ICYMI: a ‘radio days’ update

I’m sure not all that many of you caught my recent interview with Thom Hartmann regarding my last PJM piece. I knew they wanted me on Skype for a reason, but I was catching up on my Twitter mentions and it linked to this video. Enjoy me in living color, recorded as I was crammed up against my bookcase.

I have to say either my webcam or Skype makes me look 10 pounds heavier, though. (Yes, that’s a joke – I could stand to lose a few pounds.) But the video has 19 likes and no dislikes, plus the comments are almost uniformly either in my favor or constructive criticism of my point (as opposed to personal attacks.) It is sort of disconcerting seeing me larger than life on a video monitor, but I could get used to it.

More on the MDGOP convention later today – it’s already drawn some interesting comments.


6 Responses to “ICYMI: a ‘radio days’ update”

  1. John J. Walters on May 9th, 2011 11:23 am

    The guy seems like a jerk.

    The way he acts like you have no idea what you’re talking about when you mention the off-shore wind and then says “you’re a smart guy” when he wants you to agree with him…

  2. Michael on May 9th, 2011 11:29 am

    He’s a liberal talk show host – would you suspect otherwise? As I noted in the original post, he’s very prone to hyperbole that we’re going back to the ‘bad old days’ where my case is that he’s painting things in black or white. I’m just looking for a touch of gray. And it’s notable that he didn’t address my main point, which was the cost of overburdensome regulations to the economy. Apparently he wants more, more, more without the rebel yell.

    On the other hand, his staff (which I presume is about as liberal as he) was as nice as they could be to me.

  3. Heather Olsen on May 9th, 2011 9:54 pm

    Ugh, I could barely listen to that sanctimonious idiot. Am amazed that you managed to keep your cool.

  4. Michael on May 9th, 2011 10:03 pm

    Trust me, there were a couple times I was ready to jump in.

  5. John J. Walters on May 10th, 2011 11:58 am

    The problem is that people want to listen to (and read/watch) news that they already agree with. So people get rich and famous by being opinionated. And the result? People like this on both sides…

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