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  •  Yeah, Charlie Rose, is a super-smega-whore. (0+ / 0-)

    Can't stomach him. I used to tune in at times just to see who his guest might be; I would watch at least some of it if I thought it was someone who could easily handle him; Nancy Pelosi MASTERED him - she politely stayed with her intended remarks to the conclusion SHE had chosen for each point, staying her course throughout Rose's especially long-ass meandering questions dripping with self-important in-the-knowness and attempts to off-track her with tweaks and after interrupting his guest's replies just as she was about to make a crucial point. Pelosi got her points made DESPITE ROSE'S INTERFERENCES and with FULL INTELLECTUAL COHERENCE. More than once, she quickly answered his new tweak and went RIGHT BACK to the context that allowed viewers to follow and understand her completed thought. THAT WAS WORTH SEEING. Not long after, I put Rose on final probation in the aftermath of his announcement one Monday evening that his scheduled interview with Michael Moore night ("Captialism.." opened not long before) would "be seen at a later time," to present the drivel of some alleged crisis. I tuned in each night thereafter just to see if Moore would be on - turning it off when not. Rose finally aired a truncated and choppily edited Moore interview that FRIDAY night - a night the FEWEST viewers would see it. A high schooler learning an editing deck could have assembled that footage more crisply - they clearly cut out a lot of MM's remarks (and there were multiple separate guest interviews with others that evening; they probably taped an hour interview with Moore and cut it down to about 8 minutes). The last time I ever knowingly glanced upon Rose's show was when he and Bush henchman John Negroponte shared a hearty laugh over U.S. torture. If I ever see Rose in person I'll berate and shame him til his cowardly, totally bitched-out ass scurries away and hides. hahaha

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    by waiting for lefty on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 10:49:10 AM PST

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    •  Rose is SUCH an easy read (0+ / 0-)

      Sure, he's "smart", educated, erudite, sophisticated, etc., in that savvy urbane man about town witty way you really have to be to run in the circles he clearly runs in. But it's all surface, all about fitting in and kissing up to the people who decide who's in and who's out at the rarefied levels of social, political, economic and artistic society that Rove so desperately wants to be a part of, even if it's as its designated lapdog PR flak. He knows what that role is and what's expected of him if he wants to keep it, and he simply plays ball.

      He is, in short, a disengenuous, glib and fatuous ass-kissing gasbag, upper east side NYC version. You can almost smell the overeager desperation to belong and willingness to do anything to make it happen through the TV.

      As for the people he kisses up to, I'm guessing that for most it's about their own insecure need for validation and promotion, which Rose amply provides them with, in exchange for which he gets to interview them at length and sit next to them at Jean-Georges or Nobu or wherever the hell the urbane savvy set with deep pockets or expense accounts eat at these days. But for the real power brokers of our society, the politicians and bankers and CEOs and such, they get the sort of surface respectability among intellectually lazy center-right to center left voters they crave and which he can grant. And he gets a pat on the head.

      Nice work if you can get it.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 01:00:55 PM PST

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