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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 01:11 AM
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13. ABC/CBS would make him tone down his humor
As it is KO is the only reason I ever have to tune in to MSNBC. Waiting through the last few minutes of whatever drivel precedes him is irritating, but he's worth it.

KO has a sometimes-tongue-in-cheek way with serious news that might not translate well to other channels, but he pulls it off quite well most of the time. Lately he seems to have picked up Jon Stewart's flip-book method of playing the Bush regime's words back at them, which is a delightful way of demonstrating how truly Orwellian they are.

Any of the MSM news programs could do the same thing without sacrificing their gravitas, but they choose not to. Plus they don't seem to back up their own people either -- witness the unnecessary ignominy of Dan Rather.

(Two years ago the Television Critics Assoc. gave The Daily Show an award for best news and information program. When the head of CBS bitched about it I wrote him a letter demanding to know why, with all their resources, his news team did not call the regime on their about-faces the same way Jon Stewart does. Never got an answer.)

Whatever becomes of Keith Olbermann, I wish him well in his news career. He's been great to watch.


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  -MSNBC Replaces 'Rita Cosby' kskiska  Jun-30-06 12:16 AM   #0 
  - My life is ruined. What, oh, what will I do now?  TomInTib   Jun-30-06 12:20 AM   #1 
  - Oh just great. Now who in the hell is going to track down all of the  cboy4   Jun-30-06 12:21 AM   #2 
  - That was the first thing I thought  rpannier   Jun-30-06 12:24 AM   #3 
  - Well, Rita and Star could team up.....LOL  itzamirakul   Jun-30-06 03:53 PM   #28 
  - Will never watch it again  sandnsea   Jun-30-06 12:25 AM   #4 
  - Call me crazy, but KO would do better apart from that wasteland  The_Casual_Observer   Jun-30-06 12:25 AM   #5 
  - ABC/CBS would make him tone down his humor  Hekate   Jun-30-06 01:11 AM   #13 
     - I wrote him as well..(snail mai,l even).. and no answer to me either..  SoCalDem   Jun-30-06 03:37 PM   #27 
  - So I wandered over to her Wikipedia article and it made me quite mirthy.  darkism   Jun-30-06 12:26 AM   #6 
  - More like strained/strangled voice quality.  quantessd   Jun-30-06 12:34 AM   #9 
  - man she is hot!!!!  okieinpain   Jun-30-06 03:10 PM   #23 
  - Wait...IS the Abrams from the Abrams report the guy who taking over msnbc?  LiberalVoice   Jun-30-06 12:30 AM   #7 
  - I can't  blogslut   Jun-30-06 12:34 AM   #8 
     - I should NOT have clicked on that wikipedia link...  rhymeinreason   Jun-30-06 01:15 AM   #14 
        - are you acquainted with the phrase  gkhouston   Jun-30-06 03:28 PM   #25 
  - Rita Cosby... Hmm... doesn't ring a bell...  LostInAnomie   Jun-30-06 01:00 AM   #10 
  - I think she's married to Dr. Huxtable.  sofa king   Jun-30-06 03:32 PM   #26 
  - Rita Cosby is a harpy, Joe Scarborough is a murderer and Tucker Carlson is  Swamp Rat   Jun-30-06 01:05 AM   #11 
  - People all I have to say is this.....  Daylin Byak   Jun-30-06 01:08 AM   #12 
  - mixed emotions  TheWebHead   Jun-30-06 01:15 AM   #15 
  - Can they legally do this before Natalie Holloway is found???? (n/t)  Ravy   Jun-30-06 02:00 AM   #16 
  - Dare you to send that one to MSNBC!  djmaddox1   Jun-30-06 03:52 AM   #18 
  - I don't watch MSNBC  radfringe   Jun-30-06 02:59 AM   #17 
  - Another link (with better gossipy bits)!  bbernardini   Jun-30-06 08:23 AM   #19 
  - "This is an exciting opportunity,"  kskiska   Jun-30-06 08:36 AM   #21 
  - I wish they'd give Rachel Maddow a show....  w8liftinglady   Jun-30-06 08:26 AM   #20 
  - Hmmm...  SuperWonk   Jun-30-06 02:57 PM   #22 
  - I never actually watch Rita's show anyway.  mwb970   Jun-30-06 03:24 PM   #24 

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