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Larry King Rips Hannity, Maddow:'What They Are Are Preachers'
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/26/10 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 12/26/2010 1:12:26 PM PST by Nachum

Both Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow offered their best to outgoing legendary anchor Larry King on Dec. 16, his final broadcast night. But how does the outgoing CNN anchor feel about them? On CNN’s Sunday broadcast of “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz asked King about his competitors, which he was third to in the ratings at the tail-end of his career. King admitted they were good at what they did, but said he didn’t particularly care for it. “They got better ratings,” King said. “However, I don’t regret anything and I’m happy with what I did.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hannity; king; larry; larryking; maddow; rachelmaddow; rips; seanhannity
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Comment #21 Removed by Moderator

To: Nachum

And who is Larry King but the host of a very mediocre cable show.


22 posted on 12/26/2010 1:34:43 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum
Both Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow offered their best to outgoing legendary anchor Larry King...........

In all seriousness, exactly how is it that he's legendary?

23 posted on 12/26/2010 1:35:39 PM PST by umgud
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To: Nachum
Nothing captures Larry King Alive better than Rush's parody of King interviewing Ken Starr and James Carville.
24 posted on 12/26/2010 1:39:11 PM PST by Jacquerie (Neuter the Administrative State.)
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To: Crawdad

He’s extremely left IMO.


25 posted on 12/26/2010 1:44:53 PM PST by hflynn
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To: hflynn

That’s not just your opinion. When he did radio 20+ years ago, he was the typical radio host, which meant he was way left of center.

Back then, there was little to counter that ideology. Then came Rush (whom King has made derogatory comments about) and the rest is history.

King was never even a good interviewer, but he did persevere.


26 posted on 12/26/2010 1:52:39 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Sprite518

I think Larry died quite a while ago.
They just haven’t gotten around to embalming him yet.


27 posted on 12/26/2010 1:54:32 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

Well, I wouldn’t call it a “crushing blow”, but King does have a point.

Hannity is entertaining, but I never tune in expecting any sort of serious debate. He’s very much a talking points guy, and he tends to talk over his guests regardless of their views.

Maddow, of course, is a complete leftist shill. The only difference between her and the likes of Olbermann and “Sgt” Ed Schultz is that Maddow is smart enough to put on a phony “journalist cap” when she spins.


28 posted on 12/26/2010 1:57:37 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Magic Fingers

I had a late night paper route for years, and listened to King to stay awake. It was the only thing on, and even then his style and substance were boring and really boring. He was the original man that when asked a question he did not want to answer, would just hang up. In short, he has the “nads” of gender bending female, and the journalistic integrity of 0prah.


29 posted on 12/26/2010 2:05:20 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: Nachum
Nah, the ol' Toaf Larry King gets other to do his preaching for him. Like Ross Perot.

I'll never forget Larry letting Goerge Stephanopolous get through with a telephone ambush of George HW Bush in 92.

30 posted on 12/26/2010 2:10:53 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Toaf=toad


31 posted on 12/26/2010 2:11:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum
Hey larry... you will be with your old pal ted kennedy one day soon... you old fossil... and we will make fun of you long after you are gone... for you are now and have always been the biggest joke in media.

LLS

32 posted on 12/26/2010 2:18:35 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a dim to enter the kingdom of GOD!)
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To: Nachum
King has long said his style involved doing as little talking as possible during interviews...

BS. And he was even worse on his radio show. He bullied his callers constantly.

33 posted on 12/26/2010 2:37:32 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Jacquerie

Howard Stern did a hilarious impersonation of him on his (Stern’s) TV show 20 years ago.


34 posted on 12/26/2010 2:40:17 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nachum

why the HELL would hannity offer his best to larry king? Seriously? Why not just let him ride off into the sunset. Just because larry was retiring doesn’t mean everyone in the world is sad or cares.


35 posted on 12/26/2010 2:43:47 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Vaquero
[...] I haven't watched or listened to Hannity since his leg tingles for Rudy during the 2008 primary season [...]

Nice to know it ain't just me...

36 posted on 12/26/2010 3:09:18 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Cisco Nix

All three of them are dead as far as concerned.

Hannity, O’Really and Beck are un-watchable and in the same league.

Thank God for Rush and Levine.


37 posted on 12/26/2010 3:20:36 PM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager

Who’s Larry King?

Oh, the geezer with the glasses and suspenders.

Why would anyone want to listen to the dumbest geezer on CNN?


38 posted on 12/26/2010 3:42:47 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: cubreporter

“why the HELL would hannity offer his best to larry king?”

The entertainment biz’s version of being PC. It’s pervasive.


39 posted on 12/26/2010 3:53:16 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: runninglips

“In short, he has the “nads” of gender bending female, and the journalistic integrity of 0prah.”

The ideal “interviewer” for the era when the LSM had no competition.


40 posted on 12/26/2010 3:56:22 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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