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I almost never watch any sort of news on TV of any sort especially not the talking head idiots on both sides but I was randomly channel surfing and caught about 20 minutes of this guy interviewing Asa Hutchinson. It was awesome. He completely owned him.
What are the boards thoughts on this guy? Should I continue watching?
He's half nuts, but entertaining. Admits to being a socialist by the way.
I disagree with the vast majority of his political leanings, but the man is not without wit, and at least has a few brain cells as opposed to say Harry Reid, or D.W. Schultz.
Yea before the "OMGZ WILLBO IS A SOCIALIST. BURN HIM!!!!" (that not you) come out let me say I know absolutely nothing about the guy. I just thought it was cool how he owned Hutchinson and Hutchinson looked super butthurt.
O'Donnell is frustrating to me. He's smart and very entertaining, and most endearing to me, he worked for years on the Senate budget committee and for Sen. Moynihan, so he knows the Senate and Congressional workings in and out.
The problem is he does a little too much of the Olbermann douchey schtick for my liking. He wasn't like that before he got the show and that time slot. Half the show he's fine, especially when he gets into policy and procedure, because he's smarter than anyone on TV when it comes to that. But the Olbermannesque qualities can be too much, even for someone who shares his general political views.
He looks strangely like the guy who used to do the PS3 commercials.
He looks like Niles Crane to me.
Plus, he used to hit Jed Bartlett! Unforgivable, imo!
He did an interview with Herman Cain during the election season that was pretty offensive on two levels:
1. He quoted from Cain's book where he said that his father told him to "stay out of it," referring to civil rights protests because he was afraid of them getting in trouble or getting hurt, then asked Cain "where would black people be in this country right now if Rosa Parks followed the example of you and your father and stayed out of it?" He also tried to have a "gotcha" moment where he accused Cain of avoiding service in Vietnam. Cain explained that he worked for the Navy on ballistic missiles so he was deemed essential and exempt from the draft. When he became eligible for the draft, he wasn't drafted so he didn't serve in Vietnam. O'Donnell's response to that was that if he really wants to be Commander in Chief he should have volunteered rather than wait around to be drafted.
2. You're interviewing Herman Cain! Stop trying to make whatever bullshit point you are trying to make and let the man speak so we can get some good sound bites out of it!
He has a little too much Olberman in him for my tastes.
He's very smart and passionate.
I knew I could count on you for a WW reference! tfcit
He's just another mouthpiece.
He was fantastic in Olympus Has Fallen. Otherwise, he's a dick.
I'm probably the most partisan person here and at times O'Donnell is too partisan for me. I appreciate the entire MSNBC strategy and I think they are all super smart, but too often O'Donnell creates a segment by showing Limbaugh and then mocking what he says. Why even bother giving Limbaugh more notoriety than he already has? Lawrence is good but Rachel is better.
This post was edited by terpitude 12 months ago
Well, you certainly substantiated your "most partisan person here" claim.
I'm a conservative so my opinion may not matter here, but I find Lawrence to be just much smarter than Rachel. Don't really agree with either's politics, but think O'Donnell is both way smarter, and more entertaining.
Well Rachel can be overly earnest at times, annoyingly so at times, but there's no denying she is a conscientious, passionate, thorough and entirely thoughtful journalist. I think she's the smartest of the bunch.
I generally appreciate that since MSNBC has gone left, it's going more in the Maddow/Hayes/Kornacki liberal nerd direction than the Ed Schultz populist, union, old Dem direction.
A dick and a hack, but he is a smart guy
I see it more as youth, hip, cool, and diverse direction MSNBC is taking vs. the angry old white people at Fox News.
She talks way too much. It takes her 10 minutes to get her point across.
Yes- I agree Chris is old and angry.
MSNBC should get rid of him and Fox should can O'Reily.
Bill probably gets 5 times the ratings Chris gets so I would make that trade.
Chris is just a funny sideshow, and like once a show he absolutely nails somebody because underneath the bluster and blowhard he knows politics and policy really, really well. But you're just as likely to miss it because he never stops talking.
They need to get rid of the good Reverend and give Ezra Klein a show.
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