I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but much to my delight, KTLK has a new evening line-up that I’m pretty happy about. Rachel Maddow starts off at 3pm to 6pm, Mike Malloy is on from 6pm to 9pm and then the ridiculous Phil Hendrie is on at 9pm to 1am (I can only handle him at short bursts and I’ve not heard him in years, so who knows).
Sadly, I only get to hear Rachel Maddow since it’s my afternoon listen at work and the short drive home, but I do like her more even handed approach and her news updates. I just started listening to her and I’ve been quite the fan since seeing her on Countdown and her visits to Tuckerland, although I try to avoid visiting that place as often as possible.
I’m a pretty easy listener to appeal to, although sadly I haven’t been able to stomach Randi Rhodes for a while now since she’s obviously in the Obama camp but she refuses to come out and say it. I think she’s too abrasive for me at times when she yells at people because they don’t agree with her. It gets old fast. I respect her a great deal though, I think I just have to be in the mood. Although Stephanie Miller is out about her support of Obama, I find that at least she’s honest about it, Randi has taken unnecessary digs at Edwards while he was in the race and reduced him to the white guy more than one time while I listened, I don’t even see how that helps anyone. Stephanie has also been quite forthcoming in defending Hillary on the evening shows and saying what I think a lot of Democrats should say, if she’s the nominee, we will most certainly support her. I mean, we don’t have to be overjoyed, but the thought of another four years of Republican rule is more frightening to me than another Clinton in office.
I have heard even less from Mike Malloy and he seems hell bent on being anti-establishment. I know I’ve heard him give high praise to Edwards, which you know, wins points with me. Anyone familiar with Malloy, good or bad? I literally have heard his show three times and tonight was the third.
Right now thought, progressive radio keeps me sane, between that and Countdown, I can handle reality and it keeps me up to date on National politics. Maddow had an amazing segment about Bush and his use of terrorism as a scare tactic, again, to push his agenda in Congress. I’m going to post one of her recent appearances on Countdown that I thought was impressive and consistent with her analysis.