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Friday Bottom 3: Cable News Personalities

This bottom 3 list is not based on ratings, but simply on personal preference.  Since my preference is nearly impeccable, you can take my word as gold!

#3. Bill O’Reilly – This guy has a couple of decent things to say occasionally.  Unfortunately, he presents very few facts when he goes off on his rants against oil companies.  I watched one evening as he had Neil Cavuto as a special guest.  O’Reilly began talking about how he was “looking out for the folks” and slamming oil companies for gas prices that didn’t drop proportionally to the price of the falling barrel of oil.  Cavuto literally destroyed that argument talking about how oil at $20/barrell had gas prices at $1.50/gallon, but oil at $120/barrel had gas prices at about $3-4/gallon.  That means if you argue falling oil prices from $120/barrel were not moving fast enough, the price of the gallon of gas should have been between $9 to $12 at its peak.  He tried with no success to get the point through that there is much more cost that goes into a gallon of gas than a barrell of oil, but O’Reilly was too obtuse, stupid or maybe just too prideful to admit he was wrong, so he just continued yelling at the brilliant Cavuto.

#2. Chris Matthews – This guy has been masquerading as a legitimate news personality for way too long.  The combination of totally biased commentary with one of the most annoying and pushy personalities makes this guy nearly unbearable.  It’s no wonder that his ratings are totally in the tank on MSNBC.  I have another pet peeve about Matthews.  I can’t stand how he gets that dumb mouth mayo/spittle in the corners of his mouth while he is yelling and interupting everybody.  Besides, this knucklehead admitted on national TV that he gets a “tingle” up his leg when Obama speaks.  Give me a break.

#1. Keith Olbermann – This guy should have stuck to ESPN.  His biased opinions are not bad enough.  Like O’Reilly, this guy tries to pass his opinion off as fact, only he is so far slanted to the left he needs a kickstand.  Olbermann is what the Soviet Communists of decades past would have described as a useful idiot.  His smug arrogance combined with irrational anger makes him unwatchable for anyone desiring honest political coverage.  From my perspective, the purpose of his show is to make any God-fearing freedom-loving American look bad.

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