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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Category: Media

I recently have lost most of my respect for Charlie Rose show. In some ways he has been distancing himself from a devile's advocate journalist who challeges his interviewee and has become another main stream speaker. Tonite, Bill Gates was his guest and the level of superficiallity of discussions was truely disgusting. The whole show lieterally became a marketing tribune for microsoft. Charlie's questions were stupid after stupid questions without any little mentions to real concerns about Microsoft.
Couple of months ago, Noam Chomsky was Charlie's guest. I personally have a lot of respect for Chomsky, not only for his political beliefs, but also for genuin understanding about science, life and human being. And it was a shame to see how aggresive and kidish Charlie Rose was behaving to a guy who is with no doubt one of most influential people of our time. And the most sad part was that whenever Charlie was going to ask a seriously embaracing question, he quouted some anonymous friend who wanted to ask Chomsky .... The guy even doesn't dare to stand for his mainstream right wing way of thinking.
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