That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Plan" from last night. And it's funny. So is Tommy Christopher at Mediaite -- though he's not trying to be. September 5th, he was in an uproar:
In introducing her “powerhouse roundtable of economic experts” Sunday morning, This Week host Christiane Amanpour ticked off a few of each guest’s credentials, but omitted a notable portion of Douglas Holtz-Eakin‘s résumé. While the other guests’ intros really let viewers know who was who, Holtz-Eakin’s intro included “former director of the Congressional Budget Office,” and “president of the American Action Forum.”
For viewers unfamiliar with AAF, it might have been helpful to mention that Holtz-Eakin was chief economic adviser to Sen. John McCain‘s presidential campaign.I agree with him that disclosure is important. But I always feel that way. Today, Tommy's not to keen on disclosure when he writes:
On Sunday’s sophomore edition of Up with Chris Hayes , freshly-minted host Chris Hayes took on the burgeoning Solyndra “scandal,” and made the case that it was, at worst, a case of bad optics. House Republicans have been trying to make a dollar out of this fifteen cents, and the conservative media have been peddling it like funnel cake, but despite Jon Stewart‘s credulous purchase of the “scandal,” it doesn’t really amount to much upon closer inspection.
Who explained that to Chris Hayes? Was it the White House Counsel? Or was it his wife?
We all know that they are one and the same, right?
A commenter even makes that point at Mediaite but hypocrisy prevents them from noting the conflict of interest.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"