About My Appearance On C-SPAN
I like and appreciate C-SPAN and have great admiration for it's founder, Brian Lamb.
But my appearance on Christmas morning was the first time I had been C-SPAN for about a decade. There are two reasons.
First, they haven't called.
Second, I haven't reached out to them because the calls you receive while on the air are often from very angry people for who facts and rational arguments are of little interest.
That anger, both real and trumped up by others, is a very important part of American politics these days. I just didn't see any reason to be subjected to it.
So I wasn't really surprised when some of the questions on Christmas morning fell into this category. This especially included the 84 year-old woman who insisted that her age gave her the right to make extremely rude and abusive comments about one of the presidential candidates using language that was clearly R-rated. And every mention of the word "immigration" was the on-air equivalent of waving a red flag in front of an already rampaging bull.
I also received two polite and well-written e-mails from one viewer who was incensed because I didn't wear a tie on the program.