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Updated Sunday shows:
Your choice politics or tragedy

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 12/15/2012 5:57:16 PM

UPDATE: Less choice now. As predicted, the Sunday programs have tossed much of their standard political yada-yada for the gruesome rehashing and navel-gazing that seems to always follow such sad events. Look for non-political news to play an important role in this Sunday morning's TV chatfests. The awful Connecticut school shootings were the week's biggest story by far, and a gut-wrenching one at that. Some of us felt physically ill and unable or unwilling to do normal chores, so much did we identify with the stricken parents of those youngsters and teachers so wantonly slain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/15/2012 6:11:13 PM     (No. 9068060)

Both are tragic these days.
50% of Americans are unhappy these days.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/15/2012 6:23:31 PM     (No. 9068066)

Not watching; just praying for the families.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/15/2012 6:53:55 PM     (No. 9068102)

Watching David Gregory or George Stephanapolous try to outdo Obama in the crying game?
No thanks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/15/2012 7:45:05 PM     (No. 9068165)

Yes I am cynical. But the news coverage of this horrible tragedy is, as usual, embarrassing (as an American) and disgusting. Breathless commentary, most of it factually completely wrong in the first few hours, followed by an endless parade of so-called experts explaining how this could have been prevented (though they themselves are doing nothing to make a difference) followed by the ragtag loons they trot out when they have run out of even marginally credible people to interview. My advice to all of them is to shut the hell up, quit worrying for once about your ratings, and just pray for the victim´s families.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bobdog, 12/15/2012 8:01:52 PM     (No. 9068182)

It´s worse than that. I have to watch the Bears on Sunday. Sunday morning talk shows featuring stupid sermonettes telling me how I should support gun control and those obstructionist Republicans getting in the way of Obama saving the economy or something, and Sunday afternoon watching the Bears. There´s only so much I can take of this misery.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/15/2012 8:31:51 PM     (No. 9068225)

It gets worse.... I just saw a commercial on CNN that calls the GOP terrorists. It´s made by moveon.org & does a voice over showing a man bound to a chair with duct tape on his mouth.

GOP are terrorists for holding the middle class hostage, while we fight for the rich to get tax cuts.

Sooo... The propaganda has begun. No matter what happens, it´s the GOP´s fault. All the sheeple will remember is the frightened, sweaty man in duct tape.

Time to secede before they lock us all up. 23 states could make a nice little nation.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/15/2012 8:36:17 PM     (No. 9068231)

We are not watching these days. Fox News Sunday was the only one. But Chris Wallace is tough to take. We´ll pass.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951, 12/15/2012 8:52:41 PM     (No. 9068250)

Of course this tragedy should be covered. But not 24/7 for days and days on end. How many different ways can you say the same thing over and over? When NEW information becomes available it can be addressed but broadcasting this sad situation every second of every day is, please forgive me for saying this, overkill. I have prayed and I will again but I will not watch anymore. Leave them alone. Another camera or microphone stuck in their face is not going to help.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vivi, 12/15/2012 9:30:23 PM     (No. 9068281)

They´ll be promoting the illusion that government has the answer for tragedies like this. It doesn´t of course. But they´ll be ´´looking for answers´´ blah blah blah.

What amazes me is their enduring faith that government is the answer to everything. Absolutely everything. In my mind the last thing the government got right was preventing another 9/11 from happening in the years following. I really thought at the time it couldn´t be done. Everything else has been a slow motion train wreck. Yet their faith abides.

ABC and NBC Sunday shows are nothing but rah rahing for socialism with a token conservative of the week to harass.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mrs.Claypool, 12/15/2012 10:46:53 PM     (No. 9068361)

Church sounds a lot better.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sherlock, 12/15/2012 11:13:52 PM     (No. 9068382)

Quit watching any of the 24/7 recycled sicking "news" shows. Will be doing anything but, watching those slobbering idiots.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/16/2012 12:42:52 AM     (No. 9068497)

Considering the state of our country, and the loss of all those little ones to a madman, I think Sunday morning would be better spent in church, or at least in prayer.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/16/2012 2:52:46 AM     (No. 9068541)

Hmmm, seems like others are feeling like my family. I am tired of all the talking heads, consultants, and pols. Sundays are for worshipping the One who really does have all the answers. I want to go to Church and pray for these families.

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