Rachel Maddow Show
Sixteen months ago, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC surpassed the ratings of rival Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, and people wondered if the liberal network might actually replace the top-rated TV news source. That situation has changed dramatically, and on Tuesday, the Nielsen company released ratings for July, in which Hannity was declared the top-rated program in cable news for the fourth month in a row while Maddow slid to fifth place in the 9 p.m. time slot.
After more than two fruitless years accusing President Trump of collusion with Russia, some liberals apparently still consider that tactic a winning strategy -- when used to attack anyone even remotely connected to the Republican occupant of the White House. One example of that is the claim from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Kevin Poulsen of the liberal Daily Beast website since both have suggested links between the One America News Network -- which Trump has called his new favorite news outlet -- and Russian propaganda.
In the inevitable Hitler-in-the-bunker video parody created after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's surreal testimony before Congress yesterday, one of the characters consoles a weeping comrade by saying, "Just wait for Rachel Maddow. She'll know what to do." Exactly the advice you'd expect from a committed socialist.
In the Trump era, journalists and hosts like to think they are truth tellers and that “democracy dies in darkness.” So it’s always good to look back, from time to time, at the Obama years. 2020 Debate moderator Rachel Maddow may despise the current Republican president, but she but she couldn’t restrain the gush when it came to Barack Obama. Four years ago this week, on July 14, 2015, Maddow hailed the achievement of “this American generation.”
In a predictably fawning interview with Women’s World Cup soccer champion and left-wing activist Megan Rapinoe Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow hailed the athlete for being “more and more articulate in terms of using the platform that you’ve got to say what you think ought to be happening in the world.” The liberal anchor even joked about Rapinoe possibly running for president.
Monday night, Rachel Maddow was back on her crusade for abortion rights highlighting the “sexual assault” of 100 abortion patients subjected to a state mandated pelvic exam and three-day wait period before their abortions. Maddow has been highlighting this apparent humanitarian crisis on her show since the mandate went into effect 3 weeks ago. It was repealed Monday, but not without casualties:
On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was back on the pro-choice rallying campaign interviewing Dr. David Eisenberg, the medical director of the last Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Missouri. Dr. Eisenberg began by stating: “I really appreciate the opportunity and for you to tell our story so well in national media and explain what’s been happening here for woman in Missouri.” Maddow has been keeping a close eye on Missouri over the last few weeks, frequently warning viewers ad nausea that it may be the first state to “go dark” on abortion.
MSNBC host Ali Velshi, filling in for Rachel Maddow Friday night, went off on President Trump’s remarks that Queen Elizabeth enjoyed his state visit to the United Kingdom. Velshi began: “We’re going to start tonight with stuff the President says. He says a lot of stuff.” This is the kind of quality analysis cable news viewers pay for.
President Trump made more headlines Wednesday night after he told ABC chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that he would be fine with taking “oppo research” on his 2020 opponent from foreign countries. This comment drew criticism. But during their almost two hours and 30 minutes of prime time coverage, or hair-on-fire panic, neither CNN nor MSNBC cared to mention that that’s exactly what the Clinton campaign did in 2016 with the now-infamous dossier.
On Tuesday, NBC News announced its moderators for the pair of Democratic debates scheduled for June 26 and 27 on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. Predictably, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie, and Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart were all named. However, in addition to the journalists, left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow somehow also made the cut.
Wednesday night on The Rachel Maddow show, host Rachel Maddow continued her negative onslaught of criticism towards President Trump on his overseas visits. She began by negatively highlighting the events that took place in the meeting of President Trump and the Irish Prime Minister stating:
Despite the fact that President Trump’s state visit to the U.K. has gone generally well, the liberal media would have you think otherwise. On The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night, the liberal host made sure to highlight every negative she could think of in regards to the visit, stating in summation: “As I say, the President’s overseas trip has been clunky.”