|Born||Dylan Jason Ratigan
April 19, 1972
Saranac Lake, New York
|Occupation||Television journalist and show host|
|Notable credit(s)||Host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show|
2011 rantOn the August 10, 2011, broadcast of The Dylan Ratigan Show, in a round table discussion of the market meltdown following the Budget Control Act of 2011,
Ratigan went on a two-minute-long rant against what he perceived to be
the state of politics in the United States government, saying:
"We've got a real problem! This is a mathematical fact! Tens ofThe video of his impassioned speech went viral and was praised by other media sources. TV Newser wrote that it was "a powerful, emotional editorial on the economy and Washington".
trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of
America. Democrats aren't doing it, Republicans aren't doing it. An
entire integrated system, financial system, trading system, taxing
system, that was created by both parties over a period of two decades is
at work on our entire country right now. And we're sitting here arguing
about whether we should do the $4 trillion plan that kicks the can down
the road for the president for 2017, or burn the place to the ground,
both of which are reckless, irresponsible, and stupid."
On a follow-up post on his website the day after he wrote that he had
received a lot of positive mail from viewers, writing "I’m mad as hell.
And according to the piles and piles of responses I got after my rant,
so are you."