—Rachel Maddow, sharing her former radio host idolizing, a relationship which in the years since has turned into this:
Rachel Maddow’s One-Time Radio Hero Was … Glenn Beck
When I got hired by Air America they asked who I like in radio and I said I like Ira Glass, This American Life, and I really like this guy Glenn Beck. And I shit you not, the guy who was sort of leading the interview, he didn’t last long at the company, said, 'We’re going to be a liberal channel.' I’m like, 'Yeah, I’m pretty confident in my politics.