Distraction watch: Ahab-like bluenose can't stop chasing guv!

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

Lead in the water forgotten:
Just this morning, we were struck by our advanced age.

It happened when we read this news report about excessive lead in the water at even more Newark public schools.

We're so old that we can remember when we liberals were supposed to be concerned about matters like this! We tried to remember when that was.

Then it hit us! Oh yes! It was like six weeks ago!

Ground zero for this apparent concern was the Maddow Show. As of today, the topic has been abandoned, forgotten. A cynic would say the reasons for this are obvious.

A cynic would say that Maddow's rather selective reporting about Flint was always all about one thing—her long-time pursuit of Governor Snyder, one of her many white whales. Today, she has a better cetacean to chase through the seas—Governor Bentley, who may have been "shtupping" his "mistress," or so the bluenose Maddow obsessively says.

(And says. And says. And says. Who can think about lead in water when Bentley's been shtupping his mistress?)

Last night, she was at it again, two nights after her hour-long string of apologies about the way "we have been playing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's phone sex tapes here on the show, here on the news, over and over again. Which admittedly is weird." Last night, she was going on about the "lurid headline" she had spotted atop a report in the Birmingham News, along with the "almost unbelievably provocative detail" she felt she had seen "in the story."

(Just for the record, no "phone sex" occurs on these "phone sex tapes." That's Maddow's crazy inner voice warning her that somewhere, without her permission, a pair of The Others may have been "shtupping" each other.)

(Mencken defined Puritanism as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Maddow is ruled by a different fear—the fear that somewhere, some Republican pol may be "shtupping" someone he likes. Inside this crazy person's head, a voice says this simply can't happen.)

In the last two days, the children at TPM have also begun to trouble themselves about all this possible shtupping.

(For the record, there is no evidence that anyone ever got shtupped. Although, of course, it's possible! Sometimes people "shtup" each other. Even Mother and Father!)

The children at TPM are young and inexperienced. We'll guess they're basically following Maddow's ridiculous lead on this stupid distraction, which the cable star has declared to be "huge national news."

Can someone answer a question for us?

Why should any liberal care about what Bentley may or may not have done with a woman he seems to have liked? Beyond that, why would intelligent youngsters at TPM want to mimic our resident bluenose?

Maddow's program and performance get crazier by the week. Last night, she opened her show with an angry, jumbled segment in which she repeatedly misstated the typical line of conservatives and Republicans concerning abortion and who should get blamed or punished when it happens.

As of Wednesday night, Candidate Trump didn't seem to know the drill in this area. Last night, Maddow didn't seem to know it either, or she was simply venting outside the lines, as she increasingly does. That said, her program devolves further every week. Meanwhile, all that concern about lead in the water is gone, long gone, now that she has a red state governor to chase for what she really hates.

Increasingly, Maddow is drifting out of her head. Given the power of tribal authority, we liberals can't seem to see this.

28 comments:

  1. The only place left for R.M. to go for blame about contaminated drinking water is Obama's EPA. Would that be venting outside the lines as well?

    "Why the EPA Is Also at Fault for Flint’s Toxic Water"

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/01/tnr-epa%E2%80%99s-silent-guilty-role-flint-water-crisis

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  2. Could somebody get cicero and Bob a room? And some companionship?

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  3. I don't think it's so much a matter of mental instability with Maddow, but rather a complete lack of judgement and instinct when it comes to the news. She's a hack through and through.

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    1. @1:10

      If R.M. is a hack, media types such as Diane Rehm, Chris Matthews, Sanjay Gupta, Terry Gross, Christiane Amanpour, Eleanor Clift, Michelle Bernard, must be super hacks.

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    2. Some you mention are.

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    3. @2:10

      Some? Whom on the list lost their super powers?

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  4. Maddow's persona is an 11 year old Hearher. And she treats her viewers like 5 year olds.

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    1. Thank heavens Mom lets the 13 year olds stay up late and write comments.

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    2. Check your continents junior.

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  6. Josh never should have left on a Mission of National Importance.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chip-johnson-hernando-sexting-mayor

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    1. Perhaps if Josh Marshall weren't such a cheap businessman he would leave imaginary analysts in charge instead of cut rate youngsters.

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  7. Of course if Somerby had not abandoned public education in pursuit of the great white Rachel terrorizing the high seas of her Massachusetts hot tub, he too might cover discourse about another Republican governor.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/us/outraged-by-kansas-justices-rulings-gop-seeks-to-reshape-court.html

    Perhaps Maddow is avoiding the lead in Newark school story because it is her buddy Cory Booker's backyard. Or maybe because the Superintendent pushing the testing is a state appointee. But then at least the Superintendent says he was motiviated to test due to publicity over Flint.

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    1. The lead in Newark is not nearly as bad as the lead in Pennsylvania. Maybe Uncle Drum's data caused Maddow to back off the story.

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  8. http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-03-29

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    1. Is the subheadline for your comment supposed to be:

      Unpublished Transcript Forgotten

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