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September 14, 2022 4:02 pm  #1


Who This Woman?

Heard Moore's Round One this morning on Newstalk 1010 and one of the contributors Reshmi Nair sounded somewhat confrontational.  Similar behavior heard on The Rush? She gets a little upset when you disagree with her point of view.

 

September 14, 2022 4:38 pm  #2


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My exact complaint about her. She treats anyone who even remotely disagrees with her with extreme hostility, has an unbearable "I know better than you-holier than thou" attitude on every issue and insults callers and guests who don't 100% take her position. That makes her a terrible host and impossible to listen to. 

I heard some of Wednesday's show regarding the hospital-long term care decision from Queen's Park and I actually agree with her side of this. But she was so obnoxious in the way she responded to it, with that imperious tone in her voice, she almost made me want to change my mind. 

Of course, she believes she's never wrong and I'm sure would accuse me - and laffin - of misogyny and racism because we criticize her. But it has nothing to do with her race, gender or anything else other than she treats everyone opposed to her rigidly fixed ideas like they're a moron - even if the other side has some legitimate points to make. And that makes her on-air style unbearable. 

Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. But really, who wants to hear that hour after hour, day after day? For me the only "Rush" is to turn my dial immediately to something else when she's on. 

 

September 14, 2022 5:53 pm  #3


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Is she airing on a commercial free program? She should. She's not doing anything to make anyone want to listen long enough to remember the products advertised. 
Such a shame.


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.

 
 

September 14, 2022 6:31 pm  #4


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laffin wrote:

Heard Moore's Round One this morning on Newstalk 1010 and one of the contributors Reshmi Nair sounded somewhat confrontational.  Similar behavior heard on The Rush? She gets a little upset when you disagree with her point of view.

re: one of the contributors Reshmi Nair sounded somewhat confrontational.  

More or less confrontational than Jerry Agar?
More or less confrontational than Mark Warner?
More or less confrontational than Knia Singh?
 

 

September 14, 2022 6:54 pm  #5


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She got quite snotty this afternoon when the topic was sourced from a Toronto Sun article. One of the panellists suggested that the basis of the article may not be rooted in reality (a fair assertion considering the source).

She got hostile and had to have the last word.

She would be a better host if she didn't do that.

 

September 14, 2022 7:03 pm  #6


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No one likes a know-it-all. That's how she comes off. I'm uncomfortable listening to her.

 

September 14, 2022 7:13 pm  #7


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More or less confrontational than Jerry Agar?
More or less confrontational than Mark Warner?

More or less confrontational than Knia Singh?

To answer your questions.....
Yes, yes and hell yes!
She's not only confrontational but, in my opinion, can be very rude.

     Thread Starter
 

September 15, 2022 1:30 am  #8


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The choice was more or less and you answered with "yes."  
Would you like coffee or tea?  Yes.

 

September 15, 2022 9:54 am  #9


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I'm not defending Reshmi Nair but all the negative attributes/traits noted in this thread about her apply to Agar/Warner/Singh as well.

So those who find fault with Ms. Nair should find similar fault with Agar/Warner/Singh; otherwise an unintended gender bias may be at play.

 

September 15, 2022 10:10 am  #10


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You know, I'm not entirely sure that's true and it has nothing to do with "gender bias," because I have no issues at all with Alex Pierson, Barb DiGiulio when she was on, or any other female host. I think some of them were great and I listen to Pierson all the time and am very glad to hear her back on the air.

But rudeness is not restricted to one gender or another. Outside of Mark Warner, the others you mentioned, while they can be abrasive, at least let you make your point. Agar does not usually talk over a caller or a guest. But he will try to refute their points, once they've made them.

Nair had some official on a few weeks ago, intro'd him, let him say two sentences, then immediately launched into an attack on the guy.

He tried desperately to get a word in edgewise, but she wouldn't let him, continually talking over him until finally saying, as he again attempted to address her points and counter them, that they'd run out of time. She then somewhat cynically thanked him for coming on the show - which thanks to her, he didn't really get a chance to do - and they went to a commercial.

It was a disgraceful performance and I still have no idea what the guy's original point was or if I agreed or disagreed with it, because he never got to state his case. You gotta wonder why he was even invited on in the first place, unless it was to give her an excuse to launch into a completely undeserved rant. 

And that, I would maintain, is the big difference between the other people you cite.  

 

September 15, 2022 10:28 am  #11


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I disagree about Jerry Agar not usually talking over a caller or guest.  He talks over callers all the time and doesn't let them finish their point.  That's why I don't think he is that good a host.  Jerry tends to get angry with people who disagree with him and gets condescending and cuts them off.  He also uses the old.."oh it looks like we lost them.." too much. Odd how the caller is no longer there after Jerry has interrupted them or talked over them.   I don't listen to The Rush so can't comment on Rashmi. 

 

September 22, 2022 8:17 am  #12


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post moved to "A listener's Challenge" thread .. 

Last edited by g121 (September 22, 2022 8:21 am)