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  •  Up is brilliant (13+ / 0-)

    They at least make an obvious effort to have both sides of the discussion represented (when there are two sides worth discussing), and while it still feels like it leans left, the right is given a chance to make thier arguments.

    usually followed by Chris Hayes logically dismantling those arguments into itty bits.

    "Ruin comes when the trader, whose heart is lifted up by wealth, becomes ruler" - Plato, Republic

    by sixeight120bpm on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:28:01 PM PST

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    •  Never thought I would be getting up at 6am (7+ / 0-)

      on weekends to watch TV, but here I am.  I think it is the smartest talk show on TV with excellent guests.

      I like and watch the Ed Show.  I wonder if his wife's illness is a consideration if he is leaving his show.  He brings an emotional challenge to working people that I don't think is done that well elsewhere.   Perhaps he is tired of talking about politics and wants to get in and stir it up.  

    •  I would have agreed with you..... (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      But now? I'm not so sure. I loved the show when it first started but, like Rachel,I think he has started to dial it back in the "Tell it like it is" department. Case in point, on Saturday's show, within the first five minutes he declared that Obama was a liberal President and that the Democrats would be soley responsible if and when the ACA were to fail.Now I know that the President is a good and decent man, but I wouldn't call him a liberal any more than Clinton was a liberal.Center right at best but certainly not liberal. And as far as the ACA goes, it was patterned after Republican legislation and even though the Republicans pissed and moaned and didn't publicly endorse it, they managed to include at least two hundred amendments to it as it was being written.Hayes had to know that both statements weren't accurate but he made them anyway.And as far as hearing from the other side? There is plenty of that on all of the other shows and on UP I find it distracting and a detriment to a factually based conversation. And to have to listen to the same old talking points from the other side? No thanks. I find myself watching less and less of the show as it morphs into something less than its early promise.

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