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I'm watching "Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch" on CNBC now. I'd like your comments. I'll talk more about my experience and thoughts on the show later.
Whoops, gotta go - I'm sure the Congressman will really add a lot...
...baseball leads the show...Stewart skewers Waxman...then the rest of Congress..."syringe implanted in ass-meat"...Big Arms Guy...
It is John Stewart's world, the rest of us are just living in it.
I thought you did a good job, Will. You took your time to consider each question, and got your idea across as much as they let you. Can't really ask for more than that.
RE #8: The Daily Show has gotten much better the last couple of months. It's eerily similar to Pedro Martinez: un-freaking-touchable in '99-'00, down a few levels by '04. I wonder if Pedro will bounce back this year like The Daily Show?
Deutch was absolutely right to call you on the fact that you do not object to the use of steroids in baseball because they are merely entertainers (your words). I wasn't aware that was your position until then.
And you certainly aren't listening. I said that steroids, if legal, should be medically supervised, which is infinitely preferable to buying them from uncontrolled Mexican sources or an underground lab. You'll forgive my lack of clarification on the format, where three guys had ten minutes.
Take 1 partially lucid bodybuilder
Add a pretty boy talking head with dubious topical expertise
Mix in a single-minded moderator with an agenda
Pour that over Will Carroll and then air for about 12 minutes.
Hmmm...that's a bit harsh. It wasn't THAT bad. It's just that the format certainly wasn't ideal. Plus, it's a bit tough when 3/4 of the panel add nothing to the discussion.
The best part of the night was when Jose Canseco's lawyer appeared and my first thought was, "Is Jose paying him in cash or in juice." 30 seconds later, the lawyer was admitting his past steroid use. Who knew that I shared the gift of clairvoyance with the bodybuilder?
What really irks me about all the Canseco interviews- including last night's- is that the interviewers want Canseco to say that his life's been ruined by using these drugs. Which is anything but the case: he had a borderline Hall of Fame career, made loads of money, and had access to some of the most beautiful women in the world. How exactly did steroids NOT work for him?
The truth is painful sometimes, but that doesn't mean it needs to be covered up to further an agenda. Sadly, rhetoric and appeals to emotion, rather than logic, education, and honest talk about drug use, has always been the norm, and I don't know what can be done to change that. But I give you credit, Will, for trying to raise the level of the debate.
Many players get worn down over the course of a season and feel tired or get niggling injuries. If steroids help them feel better that could be a 5% improvement in performance which will show in the results. I think your "no one has proved steroids help" line to take away from your credibility.
On another note Canseco is changing his line on steroids. On 60 minutes we was pimping steroids, they work great, they make me feel better, etc. Last night it was "see a doctor", "only take them under doctor's supervision", looks like his lawyer has been advising him to tone things down.
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