Friday, November 4, 2011

Alex Wagner (and Some Other People) on Bill Maher

Just caught my new favorite media type person, Alex Wagner, on Bill Maher. Nice move for Alex, as it ups her profile before her new MSNBC show (which, by the way, MSNBC should put on later in the day - just sayin'). She was good and had a few good lines. She seemed frustrated, at times, at not getting enough time to talk. Seriously, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) never shut the hell up...especially during the post-show "Overtime" segment. 
The esteemed member of Congress talked for, at least, 40 of the show's 55 minutes. Yet there was not one comment from Bill about Issa's claim that Pres. Obama is the most corrupt president ever, his steering government contracts to his personal businesses, and his request for stimulus money after publicly calling it a failure and a scam. I know Bill has to beg to get right-wingers to appear on the show since most of them are babies who can't handle having their opinions challenged; but Issa is a wingnut, and he was treated like he was some moderate, Rockefeller Republican. Anyway...

Getting on a show like Maher's is a coup for pretty much anyone in the TV business, but it comes with some risk, obviously. I think Alex came away unscathed.

1 comment:

J. Marquis said...

Issa is a waste of space.