liz marlantes on the mclaughlin group

to assuage my guilt about the daily show with jon stewart being my only source of news and political commentary, and because i enjoy the show, the pbs version of the mclaughlin group is one of my tivo season passes.

it is a shame that the two most frequent and vocal panelists on, tony blankley and eleanor clift, are such one-note partisan hacks. i’m not sure that liz marlantes has much more to say (in particular, one of her answers to a question this week seemed to be little more than a long-winded restatement of the question), but i’m willing to endure more screen-time from her to find out.

that’s me, taking one for the team. or something.

(side note: i found pat buchanan to be a surprisingly entertaining panelist. oh, and it’s not quite true about the daily show being my only news source. i also read the week.)


they're all shameless criminals!

» arvind » february 18, 2004 9:14am

They definitely need to give Marlantes more face time. She's not a nasally partisan hag like Clift and she's nice to look at as well.

» Ken Shepherd (link) » february 19, 2004 8:57pm


» JAMBRO » march 23, 2004 8:01pm

she is gorgeous . should have a fan club. but a little lame.

» bart » may 16, 2004 8:41am

Marlantes is hot!! I just can't stand what comes out of her mouth.

Anybody have her email address?


» Scott » may 17, 2004 2:28pm


» NEIL KLEIN » may 17, 2004 6:26pm

Hoe old is Liz Marlantes? She is very bright!

» Sydney Dankman » may 24, 2004 4:58am

i agree Liz is Hot!! I fell on this page by googling her name, i saw her first time on the Chris Mathews show. She is gorgeous.

» danielle » june 13, 2004 5:51pm

Totally hot! I saw her a few months back on C-SPAN's Washington Journal

» Al » june 14, 2004 8:56pm

you can email liz marlantes here.

(an earlier post with her email address was deleted. there’s no sense contributing to her spam problem by making the email address easier to find.)

» jim (link) » june 18, 2004 11:39am

Marlantes says she looks for trend stories aimed at "normal people" as opposed to "insidery, who's-up/who's-down horse race stuff." With a master's in English literature from Oxford, she was hired by the Monitor with no journalism experience, and fairly bubbles with enthusiasm.

Her sudden television presence -- she says she "felt weird" discussing with John McLaughlin's panel the false rumor about Kerry having an affair -- brings her a barrage of e-mail, some from potential suitors unaware that she's married. Of course, she says she "always played the ingenue" in Harvard plays.

"I've had people contact me from the campaigns: 'Hey, saw you on TV,' " Marlantes says. "The fact that people recognize you by face makes you easier for people to talk to. I thought now maybe they'll give me all this great information -- and that didn't happen."

» Dick Sweeney » june 18, 2004 11:49am

Elizabeth was born in April of 1974

» Only me » august 9, 2004 9:50pm

She's gorgeous!!! Great bone structure!

» Paul Kirk » october 14, 2004 1:17am

Yes, Liz is beautiful. But I agree that I can't stand what comes out of her mouth. I don't think I could ever be with a hard-core liberal.

» jay » october 15, 2004 9:39am

Uh, hate to break it to you, but Liz is not the star she seems to be, though she is beautiful. I certainly think it is up for debate as to whether she is conservative or liberal, and I doubt Jay has any inside information on the subject. Read on (from the "Daily Howler"):

But their smiles quickly faded away when they saw what Kurtz was actually pimping. One of his stars is Liz Marlantes, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. She “profiled the much-profiled [John] Kerry in November,” Kurtz enthused. But here’s the kind of “provocative analysis” this brilliant new star gave her readers:

KURTZ: Marlantes rendered Kerry as “a product of exclusive schools and a relatively blue-blooded lineage,” with a “somewhat mannered style” and “anchorman’s head of hair.” But rather than echo the conventional wisdom that Kerry was a political corpse, she wrote: “Under the glare and strain of a hard-fought campaign, some say, Kerry’s preparedness may start to pay off.” Low, mordant chuckles filled our great halls. Yikes! Marlantes’ “provocative analysis” included hackneyed notes about Kerry’s hair and mannered style. Quickly, Kurtz acknowledged the truth. “The 30-year-old writer has caused a stir not for her Monitor articles but for her appearance—and smooth performance—on a spate of television programs,” he admitted. “She doesn’t deny that being an attractive young woman helps.” In short, Marlantes hasn’t “grabbed the attention of the media establishment” because of any “provocative analyses.” Marlantes has caught the press corps’ eye because she is young and good-looking.

» Adam » november 24, 2004 8:21am

Shes supposed to be a journalist. All anyone says about her in how hot she is and they are not wrong about that

» Jeff F » december 10, 2004 1:01pm

Liz is a cutie pie. I know. I was about a foot away from her, running the Marine Corps Marathon, and there she was, looking very hot,and motivating the heck out of me as I ran the last mile. She has a fan for life! Hoorah! PS, I am a common sense, gun loving, Christian, dem.

» Joe D » december 29, 2004 11:09am

She's on the McLaughlin Group this weekend looking as stunning as you've all described. I'd never seen her before, so I Googled and landed here.

» Rick » january 21, 2005 10:14pm

I have seen the programe on the CNBC, and I am sure, that Miss Marlantes is one of the most beautiful girl on this planet. "A young guy from Hungary"

» Gabor » january 25, 2005 1:53pm

LIZ is HOT! So cute, and nice hair. And, I agree with her politics too.

» jack (link) » january 31, 2005 2:29am

Liz, is really hot - a rare combination of beauty and brains!

» bob » july 15, 2005 6:36pm

Liz is very attrctive! However bright you think she is she an extreme nut by promoting the Bush agenda. She needs to be in an institution! Now let's take a closure look at Liz.... The video and photos I have seen show and average female heavily made up for TV. There is really nothing special there. Pocked maked face and extremely bad skin is what you will see if you met face to face. I probably would kick her out of bed but I might if she spoke that right wing talk she's always pitching! And for her to continue to go on TV after all the wrong doing Bush has done just make her look like more of a dumb broad!

» Soctt » january 1, 2006 7:18pm


Do yourself a huge favor and get an education. (No, not an indoctrination at Bezerkely - a real, bona-fide EDUCATION.)

» chuck » february 4, 2006 12:01pm

Liz is a lil' hottie. The kind of gal I'd hang my head in shame for if I saw her in real life and didn't at least give it a try ;)

» matt » march 17, 2006 6:41pm

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