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View Diary: Six Reasons "Up" With Chris Hayes Is A Must-Watch for Progressives and All Wonks. (241 comments)

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  •  I watched it once. (2+ / 0-)
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    TrueBlueMajority, Upper West

    Quite frankly, I find that guy annoying. I agree with him on most things, sure. But he talks too much, has the aire of a sort of hipster know it all, and the pitch of his voice is grating on the ears.

    Don't really like anything on MSNBC really, except Maddow. Hers is the only show I watch. She's awesome on all levels...subtance presentation presence. And she's damned easy on the eyes!

    •  Think he comes across (5+ / 0-)

      as genuinely likable and genuinely enthusiastic about his subject matter. True he is critical of Obama on occasions.

    •  Give Chris another try. (0+ / 0-)

      (lots of his guests are also "easy on the eyes" -- I have a particular crush on Chrystia Freeland and Alexis Goldstein.)

      The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

      by Upper West on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 11:31:38 AM PST

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    •  Cut the lad some slack, man! (3+ / 0-)
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      Upper West, CrissieP, elwior

      I think his goals for the show are ambitious and he often reaches them. He is prone to on-the-other-handism when dealing with guests like David Frum (why?), which I hope doesn't become habitual. I'm an unrepentant class warrior and not a big fan of "niceness" for it's own sake.

      He does remind me at times of the very bright and funny son of an English professor friend of mine... sometimes a bit too anxious to be well thought of... when he is already very well thought of. Rachel is more seasoned in that respect, but not necessarily better for that.

      I think Chris is bright, goodhearted, and solidly on the left. His show is frequently remarkable, both for the issues chosen and the level of discourse. I also like Rachel. Ed, Lawrence, Martin, and Cenk and Spitzer on Current have their moments, although I don't have time to watch them regularly. I do watch four hours of Up! every weekend, minus a few commercials and annoying gasbaggery from the likes of Frum.



      Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

      by chuckvw on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 11:41:56 AM PST

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