As Vince Vaughn put it, “Well, well, our little boy is all grows up.” My brother from another mother, Dylan Ratigan is doing his last show on MSNBC today. Congrats on one hell of a run!!
It has been inspiring to watch the “young hotshot” reporter from CNBC evolve into the “Mad As Hell” newsman on MSNBC. From reporting & ranting about “the greatest theft of wealth in history” to “get money out” to “the 30 million jobs tour” to “more for less, sustainability,” Dylan has helped evolve the narrative far past the Left Vs. Right, Republican Vs. Democrat divide & conquer groupthink trap. I think I would be in an insane asylum if it wasn’t for Dylan boldly speaking truth to power in the sea of bullshit that passes for TV “news.”
While some may consider it sad to see him leaving his show, I’m excited to witness his evolution from caged cable newsman trapped inside a dying medium, to a free, pioneering, trailblazing champion of sustainability in whatever forms that may take. I don’t know many people who have the guts, or vision, to walk away from a boatload of cash and a national TV gig. The way I see it, this is what separates the shortsighted self-obsessed careerist talking heads from the real warriors who want to get their hands dirty and truly help evolve our society from an unsustainable disastrous path to a sustainable and prosperous future.
Here’s a tribute to Dylan I posted back in October, 2009:
One Person in the Mainstream Media Who Gets It: ‘The Greatest Theft in History!’
As a refugee from CNBC, financial reporter Dylan Ratigan has found his voice on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting. He speaks truth to power in a way very few others in the mainstream media are capable of. His economic reporting background and understanding of complex financial issues led him to the realization that
a financial coup has occurred in the US, and he’s not afraid to take on the Economic Death Squad from his cable news outlet. He’s done such an amazing job of educating the masses on this issue that we used audio clips from his show in our new Economic Death Squad video. Here are some insightful recent clips. Show them to your friends and family to educate them on this crime against humanity.
Wall St Gangsters: The Largest Theft in History
Goldman Sachs magic trick
How the Federal Reserve Enabled the Greatest Theft in American History
Taxpayers Need To Get “Their Pound Of Flesh” From Bailout Banks
Pay Czar Offers No Solution on Executive Pay
Dark Pools, The Banksters Trying to Subvert Financial Reform
America Has a Disease, Will You Rise Up?
Here’s our video featuring audio clips from Dylan:
The Greatest Theft in History – Wall Street Economic Death Squad – Part II
Here’s his famous “Mad As Hell” moment:
And here’s one of several interviews I did with him back in October 2011:
Prosecute the Wall Street Mafia! Bill Black, Dylan Ratigan & David DeGraw on the Destruction of the Rule of Law
Alright bro, you’ve talked the talk, now let’s walk the walk ;-)
Good *Morning* & Good Luck…