Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Chicago Uber Alles!

Fantastic liberal radio host (and all-around media personality) Nancy Skinner was on the O'Reilly Factor tonight. I do not watch the O'Reilly Factor, because it never seems to quite hit the high intelligence and credibility quotient that Inside Edition maintained during Bill's tenure there.

Tonight, I made an exception.

Based in Chicago, Skinner has been a full fledged member of the Liberal Media for seven years. Her criminally underrated show is a consistent source of hope for those of us who would love to see the airwaves cleanse themselves of people like Rush Limbaugh.

There's really not a whole hell of a lot to say about her appearance tonight, except this:


Strong words, but then, anytime someone shows Bill up on his own turf is a time to celebrate. Not because he's particularly good at debating, or because of the inherant strength of his positions, but because he's the one who controls the show; the cameras, the microphone, the format, the time allowed. The odds are just a wee bit stacked in his favor. Plus he yells. A lot.

But apparently, it's a lot harder to yell and say "Shut up, shut up!" when your guest is a pretty blonde woman who smiles really big after making you look like a buffoon.

I wasn't kidding. I really don't have anything else to say about it. It was a discussion on whether or not Liberal radio hosts can make it, and we've all heard that discussion over and over again in the last few months. I pretty much just wanted to gloat, and plug Nancy's show. If you live anywhere near Chicago, you can hear it on Sundays from Noon to 3 pm (Central) on 890 AM. If you don't, listen to it over the internet at WLS-AM's website.

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