In other news, Elvis* is still dead

What a delight to come home from a thrilling evening at the theatre and see Kevin Drum on the Moyers show. I’ve never seen him before, although I began reading his stuff a decade ago, when he was one of my early blogstops. At his then blog, CalPundit, he originated the practice of “Friday Cat Blogging” – now widely imitated. HIs beat, then as now, was current events. He’s been at Mother Jones for a few years now and he, along with David Corn of the same magazine were Moyers’ guests tonight.

As usual, a terrific and informative hour. About the financial services industry, about Geitner (his chief of staff is a former Goldman Sacks lobbyist – good god!) and Bernanke and Obama and what needs to be done and isn’t being done. And about how thoroughly that industry has the Congress doing its bidding. It’s a grim picture and Drum pointed to the failure of the media, the business press in particular.

Another great show from that commie, pinko, faggot, anti-American Baptist minister. Thank goodness he’s retiring and we won’t have to hear any more of this nonsense. We have better things to do.

* And it’s Elvis’ 75th birthday today. Maybe he would know what to do.

10 responses to “In other news, Elvis* is still dead

  1. say happy birthday to Elvis!

    thank you for the reflections.

    You stay cool, Moe:)

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  2. I love Bill Moyer. It’s only natural the man retire some day, but I’m going to miss him tremendously.

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    • At least there are years of shows archived at the PBS site. I’m sure they’ll keep them there and we can watch the ones we missed.

      Moyers is a national treasure.

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      • I watch his episodes from their website a few times a week. There are a few that I just really enjoy that I tend to watch them over and over. Learning something new each time.

        Journalism today is in such a horrible state. What really impresses me about Moyers is not just the material he covers, but how engaging he is with his interviews. He *listens* to their answers and his next question is based on that answer… not based on a list he has sitting in front of him.

        Nothing frustrates me more these days than watching these “hard hitting interviews” and no challenge to the answers are made. It’s just a read down the pre-approved list of questions. Ugh!

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        • Before his death, Tim Russert had become a one trick pony. The trick was to ask a question, get an answer and then whip out ‘proof’ that the person had held a different opinion eleven years ago! As silly and annoying as it was, it became the gold standard for those types of interviews and now we have a gajillion Russert wanna be’s out there. They don’t understand that it isn’t about them. And it isn’t about playing gotcha.

          Moyers understands.

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  3. What was your thrilling night in the theatre?

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  4. Did you go to BLUE/ORANGE? We tried to see it in London but couldn’t; now it has come to us.

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    • It was “I Am My Own Wife” Jeremy Heideman from Pillowman played the role; Allan directed. Jay H was there with Kay Kipling, so watch their blogs. I thought it was wonderful, but as you know I think everything is wonderful. The kid really is a good actor.

      Where/what is Blue/Orange?

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  5. Saw WIFE a couple years ago and it’s a powerful piece. Ble/Orange is a very well know but seldom produce play dealing with mental health – it’s on now at the Conservatory.

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