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CharlesCollom 19th July 2012 08:07 PM

POI crashed after Groethe left
This isn't about a particular episode of POI, but I would like to say that the quality of the shows went down after Groethe left and Mooney came aboard.

Chris, we get it. You don't like Republicans. It's ok to disagree with them, though, you don't have to pathologize everything they do.

I'm no Republican. Far from it. But "The Republican Brain" does not qualify as a work of skepticism, but of political ideology.

Ronald Lindsay (politely since Mooney is affiliated with CFI) pointed out some serious flaws with the book. It's here www [dot] centerforinquiry [dot] net/blogs/entry/a_closer_look_at_the_republican_brain/

I like listening to liberals. I enjoy Rachel Maddow, miss the hell out of Christopher Hitchens, and listen to The Non-Prophets and Godless Bitches regularly. But Mooney doesn't seem to acknowledge or even understand his biases and it is infuriating. It leads me to the, perhaps unfair, conclusion that he's just not that bright.

pipelineaudio 21st July 2012 12:32 AM

Mooney is a serious, broken record, putz. DJ was a different kind of weenie bag, but after that show where the secular muslim association guy put him in his place, he was quite awesome. You never felt like DJ was afraid to ask a question counter to his agenda

Of course now Bob Price is on there, so .... WIN!

CharlesCollom 21st July 2012 05:55 PM

To each his own, I suppose. I miss POI with Groethe. I was hoping he'd have time at JREF to podcast, but alas, he hasn't.

Humes fork 23rd July 2012 01:01 PM

I think Mooney is more of a political pundit than anything else. His entire critique of gnu atheists boils down to that they scare away liberal religious believers.

Thorkil2 11th May 2020 09:32 PM

Not sure I want to get into this one, but will just say (as a conservative) that extreme conservatives and extreme liberals are both a poison on the world. It seems that the idiots of the world tend to congregate at its poles where they are most visible and able to give their less mentally impaired compatriots a bad name. Moderation in all things.

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