Although I'm not a presidential scholar like Bill O'Reilly, I find it impossible to believe that Abraham Lincoln would've agreed to do an interview like this while Confederate General Robert E. Lee was watching.
Meet The Press: White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Roundtable: Jon Ralston (Ralston Reports), Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Carolyn Ryan (New York Times) and Israel Ortega (Heritage Foundation).Evening lineup:
Face The Nation: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Chesley Sullenberger; Former NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker; Bob Orr (CBS News); Roundtable: Michael Gerson (Washington Post), Anne Gearan (Washinton Post), Bobby Ghosh (TIME) and Margaret Brennan (CBS News).
This Week: Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT); Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates; Roundtable: Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd, Georgetown University Prof. Michael Eric Dyson, William Kristol (Weekly Standard), Katrina Vanden Heuvel (The Nation) and Greta Van Susteren (Fox News).
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Former Managing Director of the NTSB Peter Goelz; Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Judy Woodruff (PBS), Republican Strategist Karl Rove and Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte; Air Crash Investigators Colleen Keller, Steven Wallace and Richard Aboulafia; Commander William Marks of the USS Blue Ridge; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Roundtable: Charles Blow (New York Times), Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and Ron Brownstein (National Journal).
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of Egypt" (preview); a report on the future of drones (preview); and, a look inside Tabasco's hot sauce empire (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Jon Stewart examined Fox News' obsession with poor people eating (well).
And Stephen Colbert scored President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" as a win for Fox.
Rep. Michele Bachmann was critical of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for buckling under the gay pressure.
"There's nothing about gays in [Arizona SB 1062], but the gay community decided to make this their measure," Bachmann said in a radio interview last week. "And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don't."
Birther Pat Boone alleged that President Obama put him on his enemies list.
"We're obviously being targeted," said the 79-year-old singer, actor and writer. "This is still America, where people can still meet in their homes and talk freely. But conservatives like myself are being singled out by the Obama administration."
"Obama is the boss and they are doing things under his aegis. The administration is trying to intimidate people and ridicule anyone who does not agree with them."
But wait, there's more...
It seems that routinely tweeting "Obama is a pussy" (among other things) is enough to get you banned from a presidential event in Obama's America.
A social studies teacher at a Florida high school is claiming that his "right to free speech" was violated when school administrators barred him from a recent appearance of President Barack Obama.
Coral Reef Senior High teacher Randall Scott had said that he "would rather dine in Hell with Satan" than shake the president's hand, and described himself as a "virulent anti-Communist and hater of Obamanism."
Scott told his side of the story in a letter he posted on Instagram. "I'm a conservative Republican who uses social media to express my views," he wrote. "At the last two faculty meetings our principal had strongly advised us not to post anything. As a citizen of this great country I chose to ignore her advise [sic] which now in retrospect seems more like a veiled threat."
"The next day," he continued, "I'm suddenly excluded from a presidential event."