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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-10 05:03 PM
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9. Tweeties idea of winning a debate is talking louder.
I get the feeling that's how dinner conversations ran in his parent's home when he was a kid. If you *really* mean it (which, of course, makes it true), you talk over the other person.

One of the many things which make Rachel great is precisely that she does let the other side speak their mind. And, then, she demolishes them with published fact, their own words, the very things they've said. She gives them a chance to come back on, clarify, retract a statement. But, at the end of the day, the guest's words are there on record for all to view. It is so much more informative than Hardball.

Matthew's ego is too big to give any guest free range to speak, unless they pander to him.

I wish Olbermann would ratchet down the rhetoric. He really became the first public, progressive voice on MSM back in '04. I think he's mistaken his anger and outrage as the basis for his success, when it was simply his honest journalism and willingness to challenge the accepted dogma. :(
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