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  • MSM Narrative: Tea Party is a thorn, then the GOP absorbed them, but now with Eric Cantor losing...

    06/11/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... what will the new narrative from the MSM be? Before the first GOP primaries this year, we heard from the MSM the long-held narrative: A.) "There is a huge war within the GOP. The GOP needs to do something with these "extremists" (Tea Party)!" Then when Boehner and some others won their primaries, the MSM narrative quickly shifted (as in goal-posts): B.) "The GOP has absorbed the Tea Party!" Now with Eric Cantor losing to David Brat (and that was a huge loss), the MSM won't go back on their narrative, even though they logically would have to admit...
  • Maddow: Why Doesn't The War On Terror Fight "Right-Wing American" Terrorism?

    04/17/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-16-2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, about how jihadist violence dominates the media in a way that home-grown, right-wing terror does not.
  • MSNBC's Maddow: G.W. Bush Is to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

    03/03/2014 4:03:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | March 03, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow charged Monday that the George W. Bush administration's Middle East policy has steered America's current security policy and response to global crises — including the one in Ukraine. Talking about her new documentary, "Why We Did It," involving circumstances leading to the Iraq War, Maddow told MSNBC colleague Andrea Mitchell that the Bush administration is largely responsible for the nation's current course overseas. “The decisions of our generation on national security are determined more than anything by what the George W. Bush administration did with that nine-year war in Iraq and, alongside it, a 13-year war...
  • How Maddow’s MSNBC Takeover Dooms the Left

    02/28/2014 5:02:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 2-28-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC reinvented itself around Rachel Maddow. Its new talkers, Chris Hayes and Ronan Farrow, are cut from the same cloth, delivering nasal lectures with a tone somewhere between passive aggressive argument and ironic detachment. Imagine Air America crossbred with NPR and then mated with Pitchfork Magazine. Their horrible abortion would be MSNBC’s bland hipster ethos of earnest liberals earnestly talking down to their audience while Al Sharpton tries to figure out how a teleprompter works. The Maddow MSNBC is a leftist student newspaper stridently denouncing racism, sexism, homophobia, claustrophobia, transphobia, pipelines, microaggressions, white privilege, cherry pies, political incorrectness, model trains...
  • Maddow Suggests Plausible Alternate Theory to Christie NJ Bridge Scandal

    01/10/2014 6:17:44 AM PST · by FR_addict · 53 replies
    www.mediaite.com ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    ... The e-mail sent by Christie aide Bridget Kelly to the Port Authority executive behind the lane closures was dated August 13th, 2013, “the order to unleash hell on Fort Lee.” And Maddow believed Christie “very convincingly quashed” the idea that this was because of a refusal to endorse, but connected the dots to suggest another motivation. In 2010, Christie took the unprecedented step of refusing to reappoint a New Jersey Supreme Court justice for another term, which set off the New Jersey Democrats, who got back at Christie by shooting down all the other Supreme Court justice nominees he...
  • RACHEL MADDOW IS CRAZY, TOO

    01/07/2014 11:05:36 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 58 replies
    Powerline ^ | JANUARY 6, 2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    MSNBC has had a hard time lately. The network fired Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin for craziness, on-air and off-air respectively. Melissa Harris-Perry was forced to apologize, first on Twitter and then, tearfully, on the air, for making political hay out of Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson. The network put Ed Schulz out to pasture, and most people wrote Chris Matthews off as a hysteric long ago, so that pretty much leaves Rachel Maddow–amazingly enough–as MSNBC’s supposed voice of sanity. Eliana Johnson has reported on Maddow’s status as the “queen” of MSNBC, who wields more control than anyone else over the...
  • Liberal blogger catches Maddow lying about Chris Christie's "Lanegate" (Vanity)

    12/16/2013 11:50:22 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 21 replies
    Daily Howler ^ | 12/16/2013 | Bob Somerby
    Rachel Maddow admits she falsely stated a traffic study at the center of Christie's "Lanegate" was phonied up. The study exists after all. Even this liberal media critic criticizes her for sloppy journalism. He calls her "dishonest."
  • Rachel Maddow: ‘Elect Republicans And They Will Burn The Place Down’ (Video)

