Who's-who of worst pundits in national TV news

Richard Carter | 8/24/2011, 3:40 p.m.
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Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC: Maudlin nonentity who revels in her homosexuality and annoys viewers with it. Part of the Air America radio failure and smarmy TV bust.

Chris Matthews, of MSNBC: A non-stop talker-interrupter in the bag for Democrats. He is insufferable and spews biased B.S. that fits his ratings-challenged network.

Lawrence O'Donnell, of MSNBC: Once bounced off the air for unseemly comments, this dogmatic ex-aide to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan now hosts a new show. Ugh!

Norah O'Donnell, of NBC: Pretty lady who owns TV's most annoying cackle, this committed liberal guffaws at the drop of a hat. A regular Chris Matthews Sunday guest.

Keith Olbermann, of MSNBC: The pits. Snarky snake in the grass and TV's most repulsive poser. Democrats should be ashamed. Truly the worst person in the world.

Bill O'Reilly, of FNC: Boisterous host of the highest-rated show in cable news the last 10 years, big Bill is a big-time bully. A serial interrupter, it's his way or the highway.

Kirsten Powers: A rare FNC Democratic pundit and New York Post columnist, she's an Alaska native who disses Sarah Palin. A gorgeous, narrow-minded lefty.

Rick Sanchez, formerly of CNN: A white Cuban fired by the low-rated network for calling goofy Jon Stewart "a bigot" and insinuating that Jews run the media. Hmm.

Joe Scarborough, of MSNBC: A Republican in name only, the host of "Morning Joe" who, for some reason, now clearly leans left. Once represented Florida in Congress.

Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker, of CNN: Their "Parker-Spitzer" gig is awful. Ex-Gov. Spitzer is a disgraced loudmouth, and if Parker is conservative, I'll eat my hat.

Jon Stewart, of Comedy Central: His "Daily Show" is popular with young people, but he comes off as an unmitigated wiseass full of himself. A loser from the get-go.

Joan Walsh, of Salon.com: A serial Sarah Palin-basher and frequent "Hardball" guest. This woman's mean-spirited, left-wing bile know no bounds. She is disgusting.

Juan Williams, of National Public Radio: An FNC regular, he epitomizes its "fair and balanced" mantra. Too bad he wears his far-left liberal dogmatism on his sleeve.

So there they are, undistinguished company to be sure. And they're not alone. For example, I would have included Larry King--the lightweight to end all lightweights--but since CNN has finally ended "Larry King Live," I'll give him a pass. He won't be missed.