Just a tiny snapshot of NYU's Jay Rosen's legitimate beefs with how Sunday shows operate... And it is honeslty no better than a snapshot of the disaster that Crossfire clearly was, IMHO:
March 28, 2010. The CBS News Sunday show, Face the Nation, is forced to fact check Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann after a series of bizarre claims about government domination of the economy:
Bachmann offered no facts to back up her assertion that the government owns or controls 51 percent of the U.S. economy.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis data since 1929, the highest percentage of government spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product was during World War II when government spending was 47.9 percent (in 1944). The lowest level of government spending as a percent of GDP was 9 percent in 1929 at the outset of the Great Depression.
At no time during this period was the United States' GDP 100 percent private.
Emph. mine and... Where the heck do you think this country is heading with almost all of them in that Potemkin headed village screeching about spending cuts? Read the whole bloody post to witness the media carnage left in its wake.
Meanwhile... C&L's Nicole Belle turns over Gregory's rock and points out the fact that we need more people like Rachel maddow to make the insects scurry.