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Do you know what they call 'America the Beautiful' in France?

The answer is: Who really gives a fuck what they call it.

I certainly don't, and you shouldn't either.

Here in America—the land of the free (YMMV) and home of the braveall that matters is the Republican interpretation.

Whether or not said interpretation is correct is totally beside the point—at least so far as the media is concerned.

It isn't the job of reporters to be checking facts; that's what Google is for.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); Co-Authors Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes: Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell (NBC News), David Brooks (New York Times), E.J. Dionne (Washington Post), Mike Needham (Heritage Action for America) and Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen.

Face The Nation: Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Roundtable: Michele Norris (NPR), Jeffrey Goldberg (The Atlantic), Mark Mazzetti (New York Times), Margaret Brennan (CBS News) and John Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), S.E. Cupp (CNN), Former White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe and Jeff Zeleny (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Julie Pace (Associated Press), Radio Host Laura Ingraham and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte; Harvard University Prof. Nicholas Burns; Roundtable: Cornell Belcher (CNN), Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and A.B. Stoddard (The Hill).

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report on drugs that can affect men and women differently (preview); a rebroadcast of a 2006 with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in which he discussed drug addiction (preview); and, a report on the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which aims to ave taxpayer dollars by giving homes to the chronically homeless (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart ripped Fox News' coverage of the CBO report.

The Daily Show

Monday: Actor Ty Burrell (D)

Tuesday: Author Elizabeth Kolbert

Wednesday: Actor Joel Kinnaman

Thursday: Pre-empted

And Stephen Colbert overreacted to Coca-Cola's Super Bowl commercial.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)

Tuesday: Former Floria Gov. Charlie Crist (R D)

Wednesday: Director Godfrey Reggio

Thursday: Pre-empted

Elsewhere...

Bill O'Reilly was exceedingly proud of his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama.

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly predicted Thursday that his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Barack Obama would go down in "journalistic history."

"I'm going to predict that that interview that I did is going to go down in journalistic history as what should be done," O'Reilly, who has now spent four days doing press for the interview, told fellow Fox personality Geraldo Rivera on his WABC radio show. "It takes a certain skill to pose questions in a factual way and be persistent without being disrespectful."

O'Reilly dismissed Rivera's critique that he had not shown enough deference to the president and treated Obama as "too equal," stressing that he was simply "persistent."

Meanwhile...

Megyn Kelly took issue with Obama's combativeness.

"I do think it's interesting that the president seems so focused on us," Kelly told Carville. "I never heard President [George W.] Bush do this about MSNBC. He was taking his licks like a man."

"He gave you an interview on the day of the Super Bowl," Carville responded. "The biggest audience you have."

"So why did he waste his time complaining about his coverage when he's got most of the mainstream media in his pocket?" Kelly shot back, a complaint shared by other Fox colleagues.

And, of course...

Donald Trump had a problem with Obama's sartorial choices.

"I definitely think he should have worn a tie," Trump complained to the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday. "You know, he's the president of the United States, let him put on a tie. Bill was wearing a tie, not that he has to follow Bill. But Bill was wearing a tie. He's the president. It's a formal position, I think he should wear a tie."

"What message is he sending by not?" Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck wondered.

"It's sloppy, it's not appropriate, it's not presidential," Trump opined. "He's the president of the United States, let him put on a tie."

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- Trix

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