My favorite person of 2009; Rachel Maddow


I could go on and on, but let’s watch this great video instead.

I love how Rachel combines real reporting and journalism with sarcasm. She is funny, smart, unapologetic and gay (what pisses neo-cons off the most). I look forward to her 2010 appearances.


#1 Helga on 01.04.10 at 12:32 am

I think Rachel is great. I listened to her always on Air America from day one and now on MSNBC. She is the best.

#2 Helga on 01.04.10 at 1:25 am Love this.

#3 Troy Jones on 01.04.10 at 2:00 pm

During the Bush years, I watched her alot. She provided good alternative commentary using her gift of wit. During the Obama year, she is too pollyannish regarding Obama. I think she has lost her mojo.

Some people are more interesting when they are providing alternative thought vs. promoting the people in power and Rachel is this way. Alternately, Rush is better now.

P.S. Her choices in her private life are irrelevant. Your mention of her sexual orientation is an ad hominem attack.

#4 l3wis on 01.04.10 at 2:38 pm

“Your mention of her sexual orientation is an ad hominem attack.”

Normally I would agree, but it is relevant because she covers a lot of stories about gay rights.

#5 Costner on 01.04.10 at 2:41 pm

Troy Jones: Rush is better now.

If you mean to suggest that having your fingernails removed via pounding them with a tack hammer is “better” than having your testicles removed by jamming a set of pliers down your throat and pulling them skyward… then I guess I might agree.

“Better” is such a relative term isn’t it?

As far as your suggestion that l3wis resorted to an ad hominem attack by mentioning her sexual orientation, you’re simply wrong. l3wis did not suggest in any way her sexual preference was a bad thing, nor did he suggest it was a good thing (inverse ad hominem). He did not attempt to invalidate her options or give additional weight to them merely because she is homosexual and as such in this particular context it is merely meant as a descriptor (as were the other terms he used such as funny and smart).

#6 Helga on 01.04.10 at 5:47 pm

Rush is better now???!!!!!!!!!!! Compared to what? He was horrible when he was in Sacramento and he didn’t change when he moved to New York City, he just got more obnoxious as he got paid more and more money. Three ex wives can’t be wrong. He is an A-hole.

#7 l3wis on 01.04.10 at 8:43 pm

I think Troy was being sarcastic, or at least I hope he was.

#8 owk on 01.04.10 at 10:22 pm

Hey look, there was at least one person who listened to Air America!