Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information for the shows, so we can let them know what their viewers want asked.
Then on Monday, we’ll circle back and see if our questions were asked and answered. Let’s take back our media!
For Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (ABC’s This Week): Former Bush counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke said of the new bipartisan Senate report on the use of intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq invasion: “What it says is statements by the president were not substantiated by intelligence. And then it stays statements by the president were contradicted by available intelligence. In other words, they made things up.”
As a vociferous advocate of the invasion and occupation, did you make things up that were contradicted by available intelligence? Or were you ignorant of the available intelligence and misled by the Bush administration?
Your less-generous version of a 21st Century GI Bill garnered little support in the Senate. Now the conservative Washington Times (via Think Progress) reports that you solicited no input from veterans organizations when drafting your legislation.
Why aren’t you and your allies interested in hearing from veterans when developing legislation intended to help veterans?
For Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-MN (Fox News Sunday): The Associated Press reported last month, “Transportation officials’ concerns that fixing or replacing a Minneapolis bridge [the Interstate 35W bridge] would be a ‘budget buster’ may have led to bad maintenance decisions before its deadly collapse,” according to a report commissioned by your state’s legislature.
Did you have an anti-government conservative ideology that harmed public services and contributed to the tragic bridge collapse?
Full list of scheduled Sunday show guests, courtesy of Fishbowl DC
Meet the Press: NBC’s Ron Allen, Lee Cowan, David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Chuck Todd.
Face the Nation: Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Politico’s Roger Simon.
This Week: Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and a roundtable with ABC’s Claire Shipman, Time’s Jay Carney, George Will and Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.
Fox News Sunday: Gov. Tim Kaine(D-VA) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) and a panel with Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Nina Easton, Fortune Magazine & Fox News, Brit Hume , Washington Managing Editor of Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News
Contact info for the Sunday shows
Contact ABC’s This Week by clicking here
Email CBS’ Face The Nation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Fox News Sunday at FNS@foxnews.com
Contact NBC’s Meet The Press by clicking here
Remember: always be brief, polite and respectful when contacting the media, so our voices will be taken seriously.