Posts tagged "The Rachel Maddow Show"


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: Michigan is ‘way more insane than anyone nationally gives them credit for’ (via Raw Story )

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow weighed in on Michigan’s “rape insurance” law on Wednesday, one night before it takes effect, saying it is just one example of state lawmakers’ anti-woman stance. “Michigan, you are amazing,” Maddow said. “I continue…

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…

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…

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…


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:



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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…



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.

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The Republican party seems to be churning them out like clockwork these days. First they appointed an anti-science representative to the Science committee - a man who said that evolution and embryology was “straight out of the pits of hell.” Now we have Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) who believes abortion should be illegal because male fetuses masturbate. Yes, you read that correctly. Despite every doctor in the nation collectively shaking their heads in disbelief that someone would actually believe something like that (which is akin to “legitimate rape” in terms of how scientifically accurate it is), Burgress made the comments. And to add insult to injury, Burgess is in charge of the Subcommittee on Health. 

Rachel Maddow tackled the egregious theory head on last night in a segment about Republican Congressmen and their junk science beliefs. “It is one thing to be a random Texas congressman, Michael Burgess, saying that we should set laws for everybody in the whole country based on when he thinks fetuses masturbate,” Maddow said. “But this guy also is in charge of something. The House Republicans took the fetal masturbation theorist and put him in charge of their Subcommittee on Health. Because, hey, that’s who they got, I guess.”

She continued, “And honestly, with these last three or four years with the triumph of anti-abortion activism as the main policy thrust of the Republican Party, both in federal government and in the states, I kind of felt like I had lost the capacity to be surprised — before I heard the fetal masturbation theory from Congressman Burgess today.”

From the 06.18.2013 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

h/t: Tim Peacock at Peacock Panache

(Crooks and Liars: NRA ‘A’ Rating Now a Scarlet Letter)

Rachel Maddow detailed the surprising dynamic going on in a Democratic primary in Illinois where a former congresswoman likely won’t win because of her vocal support of the gun nuts lobby, even to the point of channelling Wayne LaPierre with her [gun laws] “always hurt law-abiding citizens” crap from a 2010 YouTube video for a Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Chicago.

For her part, Halvorson blames outside groups like Bloomberg’s PAC for trying to buy a congressional seat. Halvorson even claims she’s still the frontrunner, seemingly oblivious to her fate. Or perhaps she figures she’ll land a gig at Fox News slamming Democrats anyway, as evidenced by this segment with Megyn Kelly last week.