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    Ready for some fun? I'd like you to list your top 3 liberal political hacks (yes, just 3), and your top 3 conservative political hacks, both as pertaining to journalists/tv pundits/radio hosts/writers. I'm not talking about actual politicians. A little blurb as to why they made it to your list would be nice as well. Damn, I'm demanding.

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    Libs: Jeannie Garafolo. A sort-of-funny actress gets her own radio show to screed about Bush? Please.

    Al Franken: A sort-of-funny actor gets his own radio show to screed about Bush? Please.

    Ken Schram: Seattle op-ed guy for KOMO-TV. Sometimes he pulls his head out and has something good to say. But 95% of the time, he parrots the NYT/DNC talking points.

    Cons: Ann Coulter. I've never liked her ranting style, even though she has some decent points.

    Michael Savage. Same deal: good points, terrible delivery methods.

    James Dobson. I am not a big fan of the whole "follow our agenda or God will condemn you to hell" thing, which comes across underneath Dobson's messages about relevant political issues.
     
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    I remember, during the last debates, Fox News had Garafalo as "the Democratic voice" one night. Yikes.
     
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    James Carville, outspoken dem, married to the other side Mary Matilin...... for putting up with each other
    Fareed Zakaria, reporter, I think he demonstrates fairness and optimism and intelligence
    Gore Vidal, writer, pragmatist, humorist.


    Bill Bennett, judgemental henchman, gambling problem
    Robert Novak, reporter, commentator, recently in news re/source disclosure
    Rush Limbaugh, radio show host, hypocrite regarding personal drug use
     
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    Those are your hacks for both sides? That looks like your fav's for one side and your hacks for the other... no?
     
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    Libs:
    Al Franken - Both him and Garofolo are just talking heads who spew vitriol for the other side no matter what issue they are talking about. But I kinda like Garofolo if only because I think she's kinda cute sometimes.
    Sean Penn - His heart's in the right place, but c'mon. You're an actor dude! Stop taking yourself so seriously!
    Cindy Sheehan - Her message got lost in Hurrican Katrina. Now she's just an attention whore.

    Cons:
    Rush Limbaugh - He's a vitriolic, polarizing wind bag whose bigotry and insensitivity far outweigh whatever valid points he may make.
    Bill O'Reilly - Somebody actually gave this psychopath a tv show? SHUTUP!
    Pat Robertson - This guy's just plain nuts.(edit.)
     
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    I think Im fairly obvious.....I dont tolerate some things and I dont care which side it comes from, I consider myself a blend of what I think is the best from both or all sides. I am ready for new and better ideas.
     
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    Ok, here's the question: Do you think that the three liberal people you listed are hacks? You seem to give them endearing descriptions, which confused me.
     
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    you list seems rather biased.
     
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    So why didn't you follow the rules of the thread? The request was not for your favorites of the Dems and the Hacks list of the Reps, it was for a hacks list for both sides. Who are your three hacks from the Dems?
     

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