May 18, 2010

As I said in the New Rules post, the Overtime segment of Real Time was the best part of the show. It's too bad they spent so much time arguing about religion during the panel segment that most people missed this if they didn't go watch it on line.

I was really happy to hear someone finally call John Avalon out for that "Wingnuts" book of his that CNN has been allowing him to push for the better part of a year or so. Actually, this isn't the first time someone's said this to him. An audience member on his book tour called him out as well and he wasn't too happy about it. He couldn't just blow off Bill Maher the way he did that audience member. For more of Avlon's hackery, you can see past posts here.

As I wrote in my post about one of his appearances on AC360 with David Gergen:

This John Avlon, who continually looks like he's trying to prove the points he made in his "Wingnuts" book rather than talk about the reality of our political situation in this country, is particularly annoying. Given this guy was the Chief Speechwriter and Deputy Policy Director for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 Presidential Campaign, I guess nothing that comes out of his mouth should be too surprising.

Avlon pretends to be an independent but anyone who worked for Mr. Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11 is no impartial political pundit.

h/t Amato for the vid.

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