Most of the time when I watch MTP I am simply bored, as the show has really gone downhill since Tim Russert passed away in my opinion. But today I was not bored, I was PISSED!
The topic was the Republican War on Women, and David Gregory asked Rachel to provide the framework.
This is what happened next.
And that is what happened this morning. That Alex Castellanos asshole was clearly prepared ahead of time to jump on Rachel the minute that Gregory asked her a question, and interrupted her repeatedly because SHE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH!
And Gregory, who is a pathetic excuse for a moderator, did NOTHING to shut Castellanos down and allow Rachel the opportunity to finish her point.
I swear that this appeared to be preplanned to me, and most likely signifies the going forward approach by Republicans to dealing with intelligent opponents, which is to disagree with reality and talk over them until they give up.
Now Rachel, to her credit, did NOT give up, and did manage to make her point. But as I was watching this I was literally yelling at David Gregory to man up and take back control of his show.
I swear that if Tim Russert was there he would have handed Castellanos his ass!
As a matter of fact I would like to see Gregory fired and have him replaced with Tim's son Luke Russert, who I think is a MUCH better interviewer, and does NOT allow people to steamroll over him despite his youth.
In other words, fuck Gregory, he is a disgrace the memory of Tim Russert and to the memory of what MTP once represented to the journalistic community!
By the way there was much more, and Hilary Rosen got in some good comments as well, which you can see by clicking here.
Update: My daughter watched the video of Castellanos talking over Rachel, and refusing to allow her finish her point, and said that it is kind of interesting to her that this guy is arguing that there is NO war on women while actively bullying a woman.
I thought that was a very astute observation.