Of course, Carlos doesn't get a big fancy primetime show. (Yet you can watch Keith Olbermann three times a night and Lock Up ALL WEEKEND LONG!) He gets the 11 a.m. news block to watch over, but that's nothing to sniff at.
He runs the site The Stimulist (which is an awesome site) and is an all around cool and wonderfully good looking fellow. (Google Stalk candidate, maybe?) Although one reader who wrote me about this move complained this could cut into his valued "Tamron Time."
While, big ups for Carlos, and I'm looking forward to him unleashing his inner newsman awesomeness, I have to vent about opinion people reading the news for a moment. This is nothing against Carlos. Just a general observation in reference to two ... well, mostly one ... news person who drives me nuts.
You see? I like my news read with vim and vigor and none of your opinion (David Schuster). I like a lively news person who makes a news reading feel like grand theater. (And doesn't sound like a Muppet ... like David Schuster.) Like Scott Pelley or Dan Rather or Ted Koppel or Ann Curry. I LOVE Ann Curry's insane intensity. Robin Roberts is always awesome and Diane Sawyer is divine. Even FOX News' Shep Smith can be 12 kinds of incredible some days (although his opinion can drift into a story, but he's no bloviator).
Of course, keeping it TO YOURSELF has gone by the wayside in some cases (Rick Sanchez). When I think of the worst offender (Rick Sanchez), I just want to strangle (Rick Sanchez) because he can be a little loud and pushy and arrogant (RICK SANCHEZ!) and it's sometimes really inappropriate.
Tamron and Carlos and the gang aren't comically bad like RICK FRICKIN' SANCHEZ (why won't you get off my TV?), so I'm looking forward to checking Watson out at 11. Hopefully he'll be a wonderful accompaniment during the day to Tamron's afternoon newsdesk tenacity and her surgically perfected haircut.
That said, did MSNBC ever find that "organic host" at 10 p.m. they were looking for? (No.) Because, um, I'm still not seeing Alison Stewart on my TV every night?
To Carlos, I apologize for going into a Rick Sanchez rant in the middle of my "Yay, black people on the news" post but ... I'm sorry. He just DRIVES ME CRAZY!