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America’s Next Top Pundit


It was October 2004.

The show was CNN’s 24-year-old political stalwart, Crossfire, then hosted by Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson.

For shits and giggles they invited Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host and comedian Jon Stewart. Stewart started with a smile, but began the most uncomfortable, historic dismantling of a political talk show in the history of TV shark jumping. Stewart verbally tore down the set, particle board for particle board imploring that in the midst of 2004’s heated political decision that Begala and Carlson were engaging in nonsensical political hackery for theater that had little to do with informing the American public.

“In many ways, it’s funny. And I made a special effort to come on the show today, because I have privately, amongst my friends and also in occasional newspapers and television shows, mentioned this show as being bad … it’s not so much that it’s bad, as it’s hurting America. So I wanted to come here today and say …. Stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.” (CNN Transcript)

My favorite moment was when Stewart told Carlson, “You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.”

It was a blow so devastating a few months later the show was canceled. Although that was not entirely Stewart’s fault. The show was terrible and its ratings seem to only weaken as it evolved more and more into a three-ring circus. A far cry from the days when Tom Braden, Michael Kinsley, Pat Buchanan and Bob Novak were the regulars sitting in a dark room around a desk as part of the Mesozoic era of vintage Crossfire and McLaughlin Group.

But Stewart made his point — the Colosseum of political discourse was more like the WWE of political punditry.

But that didn’t stop the networks or the numerous reporters, lobbyists, hacks, former politicians, columnists, radio hosts, shock jocks, historians, politicos, legal experts and news junkies from their chosen profession of prognostication and making-shit-up.

To paraphrase the words of another comedian, “Pundits don’t die. They multiply.”

These are The Black Snob’s candidates for Top Pundit 2008 (many submitted by you). Please vote for your pundit of choice in the selected categories for a later, fancy pants awards piece to run next week! (Only pick one except for in the overall punditry category where you can pick five.) Just vote in the comments below! And please, feel free to make comments why you picked which pundit. I’ll be using the best quips for the story.

Top Pundit (Pick 5)

Amy Adams
Rachel Maddow
Jamal Simmons
Andrea Mitchell
Gwen Ifil
Donna Brazille
Harold Ford Jr.
James Carville
Patrick J. Buchanan
Michelle Bernard
Ron Christie
John McWhorter
Juan Williams
Glenn Beck
Michele Malkin
Keith Olbermann
Dan Abrams
Laura Ingraham
Michael Eric Dyson
Tucker Carlson
Paul Begala
Ed Schultz
Tavis Smiley
Maureen Dowd
Peggy Noonan
Andrew Sullivan
Christopher Hitchens
Leslie Sanchez
Joe Scarborough
Jeffery Toobin
Roland Martin
Lou Dobbs
Jack Cafferty

Most Insane

Mary Matalin and James Carville
Patrick J. Buchanan
Bill O’Reilly
Michele Malkin
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Chris Matthews
Keith Olbermann
Glenn Beck
Lou Dobbs
Jim McLaughlin

Best Looking

Jamal Simmons
Amy Adams
Harold Ford Jr.
Michelle Malkin
Michelle D. Bernard
Kelly Ann Conway

I Hate You

Bill O’Reilly
Patrick J. Buchanan
Amy Holmes
Michelle Malkin
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Ann Coulter

Please Shut Up Award

James Carville
Michael Eric Dyson
Tucker Carlson
Tavis Smiley
Ed Schultz
Paul Begala
Al Sharpton
Glenn
Beck
Jesse Jackson

Best Lefties

Michael Eric Dyson
Paul Begala
Donna Brazille
Eugene Robinson
Cynthia Tucker
Keith Olbermann
Arianna Huffington
Rachel Maddow
Alan Combs
Mark Lamont Hill
Dan Abrams

Worst Lefties

Bob Shrum
Juan Williams
Dick Morris
Maureen Dowd
Keith Olbermann
Ed Schultz
Harold Ford Jr.

Best Righties

Michelle Bernard
Jim McLaughlin
Alex Castellanos
Andrew Sullivan
Peggy Noonan
Amy Holmes

Worst Righties

George Will
Bob Novak
Armstrong Williams
William Bennett
Tucker Carlson
Leslie Sanchez
Monica Crawley
Joe Scarborough
Amy Holmes
Laurence Kudlow

The Center, Really?

