Tuesday, October 7, 2008

i'm done

with keith olbermann. enough.

when did (formerly CRAZEEEEEEE!!!!!) become the voice of reason? don't agree with his mccain winning, but at least he calls it (relatively) straight.


ope said...

gergen til matthews. which is now at 4am.

Kiko Jones said...

Let me see if I got this straight: you're done w/Olbermann but now Buchanan seems reasonable. OK. When you come down from the 'shrooms let me know.

godihateyourband said...

my point being, olbermann is so utterly predictable. it's the same joke/point over and over. yeah, i agree with EVERYTHING you say. why i can't listen to air america. unnerving.

Kiko Jones said...

Well, you know, that's how I've been feeling about Bill Maher lately, so I truly get your point and understand your fatigue. But, after sitting thru 2 excrutiating hrs of O'Reilly and Hannity and being exasperated at the wishy-washiness of CNN--with the exception of the great Jack Cafferty--I kinda welcome Olbermann and co. At least they are getting another point of view out there--NO ONE else on TV is talking about the "country first" Palins' links to the treasonous Alaska Independence Party, while the Ayers thing is getting 24/7 coverage elsewhere--even if it can be quite heavy-handed at times.

But Buchanan?

I must confess he started making sense to me at times, until a friend set me straight on some things he was conveniently omitting. Don't get me wrong: the old-timer is VERY smart, but his perspective is frequently questionable. Scarborough, on the other hand, I find myself agreeing with, here and there, though.

godihateyourband said...

KJ, i feel yr pain. i don't even watch maher anymore. cafferty and scarborough are 2 current faves. they at least acknowledge the gray areas. i guess i've just been in too many fights where i feel like the opposition is just "stupid". and that's not a discourse, it's fucking CNN Crossfire, which i abhorred at its inception.

Buchanan is a yahoo most of the time, but he was man enough to admit the Obama speech at the convention was legendary-- and was also man enough to admit (at the moment it happened) that the Palin pick was the biggest hail mary in US political history (more on her in a new post). he's crazy, but like you said, he is smart-- and that's sumthin i'm appreciatin the hell out of these days.

Kiko Jones said...

Buchanan admitted in 2004 that Bush was a disaster and he would vote for him only because he was closer to conservative ideals than Kerry, but he'd be holding his nose while doing so. He also suggested that after the election the GOP would have to pressure Bush to get on a righteous path.

Whether one agrees with him or not, he's interesting to listen to because of his aforementioned intellect and because he's seen--and been a key part of--the last 50 yrs or so of national political discourse.

But I'm always wary of the man.

ride the mescalator said...

Who's got shrooms?