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February 01, 2012

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Michael Vines

I agree with you on this one. There are so many substantive issues that disqualify this guy, we don't have to go distorting his words to find new ones.

Markus Pierson

Your heart's in a good place, Dave. Hold on tight to that precarious levity, it's going to get ugly out there. I think the keys to the kingdom have been handed to some pretty dark, myopic folks on both sides now. My island grows ever smaller as tides of hate encroach from both directions. I'm listening less and less, as I've never seen it this bitter before. It almost seems like an eclipse, but your words have brightened me a bit, so thanks for that.

Dave

I am never sadder than when I see Rachel Maddow and Ed Shultz (people I respect) using tactics they'd criticize Rush Limbaugh for if he did (or when he does) the same.

It's no good justifiably ridiculing Fox News' theme of "Fair and Balanced" unless we on the left remain fair and balanced.

I must admit also that I've kind of given up on Lawrence O'Donnell - he is such an egotist. He makes totally valid points but he makes them in a way that screams, "I am smarter than you." And he does not interview people...he interrogates them and demeans them. Not acceptable.

Markus Pierson

I like what you've said there, too, Dave, but just that tone of reason, of balanced objectivity, is threatening to many right now. People get pissed off and indignant if you don't mirror their contempt. If there is a silver lining for me in all this, it's in the fact that I've never appreciated music more than I do right now. If I pick the right song, it's like Gandhi whispering "remain calm, follow your heart" in my ear. And if not, there's always Steely Dan, which, for me, remains a perfect place to get away from it all, at least between my ears, anyway. Well, back to my brushes - thanks for the chance to write.

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