Roland Martin
Michelle Bernard
Juan Williams
John McWhorter
Jeffery Toobin
Christopher Hitchens

Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear

Christopher Hitchens
John McWhorter
Patrick J. Buchanan
Jeffery Toobin
Jack Cafferty
Bill Maher

Best Satirist

Bill Maher
Jon Stewart
Stephen Colbert
Lewis Black

Best Blonde Conservative Fembot

Laura Ingraham
Ann Coulter
Kelly Anne (Fitzpatrick) Conway

Biggest Bleeding Liberal

Keith Olbermann
Paul Krugman
Rachel Maddow
Alan Combs
Dan Abrams

Best Trainwreck

Michele Malkin
James Carville and Mary Matalin
Glen Beck
Ed Shultz
Lou Dobbs
Bill O’Reilly
Chris Matthews
Laura Ingraham
Ron Christie
Keith Olbermann
Patrick J. Buchanan

On the bubble

Harold Ford Jr.
Gloria Berger
Jonathan Alter
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
Star Parker
Paula Zahn
David Gregory
Larry Elder
Andrea Mitchell
Tavis Smiley

Vote early and vote often! You have until next Wednesday to make your opinion known! You can also email me your views at blacksnob@gmail.com.

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31 thoughts on “America’s Next Top Pundit

  1. Oo procrastination just in time!:Top Pundit (Pick 5)Rachel MaddowGwen IfilDonna BrazilleKeith OlbermannPaul BegalaMost Insane:Bill O’Best Looking:Jamal Simmons (Okay I hate the eyebrows too — but come on now — he is pretty fly for a political pundit)I Hate You:Ann Coulter (but I thank her for saying batsh*t things that I was able to quote in my published law note –)Please Shut Up Award:Jesse JacksonBest Lefties:Arianna HuffingtonWorst Lefties:Maureen Dowud (with Ed Schultz a close second — this was a hard pick)Best Righties:Alex CastellanosWorst Righties:Leslie Sanchez (with Tucker a close second)The Center, Really?:John McWhorterBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear:Bill Maher (with a honorary posthumous nomination of George Carlin)Best Satirist:Jon StewartBest Blonde Conservative Fembot:Ann Coulter (like duh)Biggest Bleeding Liberal:Rachel MaddowBest Trainwreck: Michele Malkin (with Chris Matthews a very close second)On the bubble:Harold Ford Jr.

  2. Top 5Michelle BernardJohn McWhorterRoland MartinCynthia TuckerDonna BrazilleMost Insane – Ann CoulterBest Looking – Michelle BernardI Hate You – Sean HannityPlease Shut Up – Glenn BeckBest Leftie – Donna BrazilleWorst Leftie – Juan Williams (Juan is a leftie?)Best Rightie – Michelle BernardWorst Rightie – George WillThe Center – Michelle BernardBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear – John McWhorterBest Satirist – Jon StewartBest Blonde Conservative – Are any of them really blonde?Biggest Bleeding Liberal – Keith OlbermannBest Trainwreck – Laura IngrahamOn the bubble – Tavis SmileySnob,Isn’t Cynthia Tucker a centrist Liberal? You have her listed as a rightie.

  3. whitraye says:

    FavoriteKeith Olbermann- a little bonkers, but I like bonkersRachel MaddowDonna BrazilleDan AbramsEugene RobinsonInsaneBill O The Clown and Michele Malkin!- there are no words..Best LookingAmy AdamsI Hate YouSean HannityPlease Shut UpMichael Eric Dyson and Tavis SmileySorry snob I can’t choose! I tried..Best LeftiesRachel Maddow- I would have picked Olbermann but shes a little more levelheadedWorst LeftiesHarold Ford Jr.- whose team is this dude on..really?Best RightiesMichelle BernardWorst RightiesTucker CarlsonCenter Really?Juan WilliamsBest People to..John McWhorter- the controversial McWhorter. A few months ago I saw an interview he gave to Cspan and he won me over.SatiristColbert- obvious choiceBleeding LiberalKeith Olbermann- all day, everyday!TrainwreckLOL @ Chris Matthews on the list..i like him!Lou Dobbs- he’s painful to watchOn the bubble – Tavis Smiley

