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crooksandliars:

Rachel Maddow Savages Bill Kristol, Ignores Liberal Blogs That Have Written About Him For Years

I don’t want to take away from the fact that I’m really happy to see someone in our corporate media point out that Bloody Bill Kristol should not have a platform where he’s allowed to push for more military interventions, to fearmonger and to lie about U.S. foreign policy (or any other subject he’s asked about for that matter), to the point where, as our brother Charlie Pierce pointed out this week, he deserves to be shunned, and certainly does not deserve a platform on any of our so-called “news” networks — I was disappointed to see MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow ignore the fact the the criticism she gave of Bill Kristol for always being wrong about everything, has been written about and read more

Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad news for Gov. McCrory (via Raw Story )

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday that a burgeoning federal investigation could spell trouble for not only the North Carolina company behind an 82,000-ton toxic spill, but also for former employee Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Maddow pointed out that…

When the editorial board of The Star-Ledger of New Jersey gathered last October to consider an endorsement for governor, it was clear their support for Gov. Chris Christie was lukewarm at best. Even the board vote was an unusual split decision, 3-1, in favor of Christie, according to Editorial Page Editor Tom Moran.

Four months later the board has done an about-face, unanimously agreeing that they now regret the endorsement and, in the words of Moran, admitting they “blew this one.”

"Yes, we knew Christie was a bully," Moran wrote in the February 9 column. "But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund. And we certainly didn’t know that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was sitting on a credible charge of extortion by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno."

The endorsement U-turn follows growing evidence tying Gov. Christie’s administration to the so-called Bridgegate scandal, in which Christie aides shut down several approach lanes of the busy George Washington Bridge for four days in September, deliberately sparking traffic tie-ups in the town of Fort Lee as a means of political retribution.

Christie fired the aides in question when their role became public, and the issue has sparked demands for more information on what the governor knew and triggered legislative and criminal investigations into the incident.

"We had a severe case of buyer’s remorse after endorsing him," Moran said Monday, a day after publishing an unusual column announcing the board’s change of heart. “Since his re-election, we have learned some new things about him. We learned that his senior staff was willing to put people’s lives at risk to make a political point on the bridge, we’ve learned that the Hoboken mayor has credible charges of criminal activity by the Lt. Governor and a couple of cabinet members, and we see more and more evidence that he is misusing [Hurricane] Sandy funds for political purposes.”

The Star-Ledger's editorial board began questioning potential ties to the bridge lane closing in December when Christie's top appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, resigned. Bill Barino, the agency’s deputy executive director, stepped down as questions arose over who ordered the lanes closed.

But Moran said he began to regret the endorsement once the scandal really broke open on January 8 after emails tied to a Christie deputy were released that showed top people in his administration were linked to the shutdown.

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But even before the Bridgegate scandal broke the endorsement drew mixed reactions.

CNN offered surprise in a piece that said it was “hardly a glowing endorsement,” while Business Insider's Josh Barro wrote: “Christie got the Star-Ledger's endorsement even though they think he's 'a catastrophe on the environment,' even though he's refused to meet with their editorial board at any time since he was elected (a fact the Star-Ledger editors groused about in their editorial), and even though Christie mocked Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran as ‘the thinnest-skinned guy in America’ to uproarious laughter at a 2010 press conference.”

But MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow may have offered the most critical attention to the endorsement in an October 21 segment in which she declared, “It’s one thing to damn him with faint praise. This is praising with robust damnation. This is the weirdest newspaper endorsement I have ever seen. What a truly bizarre decision.”

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Rachel Maddow: Michael Grimm the latest in ‘disgusting cesspool’ of corrupt NY lawmakers (via Raw Story )

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) may be famous in the wake of his belligerence toward a reporter, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Wednesday night, but he’s only the latest in a parade of New York state lawmakers making lurid headlines. “When it comes to…

Kansas Republican and Rachel Maddow clash over Benghazi and Obama ‘cheerleading’ (via Raw Story )

A question over the inclusion of Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg at Tuesday’s State of the Union address spiraled into a policy-spanning battle between MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), who accused her of hiding from what his…

Rachel Maddow: Why has Chris Christie’s Port Authority chief kept quiet on bridge closures? (via Raw Story )

The silence from New York and New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson — a key political ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) — regarding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year is suspicious given his history, MSNBC…



 
This world needs more truth-tellers like Rachel Maddow and less liars like Sean Hannity.

