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#1 Posted on 6.4.04 0312.45 Reposted on: 6.4.11 0314.10
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I don't even know how to summarize this, Randi Rhodes (acting like Dusty Rhodes) was interviewing Ralph Nader... All she did was scream and yelling "We Can't afford you" and "I'm not interviewing you. I'm mad at you". And going on and on about how he ruined the 2000 election.
This woman is a total fool. Any opportunity to get Nader supporter to jump to the Democrats side would be lost after hearing this, the thing she doesn't get is when she talks about "us vs. them" with Nader supporters, Nader folks view "them" as big time corporate sleazy politics which the Democrats are viewed as apart to as well as the Republicans... Instead of trying to talk reason and convince Nader backers that the Democrats share much more of his views then the Republicans(which she did touch upon for a bit) she went all off on how Democrats are the lesser of two evils and you have to choose them just because that's the only choice! The problem with doing that is that she's speaking to the choir, all people who's placing a vote for Anti-Bush are going to vote Kerry anyways, those aren't Nader voters.
I am not happy with Nader running, I think it only helps Bush and hurts Kerry... But Rhodes ruining her own cause when she disrespects Nader. Hell I believe in Nader politics alot more then the two men running, but I want Kerry to win because I think GWB is that bad, but after hearing this I'd certainly have second thoughts of putting my support behind a party that has a blowhard like Randi Rhodes supporting them.
#2 Posted on 6.4.04 0502.09 Reposted on: 6.4.11 0505.27
For an example of how an interview SHOULD be conducted, take a lesson from Janeane Garafalo's interview with Howard Dean last week on Air America radio. THAT was well done.
This...was not. As was said, this won't so much do damage with the audience (Air America is still far too young to have a significant number of listeners), but it'll do major damage to Democrat/Nader relations at the worst possible time.
As for Randi Rhodes...well...just call her the liberal version of Bill O'Reilly. That's not a compliment, by the way.
(edited by It's False on 6.4.04 0305)
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