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  •  I've never understood why anyone (4+ / 0-)

    much less liberals or Democrats, bothers watching them at all. The 700 Club is more entertaining, a program like "Ow! My Balls!" would be more intellectual, and the various shopping channels, like QVC, more edifying.

    My total contact with those shows is Charlie Pierce's "What the Gobshites Are Saying" feature every Monday. And I think that's too much.

    McCain is possibly the only person in the country who finds these programs important or relevant, and he isn't exactly a GOP leader either in the Senate, nationally, or even factionally, like with tea partiers, Freepers, or Red Staters (most of whom probably hate McCain). Senator Joe McCarthy has more influence, and he's been dead for over 50 years.

    Look at who they book - Carly Fiorina? Newt? Bob Woodward? Peggy Noonan? In what universe do these people or their opinions matter to anything at this point in time? The Sunday shows are sanctuary for political has-beens -  including McCain.

    The Sunday shows are as relevant and significant as re-runs of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and as important as the latest news about the Kardashians or Paris Hilton, who are at least marginally better looking than McCain.

    If people paid even less attention to them - all of the above (except Pierce) -  maybe they'd all go away.

    Modern revolutions have succeeded because of solidarity, not force.

    by badger on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:32:09 PM PST

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    •  Little to No Value in this 24/7 News Setting (2+ / 0-)
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      The Sunday shows are as relevant and significant as re-runs of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and as important as the latest news about the Kardashians or Paris Hilton, who are at least marginally better looking than McCain.
      The Sunday Talk Shows are traced back to a time where the only national teevee news available was at 6:30 PM every evening (Huntley/Brinkley Report, Walter Chronkite). No time for political roundtables during those half hour nightly news programs. Thus, along came the political round table format of Meet the Press on Sunday Morning, where those issued could be covered in greater detail.

      Now we can hear this stuff 24/7 on numerous channels on the radio, teevee and a myriad of internet sites. They only remain on the air because of their legacy. They could go away tomorrow and no one would shed a tear.

      Can I get a Grey Goose on the rocks over here?!

      by G Contractor on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:08:10 PM PST

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    •  So...what's your opinion of the Sunday shows, (1+ / 0-)
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      exactly?

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