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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Chris Plante

Interview with Radio Host, Chris Plante

Chris Plante grew up in the media business, the third generation of his family to cover news, and spent 17 years at CNN as a producer. But it wasn’t until 2005 that Plante found his voice. Since then he has hosted one of the top-rated talk shows in Washington, on WMAL radio, in the hours preceding Rush Limbaugh. Plante is above all spectacularly articulate, the sort of person who could do 30 minutes on his views of the Constitution, without pausing, seconds after being roused from a dead sleep. The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas sat down with Plante recently and let him rip.

“If it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.”


Plante on media corruption:

On Obama’s America:


“The left refuses to acknowledge there are bad people in the world, except the U.S.”

On what gives him hope:


Talk radio is like playing Walter Cronkite but interactive:

On his own political evolution:


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For more on Chris Plante:

http://www.wmal.com/sectional.asp?id=18930

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Plante/56953118652

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/03/AR2010110307778.html

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  • diamndgirl

    I love Chris Plante…have for a long time, his radio show is one of the first I catch in the morning, wished it wasn’t on so early my time (MT) or he would switch time places with Rush because he is my very favorite first and foremost- above them all, if you don’t listen to him, do so.

    You won’t regret it.

  • patzermom

    And I have to say Obama HAS played the race card. For example, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country.

  • patzermom

    Thank you for this interview – I have a new source for my talk-radio fix in Chris! Love “getting ginned-up” on talk radio ;)

  • russ311

    Chris Plante is the best. He deserves a national audience. But, until that happens listen to him on the internet like I do, 630wmal dotcom 9am-12pm.

  • Mandy

    Love Chris Plante even more than Rush L as a radio personality. He seems to be extremely intelligent, very well-informed, brings out sensible conversations with his listeners and can really handle himself well against out-of-this-world liberal callers. Tune into WMAL 630 AM radio online to hear him. He is on before Rush L on WMAL and yes, not whinny like Hannity. I too push the button on Hannity. Nothing personal against Shawn but he is sounds like a whinny, broken record. Listen to Chris Plante and you will be hooked on his show.

  • StargazerInSavannah

    Kingfish:

    I find it nearly impossible to watch TV because the Great Prevaricator from Chicago continues to peddle propaganda.
    Now 5% completion has become ‘nearly complete’. The way to reduce the price of energy is to make it more scarce.
    If we could only keep a wind turbine in front of the Great Prevaricator we might be able to cut the cost of energy.

  • kingfish

    GREAT INTERVIEW! Thanks! I had not heard of Mr. Plante, but will look to see if his program is available in this area. It would be SO NICE to get rid of LOUDMOUTH-TALK-OVER-ALL-MY-GUESTS-HANNITY, who comes on after Limbaugh and replace him with Plante. When I hear Hannity’s voice I push the OFF BUTTON.

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