  4. Vixen says:

    Top Five:Gwen IfillJoe ScarboroughJeffery ToobinJamal SimmonsKeith OlbermannMost Insane:Rush LimbaughBest Looking:Jamal Simmons (HOLLA…lol)I hate you: Ann CoulterPlease Shut Up: Micheal Eric Dyson (and I like the man but its times)Best Lefties: Eugene Robinson (love him don’t agree with him alot of the time)Worst Lefties:Juan WilliamsBest Righties:Michelle BernardWorst Righty: Amy HolmesThe Center, Really?:Roland Martin (what a stooge!)Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear: Bill Maher( Pat Buchanan a close second)Best Satirist:Bill MaherBest Blonde Conservative Fembot:Laura IngrahamBiggest Bleeding Liberal:Keith OlbermannBest Trainwreck:Michele MalkinOn the bubble: star Parker

  5. Top 5: Rachal Maddow, Jamal Simmons, Peggy Noonan, Jeff Toobin, Jack Cafferty Most Insane: Chris MatthewsBest Looking: Michelle MalkinI Hate You: Hannity!Please Shut Up Award: Jesse JacksonBest Lefties: OlbermannWorst Lefties: Harold Ford, Jr.Best Righties: Andrew SullivanWorst Righties: ScarboroughThe Center, Really?: Michelle BernardBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear: – I nominate Rev. WrightBest Satirist: ColbertBiggest Bleeding Liberal: OlbermannBest Trainwreck: Carville/Matalin

  6. Forgive me, I will vote later–I’m just in commentary mode right now. My friend showed me the that WHOLE Tucker Carlson, Paul Begala, Jon Stewart bit and what got to me was that Carlson for some reason played dumb the WHOLE time Stewart was playing him ALL the way to left, and for a fool. Begala kinda got it after the first commercial break, that wait, Stewart is serious and finally realised that Tucker really wasn’t all that intelligent of a newsperson.Just as an aside, when are the evening cable news programs going to start adding some color to the monochromatic proceedings. Or least some estrogen? I mean, it’s all white men…If you haven’t already done a post on it, I’d love to see a post about that its all about Anderson Cooper, Lou Dobbs, Larry King for CNN, Hannity and Colmes and Bill O’Reilly for FoxNews and clearly Keith Olbermann is the lefty loony for MSNBC–but it’s all men, and their WHITE!!!**gasp**I’ll be back with my votes–promise!!!

  7. Top Pundit: Jamal Simmons, Donna Brazille, Roland Martin, Jack Cafferty, and Keith Oberman (mostly people from CNN. I only see the other people online when bloggers write about what they say and post clips)Most Insane: Rush Limbaugh (drug addict)Best Looking: Jamal Simmons (good looking brotha and educated, and polite)I Hate: Pat Buchanan (racist bitch)Shut Up: James Carville (can’t understand what he’s saying)Best Lefty: Donna Brazille (I feel warm when she speaks, its like listening to your mom)Worst Lefty: Juan WilliamsWorst Right: Tucker CarlsonBest Center: Jeffery TubinDon’t Want to Hear: Pat BuchananBest Satirist: John Stewart (hands down I love that dude)Biggest Bleeding Liberal: Keith Oberman (I loved his smack downs on Hillary Clinton)Best Trainwreck: Pat Buchanan

  8. heartsandflowers and austinite: I can’t believe I forgot them! Tell me what categories you think they should be under and I’ll add them.all: You can also “write-in” nomination for your fav pundits that didn’t make the list.

  9. Top Pundit:1. Keith Olbermann, crazy in a good way2. Rachel Maddow, she’s awesome3. Donna Brazille — i love her, she’s so cute! And did u see her on Colbert? LOL4. Paul Begala… the nicest most fair Clinton supporter during the primaries5. Jamal Simmons … yumMost Insane:Bill O’ReillyBest Looking:Jamal Simmons …meOWWWI Hate You:Ann CoulterPlease Shut Up Award:Jesse Jackson, for REAL. You too, Al Sharpton. And James carville too.Best Lefty:Donna Brazille … I loveWorst Lefty:Maureen DowdBest Righty:Peggy Noonan… she just seems like a grandma. An evil Republican grandma.Worst Righty:Bob NovakThe Center, Really?:Roland MartinBest People who will tell you what you don’t want to hear:Jack CaffertyBest Satirist:Stephen COlbert… this was a HARD ONE… I still love JS to death.Best Blonde Conservative Fembot:Ann Coulter… if by “best” you mean “most nauseating”Biggest Bleeding Liberal:Keith Olbermann :) And I quote: “This, Senator, is too much.Because a senator – a politician – a person – who can let hang in mid-air the prospect that she might just be sticking around in part, just in case the other guy gets shot – has no business being, and no capacity to be, the President of the United States!Good night and good luck.”Best Trainwreck:Bill O’Reilly, with Chrissy Matthews in a close second.On the bubble:Tavis Smiley

