March 8th, 2012
05:23 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

In the post Super Tuesday lull, the upcoming HBO movie “Game Change” has been the talk of the town. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name and has stirred up so many headlines just with the trailer, that Sarah Palin’s PAC responded with a video of her own. We’ll have the director Jay Roach and the writer/producer Danny Strong on to talk about how they dramatized reality from a book for the small screen. (HBO, like CNN, are owned by Time Warner.)

This week we also heard Rush Limbaugh apologize for last week’s crude comments towards the Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. But many point out that liberal talk show hosts have used similar language in the past and haven’t had the controversy continue on for so long in the media. Is that true? We’ll have syndicated radio hosts Michael Medved and Stephanie Miller on to talk about it.

Also, Mitt Romney had a good showing after Super Tuesday, but the press doesn’t seem to think so. Erin McPike from RealClearPolitics, Newsweek/Daily Beast contributor Eleanor Clift and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru will join the conversation.

All this and media monitor this Sunday at 11 a.m. EST on CNN.

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  6. Jonah

    "Game Change" segment=poster child for bias.
    Show allegedly about media spin and bias has its liberal host interview two self described liberals for two segments. All involved use straw man arguments. Their sole argument/evidence of truthfulness is their own claim of truthfulness. Evidently the theory being that if a liberal repeats something more than 5 times that makes it true .
    Here is the kicker, at the end of the second segment Howard holds up the cover of hand out from the opponents of and makes some snide remark. How pathetic was that.
    The sub text of this charade is this. Mr. Kurtz in fact reviewed the conservative critique of this drama, realized that it was valid and it totally destroyed the idea that this was a truthful and fair presentation; thus, he purposefully avoided that possibility by not allowing the other side. If he really believed that the defenders of the drama could refute their critics he would have allowed the critics to speak.
    Which provides us with a valuable tool. When the left hides and conceals the opposing view or lets one of its members summarize the opposing view(i.e. straw man) then you know that they fear the logic and evidence of the counter argument.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  7. dean

    Reliable sources is a joke instead of pointing out the liberal medias left wing agenda they double down on the bias.
    They're father left then the programs the claim to give a critical look at.

    Critical look at the media? Not even close. CNN is a 24/7 Obama infomercial.

    Want a real news source go somewhere else.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • nedclark

      Bla-bla "liberal media" bla-BLA-bla "left-wing agenda" bla-bla... You clearly like to regurgitate these words, but do you understand what they mean?

      Do you have any true concept of what a real "Liberal" is, or what a true "left-wing agenda" might look like? – instead of the pejorative caricatures of these terms you have clearly absorbed from the persistent- and increasingly right-of-right-of-center "Government of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation" front-group that the Republican party has become at the behest of the Radical Reactionary media – exemplified by Limbaugh and almost the entire stable of Fox TV and radio personalities?

      Through a several-decades-long disinformation campaign that would be the envy of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Roger Ailes has succeeded in changing the very definition of `Center' – so anyone slightly less conservative than Barry Goldwater is tarred with the deluded epithet "Far-Left"... Take a look at most of the political positions of your St. Ronald the Reagan; by current standards, you would have to condemn HIM as a "Far-Left Loon" for considering even a few semi-progressive ideas, or actually "conspiring" (it used to be called "cooperating") with members on the other side of the aisle.

      March 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
      • dean

        bla bla bla Try and spin anyway you want, your so brainwashed you think your in the center, come November you'll wake out of your stupor.

        “If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." – Mark Twain

        March 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  8. Jan

    What is happening to our news media. The whole narrative is based on the fact that Rush appologized for calling Sandra Fluke a slut and a prositute. That is not the point. First, she is a private citizen testifying to congress (do you think other people will think twice from now on, – testifying before congress does not make you a public person), Second, he did not get the facts right about what she testified about (she wasn't trying to say she wanted free birth control to have sex and third, he suggested that she put her videos online of her having sex since taxpapayers were paying for her to have sex. Now we get into the Bill Maher controversy. What about Ted Nugent? What about Sean Hannity? What about all the people who have called Hillary Clinton names and the many other comments that have disrespected the Obama's (not on the policies but on a personal level. Who running the narrative here?

    March 11, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  9. john

    the whole don't accept Rush's apology is based upon the FACT, that Rush doesn't comprehend the use or how to use the pills he spoke about...it's not really about calling a women something and then retracting that characterization.
    Rush is an idiot, defined the use of the pills in manner that is clearly wrong – you only one pill a day, not a pill everytime she would have sex...that is the real problem with Rush. He is stupid and slanderous - this is what he should apologize for – for being stupid and saying things that are not true!

    Rush is lucky that he lives in a country where he can speak out against drug users and then be caught as a major drug abuser....not go to jail, not get kicked off the air, not get wounded or beat up - cause if he tried to say this shit in any other country, he would not be alive to speak again.....

    so if Rush does apologize for inaccurately stating ignorant things about how to use the pill and how the pill is used....

    Rush, not having any children, either uses birth control (or his three wives did without telling him) or GOD has judged against him having children...he can't say otherwise...and since he has married three times, we know questions his faith .....that is if he has one!

    March 11, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply

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