    10/01/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/01/2013 | By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    Rachel Maddow blasted Republicans for shutting down the government, claiming they’ve been trying to do this since they took control of the House of Representatives. MSNBC host Maddow said Monday that Republicans took control of the House and were sworn in January 2011. By April they were threatening to shut down the government. Maddow criticized the GOP Congress for being the least productive Congress in U.S. history. She said there has been “no significant legislation since John Boehner got the speakership.” The GOP has been “otherwise occupied” with threatening to shut down the government. “By July [2011] Republicans had forced...
  • MSNBC’s Maddow Refers to Redskins as ‘R-Words’ for Entire Segment

    08/12/2013 9:11:19 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Rachel Maddow has joined in in the left-leaning-media boycott of calling the Washington Redskins by its official name, instead awkwardly referring to the team as the “R-Word” throughout a recent segment. The MSNBC host called the actual name of the team “painfully racist.” Maddow picked up on Samoan congressional delegate Eni Faleomavaega’s practice of referring to the team as the “R-Word.” (Faleomavaega has been on the forefront of the push to force the team to change its name.) Maddow also referred to the Redskins as the “Washington R-Word NFL team,” the “Washington, D.C., football team,” and once as “the Washington...
  • Maddow Suffers Lowest Ratings Since Show Debut

    05/30/2013 3:17:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 29,. 2013 | Staff
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s May ratings were her worst monthly showing since The Rachel Maddow Show debuted in 2008, and the liberal network suffered double-digit drops overall in primetime viewership (20 percent) and the 25-54 demographic (19 percent) from last May, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Partly to blame for Maddow’s drop are the continuing woes of All In with Chris Hayes, which began in April to replace Ed Schultz and has been a ratings flop. Maddow even finished behind perennially struggling Piers Morgan: The soft start for All In With Chris Hayes has not helped. Hayes, down 32 percent...
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

    Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012. Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May -- down a respective 20 and 19 percent.
  • Airbrush Much? Maddow Scrubs Obama Pal Ayers from Her History of '60s Era Bombings

    04/25/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    These Rocky Mountain right wingers, Rachel Maddow complained last night, there they go again, trying to thwart voting rights. Seems that a conservative group in Colorado mailed out a flier in response to a Democrat state lawmaker filing a bill that would make it easier to vote. (Video clip after page break)Maddow airbrushes away Obama pal Bill Ayers from her history of '60s era bombingsThe flier included a photo of people lined up to vote -- and two people of color had been photoshopped out of the line. The company hired by the group to prepare the flier said something...
  • Maddow:‘Only the NRA claims that we shouldn't pass laws that people won’t follow’(MSNBC 4/5/2013)

    04/05/2013 7:35:17 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 28 replies
    SOL of course | 4/5/2013 | SOL
    Tonight (4/5/2013) clever MSNBC Maddow was playing clips of NRA Wayne Wayne LaPierre responding to the question: ‘What is wrong with these different proposed gun laws like background checks and magazine sizes?’ (clip of Megan Kelly question ) with ‘Because criminals won’t follow them only law abiding citizens will’(LaPierre response) .Now I could easily come up with arguments pros/cons of using that as a general guideline for rejecting laws. But then Maddow throws in her punch line : ”No one else but the NRA uses that argument against laws to be passed, that we shouldn’t pass laws that won’t be...
  • Maddow smears defenders of Second Amendment as trigger-happy predators

    04/05/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT · by digitalrain · 41 replies
    Barracuda Brigade ^ | 04/5/2013 | Barracuda Brigade
    Rachel Maddow talks about a group of counter protesters that showed up at a "moms for gun reform" event in Indiana.Her disdain for the pro gun rights protesters is obvious as she makes comments like:"You can tell who the counter protesters were because they were the ones showing off their weapons, circling around the moms' group." and"You know what? It *is* intimidating to be in the presence of a loaded AR-15 assault rifle, especially when it is not held by, say, an instructor on a range or, say, a cop or somebody else who is there to ensure your safety...
  • Bill Maher on California Income Taxes: ‘Liberals – You Could Actually Lose Me’