  10. Ms.B says:

    Top 5Jamal SimmonsDonna BrazileRoland MartinTavis SmileyHarold Ford Jr.Most Insane Rush Limb*tch he's been spouting ignorance before alot of us were born so hands down he winsBest LookingJamal "let me tweeze those brows" SimmonsI HateHANNITYPlease Shut UpMichael Eric Dyson because If I wanted a rapping preacher I would have supported Reverend Mason Betha or Mc Reverend Hammer Dont Hurt Em! Stop spitting rapid fire 16's in efforts to line your pockets! It's sickeningBest LeftieArianna Huffington {minus her accent}Worst LeftieJuan Willams (leftie?)Best RightieAmy Holmes I'd like to see her converted back to reality one day; Because she's a young lady I secretly likeWorst RightieArmstrong Willamsor as I lovingly refer to him"My Favorite Uncle TOM!!!"The Center?Tell You…Bill Maher hands down!Satire Jon Stewartand I could not legitmately vote for any other awards! This is my first POST on any blog site and I do it all for Madame Snob because I'm HER #1 Stan & think she's the coolest =)

  11. Top 5Donna Brazille (She’s a bad mother… SHUT YO MOUTH!)Jamal Simmons (He’s cute and generally non-offensive. LoL)Keith Olbermann (I like nutjobs, OKAY)Gwen IfillDan Abrams (My favorite member of the lollipop guild. Plus, I like oranges.)Most InsaneChris Matthews (I’m sure most people will say Bill O’Reilly or Glen Beck but I think Chris Matthew’s lunacy is ignored far too often. I mean, he’s considered crazy in general but I think he might be certifiable. He also comes across as emotionally unstable.Best LookingJamal Simmons (I don’t understand why there are other names on the list.)I Hate YouBill O’Reilly (EASY… If for no other reason than MoveOn.org is the new Klan. Uhh… WHUT?)Please Shut Up AwardMichael Eric Dyson (I can’t stand him. I literally want to punch him. “Barack Obama is a politician, Jesse Jackson is a prophet.” That statement alone is enough reason for him to never speak in a public forum again. I can’t believe I didn’t pick Al Sharpton and where is Sean Hannity?)Best LeftiesDonna Brazille (Because she’s awesome, THAT’S WHY.)Worst LeftiesJuan Williams (For ever agreeing with Bill O’Reilly over anything involving race.)Best RightiesAmy Holmes (Just because… I see her often. IDK, I don’t like any of them… LoL.)Worst RightiesArmstrong Williams (Just Eww.)The Center, Really?Michelle Bernard (All my women who idependent, THROW YO HANDS UP AT ME!)Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to HearBill Maher (Isn’t this what his career is based on?)Best SatiristStephen Colbert (Obviously. He will pop the truth in your ass!)Best Blonde Conservative FembotAnn Coulter (No contest.)Biggest Bleeding LiberalKeith Olbermann (Clearly.)Best TrainwreckChris Matthews (Batshit crazy, I tell you.)On the bubbleLarry Elder (What does on the bubble mean? I picked Larry Elder because I have a fascination with him. I can’t stand him. I think he has serious issues. In high school when I’d stay home sick I’d watch his show, get pissed off, and call my mom at work. I was a glutton for his punishment. It is so crazy to hear him talk about black people as if he weren’t one so I keep watching. It’s probably all a clever trick.

  12. Top 5
1. Keith Olbermann -watch him everyday2. Rachel Maddow3. Andrea Michell4. Michelle Bernard5. Tucker Carlson. I feel bad for him.

