These days I’m less miffed at Al Gore for selling Current TV. Truth is, I barely watch the channel anymore. I turned on Stephanie Miller yesterday and she was in full self-admitted Obama apologist mode, taking on a caller who was saying Obama should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan before the end of 2014 because soldiers and civilians continue to die there. Miller’s response? He campaigned on withdrawing the troops at the end of 2014, as if, duh, why should he speed things up if he didn’t have to? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
The caller also made the point that no bankster has gone to prison under Obama’s watch. Miller admitted that was true. She even acknowledged that while Sen. Elizabeth Warren is advocating charges be brought against the banksters, she doesn’t work for the DOJ. I was surprised Miller gave the caller THAT much. I heard on NPR about a woman who retired at 59 to work on a research project that was important to her. The banksters stole her $100,000 retirement fund and now, at 67, she had to go back to work and will work for the rest of her life. I am positive that stories like that don’t shake Miller’s faith in and advocacy for Obama in the slightest, because Miller has her career and retirement in fine shape, thank you very much.
As for the other Current TV hosts, I love Jennifer Granholm, Cenk Uygur, and John Fugelsang but in the evenings, it’s all food shows and Hotel Impossible (THE best makeover show on TV and the only one that is not phony. Anthony Melchiorri is head and shoulders above all the other guys.) all the time in our house. All politics all the time just gets both frustrating and infuriating since there isn’t much any of us can do until the next election cycle–hopefully. Joy Behar’s show is too much fluff–the British do celebrity interviews funnier and better.
Sometimes I’ll turn on MSNBC but typically, the hosts have their regular cast of contributers who appear on all shows, making pundit comments about stuff I already figured out (“The Republicans just want to make Obama look bad.” “The GOP think Marco Rubio will be their big star in 2016.”) So then I turn the channel off again. At least with food shows, you learn something new, unless you’re watching the same episodes of “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” and “Chopped” for the billionth time.