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  •  Steve must be getting close to punch drunk (7+ / 0-)

    with all the time he's put in on the air (or do you say "on the cable" these days?) this week.  

    My favourite moment was an appearance on Hardball.  Steve was at a different site.  Matthews asked a question and Steve started talking and talking (lot of detail, after all).  Matthews, as is his wont, tried interrupting and talking over him - unsuccessfully.  He called out Steve by name several times and finally was asking his crew if Steve's sound connection to the studio was cut off.  

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 04:06:59 PM PST

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    •  Steve Kornacki story (2+ / 0-)
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      Capt Crunch, Observerinvancouver

      I first became aware of him when he was writing a column for the New York Observer, then an odd publication that partly functioned as trade paper for the NYC real-estate industry, and partly covered politics local and national. This must have been 7-8 years ago.

      He seemed very hard-boiled and not a typical progressive at all (their leading columnist was Joe Conason, who was worth the price of the whole paper), and my mental image was of a cigar-chewing guy in his early 50’s who'd seen it all. Pretty funny when he started showing up on TV, looking like he hadn't started shaving yet.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 07:27:50 PM PST

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      •  I've seen him only on MSNBC and liked him (0+ / 0-)

        immediately.  I prefer him to Chris Hayes as the host of UP because he seems to be more of a purely political junkie and Chris (as befits a philosophy major) is more into the big picture.    I do like Chris.  Just not as much as Steve.

        Glad to see another fan of Joe Conason's.  He should be on television more frequently.  Apart from anything else, he has a beautiful voice and too many others who show up don't.  

        We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

        by Observerinvancouver on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 12:04:52 PM PST

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    •  Oh, yeah, I saw that (3+ / 0-)

      Matthews actually made some petulant comment, something like it was his show and he was moderating the discussion. Tweety can't stand it when he doesn't absolutely control the chatter. He has such a short attention span, too. If he's not into a topic, he'll only let a guest get some perfunctory statement out so he can move on to some horse race politics angle that he really wants to talk about.

       Steve was actually answering the questions and providing needed information and context, and Chris was bored and peeved. It's always all about him. The same with O'Donnell, and with Scarborough in spades -- and clubs, hearts and diamonds, too. It's why I watch them less often. With Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki, Perry, it's the story, not their overblown egos, that has center stage.

      •  Thanks for adding colour and more details (0+ / 0-)

        to my comments about Tweety.  He can be such a piece of work.   Unfortunately, he does seem to tap into the Village zeitgeist so you can't just ignore him.  

        We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

        by Observerinvancouver on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 11:57:04 AM PST

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