Most InsaneO’Reilly, duh
Best Looking
Harold Ford, Jr.

I Hate YouAnn Coulter, ugh

Please Shut Up AwardAl Sharpton. Sorry, Al

Best LeftiesEugene Robinson. Why isnt he on other lists? He is the uncle I never had.
Worst Lefties
Harold Ford, Jr. He’s actually on the left?!
Best Righties
Michelle Bernard

Worst Righties
Tucker Carlson. 
The Center, Really?
Michelle Bernard 

Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear
Pat Buchanan 
Best Satirist
Stephen Colbert!!!!! 

Best Blonde Conservative Fembot
Ann Coulter 

Biggest Bleeding Liberal
Keith Olbermann 

Best Trainwreck
Keith Olbermann. I vote for him with love. 
On the bubble
 Harold Ford, Jr

  13. Top Pundit:Keith OlbermannMost Insane:Sean Hannity (No Diggity, No Doubt)Best Looking:Harold Ford Jr.I Hate(Strong Dislike)You:Sean HannityPlease Shut Up:Glen Beck – Not intelligent enough to be taken seriously, but kinda funnyBest Lefties:Rachel MaddowWorst Lefties:Juan WilliamsBest Righties:Amy HolmesWorst Righties:Tucker carlson (Dur, Dur, Dur, Dur)Best People Telling You What You Don’t Wanna Hear:Jack CaffertyBest Satirist:Jon StewartBest Bleeding Liberal:Chris MatthewsBest Train Wreck:Bill O’Reilly

  14. Top 5:Rachel MaddowDonna BrazileRoland MartinJeffery ToobinJamal SimmonsMost Insane:Glenn BeckBest Looking:Amy AdamsI Hate You:Ann CoulterPlease Shut Up:Tucker CarlsonBest Lefties:Rachel M.Worst Lefties:Maureen D.Best Righties:Michelle B. (sometimes she makes sense)Worst Righties:Joe S.The Center:Jeffery T.Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear:Jack CaffertyBest Satirist:Jon S.Conservative Fembot:Ann C.Bleeding Lib:Keith O.Best Trainwreck:Bill O. Bubble:Harold F, Jr.

  15. I love it when I’m asked my opinion, just like the pundits!Top PunditKeith Olbermann Rachel Maddow Jack CaffertyMichael Eric DysonRoland MartinMost InsaneRush LimbaughBest LookingJamal Simmons – with those sexy bushy brows!I Hate YouPat Buchanan Please Shut UpTucker CarlsonBest LeftyArianna HuffingtonWorst LeftyHarold Ford, Jr.Best RightyAlex Castellanos – he will die for the cause!Worst RightyBob Novak – obviously doesn’t believe in the transparency of the media. Takes his talking points str8 from the Bushies.The Center, Really?Roland Martin(???)Best People Who…Bill Maher – would die without him!Best SatiristStephen Colbert – Wrist Strong!Best Bleeding LiberalKeith OlbermannBest TrainwreckChris Matthews

  16. Top PunditsKeith OlbermannRachel MaddowDonna BrazilleMichelle BernardGwen IfilMost InsaneRush LimbughBest lookingMichelle BernardI hate youBill O ReallyPlease shut up awardGlen BeckBest LeftieKeith Olbermannworst leftieMaureen Dowdworst rightBob Novakthe center reallyHarold, Jrbest people who tell you what you don’t want to hearBill MaherBest satiristBill Maherbiggest bleeding liberalKeith Olbermannbest trainwreckChris Matthewson the bubbleTavis Smiley

  17. Top Pundit:Rachel MaddowGwen IfelRoland MartinJamal SimmonsDan AbramsMost Insane:Bill OBest Looking:Jamal SimmonsI Hate You:CoultergeistPlease Shut Up:Jesse JacksonBest Lefties:Dr. MaddowWorst Lefties:Dick MorrisBest Righties:Andrew SullivanWorst Righties:Tucker CarlsonBPWWTYWYDWTH:Bill MaherBest Satirst:Bill MaherBlonde Fembot:Laura IngrahamBest Bleeding Liberal:Keith O.Best Trainwreck:Glen BeckOn the Bubble:David Gregory

