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View Diary: A Very Merry Christmas For MSNBC – A Very Unhappy Holiday For Fox News (247 comments)

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    I can honestly say that neither Lawrence O'Donnell, nor Chris Matthews, nor Keith Olbermann has ever once made me laugh out loud with pleasure, and not just a cynical chortle.

    Humor is so important to credibility and watchability.  One reason I find the aforementioned three white guys unsatisfying is that they take themselves just a notch too damn seriously.  They pontificate.  The hector.  They lecture.  But Al Sharpton delivers commentary that is at least as sharp and critical and incisive while making me laugh and even while making his targets laugh in live interviews.  That is worth a great deal.  He's a more charismatic television personality than anyone else in the MSNBC lineup except, in my view, Alex Wagner (for whom I already declared my infatuation above).

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