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The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series)

The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you spend only ten minutes per day Monday through Friday watching TV news, I recommend the first ten minutes of the Rachel Maddow hour on MSNBC. The information she presents in the first segment is more informative than anything else you will find on TV.

Meaningless numbers

Chuck Todd, writer for National Journal and ed...

Chuck Todd, writer for National Journal and editor-in-chief of Hotline, delivering a briefing on “Countdown to the 2006 Midterm Elections” in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some pundits like Chuck Todd are wedded to presenting meaningless poll numbers rather than meaningful information that voters can use. Case in point, the often repeated poll numbers that show most Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction. The implied meaning is that President Obama is leading the country in the wrong direction. The American voter needs and deserves context, so that we can decide what the numbers mean. Do voters believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction because of Barack’s agenda or do voters believe that the GOP in Congress are blocking needed reforms? Context is everything

Chris Hayes

MSNBC party

MSNBC party (Photo credit: fimoculous)

I like Chris Hayes on MSNBC. He is not afraid to call a spade a spade. It is so refreshing to hear a reporter report the facts. This evening he reported on the recently defeated farm bill that would have taken food stamps from 2 million of the poor and hungry, in part so that farm subsidies could be continued for wealthy farm owners, including some members of Congress.

Hit list

Seal of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, T...

Seal of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after it moved to the Department of Justice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a partial list of what the GOP want to abolish:

This is a short list of what the GOP support:

  • Department of Defense
  • Tax breaks for the rich
  • Second amendment
  • Foetal personhood

The most informative

The most informative news segment on TV, IMHO, is the first fifteen minutes of Rachel Maddow‘s nightly program on MSNBC. In a sure sign of her effectiveness, even the far right has noticed and has started calling her names.