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? :)