TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
One of the most egregious reports we've ever seen on cable:
As we’ve told you in the past, Rachel Maddow isn’t what you’d call obsessively honest.
Her problem seems especially strong with respect to political figures of whom she disapproves. This seems to have led to the opening segment of last night’s program, one of the most egregious reports we’ve ever seen on cable.
The dishonesty was so extensive that we won’t try to detail it today. We will only say this:
If you want to see the way the world works, you should watch that 17-minute segment, the segment which opened last night’s program. To watch that segment, click this.
Then, you should compare what Maddow reported to the array of facts in this 1400-word news report in yesterday’s Washington Post, the source for Maddow’s presentation.
(Quite correctly, the Post didn’t seem to think that its report was that big a deal. The report appeared on page B4 of yesterday morning’s paper.)
Maddow’s subject was Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a long-time non-favorite of the multimillionaire cable star. That said, last night’s report was egregious to the point of virtual lunacy.
In our view, there are a few minor journalistic problems with the initial report in the Post. But Maddow took that report and journeyed around the moon.
To watch a truly egregious report, go ahead—click this. If you go on to read the piece in the Washington Post, you’ll see how thoroughly you got scammed by one of your own last night.
Do we liberals want to be played this way? Good lord, what a report!
Discourse on method: If you choose to fact-check Maddow’s report, be sure to look for the invented facts—and for the many facts which have been withheld.
The Post report is full of facts which Maddow and her staff discarded. This let them create a lengthy report which was just this side of nuts.
Final warning: Look out for the colonics!