November 27th, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire

I swear

I swear, Randi Rhodes gets ‘stupider’ by the day. It’s as if she reads a Naomi Klein book and then completely forgets everything she read before, including the PNAC documents, or the evidence that by now we were supposed to be occupying 5 or 6 countries and not just (dubiously) Afghanistan and Iraq. Everything, everything, everything now is the unfolding of a gigantic, decades-long privatization plan, and it is proceeding like clockwork.

Rachel Maddow also has a habit of talking down to her listeners, but at least she is talking down about the same conclusions all other ‘smart’ people are reaching; what makes it annoying is that she seems to think she is ‘smarter’ than we are—after all, she is a Rhodes scholar with a PhD, so maybe she is ‘smarter’ than we are—and that we needed her help, which we didn’t. But with Randi Rhodes the talking down is a form of bullying to force people not to upset her simplified world, and thus the sometime descent into abusing her callers. There is a lot of potential there, but it needs re-training.

Are there any psychotherapists out there eager to help Randi become a better talk-radio host? :)