Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein have been getting the cold shoulder: no Sunday TV show will put them on after they criticized Republicans for being largely to blame for political gridlock and they attacked the media for being complicit and complacent.
Their book is called, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism (Basic Books).
In a recent op-ed, the authors stated:
"The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition."
This description usually fits a monopoly, which can be scornful of the consumer and ignorant of innovation. Not surprisingly, competition has been effectively eliminated from most House races through gerrymandering.
Still, one would think television producers invite guests based on whether they expected the guest to draw the largest viewing audience. Controversy sells. Would tv producers really boycott these authors out of spite?