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  •  And more's the pity. (15+ / 0-)

    Rachel Maddow remains the best journalist on television, but damn if MHP and Hayes aren't, along with Lawrence O'Donnell, close runners up.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Mon May 07, 2012 at 08:51:23 PM PDT

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    •  Lawrence is sometimes a little too "insider" (8+ / 0-)

      for my taste, but he's usually decent.  He's good at calling out the worst Republican BS, at least.

      "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

      by Hayate Yagami on Mon May 07, 2012 at 08:54:36 PM PDT

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      •  He's a little too know-it-all for me. I do watch (7+ / 0-)

        a bit of show show occasionally, but have mostly dropped him from my viewing schedule.
        Rachel is still my favorite of the group, but Ed is growing on me.  Much easier to take than when he first started.  He seems to really be involved in important issues because he wants to be.

        Mother Teresa: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

        by Amber6541 on Mon May 07, 2012 at 09:07:46 PM PDT

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        •  A little too blustery (2+ / 0-)
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          for my tastes. And I loathe his stupid text message poll.

          But he believes in what he's doing, and that counts for a lot.

          We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

          by raptavio on Tue May 08, 2012 at 07:51:38 AM PDT

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          •  Yep, Ed is blustery. (2+ / 0-)
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            I think of him as a liberal football coach, and you know how football coaches are.  And yes, his text message poll is silly, redundant and needs to go.

            But here's the thing about Ed that I will defend heartily.  He is the ONLY media spokesperson for the blue collar. And he does that with all his heart, and yes, all his bluster.  The people he speaks for don't go in much for an intellectual approach.  They like Ed's forth rightness and his every pissed off worker's voice.

            Folks in Wisconsin love him because he helped put their cause on the map.  He did his show there over and over again throughout the long agony of Scott Walker and Wisconsin's effort to recall him---surrounded by union members and Wisconsinites who wanted to fight back.  

            What other national personality have you seen give the blue collar working person, the union person, a platform?  Ed's done that, and he's done it well.  So I say, God bless Ed.

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