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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:59 PM

Ari Melber, enough whining about the witnesses, and enough of the rap crap.

Bringing in Senator Blumenthal, possibly the whitest guy in the Senate aside from Mitt Romney on to JayZ lyrics is BS. Enough of the cool kid in the room crap. You are a lawyer and a bright Legal mind, cut the shit and show your real strengths.

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Reply Ari Melber, enough whining about the witnesses, and enough of the rap crap. (Original post)
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #1
jrthin Feb 2021 #12
trueblue2007 Feb 2021 #31
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #32
nature-lover Feb 2021 #2
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #3
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #4
marmar Feb 2021 #11
XanaDUer2 Feb 2021 #5
oasis Feb 2021 #6
COLGATE4 Feb 2021 #37
BigmanPigman Feb 2021 #7
malaise Feb 2021 #8
marmar Feb 2021 #9
malaise Feb 2021 #18
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #13
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #10
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #15
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #23
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #26
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #27
brush Feb 2021 #28
Hekate Feb 2021 #14
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #17
Earthshine2 Feb 2021 #16
msongs Feb 2021 #19
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #20
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #24
NurseJackie Feb 2021 #21
Dem4Life1102 Feb 2021 #22
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #25
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #34
PCIntern Feb 2021 #29
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #35
ariadne0614 Feb 2021 #30
procon Feb 2021 #33
Me. Feb 2021 #36
ecstatic Feb 2021 #38
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #40
renate Feb 2021 #39

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:01 PM

1. I agree. He needs to quit trying to be the coolest kid in the room.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:08 PM

12. The irony is, the coolest kid never tries. I agree w/you.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:22 PM

31. i agree and i'm not tired of all the rap stuff. I appreciate Joy and Nicole more

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:23 PM

32. A moderate amount of the music stuff was fine, but he has gone overboard, I think.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:02 PM

2. Agreed.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:03 PM

3. Seriously

 

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Sen. Blumenthal explained to him why witnesses were neither necessary nor wise and then Ari continued arguing with him because he clearly knows better than any senator how this should have been done.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:03 PM

4. There are times that he is so good.

But he can get hung up on odd little things.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:08 PM

11. Yep. He wastes so much time with anecdotes and tangents sometimes.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:03 PM

5. Yeah, that was weird nt

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:04 PM

6. Ari's show should get the hook. MSNBC can still use him as a contributor

on Trump's upcoming legal cases.

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Response to oasis (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:16 AM

37. Couldn't agree with you more. He is a perfect example

of the Peter principle, promoted beyond his level of competence.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:04 PM

7. He got to be really annoying so

I rarely watch his show anymore.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:04 PM

8. No the rap tonight was good - that's a great new Jay-Z rap that will teach

young folks about what just went down in Nancy's office with those effin' Trump terrorists.
We agree on the witness whining.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:05 PM

9. Agreed.

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Response to marmar (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:16 PM

18. More here

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:08 PM

13. I think the rap is strong, but as walk up for Sen Blumenthal...

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:07 PM

10. Rap Crap? Really?????

Thought I'd try that ^^^ out, see how that felt to me ...

Meh ... I don't get the appeal.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:13 PM

15. I am a hip hop generation guy, have no issues with rap, actually enjoy it

I was coming of music age with my parents asking ď what is that you are listening toĒ in the 80ís

The crap is Ari trying to be the cool kid.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:24 PM

23. I never doubted you ;) nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:33 PM

26. No matter the age I think most of us grew up

With our parents asking, what are you listening to but between break dancing, Rap and Madonna, my poor Irish Catholic parents were constantly confused by my sisters and I

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:37 PM

27. Somehow my mom and stepdad ended up with a copy of Led Zeppelin 2 on vinyl

I'm sure it was a gift or something ... I'd NEVER heard them play it.

Anyways, I of course absconded it, at like age 10. Circa 1976. Brought it to my room.

So imagine her surprise when mom came in one day during the whacky sound effects of Whole Lotta Love and was like WTF?

