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Rhodes Scholar Ronan Farrow Targets ‘Average Joe’ With New MSNBC Show

Oct 23, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Ronan Farrow, a Rhodes scholar and Yale graduate, told the New York Post’s Page Six that his new MSNBC show will be for "the average Joe at home."

“My feeling … is that there’s a frustration in how passive the experience of receiving news can be. I think that the time is right to step in with a show that’s all about giving you, the average Joe at home, the tool set on how you can get involved," he said.

Farrow, 25, said the show won’t be just for young viewers. "Whether you are literally young or young in grappling with a lot of the dark and troubling stories about our leadership … there is a shared frustration and a shared desire to answer, ‘What do we do next?’” Farrow said.

The report adds: "Farrow, whose resume includes work for UNICEF, the Barack Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, has gotten advice from network poster girl Rachel Maddow, who he says told him, ‘Phrase every question as a statement.’”

Farrow is the son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, as we reported previously.

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3 Comments

  1. “Farrow, whose resume includes work for UNICEF, the Barack Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, has gotten advice from network poster girl Rachel Maddow, who he says told him, ‘Phrase every question as a statement.’”
    Great… just what the “average Joe” in this country really needs.
    Another manipulative, media mouthpiece for the establishment.
    Why should every question be phrased as a statement? Could it be because certain intellectual elites feel the “average Joe” needs to be told what to think, rather than think for themselves?
    What arrogance.
    Questions phrased as statements make such questions (and the their answers) appear to be unspoken and mutually agreed on givens… that do not not need to be questioned as to their ethical, moral, or legal validity?
    Like “universal”, mandatory health care… I mean insurance.
    Aldous Huxley would love all this… but only from a viewpoint as to how debased language has become. A tool for manipulation instead of knowledge sharing.

  2. It would help if they had an average Joe host the show. I doubt that Mia Farrow’s son has led an average Joe life.

  3. Gee, our two contributors seem to have awakened on the wrong side of the TV set. Let’s give the guy a chance, otherwise you comments might appear premature and a tad prejudiced.
    Even if you don’t end up agreeing with his perspective, new younger talent is always welcome in my book.

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