Lamb’s Lion-Like Consumption

Brian Lamb’s media consumption:

    He insists that he gets six hours of sleep a night — “in and out,” as he put it. I don’t see how.

    “I have a radio on all night — and an earplug,” he told me.
    Lamb rattled off an astonishingly long list of favorites. “I’ve listened to Stephanie Miller, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Tom Hartman, Al Franken, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Lars Larson, Jim Bohannon, Rush Limbaugh, John Elliot, Randi Rhodes, ‘Coast to Coast (AM) with George Noory.’ But, he hastens to add: “I’m not into flying saucers and those kinds of things. I used to listen to Imus. I listen to Bill Press, Fred Grandy and Ed Schultz.”

    There were others, but I just couldn’t take notes fast enough to keep up.

    I found it amusing when Lamb griped that he couldn’t find a decent TV-news or talk show on the air at five in the morning (I mean, network executives have a tough enough time programming primetime.) But he is satisfied when he can catch Anderson Cooper, Charlie Rose, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Tucker Carlson, Bill O’Reilly and Neil Cavuto. Brit Hume and Tim Russert remain two of his favorites. “And Oprah!” he said. “She’s terrific at what she does.”