Oct 31, 2014

Noam Laden: Anchoring the Anchors at WABC Radio New York

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He takes the friendly common sense approach but his opinion and back up are always welcome at WABC Radio New York.

Listening to Noam Laden every morning as Geraldo Rivera's on air partner and newscaster his presence and voice easily smooths out any possible hint of a dust up between the hosts, today he is with my man Larry Mendte, and the callers.

Well, it has to be a show, it has to be interesting, right--Geraldo has that down to a science but when the heat starts to rise on Geraldo Street Noam is right in there to say the facts and give an equal voice to all of the opinions.

Noam Laden usually agrees with Geraldo Rivera but he also has no problem confidently voicing his opinion, as well--he is not worried about sharing a completely opposite idea from the host--the brilliant thing about Noam--his ability to say something without being offensive.

How does he share his honest views without creating anger--only if we could all do that.........

Noam Laden effortlessly fills in for Geraldo, respectfully interviews the callers and holds the reins for his own show discussing the news topics of the day.

Often said by The Ronnie Re......why not use home grown talent--the talent on hand, Noam Laden as opposed to less-prepared guest hosts.  The shouters usually have to be turned off--much rather listen to Noam than an angry shouter with incorrect facts just bashing our President.

Particularly appreciated are Noam's views about Israel and Palestine.  Always trying to understand the conflict in the Middle East--past and present--Noam often gives us his first hand experience about the situation since he has friends and relatives that actually live there.

It would be so valuable if Noam and Geraldo would do a Israel-Paestine History show because when they start talking in layman's terms they have a good way of letting the listener understand the current situation.

At the end of the day, Noam Laden and Geraldo Rivera run a good show because while they say their own opinion they are not afraid to discuss the opposite view and why it is there--the listener is the winner because we have the facts, the reasons why and we can form our own stance.

Thanks, Noam, well done and good job on the radio.

Now, Larry is talking......I love Larry Mendte, too because he continues to be my Facebook friend after I bashed him so bad over Hillary.  What more can you ask for.....he welcomes my comments.  Call me Karl Rove but it is the political conversation that moves things forward.

The unfortunate thing....Larry is wrong and I've got to let him know.......

1.  Chris Christie is a dynamic political figure--at first he was attractive because it seemed like he was honest and was saying to the citizens of New Jersey "I've got your back."

Now Chris Christie is only seen as a bully--he has shown his true self.  He will never receive the financial backing now to run against Hillary Clinton because he will be perceived as a bully and that will only pave the way to the White House for his female contender.

2.  As far as the nurse returning from Africa Christie wanted to quarantine against the threat of spreading Ebola.  Christie does not know what he is talking about.  Let him get the facts from the CDC......the science is on the side of the nurse.....Christie is basically running for president.  Let him find out the facts and the science behind them next time before he makes a spectacle of himself.