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It would really be helpful to us yurpians if you could do a diary with links explaining who all these MSM commentators are.  I watch almost no TV - much less US TV, and was shocked when I looked at some FOX (between ad breaks on CNN) on election night at just how old and boring they were.  I thought at least they would be slick and provocative.  What little I've seen of Rachel Maddow made her seem intelligent by comparison.  Olbermann too strident for his own good.  Jon Stewart (I think) not half as funny as he thinks he is.  Don't even know who) Tweety and Timmeh are.  Is there a rogue's gallery I can review anywhere, or should I just go to Wikipedia for an idiots guide to each one?

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 12:56:52 PM EST
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Tweety is Chris Matthews.  You undoubtedly saw him Tuesday if you watched any of MSNBC's streaming coverage.

Timmeh is Tim Russert, who died earlier this year but was the host of Meet the Press, which is sort of the Big Dawg of the Sunday talk shows.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:14:01 PM EST
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Thanks.  We're not used to news anchors taking explicit partisan positions here, although you can often guess their sympathies. I'm old school and would prefer the news to present the facts and let people make up their own minds...

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:24:25 PM EST
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... less do that ... cable "news" should always be written in irony quotes, only a minority are news shows in that sense of the phrase.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:56:06 PM EST
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