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August 09, 2007

Hardballin'

I'll be on Hardball tonight, around 5:10 Eastern. We'll be talking about...well...that's a good question.

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"Ezra, why do you hate free markets?"

Wait. Wrong show.

Posted by: Sangfroid826 | Aug 9, 2007 3:06:58 PM

"Democrats: shills or panderers?"

Posted by: Andrew | Aug 9, 2007 3:52:07 PM

Is Harold Ford gonna be there to demonize us DFH's?

Posted by: Joe Klein's conscience | Aug 9, 2007 3:59:01 PM

Oh can we please get a clip of this online? There's only a very small chance that I'll be able to catch it live.

Posted by: Ben | Aug 9, 2007 4:05:33 PM

So wait, you mean they don't book guests on the basis of knowledge of the topic? What if they want to talk about a subject you're unfamiliar with? You can't have someone on TV talking out of his ass.

Posted by: Freedom! | Aug 9, 2007 4:23:22 PM

Ezra, why does a serious fellow like you go on that clown's idiotic program? Don't you feel soiled by it? I'm afraid there's not much an appearance of yours can do to improve the sad, destructive nature of what Matthews is selling, and it can't possibly do anything positive for you. Do they pay you a lot?

Posted by: Herschel | Aug 9, 2007 5:09:36 PM

herschel...

no matter who they may be, or where they may find themselves, people of intellect and character need to speak out in every forum they are given, not just in places of rarified and high-minded debate.
....a person should not feel soiled, they should feel elevated, each time they try to engage meaningfully in the debate.
no matter where or when.
it is essential.
whether it is on a street corner, in a field of grapes to workers, or on a ship of fools.
.....where and when should people speak out and confront if they have something just and necessary to say,(especially in places of extraordinary cynicism and reckless mistruths?)
anywhere and anytime.


Posted by: jacqueline | Aug 9, 2007 5:51:28 PM

Ezra, why does a serious fellow like you go on that clown's idiotic program?

Because if he wasn't there, Karen Hanratty would probably have been able to say that Scooter is being appropriately punished for his crimes, but also deserves to be pardoned, without that being noted as pretzel logic.

And Hanratty's 'oh, you naive child' line of attack was pretty damn revealing.

Posted by: pseudonymous in nc | Aug 9, 2007 6:16:10 PM

"And Hanratty's 'oh, you naive child' line of attack was pretty damn revealing."

i agree with you 100%. she was spewing complete gibberish and her only option left was to attack ezra's youth and associate it with naivete!

good job ezra!

Posted by: livealittle | Aug 9, 2007 7:28:41 PM

"And Hanratty's 'oh, you naive child' line of attack was pretty damn revealing."

i agree with you 100%. she was spewing complete gibberish and her only option left was to attack ezra's youth and associate it with naivete!

good job ezra!

Posted by: livealittle | Aug 9, 2007 7:29:04 PM

"And Hanratty's 'oh, you naive child' line of attack was pretty damn revealing."

i agree with you 100%. she was spewing complete gibberish and her only option left was to attack ezra's youth and associate it with naivete!

good job ezra!

Posted by: livealittle | Aug 9, 2007 7:29:07 PM

YOU were fabulous on Hardball, and had Chris Matthews doling some serious defending huimslef.


Tax raising, incidentally, should only be imposed on corporations and the richest Americans, and not just any tax increase: MASSIVE increases to make up to the cuts they already had, and top insure America's intrastruture is rebuilt, and also, all Americans have good health insurance plans for free, including hospitalalization. Those with a net worth of over 175,000 (total net worth) should have massive tax increases, in my opinion.

Posted by: John Todras | Aug 9, 2007 7:31:43 PM

sorry i posted the same thing thrice! cant seem to delete it

Posted by: livealittle | Aug 9, 2007 7:34:49 PM

So seriously, I missed this live. Where can I see it?

Posted by: Ben | Aug 9, 2007 7:41:51 PM

Asked what Gonzalez had done wrong, you didn't seem to know he had repeatedly perjured himself and misled Congress, or didn't consider that wrong; that he promoted and defended the torture of detainees, or didn't consider that wrong; that he promoted and defended illegal wiretapping and wholesale abrogation of basic Constitutional right, or didn't consider that wrong. All you knew was he fired some US Attorneys, who are political appointees, for political reasons, but couldn't explain what was wrong with doing that.

Pathetic.

Posted by: Stuart Rosenberg | Aug 9, 2007 10:34:28 PM

Progressives should never talk about raising taxes without specifying WHOSE taxes they want to raise. Look, during the Reagan years, my federal taxes actually went up -- I'm an average earner -- but the media always talked about the "Reagan tax cuts" because Dan Rather's, Peter Jennings' and Tom Brokaw's taxes went down.

Don't you get it? No tax affects everyone equally, but the Republican spin machine loves to pretend a tax cut for the rich is a tax cut for everyone, that a tax on huge estates hits everyone who's going to die. That's why they call it a "death tax."

It's such an obvious trap, I'm amazed when people like you still walk right into it. I doubt you really favor raising everyone's taxes equally. So why say you're for "raising taxes" and give the Republicans that kind of ammunition to use against us?

Posted by: Stuart Rosenberg | Aug 9, 2007 10:55:14 PM

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