I'm actually looking forward to Matthew Continetti's ridiculous right-wing spin on Mitt Romney losing all of the swing states on the road to political irrelevance. I may actually re-subscribe to the LRC podcast.
Ostensibly, this show is analysis freed from the "self-contained opinion bubbles that dominate political debate."
Next week will be the last chance that Matt Miller and (I guess) Matthew Continetti will have to analyze the actual differences between a Romney presidency and the second term of the Obama presidency - and give their listeners the opportunity to make the most informed choice in the most important election in which any of us will participate.
I hope they don't let us down, but I'm sorry to say I'm not optimistic.
I take no pleasure in being correct about the failings of this formerly worthwhile exercise - and I really, really miss Sarah Spitz.
You could simply ask what I was referring to - unless, of course, your goal is to show everyone reading just how cute you think you are.
That's (almost) cute; but my interest is in truth, not spin.
I give Jim Lehrer a pass because the moderator isn't supposed to make him or herself part of the story. Mitt Romney did the same thing in the primary debates - and insisting on getting his points in and bullying. ("Ten thousand dollar bet?")
Matt Miller, on the other hand, is supposed to represent the "Center" on LRC, but spends more time giggling like a self-satisfied Washingtion Insider than pushing back against the lies of the "R" and the proselytizing of the "L."
Considering his multi-platform presence on this show, Bloomberg TV, and the Washington Post, I'd think the journalist in him (if that journalist had any self respect) would come armed with facts, and ready to push back against the spin.
Yes. Matt Miller seems to be in his own self-contained opinion bubble. He gives our President grief for not pushing back against Mitt Romney's lies and half-truths; but he validates Romney's statements while letting Matthew Continetti tell lies and half-truths.
Every time I come back to LRC, the intellectual fraudulence of the show makes me regret listening to it.
The man that you people look up to as a truth teller and a journalist screamed at the top of his lungs referring to a group of people he's never seen before as "freaks and animals" while accusing them of "raping" and "murdering."
It's not possible to see anything remotely admirable or noble in that kind of behavior.