Sorry about that folks. I decided to watch Countdown for a week without any outside influence, such as the internet. I wanted to watch it with an open mind and see if it really has been bad. I know I've repeatedly stated that Countdown is good and that it's too bad the ratings have dropped, but after watching last week's and the past couple of days, I have to say that Countdown is awful. Just downright awful.
It's a given that when it first comes on you can count on the first guest being either Richard Wolffe or Howard Fineman. The first half of the show isn't that great but not too boring. However, the second half of the show is purely and structurally a FOX hoedown. It makes me wonder if Keith misses FOX so much that he has to continuously talk about them. I'm not sure that FOX talks about themselves as much as Keith talks about them.
I don't know how much longer I can stand this show. If it doesn't start getting better I will stop watching it. Keith use to be good at this stuff. Now he's just a clone of his counterparts.
This is what frustrates me the most. I very rarely watched cable news before the Iraq war but when it started I wanted to watch either CNN or MSNBC. Which, at first, I flipped back and forth. That is until Keith dropped in. I had no idea who this guy was but I found him to be a breath of fresh air. Someone new and exciting. Someone who wasn't like everybody else. As time went on though I started seeing changes in him that wasn't very appealing. And then when he did what he did with that unfortunate fan I realized that he was just like all the rest.
He was bought. Which means that he was more for the ratings and the money than he was for the people. So I find his "caring" a bit hard to swallow. When you allow yourself to become the very people you bash on a regular basis you cannot be taken seriously when you talk about the heart of a person.
Keith has no heart. Nor does he have real feelings. He has no idea what a real person goes through. He has never had to endure the pain and suffering that follows the death of a closely related person. And I'm not so sure he could handle it. He's too immature to understand what real pain means.
So basically, Countdown sucks. Keith can't do this show without acting like he has never done anything wrong and pretends that he really "cares". He is full of shit and he knows it. But the show will never change for the better because Keith thinks that this is what everybody wants, when in reality, it's what he wants and he's not going to admit it.