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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:45 AM

I am in love with Steve Kornacki, his compelling, riveting reporting translates

to the most incredible story telling - better than Homeland.

By the way, the all-New Jersey panel he had on this morning are all STELLAR examples of smart, focused, even handed public servants - including the one Republican.

Their statements, demeanor, respect and approach should be used in every Politics 101 class.

US Rep Rush Holt-D
State Assembly Member-Bonnie Watson Coleman-D
State Assembly Member-Michael Patrick Carroll R

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Reply I am in love with Steve Kornacki, his compelling, riveting reporting translates (Original post)
Ninga Jan 2014 OP
Cha Jan 2014 #1
Ninga Jan 2014 #2
Justice Jan 2014 #3
Ninga Jan 2014 #4
mucifer Jan 2014 #5
Ninga Jan 2014 #8
Matariki Jan 2014 #23
mucifer Jan 2014 #24
Matariki Jan 2014 #25
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2014 #6
silvershadow Jan 2014 #32
LuvNewcastle Jan 2014 #34
Bohunk68 Jan 2014 #37
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2014 #42
snooper2 Jan 2014 #7
Ninga Jan 2014 #9
PatSeg Jan 2014 #19
femmocrat Jan 2014 #10
Ninga Jan 2014 #11
Jemmons Jan 2014 #28
Ninga Jan 2014 #31
Jemmons Feb 2014 #44
bravenak Jan 2014 #35
fadedrose Jan 2014 #12
Ninga Jan 2014 #14
PatSeg Jan 2014 #20
Ninga Jan 2014 #26
PatSeg Jan 2014 #43
handmade34 Jan 2014 #13
Ninga Jan 2014 #15
bettyellen Jan 2014 #16
TxDemChem Jan 2014 #17
itsrobert Jan 2014 #18
BlueEye Jan 2014 #21
Armstead Jan 2014 #22
Blus4u Jan 2014 #38
calimary Jan 2014 #27
Ninga Jan 2014 #29
calimary Jan 2014 #40
Laxman Jan 2014 #30
Ninga Jan 2014 #33
Laxman Jan 2014 #36
beachbum bob Jan 2014 #39
calimary Jan 2014 #41

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:49 AM

1. Oh, I can't wait to see it later.. thanks Ninga

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:52 AM

2. It is SO refreshing to hear politicians talk without interjecting inflammatory

language.. Even if they have contradictory opinions.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:52 AM

3. Carroll did not even believe his talking points on sandy relief funds

When he said the shore was really hurt but hoboken only had flooding.

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Response to Justice (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:00 AM

4. Yep. GOP attempt to spin away from Mayor Zimmer's assertion. Will be interesting to

see if the "story line" about a bill that specifically targeted the shore for the lions share of Sandy dollars "holds water". (Pun intended)

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:03 AM

5. I'm glad I can watch it for free after waiting a few hours.

I don't have cable tv and the Christiegate is my telenovela.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:24 AM

8. Yes..the wonder of technology!

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:01 PM

23. Is there a podcast?

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Response to mucifer (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:25 PM

25. Thanks!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:08 AM

6. I have an "older" gay male friend who is Koo-Koo for Kornacki.

For a lot of the reasons you are but he also finds K *incredibly* attractive.

I don't quite see that. But to each his/her own.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:53 PM

32. Well, then, you know of at least 2- (me being the other). lol nt

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:55 PM

34. I think he's cute, too. I watch MSNBC at the gym sometimes, and I love to

see Kornacki when I'm on the elliptical. He's just got something about him that seems sexy to me. I like guys who are smart and have sort of a quiet personality.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 02:00 PM

37. Here is another "older" gay male who

thinks Steve is a hottie. First time he appeared on MSNBC he was real nervous at first. My gaydar pegged, and he did come out later. I like his incisive reportage and he speaks it with authority, backing up his statements. I envy the man who catches his heart.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #37)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 06:00 PM

42. Wow. I didn't even know he was gay. I need to get out more.

So he's of the "hot-gay-nerd" sub-archetytype. Yeah. I can see it now.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/16/the_coming_out_story_i_never_thought_id_write/

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:15 AM

7. I just saw that show for the first time this morning..

looking for a quick news fix before I had to turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, CNN has stupid money show on-

Fox, no chance lol

turned on MSNBC and they had people up there doing some kind of stupid faux game show. REALLY?

That is what news has come to


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on now

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:26 AM

9. LOL his program has a beginning - you caught the end. Believe me,'you missed the

BEST part!

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Response to Ninga (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:27 PM

19. I love this kind of morning show

Reminds me of smart shows that I watched in the 70's. I just wish they wouldn't resort to the silly gimmicks. I want serious, informed discussions about the issues. "Up" is one of the best. I loved the show when Chris Hayes hosted it and now Kornacki is blowing me away.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:31 AM

10. He has been terrific on the NJ scandals.

Last week, I was actually on the edge of my seat watching the mayor of Hoboken. Compelling!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:36 AM

11. I agree. It is a SHAME that Morning Joe doesn't have the BALLS to give Steve

any credit- Steve's reporting while investigative is EVEN handed. Joe is as much a bully as Chrisite and Milka whores for him. She has no center, but she plays the dumb blond role well. Sickening.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:43 PM

28. Watching Mika is a good way to get a sense of how swing voters makes sense of the world.

If you are superficial, materialistic, non-committed to ideology and rather spoiled by good fortune, a lot of political viewpoints are hard to understand.