    Bill Maher made a comment Friday that his benefactor and hero Barack Obama should sit up and take notice of. Speaking about the taxes the rich pay particularly in California, the host of HBO’s Real Time said, “Liberals – you could actually lose me” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): The panel discussion began with a conversation about the various budget proposals currently on the table in Washington. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow predictably slammed Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) plan. “The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not...
  • Rachel Maddow Openly Mocked in Interview,Claims she is "Not Biased,"then Refuses to Answer Questions

    03/08/2013 3:45:57 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/08/13 | Aurelius
    Almost every day, the website Reddit has someone either on television, the radio, or garnered their fame from the internet answer questions. These are called "AMAs," or "Ask Me Anything," and are considered interviews and the people asking questions are actual users of the site. Today, Rachel Maddow did not want to answer everything. In fact, she hardly answered any questions during her time on Reddit. Towards the end of it, Maddow refused to answer the most popular questions, answered others ridiculously, and ended up being openly mocked by users who accusingly stated that "she is in the back pocket...
  • MSNBC fake twitter scandal widens-Lib Blogger finds Ed Shultz using paid spambots to promote show

    03/03/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 27 replies
    goblinbooks ^ | 3/3/2013
    In the wake of the discovery that the Rachel Maddow show has been promoted by multiple fake twitter accounts, a liberal blogger has found MSNBC host Ed Schultz guilty of the same "sleazy but legal" behavior. A portion of what he found: "Also, the blog Help The 99ers has examples of Twitter spam involving the Ed Show... and these accounts are different. In these cases there's a connection to an actual company that offers web promotion services. Here are phrases promoting the show that seem to involve spammers: Hahahahahaha, what threatening e-mails. #edshow #p2 #p21 Oh boy, Michael .E.Dyson is...
  • Rachel Maddow Busted Using Multiple Fake Twitter Accounts To Boost Mentions Of Her Show

    03/01/2013 8:36:47 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 133 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/1/13 | @LeftyBollocks
    A poster on Twitter, upon seeing what he thought were very similar posts referencing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's show, did some searching and found out that Maddow has been using phony twitter accounts to boost her "mentions" on the popular website. As can be seen by screenshots collected by a tweeter named @LeftyBollocks, Maddow has massive amount of accounts posting the exact same claim that "Confession: I yell at my TV while watching Rachel #Maddow talk about filibuster reform in the same way most people do during football." With so many supposedly unique accounts mentioning her name, the term #Maddow...
  • Obama Confers With Progressive Wing-Nuts Over Tea In His Rabbit Hole!

    12/05/2012 7:34:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-5-2012 | MOTUS
    Did you hear about the tea party that Big Guy held yesterday afternoon? Oddly enough, only Kool-Aid drinkers were invited for tea: Arianna Huffington, Eddie Schultz, Al Sharpton, Rachael Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. (snip)Chris Matthews was invited butt he and Howard Fineman were apparently off slaying vampires, or hunting Nazis, or something. This is all very confusing because I still remember when “the Bush tax-cuts” were characterized by Big Guy and Big Media as simply “tax cuts for the rich.” ...In other words, if the Bush cuts actually were just “tax cuts for the rich,” then their expiration couldn’t hurt...
  • Fox 19 anchor back on the air after suspension for calling Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man'

    11/14/2012 10:47:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/14/12 | MEENA HART DUERSON
    A Fox news anchor was back on the air Tuesday night following a 2-day suspension for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an "angry young man" on Facebook. Tricia Macke, an anchor for Ohio's Fox 19, took to her personal Facebook page last month to rant against the cable news personality, writing "Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man" on Oct. 12.
  • Letterman: Obama "Not Telling The Truth" About Romney And Auto Bailout

    10/25/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Oct. 24, 2012
    DAVE LETTERMAN, HOST: Here's what upset me last night … this playing fast and loose with facts. And President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, 'Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt.' And last night he brings it up again, 'Oh no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt, blah.' And Mitt said, 'No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing.' Now, I don't care whether you're Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth, you want the contender to be...
  • Six Watergates and counting (Maddow: Benghazi debacle, Fast & Furious are not "legitimate scandals")

