It’s tempting to view MSNBC Talk-Garrot Rachel Maddow as the Dinosaur Media’s Lucy Van Pelt, but, of course, that would be an insult to Lucy.
Certainly, like Lucy, Ms. Maddow possesses that rare and startlingly offensive combination of insufferable ego, towering self-righteousness, awkward self-bearing, stiffness and its resultant blusterous over-compensation.
But Maddow caps it off with a heaping dollop of “join me and hate the peons” old-school propagandistic progressivism that smacks more of a 1970s meeting of the Manhattan Marxist Club than a supposed news figure…
So, while it’s easy to get Lucy and Rachel confused, after a bit of study, it becomes clear that one is much more cartoonish than the other, and that fact just became more obvious as Maddow’s attorneys offered part of her defense in a $10 million defamation suit she’s currently fighting.
As Chris Gregory reports for Culttture:
One America News (OAN) is in court against MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow in a $10 million lawsuit after Maddow said her conservative competitor “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”
And we all know that Ms. Maddow is a lot brighter than the rest of us, so she clearly has a better handle on the meaning of the word hyperbole and the difference between “literal” and “figurative” than we do. She’s been on the cutting edge of true, honest reporting for years, and would never err or become hyperbolic when making statements about OAN, right?
She’s just 100% trustworthy… Right?
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MSNBC’s most-watched program is “The Rachel Maddow Show” with 361,000 demo viewers. Demo or dumbo ?
Did’nt they learn when she was breaking a law, waving around 1 sheet of Trumps taxes only to prove he paid megabucks in taxes? Exclusive, not so much.
Ya that was Awesome!
Im sure he had a clear money trail when making accusation.
Anyone fact checking his conspiratorial zero logic nightly rants would find out why there are few to none liberal radio hosts.
More defamation suits need to be brought against more liberal propaganda outlets. Then, perhaps, we could get them all, in an unguarded moment of lucidity and financial panic, to admit they do nothing but lie.
OAN is nothing more than a right-wing propaganda outlet pretending to be straight, factual reporting. They’re FOX News, but even worse. They don’t differentiate between factual reporting and opinion, and their goal is to attract an audience that doesn’t do so either.
Maddow is totally without any such pretense. Her program is a presentation of intelligent opinion. Her program about the news, and about the public figures in it. That’s what she’s clearly stating, for anyone who might have difficulty distinguishing the difference.
If you want only straight news, try the BBC. And if you’re looking somebody who should be sued for defamation, look at the President. Slander, lies, and defamation of character are the norm for this man.
@Greg: You are insane, Wretched is being sued for her strait up lies. As if we cant tell the difference between propaganda and news reporting. Madcow is the king of leftwing propaganda, BBC seriously? BRITISH BRAINWASH CORPORATION
The BBC are a Socialist elitist bunch of blood suckers, BBC have consistently produced socialist propaganda aimed at destabilising Governments. Far from providing value for money the programs are 90% shit, the management are over paid, presenter overpaid. The Corporation are hopelessly inefficient and promote an atheist Zionist agenda, Socialism wants you watching State TV. PBS anyone?
@Greg: So, what you are trying to get us to believe is that Mr. Maddow’s attorney did NOT make this statement? OAN is straighter than Fox, and up and coming, I might add. Just because they break stories that do not benefit the Democrat cabal, as your favorites do, does not make them ideological.
Maddow said that the Russians were paying OAN. Whether she is hard news or opinion, she slandered OAN on her propaganda program. For that outlandish, incendiary and damaging statement, she can (and is) be held accountable. His attorney’s admission that she does nothing but lie and everyone should take it for granted that she is lying isn’t helpful; she made a slanderous claim.
Why do you defend lies and liars?
Apparently you can’t. The Rachel Maddow Show is opinion and commentary on the news, not a news program. They have never pretended to be anything else.
@Deplorable Me, #5:
OAN is a propaganda outlet. They deliver opinion, misinformation and disinformation in the guise of a straight news presentation, with is a calculated deception.
Maddow’s statement that they’re a Russian front was in reference to their hiring of someone who also works for RT, but that’s not the only reason. OAN pushes some of the same identical b.s. and false news that the state Russian news outlet pushes. Rachel Maddow is not the only one to have noticed, nor is she the only one being sued for making the observation. There was an op ed piece about it this past July in The Washington Examiner, which is not a left-leaning publication:
Sad at being called out for Russian propaganda, One America News threatens to sue the Daily Beast
@Greg: The man-crush you have on R,Madcow is cute. Trying to demonize a competitor should be done with evidence not fake accusations. His defense is he is a shameless liar is the only truth that has ever come out of MSNBC The whole Russian fear mongering , and conspiracies is getting really old.
If you take the time to check out a few Maddow videos she doesn’t make it at all clear that she’s only expressing opinion rather than fact……ever.
It’s been a constant on the videos I’ve been looking at that she claims “this or that” actually happened. (Uses the term, “literally.”)
For her to NOW say (in the midst of a lawsuit) that it is all only my opinion is too little too late.
She’s been trying to make her feeling true by alleging them constantly AS IF they were already proven facts.
Every time the truth hit her over the head, she doubled down.
This lawsuit is based on the day, last July, that she claimed on the air that OAN is “LITERALLY” a PAID Russian propaganda outlet.
What listener hears the word, “literally” and thinks “opinion?”
She’s going to lose.
