bob Corker, plus Ambassador Michael Oren, and also a panel.

Michael Calderone

George Stephanopoulos Staying At This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When George Stephanopoulos returned to host ABC's "This Week" following the departure of Christiane Amanpour in late 2011, network staffer...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media

It looks very much like now until the end of the year we will be spending our Sundays watching various people act all panicky over the Fiscal Glyph that is dominating the news.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.18.2013 | Media

Good morning all, and welcome to your quickly-typed, intermittently interesting liveblog of the Sunday Morning political hotsy-totsy talky shows. My n...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

You might expect that here on the Sunday before the election, these shows are going to pull out the stops, ask tough questions, and get into the nitty-gritty of what's at stake on Tuesday. On the other hand: why start now?

Jason Linkins

WaPo's Downie Blasts Tomorrow Morning's Sunday Show Line Up, But Misses A Larger Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Over at the Washington Post's "Post Partisan" blog, James Downie takes issue with the line-ups of this Sunday morning's political chat-shows, calling ...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media

There are now only two more Sunday mornings before the election, and things are getting awfully rote, now. Surrogates spin whatever is going on in whatever way they can to project a winning attitude.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.30.2012 | Media

Let's have some affable conversations about politics punctuated by video clips from Chris Matthews' favorite SNL routines, okay?