Monday, June 28, 2010

I *heart* Dylan Ratigan

May I make a suggestion to your daily tv schedule?

I know I mentioned about a millennium ago that I was going to post about Mr. Ratigan and my growing admiration for him--like my agri-crush on Joel Salatin or my foodie-crush on Michael Pollen or Barbara Kingsolver. The post i promised hadn't happened till now cause I was homeschooling and watching The DR Show with my free time, people!

But I digress.

Mr. Ratigan's show is a wonderful take on the real news during this time in our history. The storytellers we've elected to office or the thieves that have greased their way up to the corner office are exposed everyday in many different publications that are virtually too numerous to keep track of. Facts seem to disappear just as fast as they appeared on the tickers on the bottom of the tv screen. A person can say or do one thing in the morning, then by the afternoon, media updates have them rewriting history and it's up to us to try to keep track of it all and figure out which one , if not both, were coverups for the truth. And let's not forget this two-fold crisis we have in our society now: 1. People are working too hard to actually listen or read news that isn't a brief synapse--say 5 seconds (as most of us are working with an attention span that has nothing on that of a goldfish) and 2. people don't look into news anymore--rather if someone said it, than it must be true!! Mr. Ratigan's show touches on so many points and provides so many guests, topics, and organisations to check out later online should you choose as he provides sources and names of people and reporters who he finds are trustworthy.

And he doesn't sugar-coat it either.

I have to admit that I am envious of what he knows in his year's so far (he's only 3 years older than I am) and how talented he is at being able to convey complex happenings to the everyday man or woman. Watching him, you'd get the idea that he knows a thing or two about a thing or two, and isn't just some pundit. He's been around the block, so to speak, previously working in the financial sector and all. The best part is that he doesn't get distracted by all that hoopla of minutia that occurs day to day. He keeps our financial crisis front and centre and shows how it could be fixed on a day to day basis.

Watch Dylan Ratigan's show on MSNBC. Not just because he's a nice piece of eye candy, either, but because he's got the noggin to go with the looks....just like us smart, geeky girls like our men, eh? Should you pick any week to watch, this would be a great one--it's his 1 year anniversary week, and although you missed the cool puppet show a few months ago regarding how Wall Street helped our elected gov't stick it to us middle class people, you can rest assured that there will be plenty more of that where it came from this week with all his buckets of Monopoly money for financial props.

See learning can be fun.
And infuriating.

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