I’m breaking my day of silence because this is too much to ignore. Many of you know that I appear somewhat regularly as a guest on Sirius/XM’s channel P.O.T.U.S. The Huffington Post has a piece up now on the awesomeness of that station. You should read the whole thing. Here’s my favorite part:
The centerpiece of the POTUS schedule is perhaps the best-kept secret in talk radio: A three-hour political talk program called “Stand-Up with Pete Dominick.” It is probably the only show of its kind: Real Centrist talk radio. It is truly the best political talk show on the air today.
Dominick, a comedian and man-on-the-street for CNN, goes out of his way to place his XM/Sirius show on neutral ground, even setting aside his own perceptions and opinions. He catches and clamps down on spin from either side of a discussion. He generally gets a bit more thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion out of his program.
This self-effacing talk show host checks up on facts, and does an extensive amount of reading on the topics featured daily on his show, and readily admits when he doesn’t know enough to have a take on something. He lets the listeners know what he knows, and what he doesn’t.
Stand Up also encourages some of the most intelligent political discussion by listeners that you will find anywhere on American radio.
Yes, Pete is a friend, and yes, I’m biased, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. His show, and many of the others on the station, really are the best thing on talk radio. If you care at all about actual policy, and not just partisan spin, you really should give them a chance.