This world needs more truth-tellers like Rachel Maddow and less liars like Sean Hannity.

Rachel Maddow explains how a potential big ruling by SCOTUS on birth control and contraception could have drastic consequences. 

From the 11.26.2013 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

Duck Dynasty's role in the LA-05 GOP v. GOP runoff gets discussed on tonight's Maddow

From the 11.18.2013 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

(via Crooks and Liars: Rachel Maddow: ‘Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down’)

Rachel Maddow had a little reminder for her audience this Monday about the fact that these TeaBirchers in the Republicans party have been threatening, and gleeful about the possibility of a government shutdown for a very long time now.

We’ve had no major legislative accomplishments since they took over the House. They’ve been threatening to shut down the government since they were put in charge of the House, and this week, they finally made good on that promise.

And as Maddow discussed here, this tactic is nothing new, and it’s not about the Affordable Care Act. That’s just their latest excuse to burn the place down.

NOTE TO TED CRUZ: Jesse Helms is a terrible role model, and so are you.

Maddow smacks down Cruz for invoking vicious racist Sen. Jesse Helms (via Raw Story )

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s assertion that what the U.S. Senate needs is 100 more people like former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, the arch-conservative race-baiting homophobe…


 

Cheers to 5 years of The Rachel Maddow Show being on MSNBC, and to many more. 

FBI called MLK ‘most dangerous Negro’ in the U.S. after ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (via Raw Story )

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that not everyone in the U.S. government was happy about the March on Washington in 1963. The Federal Bureau of Investigation — under the leadership of ultra-conservative…


 

On this weekend’s edition of Sons of Liberty Radio, hosts Bradlee Dean and Jake McMillan claimed that gay people are responsible for half of all murders committed in large US cities, among other crimes.

After Dean said that homosexuality and abortion are the “last two stages that a country takes before God judges that country,” McMillan charged that “half of the murders in large cities were committed by homosexuals; thirty-three percent of child abuse cases were committed by homosexuals; half of the foster children molestations were done by homosexuals.”

McMillan explained, to Dean’s agreement, that gays are prone to criminality because “when a person’s mind has gone to that extent of committing an abominable act, it shows what else they are capable of.”

McMillan later recounted an interview with a gay reporter in which he charged that all people, including gays, are created equal, “but not when you make choices; if you break the law you’re no longer protected by the law.”

“God gives us strict orders to deal with people that commit such crimes in this life,” Dean said, “as a mercy to society.”

Dean wondered if gay people are “thinking to themselves, ‘These people are really falling for this.” But of course gay rights are gaining ground, Dean claimed, since “they got their homo in office,” and have “infiltrated” the White House.

The right-wing commentator also discussed his hugely unsuccessful lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for accurately quoting his claim that Muslims who want to execute gay people are “more moral” than Christians. Dean repeatedly referred to Maddow as “shim,” since he doesn’t know if the MSNBC host is a “he or she,” and said that he “started getting death threats” as a result of her program. 

“Folks you need to understand what you’re dealing with, when you’re looking at the homosexual agenda, gay marriage, this administration, folks, by you tolerating their lawlessness, I want you to understand something, by you tolerating their lawlessness you are moving the seat of violence closer to your front door,” Dean stated. “Without you dealing with it, evil will prevail and rest assured evil is prevailing against you.”

h/t:  Right Wing Watch

sparklyjaguarundi:

EVERYONE whether you’re from North Carolina or not, should find the time to watch this episode (or as much of it as you can) of The Rachel Maddow Show she did from Elizabeth City covering the ridiculously blatant attempts at voter suppression here in NC.

It is brilliantly done and it’s some really important information to have. I cannot fully express my excitement that she is covering it and showing that this is a national issue.

In the segment where she discusses the new voting location in Boone and how difficult it will be for students to get there, it’s also really important to remember that election day is in November, so the walk these kids will have to make that allegedly won’t make it harder for students to vote could easily be in the ice or snow, if not merely in the cold.

I am so proud to live in North Carolina and I am so proud of the people who are pushing back so hard. Like Congressman Butterfield says, we are a state of progression. These new laws do not represent who we are. This is really, really significant stuff going on right now and nobody makes a point better than Maddow. I implore you to watch and share this. It’s really so very important.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)