I was severely disgusted when he went to work for RT. But the reason for that was he wasn't a boot licker to the mainstream media. That was the reason he was let go from MSNBC when Comcast a conservative company didn't agree with his views.
He used to do shows from clinics where doctors gave free care to the poor and working poor. He would go to soup kitchens. These are no-no's on Fox, MSNBC or any American network.
Even though he was pro union, he would just as quickly and feverishly rip on them for doing wrong against the middle class. That is what I liked about him.