  18. Hey Ms. Snob! I’m a new reader and I must say I love you…yes, I truly do. All the best!As for my votes:Top Pundit (Pick 5)John McWhorterJeffery ToobinJack CaffertyRoland MartinDonna BrazilleMost Insane: Sean Hannity(What a serious unadulterated douchebag…)Best Looking: Amy Holmes (I’m liberal, she’s conservative…but I forgive her)I Hate You: Sean Hannity (notice a pattern here?)Please Shut Up: Tavis Smiley (Hater on Aisle #1, Hater on Aisle #1)Best Lefty: Alan Combs (Look what the guy has to put up with…he deserves the Medal of Honor…seriously)Worst Lefties: Juan Williams(Are you sure he’s a lefty???)Best Righties: Amy Holmes (So sheltered, so innocent…LOL)Worst Righties: Tucker Carlson (Supreme Lord Dickhead…can I say dickhead on the blogosphere?)The Center, Really: Jeffery Toobin (I think he’s part brotha too)Best to tell what I don’t wanna hear: Bill Maher Best Satirist: Jon StewartBest Blonde Conservative Fembot: Ann Coulter (I love strawberries!…hold the cocaine though)Biggest Bleeding Liberal: Keith Olbermann (His anti-Bush speeches are classic)Best Trainwreck: Lou Dobbs(Independent my ASS)On the Bubble: Harold Ford Jr.(POTUS 2016????)

  19. [quote]I Hate YouBill O’ReillyPatrick J. BuchananAmy HolmesMichelle MalkinSean HannityRush LimbaughAnn Coulter[/quote]Interesting that KEITH OLBERMANN was not listed as an option.As a NON-PROGRESSIVE Black man – I watch Link TV, look forward to reading the monthly edition of “International Socialist Review” and record “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodwin. All of these are LEFT WING news sources.My Tivo records “Link TV” second only to “C-SPAN”When I listen to the FAKE Keith Olbermann I can’t bear to listen to his over the top LEFTIST propaganda.If O’Reilly is to be hated…..what about his LEFTIST mirror image in Olbermann?I can appreciate a leftist with real convictions. I can’t STAND a fake propagandist.

  20. constructive feedback: The people listed were based on a previous posting where I asked folks to name the pundits they liked and disliked. No one expressed vehemence towards Olbermann in that listing. I did put him down for “Most Insane” and “Biggest Trainwreck.” But when it came to hate, those were the one’s people named the most. You didn’t submit anyone the day I asked for input for this particular blog posting, so if you hated Olbermann, that was the time to express it.I simply find the man annoying from time-to-time. And/or possibly insane. But if you want to put him down as the one you hate you can write him in as your vote … if you’re actually interested in voting.

  21. Ada says:

    Top Pundit (Pick 5)Gwen IfilDonna BrazileJames CarvilleGloria BorgerJeffery ToobinMost InsaneSean HannityBest LookingMichelle D. BernardI Hate YouLou DobbsPlease Shut Up AwardLou DobbsBest LeftiesDonna BrazilleWorst LeftiesMaureen DowdBest RightiesGeorge WillWorst RightiesGeorge WillBob NovakArmstrong WilliamsWilliam BennettTucker CarlsonLeslie SanchezMonica CrawleyJoe ScarboroughAmy HolmesLaurence KudlowThe Center, Really?Roland MartinBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to HearJeffery ToobinBest SatiristBill MaherBest Blonde Conservative FembotAnn CoulterBiggest Bleeding LiberalKeith OlbermannBest TrainwreckJames Carville (I watch him i say ‘WTF’ this fool is crazy!

  22. I know this is late, but I had to put my $.02 in:Top Pundit (Pick 5):Keith OlbermannRachel MaddoxGwen IfillJack CaffertyPeggy Noonan(Can you tell I’m a lefty? Did you forget David Gergen?)Most Insane:Sean Hannity(Hard to believe there is someone worse than Bill O’Reilly)Best Looking:Amy Adams(This one was hard, I can’t say Jamal Simmons, since his man, Barack Obama, is so cute!)I Hate You:Sean Hannity(Hard to believe I hate someone worse than Bill O’Reilly)Please Shut Up Award:Jesse Jackson(Yeah, Jesse, STFU!)Best Lefties:Keith Olbermann(My man!)Worst Lefties:Juan Williams(Juan Williams is a lefty?)Best Righties:Andrew Sullivan(Coulda fooled me, he’s had a few lefty talking points)Worst Righties:Leslie Sanchez(No matter what happens, it always good for the right!)The Center, Really?Jeffrey Toobin(I just can’t see Roland Martin in the middle)Best People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to Hear:Jeffrey ToobinBest Satirist:John Stewart(Who else?)Best Blonde Conservative Fembot:Laura Coulter (Aren’t they the same person?)Biggest Bleeding Liberal:Keith Olbermann(My man!)Best Trainwreck:Chris Matthews(I don’t care, I love me some Chris Matthews).On the bubble:Harold Ford Jr. (Pick a side!)

