I am a news junky, first and foremost; I like to know what is going on in our world, with a particular interest in American politics, and MSNBC is my go-to network.
There was a time when CNN may have been better, but that was some years back. I like and trust Jim Scuitto, Anderson Cooper, Jim Acosta, as well as CNN International, but sadly, Wolf “Everything is Breaking News” Blitzer is no longer asking the best questions, and he is getting hard to watch.
But on to “The Pros From Dover,” the extraordinary folks at MSNBC.
I watch Morning Joe every day and Joe is my favorite Republican/Independent. There are those, myself among them, who hope Joe Scarborough re-enters National Politics, and he would have my vote and my financial support, should be run for President as a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent.
Andrea Mitchell is one of the best and the brightest and her daily noon hour show is must watch TV, although I DVR it most days, and watch it on a tape delay basis. Andrea has the gravitas that few others possess. A younger version of Andrea Mitchell is Nicolle Wallace, phenomenal, dogged, super-smart, and a rising star in TV news. Wallace asks the best questions of any anchor, on any network. She is the real deal. Ali Velsi and Stephanie Ruhle are both highly capable and eminently watchable.
Rachel Maddow is quirky and wonderful and she has a huge TV fanbase. Lawrence O’Donnell is superb, although his cloying back and forth with Rachel, at the top of his hour, is often overly long and awkward. Otherwise, Lawrence O’Donnell is probably the best liberal political analyst in TV news.
And saving the best for last, there is no anchor on network or cable television as gifted, well-spoken, and on-point as Brian Williams. There are no Cronkites or Brokaws, but Brian Williams comes very close in my book. The 11th Hour is the best hour of the day for a news hound like myself.
So, kudos MSNBC and Happy 10th to Joe, Mika, Willie and the Gang Around the Table.
As an aside, Bill Karins is the best weatherman/person in the world. Weather is an uncertain enterprise as regards to forecasting, and Bill is as good as they get.
MS (Microsoft) NBC, my best regards to one and all. You are “The Pros From Dover” to quote Hawkeye Pierce on M.A.S.H.