Mike Malloy:

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    Mike Malloy is often interesting and gratifying in his aggressively candid and well thought-out attacks on Republicans, neo-Conservatives and corporatists. But he often lapses into virtual fits of shouting, making funny noises and affecting silly voices which suggests that he might suffer from Tourette Syndrome.

    Occasional outbursts are tolerable but there are times when he really goes off and keeps it up for long segments of his program, which is so annoying that I just tune away. On Sunday I recommended Malloy to a friend whose politics I'm trying to influence. This friend called me tonight and said he tuned Malloy in and found him to be a "howling fool." He said he's never heard Hannity or Limbaugh carry on like that -- and he's right.

    I'm curious to know from others here who listen to Malloy what their thoughts are on his yelling like a lunatic, affecting silly voices and sometimes coming on like he's reading to a kindergarten class. Do you find it as annoying as I do? And do you think it detracts from the general quality of his program?
     
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    I listened to Malloy once back in 2003-04 (I can't remember exactly when) on a station in California and he had asked Conservatives to call in to defend their viewpoints. I looked at his website and he seemed like your typical Liberal Loon. I wrote an e-mail to him refuting the talking points on his site but never called in. I don't recall him having a "Tourette" like speaking style.

    He's on Sirius/XM but have yet to listen to him.
     
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    His arguments are sound, his delivery is hard and humorous. Hence the sounds he makes. He's offensive. And I guess he's supposed to be. I find him to be spot on, outside the offensiveness of course.
     
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    A talk radio guy?
    Never heard of him. Of course I avoid talk radio like the plague too.
     
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    I find Mike to be HIGHLY entertaining.

    He's very intolerant of the Ditto Heads and Far Right Wingers in general.

    He bashes them without abandon.

    I really like the guy.
     
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    I might like him too Marc. However if he is on talk radio I will never know.
     
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    Never really listened to much talk radio at all, never even heard of Mike Malloy.

    But the one time I turned on Mark Levin, I got such a headache from his high-pitched screeching that I nearly drove off the road.
     
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    sound effects are just what makes for good radio.


    a major part of Limbaugh's success is the guy who does his music.

    You don't like weird noises, you aren't the kind of person who would enjoy the experience of talk radio.
     
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    I'm certainly not the kind of person who would enjoy talk radio. I know that much already.

    But I wasn't referring to "sound effects", I was referring to the sound of Levin's voice.
     
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    And if he were using the same schtick to bash the left you would hate him, call him a liar, and say he needed psychiatric care.

    Go figure, you like the guy who shares your point of view...
     

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