Monday, July 20, 2009

What's on The Tom Sullivan Show 7-20-09

40 Years Ago
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Now the crew of that mission and others are encouraging the United States to go to Mars. But is a trip to the red planet worth the money? And, are some NASA missions nothing more than P.R. campaigns? Plus, Walter Cronkite passed away over the weekend. How has TV news changed since his heyday?
Ham and Cheese
The White House is delaying the release of their budget by a few more weeks. The update is expected to show higher deficits and slower growth. Meanwhile, shows the White House spent millions on stuff like ham and cheese!  Also, CIT has received a $3 billion bailout. But the rescue deal was reached with private bondholders, NOT the government...
Card Check
The American Conservative Union is accused of trying to sell it's endorsement to Fed Ex for $2 million. Fed Ex turned them down, so allegedly the group went to UPS instead!   PLUS: You probably didn’t realize it, but Card Check has failed - why is the media burying the story?  Tom points out a more examples of misreporting.