@Greg: Maddow made an absolute statement that OAN was paid by Russia. Now, she can either back it up or pay up. I know you are absolutely fine with liberal propagandists lying on a constant basis (after all, that’s their job) but slandering people is against the law. Her attorney’s defense that she is a liar is absolutely what she is being sued for and, hopefully, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and the rest of your Democrat Ministry of Propaganda will get the message that their reign of lying terror is over; people are going to fight back.
I hope Maddow is financially ruined and MSNBC put into bankruptcy. She’s a liar, they are liars and their business is lying left wing propaganda. Once again, you find yourself vigorously defending what has already been proven false.
@Greg: I never accused Wretched of being a news cast program nor opinion, as in order to have an opinion one must look at evidence and subjectively weigh known facts. He is strictly lies and propaganda programming, he crossed the line with defamation.
Kristian Brunovich Rouz of OAN works for RT, formerly known as Russia Today, a global news network owned by the Russian government. He is literally on the payroll of the Kremlin.
Trump has nothing but good things to say about OAN, his new favorite “news” outlet. What a surprise.
@Greg: That’s because OAN does investigative reporting and reports the facts, not ideology. MSNBC reports ideology. CNN reports ideology.
@Greg: Do you ever deal with facts? In the lawsuit, OAN said Kristian Rouz was a freelancer for Sputnik News,(not RT) not a staff employee, and his work there had nothing to do with his work for OAN. He clearly said OAN “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” If that was true then it would be easy to find the money trail, Madcow had no proof of his insane conspiratorial statements and admitted he lied, his attorney said he lied. We know OANN ideals in propaganda, they also do investigative reporting unlike Hermans bastard son and the 24/7 opinion only MSLSD.
@kitt: Greg can’t grasp the concept because blaming the things he doesn’t like on Russia seems logical and rational to him.
@Deplorable Me: Herring attorney Skip Miller has called OAN a network “wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government.”
The lefties are terrified of any outlet that would report on evidence and facts that wouldnt match their conspiracy and lies.
Hermans kid did not attack the employee he attacked the network.
They dont have the DNC socialist party script.
Yeah, I got them confused. Sputnik was established by Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), which is actually a different company than the Russia Today that has since become RT. Like RT, Rossiya Segodnya and Sputnik are also state owned and funded. Does it matter that Kristian Rouz free-lances for the Kremlin rather than being a salary employee? He’s still working for a Russian propaganda outlet.
Trump favorite One America News has been called ‘paid Russian propaganda’ — this is what happened when I watched it for a week
@Deplorable Me, #15:
Western democracy is under ongoing attack by the Putin government. The Trump administration is doing nothing to counter that threat. Instead, they’re actively promoting a conspiracy theory that has been traced directly back to Russian intelligence. They’re actively exploiting the same internal divisions in America that Russian disinformation and propaganda are targeting. It that a coincidence?
And Democrats are aiding and abetting them in every way possible. Democrats are trying to turn our country into a Soviet-style police state, spread propaganda that attacks our government, supports open borders, unlimited illegal immigration and the deterioration of the rule of law, spread distrust of our election system and foment, promote and support political violence. Trump has been far tougher on Putin than Mr. Flexible, who stopped efforts to block Russian interference and invited Ukrainian interference.
At some point, if Maddow and MSNBC don’t just settle out of court, they will be forced to try to prove her claim is true.
But facts show they can’t.
The one Russian employee on OAN’s payroll is NOT on any Russian payroll: he’s a freelancer who sometimes sells an article about economics to a Russian-owned news outlet.
The ownership of OAN is 100% American, one American family, in fact.
OTOH, Bernie and Warren both toe the communist line as opposing capitalism,
personal choice, even that the gov’t is the solution and have many supporters among the American Left. That can be proven.
@Greg:#17 Makes no difference who the employee freelances for, California has a high cost of living he makes a bit under 12K for his side gig.
Madcow attacked the network not the reporter, the network like every other network reflects the political leanings of who owns the network. I scanned your link and couldnt find where the guy that wrote he article jumped off a building after a week where there was no 24/7 Trump bashing.
Why would a Europrean company (business insiders owner Axel Springer SE)be worried about the rising of an American company?
Why does Greg always have to get his opinions from Socialist anti-American asswipes?
Vague statements about a network that only devotes 1/6 of its time to opinion
@Nan G: It’s funny how popular Russia and Communist propaganda art styles were with the Left before 2016. The ‘hope and change” Obama face plastered around the US was paid for by the AP and DNC for that famous “obey” artist who makes soc/commie style art.
“The 80s called…they want their foreign policy back”
“I’ll have more flexibility after the election…”
Now the crumbling Left has embraced a kind of McCarthyism that defined logic.
Russis Russia…blah blah…
I’m pretty sure Maddow is directly and indirectly paid for the Democrats.
@kitt: In the police state, that which Democrats wish to create and which Greg is supporting, alternative points of view are not allowed. When it comes to facts, there are no alternatives, but the left wants their mind-controlling propaganda to be all that is available to the citizens to use to form their opinions. If people are allowed to base their judgement on reality and facts, Democrats can’t win elections anymore.
@Nathan Blue: And chanting Obama’s name; shades of DPRK.
@Deplorable Me: Gosh, greggie is revealing all the information he has accumulated with his TS SCI security clearance. He knows just what the Russians are doing and that Trump is doing nothing to combat it. Wow, I guess the rest of us who do have sources are way behind. Maybe greggie is clairvoyant, or maybe just a dope!