And I was all ... it's funny, mom, this album is actually yours and dads lol ...

I never gave it back, and in fact I still have it

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:00 PM

28. "Rap crap"? Perhaps you should re-word that, especially if you're from...

the hip-hop generation. Why disparage your own generation's creativity?

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:12 PM

14. What's the problem with Senator Blumenthal? He's a respected Democrat...

Did he offend you in some way?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:15 PM

17. Nope, I am a fan of his, well thought guy

Do you think he would pick JayZ as walk up music. He is about the whitest dude in the Senate, putting him with JayZ is Ariís attempt at cool.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:14 PM

16. Ari is not my favorite guy. I generally switch to CNN at that time.

I can appreciate his legal analyses, but something in his style bugs me.

He often forcibly puts random pop culture references into his speech, and it's annoying.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:17 PM

19. he says things that he would condemn others for saying. nt

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:17 PM

20. My point, his legal analysis can be quite good

Then he rolls into the pop culture cool kid stuff and I Tap Out.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:27 PM

24. I tend to go Steve Harvey Family Feud

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:19 PM

21. He can be tiresome.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:23 PM

22. Many in the media are mad about witnesses

 

because having witnesses would have extended the trial and boosted their ratings. They donít care that it would delay desperately need Covid relief because they donít need it.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:30 PM

25. Covid relief, Cabinet level appointments

Infrastructure, healthcare, minimum wage, the beat goes on. Vrs advertising revenue for the networks.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:26 PM

34. Exactly

 

Covering COVID bills and infrastructure plans isn't good television.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:11 PM

29. His obsession with rap music is embarrassing

Rap music is what it is, and thatís fine with me. But this guy reminds me of Steve Martin in the opening scenes of the film The Jerk. It is just so stupidly ridiculous to watch him quoting say, Eminem, during a crisis of the Constitution of the United States of America. Imagine all the great writers of politics and history available to him and the schmuck Quotes Eminem or Dr. Dre. It would be like me telling a patient that he or she has oral cancer and saying well as the Beatles song Iím A LoserĒ and saying ďso the thing speaks for itself. Get your affairs in order, maybe youíd want to be Ricky Nelsonís Traveliní Man, hey? (Stupidly sheepish smile follows)

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:27 PM

35. I love the analogy

 

Perfect

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:20 PM

30. I can't relate to the rap, and used to assume he was trying too hard to be cool.

Over time, although I havenít lost my aversion to rap, or discomfort over the bewildering cultural references, Iíve learned to enjoy the challenge.

I appreciate his persistent, intentional effort to bring people from such disparate worlds into the same space. Itís actually kind of fun, and no longer gets my undies in a bundle over my own discomfort. I donít think itís a bad thing to stretch beyond my normal comfort zone for a few minutes a day.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:25 PM

33. I'm OK that he likes rap, but has hosting a news show.

All his insider music quips, the name dropping, the know it all lectures, are a huge distraction. When he explains legal stuff I listen. He has some good interviews. There's nothing wrong with his news show and he should stick with that.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:17 PM

36. I Wish He Would Stop INterrupting People Mid-Sentence Because 'that's his job'.

Or when he stops them when they are saying insightful things because he's out of time and the reason he's out of time is because he took up so much of it spouting nonsense or embarrassing other guests with lame jokes.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:57 AM

38. Rap crap?



For what it's worth, I don't think he's pretending. I think this is who he really is--a bright legal mind who is also an avid rap fan.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:15 PM

40. Yes, but he is being paid for legal analysis not rap references

I love music in all its forms, I donít tune in to MSNBC for my music fix, I use pandora for that.

And totally with you, he provides good legal analysis, he should stick to what he is food at and is being paid for.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:52 AM

39. Surely he and MSNBC have gotten the feedback that this weird obsession with music is offputting

Is it some mental tic? Why canít he stop? He is losing viewers over this. And I like him as a person!! Itís just that he has become unwatchable.

I donít get it. Maybe he needs hypnotherapy or something. It works for smoking cessation.

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