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Lawrence O'Donnell is a political analyst and television personality for MSNBC. His show, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, was started as a replacement for Keith Olbermann's Countdown which was canceled with Olbermann's departure from the network.
Just about all of his program is devoted calling out bullshit spewed by politicians and other pundits, often in the form of sentence-by-sentence breakdown analyses, in addition to highlighting key aspects of the day's events. Unlike other political correspondents, he has absolutely no problem with criticizing people he normally agrees with.
In what seems to be a endless quest for him, O'Donnell devotes copious amounts of airtime trying to take the snarl out of the word "socialist". He explained on his show that all Americans are socialists in that they benefit from publicly-funded, government-controlled schools, hospitals, military and prisons, and that these socialist enterprises do not detract from freedom.
He also appears to be on a quest against superlatives. In one instance, in response to Bill O'Reilly's claim that an anti-wealthy tax-hike proposal by Democrats (which, in reality, was simply a proposal to return taxes on millionaires to the levels they were during the prosperous Clinton administration) would be so much to make him quit doing his show, he noted that O'Reilly started doing his show during a period of higher taxes and that the show only provided some of his total income (O'Reilly earns a substantial amount of money from speaking fees and selling
propaganda books). The actual tax increase from 35% to 39.6% for O'Reilly on his Fox News income alone would be a drop in the bucket.