MOST MEMORABLE APPEARANCE
Give this one to Lindsey Graham, who on This Week with George Stephanopoulos not only uses the word “screwed,” but supports the option of nationalizing troubled banks.
BEST NEW DEFINING DOWN OF THE WORD “BIPARTISANSHIP”
Even the most ardent Obama supporters must concede that if “bipartisanship” – as presented by David Axelrod on Meet the Press – has become Republicans and Democrats having “productive conversations,” we have come a long way from the vision offered by the president during the campaign.
MOST BIZARRE CONSPIRACY THEORY FLOATED BY A WORLD LEADER
Hamid Karzai, appearing on Fareed Zakaria GPS, explains that reports of corruption have appeared recently thanks to a collusion between an angry U.S. government and the New York Times.
BEST ANALYSIS OF THE JUDD GREGG WITHDRAWAL
The McLaughlin Group nails this one, pushing past the notion that Gregg had problems with the stimulus bill, and focusing on how Gregg may have reacted to the White House taking over responsibility for the census.
MOST INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSION OF THE BANKING CRISIS
You know you’re witnessing something special when you see Barney Frank agreeing with a Republican. But that’s what happened on Face the Nation, as he and Senator Shelby discuss whether certain banks should be allowed to fail.
BEST INTRA-MEDIA SMACKDOWN
Howie Kurtz pulls no punches on with Fox News on State of the Union: Reliable Sources. The offense: Fox News’ anchor John Scott (or his news writer and producer) presenting Republican press release verbatim, errors included, without identifying the source – then botching the apology.