July 5: 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk
Pundits on both sides of the aisle are perplexed about Sarah Palin’s resignation, Colin Powell is “concerned” with Obama, and Harvey Levin defends TMZ from mainstream media. That and more in this week’s Sunday talk roundup.
Powell ‘A Little Concerned’ with Obama
He may have crossed party lines to support Obama in the 2008 election, but now former Secretary of State Colin Powell is expressing some concern with the president. On State of the Union, Powell says Obama may be biting off a bit more than he can chew.
Biden: Violence Won't Change Withdrawal Plan
He has a plan, and he’s sticking to it. Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to Iraq over the July 4 weekend, days after U.S. troops began to pull out of major cities. In this exclusive interview on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Biden makes it clear that it’s now up to the Iraqis to deal with further escalation of violence in Iraq.
TMZ: Tougher Standards Than CNN?
TMZ has broken a number of major new stories including the death of Michael Jackson, but mainstream media isn’t so quick to accept everything as truth. On Reliable Sources, editor Harvey Levin defends the entertainment-news site against criticism over sourcing and the practice of paying for tips.
Huckabee: Palin Move ‘Risky,’ but Still a Fan
Former Arkansas governor turned Fox News talk-show host Mike Huckabee is one of several voices in the GOP who are a bit baffled by Sarah Palin’s surprise resignation announcement. On Fox News Sunday, he says if an onslaught of partisan attacks were a reason to quit, he would have done it a month into office.
Powell: What We Can Learn from Lions
In addition to his mild criticism of Obama, Colin Powell offered some interesting insight Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union into not only his views on parenting and the responsibilities of fatherhood, but also his television-viewing habits.
Boehner Barks Back at Hoyer on Jobs
Minority Leader John Boehner took aim at Obama’s stimulus plan this week, targeting worse-than-expected unemployment numbers in a new online ad. Boehner was back with some more dog references in this argument on Fox News Sunday, with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on who is to blame for the depressing statistics.
Cynthia Tucker's Advice to Sarah Palin: Suck It Up
Cynthia Tucker, an editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has two words for Sarah Palin in response to her cries of media harassment: Hillary Clinton. She tells George Stephanopoulos that Clinton was treated just as badly, or worse, and the abuse comes with the job. She did, however, enjoy Palin’s sports metaphors during her speech.
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