    10/02/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Maddow Blog via MSNBC ^ | Oct 1, 2012 | Steve Benen
    I guess this was inevitable. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined the chorus of Republicans criticizing President Obama's response to the violence in Libya on Monday, going so far as to suggest that the administration's handling of the situation is worse than Watergate -- the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon: "I think this is an issue -- Benghazi-gate is the right term for this. This is very, very serious, probably more serious than Watergate." Now, Blackburn struggled to explain what it is about the attack she considers Watergate-like, or even what she's accusing the administration of, exactly. But for...
  • Stimulus funds spent to air pro-Obama ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

    08/21/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two popular MSNBC cable shows, records show. The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records recently reviewed by The Washington Times. Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness...
  • Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC

    08/17/2012 4:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC's policy positions and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against, perhaps, the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds. Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group's headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard...
  • Maddow Lapses Into Amnesia About Proposed Brown-Warren Debate

    06/28/2012 4:25:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    News Buster.org ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    or someone seemingly so bright, Rachel Maddow sure has a short memory. There she was on June 19, talking about a proposed debate between GOP Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren and mocking Brown with her trademark brand of arm-waving, arrested adolescent sarcasm (video after page break) -- Maddow Drops Bogus Claim about MSNBC Not Hosting Proposed Brown-Warren DebateMADDOW: This week, though, Scott Brown said he would agree to a televised debate with Elizabeth Warren, but he had conditions. And he said if his conditions weren't met, he wouldn't do it. His conditions are, first, that the widow...
  • Maher, Maddow Deny Being Partisan; Can't Name Republican They Agree With

    06/24/2012 5:18:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | NA
    During a heated discussion on Fast & Furious on HBO's "Real Time" where guest panelist Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC, accused Republicans of going after the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department because they believe it is a conspiracy to install tougher restrictions on gun ownership, and host Bill Maher tried to delegitimize the investigation as political in nature, fellow panelist Nick Gillespie, of Reason, accused them of being the partisans. Gillespie asked Maddow and Maher, who claim not to be partisan themselves, to name one elected Republican they agree with. The duo could not, instead they said it is...
  • Reason's Nick Gillespie Schools Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher on Fast and Furious

    06/23/2012 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 23, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    One of the finest examples of how liberal media members really don't know what they're talking about occurred on HBO's Real Time Friday when Reason's Nick Gillespie gave a much-needed education to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and host Bill Maher on the issue of Fast and Furious. In the end, Maddow and Maher embarrassed themselves in a fashion that should have both of their respective networks seriously concerned about their qualifications to disseminate information to the public (video follows with transcript and commentary): Reason's Nick Gillespie Schools Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher on Fast and Furious RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC: I think...
  • VIDEO --> MSNBC Hosts Devastated Over Wisconsin Recall Results (Ed Schultz and Rachel)

    06/06/2012 8:46:02 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    krla ^ | 6-2012
    MSNBC Hosts Devastated Over Wisconsin Recall Results YouTube sing along --- On the air Ed Schultz says he would invite Hugh Hewitt to a party so he could urinate on him. Really
  • Eugene Robinson is not a fully formed person

    02/24/2012 9:26:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-12 | DrJohn
    Eugene Robinson is an scribe for the Washington Post who specializes in embarrassing himself with ad hominem attacks on right wing personalities. Lately he's made some scathing and offensive remarks about Rick Santorum. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson set off alarm bells last month when he denigrated Rick Santorum as "very weird" for the manner in which Santorum and his wife mourned the loss of their newborn son Gabriel, who died within hours of his birth in 1996. The Santorums brought their deceased baby home and grieved with their other children in a private vigil before a funeral was...
  • Dershowitz:I Won’t Vote For Obama If Associated With ‘Stalinist Bigots’ Media Matters

    02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz told BreitbartTV Editor Larry O'Connor on the Governor Paterson Show on WOR that the Media Matters organization is full of "radical Stalinists" and says the White House and Democratic Party need to clearly separate themselves from the organization. *snip* Speaking at University of Pennsylvania last week, well-known Israel supporter and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz reportedly warned the press about MMFA's operations. "I have, and let me tell you, Max Blumenthal (((SON OF CLINTONISTA VIPER, SYDNEY BLUMENTHAL))) and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election," he is reported saying. The Democrats "cannot win...
  • At CPAC: Conservative Columnist Cal Thomas Says Rachel Maddow Is ‘Best Argument’ for Contraception

