February 25th, 2012
04:51 PM ET

Sneak Peak This Sunday

Presidential religious beliefs took center stage this week as the media covered a number of controversial remarks made by Rick Santorum about his own beliefs as well as those of President Obama.  David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Margaret Carlson from Bloomberg News and S. E. Cupp of the New York Daily News will discuss the latest coverage with Howard Kurtz. They’ll also touch on how the White House responded to criticism of the Espionage Act from ABC’s Jake Tapper.

CBS’s Clarissa Ward and CNN’s Arwa Damon will be on the show to talk about the dangers of covering Syria and the toll it has taken on American journalists.

David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun and Gail Shister of TVNewser will be on the show to discuss HBO’s “Game Change” and the pushback from Sarah Palin’s loyal team. They’ll also discuss HBO host Bill Maher’s contribution of 1 million dollars to President Obama’s SuperPAC.

This Sunday at 11am EST.

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    April 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
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    something like, Frankly, we've got plenty to do nrauod here without having to repeatedly defend a law arising from a wedge issue trotted out to score political points and prevent a problem that only exists in the minds of some prejudiced people. I'd like to think Obama is on a boldness kick and has rediscovered where his support lies, but I don't. He's been a no show in the battle going on in Wisconsin, disgustingly so. His SOTU and budget both serve to validate Republicans' politically self-serving talking points about the need to cut spending, even though doing so will only stall or reverse economic recovery — ironically, postponing the day when the economy is finally back in shape and some serious deficit reduction can take place without spiking unemployment and chilling demand.Oh yes, Obama is a far better president than the one he replaced. But this period we're in calls for a Roosevelt, Truman or Johnson-type fighter and reformer, not an appeaser. The fact Obama either doesn't understand that or does but chooses to ignore it leaves him as a muddler who's blowing more opportunities to make a difference, to set things right, than most presidents ever get.

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  3. Bruce Tone

    Heard one of the funniest comments I have ever enjoyed on TV. I was watching my favorite TV show (CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday mornings): The host (who like most TV commentators/hosts, takes 500 to 1,000 words to ask a guest a question [in order, I contend, to command more on-screen time for himself], had asked his guests if Bill Maher's $1,000,000 to an Obama PAC compromised respect due him as an [objective!] comedian.

    Gail Shister, a teacher of creative writing at the U. of Penn and crunchy newspaper columnist, said: that while given Maher's reputation for being so "close" his contribution surprised her, she does not think it will damage his reputation as a satirical comedian:

    "His most devoted fans," she said, "are usually chemically altered, and will probably not notice."

    February 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  4. Jim

    You mentioned regarding the coverage of the Romney speech at Ford Field that the press dwelled on the 65,000 empty seats at the football stadium. I'm surprised that even you failed to mention that this was actually not a campaign rally but a regularly scheduled monthly meeting (members only) of the Detroit Economic Club, for which members had to purchase tickets. Reliable Sources is usually very good at giving the whole story, but this time you dropped the ball.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  5. Al Hundley


    Re your guests discussing Game Change. Why can't you have someone on who is clearly a Palin supporter? Both of your guests clearly are not. I don't want to hear all this clap trap about who has or hasn't seen the movie. This is precisely the reason so many Americans don't trust CNN to be a genuinely honest news source. Make 500 phone calls if necessary but find someone who can really present the other side. Live up to the name of your show.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
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    Was there discussion of the suppression of the 9/11 film by the Clintons or the Kennedy's moves against their family biopic? In both cases the families of the powerful Democrats were able to influence WHAT was shown or even on cable networks. Palin does not have that kind of influence and you know it. The movie is not sympathetic in any way, only to perpetuate the lies said about her.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
  7. Adrienne

    It is definitely fair to discuss these social issues as they are at the heart of the Republican agenda. In the 2010 elections in the state of Florida, social issues were not discussed and the Republicans swept the election claiming an economic agenda. In the first few weeks of session, however, the primary laws that were passed were strictly on the social agenda, and that trend is continuing in this session. These included a law that mandates an ultrasound for women seeking abortions, and, in the same session, a law that makes it illegal for a pediatrician (or any doctor) to ask if there is a gun in the household. The hypocrisy continues.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply

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