Alex Wagner is so WATCHABLE! I enjoy her more and more. She seems giddy about stories and her infectious delivery makes me want to hear everything she has to say. She seems so smart and fun, and not so deadly serious about everything.
Joy Reid is also my new favorite. She's so smart and matter of fact about....FACTS. I love her rather ordinary looks, she is relatable in a way the glamourpusses aren't. She really shines when she talks about issues, because she actually knows what she's talking about!
Chris Hayes gets SO worked up and starts sputtering and says things that are sort of true but never mentioned on tv. I love him for that. He isn't good at making friends with the other panelists, which I find refreshing.
I love Ed Shultz! The progressive movement needs angry, cranky, pro-labor white men to focus on red meat issues. Although he doesn't go down smoothly, I love his punchy mid-west flavor.
You have to admit, the Rev. Al Sharpton has gotten a lot better. To be candid, I find his insights often the clearest, and often the most astute. His bio is far more than the Tawana Brawley case, and those who just shriek that still after 25 years, need to get over it. I'm sure he believed her. Big deal. Plus, I caught him mis-pronouncing "Eastern Seaboard", as "Eastern Seaborg" last week, and now I worship him!
Ari Melber needs to ask the make-up lady to put make-up on his neck, not just his face. His face is golden and glowing and his neck is pasty, pink and full of shaving nicks. He does have a bobble-head delivery, but I like him. He seems very ambitious, which makes his delivery self-conscious sometimes.
I have loved Rachel since her first Air America radio show "Unfiltered", with Lizz Winstead, and Chuck D. It was the best show on that short-lived network, and was canceled far before they went under.