    02/09/2012 7:46:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/9/12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    During a CPAC panel discussion on the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood played a clip of Rachel Maddow saying that “the Republican Party was waging war on contraception.” Turning to columnist Cal Thomas, Wood asked: “Cal, let’s talk about this religious–this is serious, we laugh about it, but this is serious in terms of, if they get away with this, what would happen in a second term? If that outrage doesn’t turn to action in November, what are we looking at here?” To which he pointedly responded: “I’m really glad, Genevieve, that you played the...
  • Santorum: Fear the guillotine

    02/09/2012 1:55:08 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 84 replies · 2+ views
    maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com ^ | February 9, 2012
    As presidential candidates go, Rick Santorum is quite an excitable guy. More so than most, the former senator is prone to delve into all kinds of bizarre, almost hysterical, ideas that he's only too eager to share with the public. Just over the past couple of days, Santorum argued that evidence from climate scientists are an elaborate "hoax"; he said President Obama may force Roman Catholic churches to hire women priests; and he argued gas prices "caused the housing bubble to burst." ....here's what Santorum had to say during a town-hall meeting in Texas last night: "They are taking faith...
  • Rachel Maddow: pro-life gains are ‘breathtaking’; Democrats are wimps

    01/27/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 1/26/2012 | Jill Stanek
    It’s always interesting to hear how the other side views its political proponents. When they have whined in the past that pro-abortion politicians aren’t vocal enough, I have always held the opposite view. But not lately. While pro-life politicians could always do better, I have recently thought that particularly the Republican presidential candidates have come out quite strongly on the life issue. And to my knowledge, on January 23 John Boehner became the first Speaker of the House to ever address the March for Life. We’re seeing trickle-down pro-life. And as everyone knows, we also made great gains in the...
  • Rachel Maddow Attempts to ‘Ambush’ Interview Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire

    01/08/2012 4:08:54 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-08-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    Liberal MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has had difficulties getting any mainstream Republican presidential primary candidate to come on her show. Shocking. Give Maddow some credit though for her tenacity. In desperate search for a few words with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, currently placing sixth in national GOP nomination polls, Maddow traveled all the way to New Hampsire to attempt to “ambush” interview Huntsman Friday. Unfortunately for Maddow, Huntsman’s handlers were unimpressed by her Bud Fox-like perseverance, rejecting her request for a few words with the candidate who was already mobbed with media attention. Checkout the MSNBC video of Maddow’s...
  • Making Fun of Mormonism [or not]

    12/31/2011 9:31:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 29 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | December 5, 2011 | MAX MUELLER
    Sacred underwear, baptizing holocaust victims, gods of their own planets. When some of America’s most celebrated pundits and public intellectuals talk about Mormons, these are the images that are summoned. Ironically in this “Mormon Moment”—signaled by a hit Broadway musical, polygamous housewives on TLC, and of course two Mormon presidential candidates—Mormons, long considered quintessential “outsiders” to mainstream American culture, today find themselves at the center of the American zeitgeist. Yet it is the Mormons’ supposed theological weirdness that is the centripetal attraction. As Joanna Brooks has noted in these pages, the New York Times recently featured Harold Bloom’s musings on...
  • KABC RADIO in Los Angeles - "Yeah, but so does Rachel Maddow"

    12/12/2011 8:17:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    kabc radio ^ | 12-2011
    On the John Phillips show, there was the news about Minnesota MVP Ryan Braun testing positive for having elevated levels of testosterone. Great comment from the show: "Yeah, but so does Rachel Maddow."
  • The Rachel Maddow Show 2011(On Low interest rates and says “Bernanke good,Bankers bad”)

