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  •  I think the audience has gotten too lazy, frankly. (14+ / 0-)

    There's no audience -- besides me and a few people like me - for the kind of show that I describe.  Instead, people want to tune into shows that present news and politics from a particular point of view -- one that reinforces their already -held views.  It's much less demanding on the viewer to listen to somebody explain why your views are right and the other side is wrong than it is to watch a show where you have to think for yourself to evaluate the points made both by people with whom you share a political philosophy and people who have politically opposing views.  

    •  I do think that viewers are aware that (10+ / 0-)

      the extremism of the Right is just incompatible with civil debate and possibly on some level, archaic shows like MTP are simply bowing to the GOPers' inability to discuss issues--anything to keep the peace.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:49:46 AM PDT

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    •  It's hard to evaluate the points being made when (4+ / 0-)

      most of them are based on "facts" that are either outright lies or half-truths. I already know all of the conservative talking points because if you've heard one of them speak on any given topic, the others will simply parrot the same talking points on that topic.

      Watching these shows is a waste of time. If you listen to or watch news and political commentary during the preceding week, you have already heard nearly everything these talking heads will have to say. Why waste hours listening to psychopaths repeating Frank Luntz's buzzwords and making up phoney stats to bolster their case?

    •  Jesus I get tired of your bullshit arrogance. (2+ / 0-)
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      coffeetalk:

      There's no audience -- besides me and a few people like me - for the kind of show that I describe.

      "The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends." -Julian Assange

      by Pierro Sraffa on Tue May 15, 2012 at 12:39:12 PM PDT

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