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April 28, 2008

English rag: Rachel Maddow 50th most influential pundit

Quick: name an English political pundit. If you're like 99.99999999% of Americans, you drew a blank. Unfortunately, our friends across the pond are much keener, and thus the Telegraph UK has no trouble compiling the list of the Top 50 Most Influential U.S. Political Pundits (link).

And, who's there at #50 but Air America Radio's own Rachel Maddow:

One of the most acute minds among the analysts on Democrats’ favourite cable network MSNBC, Maddow seems destined for greater things, having already debuted for Republican-baiter in-chief Keith Olbermann.

At this point you're probably thinking they're playing this for laughs and having a "piss take" on we yanks. And, you'd be right since Paul Krugman weighs in at #48, Fred Barnes is at #45, and the rest are equally ludicrous with Jeffrey Toobin being described as possessing a "Rolls Royce brain".



Posted in AlsoRans at April 28, 2008 01:33 PM


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