    10/29/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 17 replies
    Rachel Maddow Show Transcripts | October 29, 2011 | Rachel Maddow
    On Aug 16, 2011 decided to roll in a critical comment about Republicans trying to keep the economy bad. She said that Bernake was keeping interest rates low to help the economy because Republicans were refusing to cooperate and that his announcement about it boosted the stock market(assumed a good thing). But last week on her show October 19, 2011 just two months later she was on a ‘Wall Street is evil’ theme consistent with the OWS protests and she said that the ‘banking ‘ policies for keeping interest rates low was bad because it stopped people from saving for...
  • Maddow Scolds McCain for Meeting Kaddafi in 2009, Ignores Obama Meeting Him Month Prior

    08/24/2011 7:55:46 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 16 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 8-24-2011 | MRCTV
    Here is a photo of Obama meeting with Gaddafi: http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h208/papa_giorgio/Politics/G-O.jpg
  • Maddow Dishonestly Claims Texas Voter ID Law Exempts Residents with Concealed Handgun License

    07/18/2011 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/18/11 | Jack Coleman
    Never trust a source as cited by Rachel Maddow. It's not the sources themselves that are deceitful, at least much of the time. It's what she does with the information they provide that is. On her MSNBC show Friday night, for example, Maddow was riding one of her favorite hobby horses, alleging that new voter ID laws enacted or proposed in 40 states are little more than GOP-led efforts to suppress voter turnout among core Democrat constituencies. (Snip) The legislation requires voters to present one of five acceptable forms of photo ID -- a driver's license, military ID, passport, concealed
  • MSNBC's Maddow Defends Weiner With Many Possible Conspiracy Theories

    06/08/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 55 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 06/08/2011 | Greg Hengler
    This segment from Wednesday of last week is just a little reminder of how this tin-foiled left-wing hack defended the indefensible Weiner. The way both of these clowns spun a web of lies and conspiracy theories is shameless. Remember: Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry--unless you've been caught red-handed in front of a national audience and are threatened with more graphic sexual pictures of yourself to be released if you don't confess. We won't hold our breathe for a Maddow apology.
  • Weiner: 'I Wish' The Pic Was Me

    06/01/2011 7:24:18 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How desperate is Anthony Weiner to deflect the potential scandal? So much so that he's willing to make jokes at the expense of his own manhood. On MSNBC this evening, Weiner told Rachel Maddow "I wish" the infamous picture in question was of himself. View video here.
  • Time Magazine Inadvertently Demolishes Maddow Description of Zarqawi as 'Not All That Well Known'

    05/14/2011 8:21:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    Fresh off Rachel Maddow's ludicrous claim that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was "not all that well known" until he was killed by the US military in 2006 and allegedly elevated in death beyond what he was in life, Time magazine published a special issue titled "The End of bin Laden." The cover of the magazine, which can be seen here, shows an illustration of bin Laden crossed out with a prominent red "X" -- as in, buh bye. Turns out this is only the fourth time in Time's history that the magazine has gone with the "X" cover. Prior to bin...
  • 'The Rachel Maddow Show' 3/8/2011 : ("We Won in Wisconsin", Maddow's premature celebration)

    03/11/2011 8:38:29 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 41 replies
    MSNBC Transcripts ^ | March 8th, 2011 | Rachel maddow
    Thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. Hey, Wisconsin, you won. There has been no ceremony, there has been no applause yet, there has been no formal surrender ceremony—but I am telling you, you have won. Congratulations, Wisconsin. After 22 days of protests in the state that is the cradle of the rights of Americans who work for a living, after 22 days of protests against Republican Governor Scott Walker‘s efforts to strip union rights in Wisconsin, the governor has started to crumble. The governor started to cave. The governor started to do what...
  • Whopper of the Week: Maddow Asserts She Doesn't 'Always Fit the Caricature of a Liberal'

    03/01/2011 9:59:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters | 3/1/11 | Jack Coleman
    Search parties continue their wide-ranging efforts to find examples that support Maddow's claim. The dragnet is expected to continue indefinitely.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made this apparently straight-faced assertion to media critic Howard Kurtz in a profile of Maddow he wrote for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. The specific quote from Maddow -- "I don't think I always fit the caricature of a liberal." Not surprisingly, Maddow cited no evidence (Snip)Begs the question -- how would you know the "caricature of a liberal" if you saw one?
  • WI Gov.-elect Scott Walker to inherit projected $3.3 billion budget deficit

