7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
Dick Cheney Rips Obama
And you thought the Clintons had a problem fading away: Vice President Dick Cheney gives his fist interview since leaving the White House on CNN’s State of the Union, and slams President Obama for terror policies that will “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”
Cramer/Stewart Feuds Re-Ignites Carlson/Stewart Feud
The big story on Reliable Sources was Jim Cramer’s appearance on The Daily Show—and the panel agreed that Stewart won the showdown. But give credit to Tucker Carlson: he remains about the only person in the news business willing to voice disagreements with Stewart.
Summers: ‘Outrageous’ AIG Will Still Get Bonuses
Lawrence Summers, the director of the National Economic Council, scolds AIG, but as far as limiting executive bonuses…don’t get your hopes up. Summers says a contract is a contract, and there is little the government can do.
Buchanan and Crowley: Hooray for Hollywood!
Are you sitting down? Pat Buchanan of The McLaughlin Group expresses his support for what celebrities like George Clooney and Richard Gere are doing to raise awareness about global issues. Meanwhile, Monica Crowley’s love for Clooney is on a whole other level.
Europe to America: Drop Dead
On Meet the Press, the BBC’s Katty Kay (who also writes for The Daily Beast) talks about the European approach to the global economic crisis, and how Europeans do not want an American-made solution—namely, stimulus spending—for what they feel is an American-made problem.
Wallace Moderates ‘Food Fight’
File this under Dept. of Don’t Mess With Barney. A discussion of substance on Fox News Sunday quickly goes downhill when Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, attacks Democrats for focusing too much on a second stimulus bill—and Rep. Barney Frank pushes for a rebuttal.
Friedman Flatly Pessimistic
Thomas Friedman discusses the “the geopolitical spillout” of the financial crisis and how it affects Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries. “We’re not ending on a happy note,” Bob Schieffer says at the close of the discussion.