Conspiracy Theorist Rachel Maddow Picked as Moderator for Democratic Debate
She obsessed over Trump’s taxes and Russia for two years so much that even caused left-leaning sites to cringe.
MSNBC host and conspiracy theorist Rachel Maddow will moderate the first Democratic primary debate along with NBC anchors Jose Diaz-Balart, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, and Chuck Todd.
Maddow is the only one out of those who host an opinion-based TV show, which caused some people to raise eyebrows. It does not help that Maddow has dived into numerous conspiracy theories since President Donald Trump took office.
From The Daily Caller:
Jeff McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University, told The Daily Caller:
I think the voting public would be better served if hosts of opinion shows were kept out of moderating campaign debates. That’s not to say that an opinion host such as Maddow couldn’t generate helpful questions, but the appearance is that an advocate is helping to referee the contest. Certainly, reporters also have their own values and perspectives, but the public normally expects reporters to come at any news event with some degree of objectivity. That is not the case for an opinion show host such as Maddow. NBC is, of course, trying to give their highest rated MSNBC host a promotional platform on this debate stage. I understand that, but it is unnecessary. Maddow already has a high profile among Democrat voters.
He also noted that Maddow’s selection is not unprecedented. During the GOP primary debates in 2015 and 2016, they had multiple “opinion-based panelists” including Hugh Hewitt and Mary Katherine Ham, adding that, “Their roles were rather limited, but they did participate on the panel. That was not a good idea either.”
She has obsessed over the supposed link between Trump and Russia, along with his taxes.
After the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Mike LaChance asked in a blog why people do not treat Maddow like other crazy conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones. Social media platforms had no problem erasing Jones and his conspiracy website, but Maddow still has a voice across all of them.
Even left-leaning Slate noticed and published a piece by Willa Paskin titled “Rachel Maddow’s Conspiracy Brain.” Paskin wrote after she watched Maddow’s show on the Mueller report (emphasis mine):
I’ll admit that I haven’t watched Maddow regularly for the past few years. Turning on her show this week was like discovering a Facebook friend is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She looks the same as she did, she even sounds the same, but 15 minutes into a conspiratorial rant with no sense of proportion or, honestly, responsibility, you realize that something has gone wildly wrong: She wants to believe the instantly impeachable truth is out there more than she wants the truth, as gnarly and corrupt as it is. It’s easy to understand why this might appeal to the 4 million or so Trump-sick viewers who regularly watch Maddow’s program, but her audience is being served an alt-reality just as surely as Hannity’s is. If her audience of susceptible ostriches and amateur detectives, people who bury themselves in conspiratorial details hoping to unearth the one clue that will beam us out of this reality, is not as malignant as Fox’s audience of the hateful, aggrieved, and ignorant, in this one regard at least, what’s happening between MSNBC and Fox is not a contest: More than one cable news host can disserve their audience at a time.
Maybe the others can reel her in. The Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein defended Maddow as he pointed out that when she moderated a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, “she asked pointed questions of both candidates.”
However, she came under fire after she hugged each candidate. Maddow said she would embrace GOP candidates as well if she ever moderated a debate with them since she is a hugger.
I have doubts Maddow will act as she did in 2016 since it seems like Trump broke her like he has with others who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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talk about “Not See TV”…
TDS is real, and, apparently, incurable.
pass the pop corn.
Any journalist who pushed the Trump-Russia Collusion conspiracy should be disqualified from moderating a presidential debate in the general election (or republican primary, if it has any). Trump should refuse to attend if someone like Maddow is the moderator.
If the dems want to sabotage their own primary, that’s their problem. But journalists should not be rewarded with plum moderator positions during the general election debates for pushing conspiracy hoaxes.
Democrats: working to build the Delusional American coalition to power.
Well, that will make things simple. Now *EVERYONE* on stage can rant freely about Donald Trump, we deplorable types, the need for higher taxes and more regulation, and how bad America is.
To insta-quote a professor at another site: “Just think of them as Democrat operatives with press credentials and it all makes sense.”
They need the LGBTQ perpective
The media not only has no credibility with the American public, but doesn’t even care that it has no credibility.
Hard questions will not be allowed.
“Beto, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?”
“Kirsten, do you generally wear a matched bra and panty set? Are you wearing one now?” [Coming from Maddow this could be a butchy fantasy indulgence on her part]
“Kamala, what’s Willie Brown really like? For example, what would the two have for breakfast?”
“Elizabeth, do you have any Indian artifacts decorating your home? Did you use a gay interior decorator?”
“Joe, your teeth look better today than they did 40 years ago. What’s the story?”
A clown to lead a circus.
Won’t be much of a debate when they leak the questions to everybody in the building
I first became acquainted with Rachel Maddow after watching Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich in a debate over education. It was a breath of fresh air.
Maddow ranted that Newt was trying to destroy secondary education in this country, with extreme distortions of the potential illogical implications of what he said.
Then there was one of the early, big pile-ons, based on what she said, not anything Newt or Sharpton actually said. Sharpton got some scathing criticism for daring to talk to a Repub.
By talking about something other that what the politicians said, and by referring only to Maddow, the online thicket covered the actual debate with a hard-to-penetrate layer of bs articles.
And so, a promising opening toward a meaningful discussion about education was destroyed.
I have not forgiven that liar.
I wonder if she will bring Trump up?
Only time you will see anything moderate mentioned in association with her name.
She claims to be a hugger…spare us all please
I put Chuck Todd in the same category. Meet the press is unwatchable because of his obvious bias and TDS.
Heck. I want to see her on a debate with POTUS. He would eat her alive (Sorry in advance for the imagery placed within your minds)
I can see whoever has her contract trying to resurrect her career. But you would think the DNC would want someone who is a better cat herder. “Got to keep the loonies on the path.”
NBC is, of course, trying to give their highest rated MSNBC host a promotional platform on this debate stage
last i saw, her ratings were right up there with the popularity of diarrhea ice cubes…
On the bright side she is a lesbian and won’t be reproducing little morons.
Beyond stupid. But it’s their party, so they can do what they want.
After all, we have Bill Kristol, George Will, Mittens Romney and the like in our political party.
Rachel Madcow will be a perfect ring leader for the Domo Commie three ring circus that the debates will promise to be,extremist entertainment at it’s best or worst.
A BLATTING GOAT with a pinched scrotum would be a better choice?
The entire Leftist agenda is based on lies, misinformation, and deception. Truth and facts are their mortal enemies. This woman (and I use the term loosely) has been lying for so long about so many things she has come to believe her own lies and has consequently gone off the deep end. For her own safety, she should be locked up in a rubber room somewhere.
As far as I am concerned, they can use one of the original inhabitants of CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
That’s right … H.R. Puffinstuff