Mary Matalin Battles Libs Arianna Huffington and Mark Green in New Radio Show

June 28th, 2010 10:43 AM

A new talk radio show was launched this weekend that will certainly get a lot of attention from producers across the fruited plain.

Called "Both Sides Now," the program pits far-left internet publisher Arianna Huffington against conservative political consultant Mary Matalin.

Unfortunately, there's a glaring problem with the format: the host is the far-left leaning Mark Green who used to be the president of Air America Radio.

As such, listeners will likely hear twice as many liberal views as conservative ones.

Naturally, Green didn't admit this in his debut announcement published at the Huffington Post Sunday:

Welcome to the debut audio-blog of Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin. We're a new nationally syndicated radio show whose name sort of conveys it all -- Both Sides Now will be the first syndicated radio show that presents both sides with two prominent women.

So instead of talk radio just being ideological monologues to the faithful, we'll have two politically savvy women keeping each other on their toes. My goal as the host is to either clarify differences or bridge them.

Clarify differences?

Well, isn't that special? Arianna's got a far-left-leaning referee on the set to "clarify differences."

Readers are advised that Green co-authored 2004's "The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America" with the far-left writer Eric Alterman.

His most recent work of "non-fiction" is "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President," which was co-produced by the far-left outlets New Democracy Project and the Center for American Progress; both are funded by George Soros.

As such, having Green "clarify differences" between Huffington and Matalin is like having Yankee fans officiate a Yankees-Red Sox game.

Nevertheless, as I am a HUGE fan of Matalin's, it will be interesting to see how this format works.

Stay tuned.