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Thu May 3, 2012, 04:52 PM

Am I the only DUer who just can't warm up to Dylan Ratigan?

Sandwiched between the passionate and erudite Martin Bashir, and the hit-or-miss Tweety (you HAVE to admit, sometimes Matthews kicks ass); we get the bland, centrist, meanderings of a man with a demeanor which makes Joe Lieberman seem downright electric.

That's when I switch to ESPN. You?

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Reply Am I the only DUer who just can't warm up to Dylan Ratigan? (Original post)
11 Bravo May 2012 OP
russspeakeasy May 2012 #1
Auntie Bush May 2012 #8
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #2
Zalatix May 2012 #18
yortsed snacilbuper May 2012 #3
dionysus May 2012 #4
Enrique May 2012 #5
pwb May 2012 #6
Wait Wut May 2012 #7
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #9
provis99 May 2012 #10
postulater May 2012 #11
Jamaal510 May 2012 #22
tularetom May 2012 #12
one_voice May 2012 #13
cynatnite May 2012 #14
Canuckistanian May 2012 #15
malaise May 2012 #16
JI7 May 2012 #17
tallahasseedem May 2012 #19
obxhead May 2012 #20
roody May 2012 #21
cherokeeprogressive May 2012 #23
Rowdyboy May 2012 #24

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. Every now and then, he makes sense. Most of the time it seems to me,

he gets lost, listening to his own voice.
A question from him can take 6 times longer than the answer.
Hard to watch.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #1)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:11 PM

8. My feelings exactly!

Most the time his questions are so long and rambling I'm surprised the guests know how to answer. If I had to miss anyone on MSNBC it's Dylan. Sometimes when he finishes...I have no idea what to make of the whole discussion.

I use to get mad at Tweety...but now days I like him...except when he's in one of his interrupting moods.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. His schtick is always saying both sides suck

even when it's on a matter where only Republicans are engaged in nefarious activities.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:47 PM

18. I got from him that he thinks Democrats suck because they won't fight back viciously

 

and Republicans are just downright evil.

The proverbial incompetent shepherd vs the wolf.

But then I haven't watched ALL of his shows.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:04 PM

3. I like to take a break at 4PM,

so I never tune in!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. i think he's a libertarian douche, personally.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:05 PM

5. try turning the volume down

this also helps with Ed Schultz and Tweety.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:08 PM

6. Cable so called news is all just opinion.

I stopped watching all of it years ago. Now I get my news from PBS, here, and sometimes network news. I feel much better with my own opinions.
When a question is a paragraph it is not a question, Ratigan Paragraphs his questions. A question should be short in my opinion, but my opinion means about as much as the talkers on cable. Try turning it all off, see if you feel better. 11b40.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:09 PM

7. Not at all.

I usually start making dinner right about the time he comes on. If I leave the husband unattended with Ratigan on, I'll return to find him with a frown of concentration on his face until he mumbles something to himself and switches to Family Guy or HGTV.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:21 PM

9. That's when I change the channel to Judge Judy.

 

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. my impression is that most DUers hate him.

 

I've never read a DUer write anything good about him.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:32 PM

11. No. I don't even know who she is.

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Response to postulater (Reply #11)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:14 AM

22. Dylan Ratigan is a dude.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. Can't warm up doesn't begin to describe how I feel about him

Not sure what he stands for if anything, but he is virtually unwatchable.

A first rate douche.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:33 PM

13. I can't stand him...

I tried to watch his show..but he annoys the shit outta me.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:34 PM

14. Once in a while he's okay, but I think he spends too much time on economic issues...

It gets rather dry after a while.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:27 PM

15. But then again....

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:44 PM

16. No

I avoid his program most of the time

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:44 PM

17. never liked him and don't consider him to be a liberal or even an ok reporter

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:57 PM

19. No, I can't stand him!

I have tried to watch a few times, but just can't warm up to him either.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 07:08 PM

20. Ratigan is a tool.

He should just move to Faux snooze where he will fit in far better.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 07:10 PM

21. Who is Dylan Ratigan?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:18 AM

23. Couldn't pick him out of a line-up.

I guess that's because I've never laid eyes on him.

I don't watch political pundits on tv except for Sundays, and then I channel surf and doze at the same time.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:57 AM

24. He's rude to Martin Basir and that would be enough for me, if it weren't for everthing else that

comes out of his mouth. He's "Afternoon Joe" on MSNBC-a tragic waste of airspace.

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