    02/19/2011 4:19:25 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Madison Examiner ^ | 11/24/2010 | Paul Neuberger
    Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker was the recipient of the unwelcome news that he will be inheriting a projected budget deficit as high as $3.3 billion over the next two years. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) published a report announcing there would be a $1.5 billion gap between state revenue and state spending through June 30, 2013. It appears that the news is much grimmer than that, however. Continue reading on Examiner.com: WI Gov.-elect Scott Walker to inherit projected $3.3 billion budget deficit - Madison Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-madison/wi-gov-elect-scott-walker-to-inherit-projected-3-3-billion-budget-deficit#ixzz1ESAsIXFT
  • Rachel Maddow says Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year (PolitiFact: False)

    02/19/2011 3:01:25 PM PST · by Qbert · 36 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | 2/18/2011 | Dave Umhoefer, PolitiFact
    It has taken hold with conviction: the idea that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ginned up a phony budget crisis to justify his bold bid to strip state employees of most bargaining rights and cut their benefits. A volley of e-mails, blog posts and inquiries to reporters followed a  Madison Capital Times editorial on Feb. 16, 2011, that said no state budget deficit exists for 2010-’11 -- or if it does, it’s the fault of Walker and the Republicans in the Legislature. Liberal MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow joined in Feb. 17, accusing Walker of manipulating the situation for political...
  • River in Egypt: Rachel Maddow blames Glenn Beck for her own stupidity

    02/02/2011 10:45:42 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 24 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 2, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle
    At least she didn't blame Sarah Palin. On her low-rated MSNBC show Monday night, Rachel Maddow condemned "Stephenson Billings at ChristWire.org" for writing this: The escalating crisis in Egypt could become a defining moment for Sarah Palin. Governor Palin needs to speak out publicly and forcibly for an American-led invasion to protect our interests in North Africa. Too bad Stephenson Billings is an imaginary person and ChristWire.org is a satirical site. Maybe it's because I'm Canadian, but I can't imagine voluntarily tuning in to watch a smug, snide woman who looks like a cross between k.d. lang, and Linda Griffiths...
  • AMAZING: Rachel Maddow Falls for False Story Calling for Sarah Palin to Invade Egypt

    02/01/2011 8:25:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 1, 2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    This is pretty lamestream. Last night on her show Rachel Maddow called attention to a story on the website Christwire that was advocating for Sarah Palin to lead an American invasion into Egypt. Now, depending what websites or comments sections you read that story may or may not sound off to you. However! It certainly sounds nutty enough that a quick Google was probably in order before airing it on national televsion. One that would have revealed pretty quickly that Christwire is a satirical site (and quite funny!). Alas, apparently the story sounded solid to the Maddow team because they...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-02-11 (Palinoia strikes deep: DUmmies DUped by Palin-invade-Egypt spoof!

    02/02/2011 3:41:11 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 25 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 2, 2011 | DUmmie nadinbrzezinski, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Palinoia strikes deep. Into DU it will freep. . . . Yes, every day of the month the moonbats suffer from PMS (Palin Madness Syndrome). It causes the DUmmies to believe just about anything--anything bad--about Sarah Palin. Thus they will fall for even an obvious piece of satire written about Mama Grizzly, thinking it is true. That's what happened the other day in DUmmieland. It started when the media guy the DUmmies most look up to, Rachel Mancow, read a portion of an article about Mooselini preparing to invade Egypt--a satirical piece--and Rachel thought it was true! And so...
  • Rachel Maddow lash out at Bachmann backfires

    02/02/2011 5:16:48 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 20 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/2/11 | Alaphiah
    What is Democrat and Liberal sycophant Rachel Maddow’s recent concern with the integrity of the Republican Party? It seems that since Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s CNN appearance, which Bachmann gave an outstanding Tea Parties response to the President’s State of the Union Address (which eclipsed the president) Maddow and others have been looking for the slightest peculiarities in attempts to discredit the core message of Rep. Bachmann. Congresswoman Bachmann pointed out via visual aids what the “official Republican” response failed to show. President Barry Hussein Soetoro’s administration has don’t far worse than the previous administration and has in fact exacerbated America’s...