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Saturday, June 09, 2012
Chris Hayes Needs To Get Better At Disallowing the Freakshow
Because Chris Hayes invited libertopian loudmouth Peter Schiff to participate in his panel this morning -- who interrupted everybody else over and over again, and barked his facile slogans over everybody else -- the show was literally unwatchable for twenty minutes, and everybody who watched was more stupid and less capable of responding reasonably to real danger than they were before the show started. After he left there was damage control, but there was no reason for this to happen at all, this is not the first time something like this has happened and experience should have made the last time happen weeks ago. Unless Hayes gets better at making these kooks behave themselves then he needs to stop inviting them on with some fantasy that he is contributing to open dialogue rather than simply allowing sociopathic fraudsters to commandeer what is one of the few mainstream media spaces in which somewhat entertaining reality-based policy analysis can even hope to take place. These babbling scrums are not enjoyable to listen to, and if I wanted to hear wingnuts give longform vent to their idiot views I would watch Fox.