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Response to Jemmons (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:48 PM

31. Yikes! May I have your permission to use your statement? So spot on! Nt

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Response to Ninga (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 07:30 AM

44. Sure - no problem n/t

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Response to Jemmons (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:57 PM

35. That is a quote for the ages.

So true. You said that very well, I wish I had your way of putting things. I feel the same way about Mika.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:53 AM

12. When he first came to msnbc

I thought he was too young to be any good. He surprised me in that he investigates his stories and knows how to make them sound interesting to the viewers.

There's something about his determination and effort that remind me of Rachel. These two don't read cards - they know their stuff.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:01 AM

14. I agree, and I believe because his reporting is so inclusive, "what we know, what we don't know"

translates to viewers as "authentic"

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:31 PM

20. Never a hesitation or an "uh"

He is so informed, when he opens his mouth it all just spills out. Smart, articulate, wonky, and passionate, he is an absolute treasure.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:36 PM

26. Yes yes and yes! You capture exactly what I think/feel about him! Nt

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Response to Ninga (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:04 AM

43. I absolutely LOVE wonks!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM

13. Oh, yes...

I worked security at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and on the 3rd night I worked the Reporters section… ended up sitting next to Steve Kornacki… he is a sweetheart!! very nice and genuine

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:02 AM

15. Hey, I was a delegate! But I think you got the better end of the deal!!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:40 AM

16. So glad MSNBC has him right now. He knows NJ politics like no one out there. Christie has no where

to hide. Heh heh.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:01 PM

17. This morning was the first time I watched his show.

Great panel and discussion.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:08 PM

18. Chris Hayes

Probably getting nervous about his timeslot.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:46 PM

21. Well, I could see a big shuffle coming soon at MSNBC.

Chris Matthews can't go on forever. If he retired, I would expect Lawrence O'Donnell to take his spot, Chris Hayes moved to Lawrence O'Donnell's spot, Steve Kornacki to take Chris's job, and of course Rachel Maddow stays where she is.

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Response to BlueEye (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:56 PM

22. Matthews will never retire

His ego couldn't stand the soapbox withdrawal

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 02:06 PM

38. You all do realize that Rachel introduced us to...

Chris Hayes, Steve Kornacki, Ezra Klein, and Melissa Harris Perry as contributors initially and then guest hosts.
Chris Hayes got his solo break in the time slot that Kornacki now enjoys...

and Keith O. did the same for Rachel.
Thank you, Keith.

Peace

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:40 PM

27. Even the GOPer?

That's surprising. I didn't see it, so I'll take your word for it. But it's hard to believe. Most of what I've seen out of the "r's" has been circling the wagons around the fiend-du-jour and taking his/her side over reason or rising tides of incriminating evidence or suspicion of wrongdoing. They seldom ever concede anything. What they mostly do is sort of wander into the general time zone of conceding, and they use a lot of weasel-wordings like "mistakes were made." Notice in the "mistakes were made" fall-back, that there's NEVER a pronoun in there.

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Response to calimary (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:45 PM

29. This particular GOP,er was very respectful, gave positives where he saw them, and while

Some of his points/thoughts differed from the Dem., he included the facts as he believed them and did so without a demeaning tone, negative inference in such a way that I actually employed active listening.

Just my view.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:49 PM

40. Got it. MOST interesting! That's actually encouraging.

My apologies, but I guess by now, I've seen and heard and watched and read so much that points glaringly toward the general "you Dems (or liberals) fucking SUCK!" that I'm always expecting to behavior displays of snark, smugness, bullying, closed-mindedness, condemnation, a sense of entitlement, and a major holier-than-thou complex. They've built themselves a very toxic reputation in my view. So when one hears someone from the GOP acting like a reasoned, civil grown-up, it's welcome news. Surprising news. And good to hear. I'd almost given up hoping that there'd still be humane, courteous, and far less negative or angry or demeaning individuals in that tribe. If they exist, they're awfully few and far between.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:48 PM

30. Michael Patrick Carroll Is Insane!

Smart, good sense of humor, but crazy! He also has a history with the Governor. He beat Christie in a primary when Christie had broken his promise not to run for the office. He and a bunch of other conservative legislators from this part of the state used to call themselves the "Mountain Men". He does not like the governor. There is so much wrong with what he said about Sandy damage, it needs its own post.

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Response to Laxman (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:54 PM

33. Interesting. I agree with what you said about his Sandy remarks...his delivery of those remarks

were absent the typical GOP attitude....which you well point is very different than accuracy of the actual facts. Didn't see crazy, but doesn't mean it's not there.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:57 PM

36. I've Known Him For A Long Time...

he's currently one of my assemblyman. He's nuts. I don't agree with almost anything he says, but personally I like him. I wouldn't vote for him, but I like him.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 02:09 PM

39. I'm not sure Pulitizer prizes are awarded

In journalism but Kornacki is doing that kind of job

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:54 PM

41. There are Peabodys and Emmys, and more.

He's certainly earning some! Michael Isikoff could learn some things. Still waiting for anything meaty from him on the chris christie mess. I don't mind repeating this - that he couldn't investigate his way around the inside of a paper bag unless there was a stained blue dress or a Clinton in there (preferably both). Hope springs eternal, I suppose. But it seems to me he buckles down much harder on stories involving sex and Democrats (also preferably both).

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