  23. dkan71 says:

    First off, I think Jon Stewart went a little to Oprah v. Million Little Pieces dude on him and the beat down, while justified on a large scale, was a little sanctimonious and strident for me. That’s just me though. Re: voting.Top 5 Pundits:Begala BrazileMaddow SullivanToobinInsane in the Membrane:Crazy Eyes Glen BeckBest Looking:Amy Holmes (It says Amy Adams, but I only know an actress by that name, so I’m writing in Holmes)Hate You, You Hater:Ann CoulterPlease Shut Up and Also Stop Being Black:Fast Talking Michael Eric Dyson – can’t stand himBest Leftie:Brazile/Maddow (tie)Worst Leftie:Dick Morris – he might just be crazy and is almost always dead wrong and bitter.Best Rightie:Andrew SullivanWorst Rightie:Sean HannityCenter, Really?:Jeffrey ToobinBest Satirist:My Love, Dr. Stephen Tyrone Colbert, DFAFem Bot: Mr. Ann Coulter Bleeding Heart Liberal:OlbermannTrainwreck:Glen Beck/Chris Matthews (tie)Bubble:Brother Tavis – sometimes I love him (on his PBS show) , but sometimes (why didn’t Barack give me my propers?) not so much…

  24. AG says:

    So loving this poll…Top Pundit (Pick 5)Rachel MaddowGwen IfilDonna BrazilleChuck ToddPaul KrugmanMost InsaneMichelle MalkinBest LookingRachel MaddowI Hate YouAnn Coulter Please Shut Up AwardJames Carville <– I’m assuming you mean "…person on my side of the general issues" here. For the right, I choose Glenn Beck and I do not say "please."Best LeftieRachel MaddowWorst LeftiesHarold Ford Jr. <– can’t believe I’m choosing him over M. Dowd, but shouldn’t the guy finally win *something*?Best RightiesAndrew Sullivan <– he’s gonna be sooooo surprised to hear he’s on the right againWorst RightiesRush LimbaughThe Center, Really?Andrea Mitchell <– GAAAAAAAAAAAHBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to HearBill MaherBest SatiristJon Stewart <– this list made me all giggly. things haven’t been this great for American satirists in decades.Best Blonde Conservative FembotN/A <– I’ve only been exposed repeatedly to Coulter, and I’m pretty sure Sheena there is a man.Biggest Bleeding LiberalKeith OlbermannBest TrainwreckChris Matthews <– mesmerizing shambles. You can’t look away. Though honorable mention should go to Buchanan, or specifically to that high squeaky pitch his voice takes on when he’s wrong and knows it.On the bubbleTavis Smiley <– less self-pity more interviewing please, kthx

  25. Nona says:

    Kind of went off on my own here cause I don’t know many of these people:Top Pundit (Pick 5)Rachel MaddowMost InsaneMichele MalkinAnn CoulterRush LimbaughI Hate YouCan’t muster hate for any of them. They’re way to pathetic for that emotion. Oh. maybe Christopher Hitchens…Isn’t he dead yet???Please Shut Up AwardThe entire Pundit world should just become grave diggersBest LeftiesAmy GoodmanWorst Lefties???Best RightiesDead OnesWorst RightiesLive OnesThe Center, Really?Christopher HitchensBest People Who Will Tell You What You Don’t Want to HearGeorge CarlinBest SatiristJon StewartBest Blonde Conservative FembotThe Broad on the ViewBiggest Bleeding LiberalKeith OlbermannBest TrainwreckMichele MalkinOn the bubbleDon’t know what that means

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