I get a lot of mail from people --good and bad, mostly good, about my penchant for writing a lot, positively, about John Rothmann. Yes, I do write a lot about Rothmann because I like and enjoy smart people on radio.
John Rothmann is smart. Better yet, he's great on the radio. That's sort of a commodity here because you don't get a lot of Rothmann's --mostly you get a lot of dunces; people that insult your intelligence; grown men yelling at you as if you some sort of idiot; people that, in lacking the basic ability to just talk to you, can't; because they tend to be dumb and useless and have to rely on gimmicky sideshows to lure you in; that's the art of dumb people; dumb people on radio. (Not that dumb people are only on radio, but you get my point).
Rothmann talks to people as if their adults and are intelligent. That's not only refreshing, it's smart. It's like he treats people with respect (imagine that!)--even those people who call him-- the few dummies who act like doofusses, he still manages to give them the benefit of the doubt and put up with their call. Again, that's smart.
Even when the few times I've disagreed with Rothmann, (like his call for Bill Clinton to resign because of the Lewinsky affair) I still managed to listen because listening to Rothmann is not only entertaining and useful, but also provocative too because Rothmann is provocative. So, yes, of course I'm going to write about him and at length too; can you blame me? Who else is there? I rest my case.
One day when and if John Rothmann acts like a buffoon I will write (again) about him and castigate him and scold him --I don't think that's going to happen but if it does, God willing, I'll be here to call him out.