Although last week, Chris Wallace paid tribute to retiring Executive Producer Marty Ryan, his replacement is off to an unfair and unbalanced start, judging from this week's guest list of two Republicans: Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The result was that no guest was there to rebut Graham's shocking suggestion that, as Think Progress reported, the government "protect the Defense Department from automatic spending cuts by slashing $1.2 trillion from the Affordable Care Act." UPDATED.
UPDATE: At the end of his interview with Paul, Wallace said they had tried to speak with a "White House official" about President Obama's second-term agenda. But while Chief of Staff Denis McDonough "sat down with the other three Sunday shows," he turned down FNS' invitation.
Actually, there are four other Sunday show: Meet the Press, This Week, State of the Union and Face the Nation.
There wasn't a Democratic official or former official on the panel, either.
As we've been documenting, this is far from the first time Democrats have been left out of the guest line up.
I had to laugh, though, during the panel when Chris gave Karl Rove free reign for far too long as he explained how great and important his PACs are to winning Republican seats. Then Bob Woodward spoke about a book he might write and how he will dedicate a chapter or two about Karl Rove, “who just won’t go away.” Priceless.