March 24, 2004

He's Dennis Miller, and I'm not...thank God

Boing Boing today links to a New York Observer story which details Dennis Miller's utter failure to interview his ideological opposite, Eric Alterman, on his talk show. Dennis Miller has always been shallow, of course, but that wasn't such a big deal when all he was doing was making snarky jokes about headlines. Put him in a position where he actually has to debate someone, and he just can't hack it. The usual modus operandi of conservative talking heads -- that is, to never let one's liberal guests get a word in edgewise -- is irritating enough, but Dennis Miller has managed to find something even lamer: not responding at all.

The whole segment is available to watch here.

Posted by Francis at 01:35 PM