Comic relief continues apace!

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016

Cable star's memory loss:
Why did we ever start our series of posts on comic relief?

Granted, they're award-winning posts. But why did we ever start them?

Oh yes! We'd been struck by the inanity of much that we see on the Maddow Show. Last Friday night, for example, the program's host made the highlighted statement below.

We take these words live and direct from the Nexis transcript. Maddow spoke with Dan Rather about the previous night's speech, the address by Khizr Khan:
MADDOW (7/29/16): Joining us now is Dan Rather, who has covered more than thirty conventions in his career, including this one, this DNC in Philly.

Dan, it's great to see you. Thanks for being here.

RATHER: Thanks for having me, Rachel.

MADDOW: I was struck by what you wrote about [Khan's speech]. But also, what you wrote about it, given your perspective, and how many of these you've seen, a singular moment.

I was so moved by that moment—I'm still moved by it now, watching it for about the sixth time. But I was so moved by it in the moment last night that I couldn't talk for the rest of the segment that we were on TV at that point. I was absolutely gripped by that.
Briefly, the analysts stopped their incessant complaining about Maddow, who they sometimes regard as less than obsessively honest and perhaps as a bit of a con man.

Apparently, Maddow hadn't been able to speak during the segment after Khan's speech! That's how moved she had been by Mr. Khan's address.

Even the analysts had to admit it; Rachel had been willing to acknowledge some real moral greatness. We could see that they'd begun to rethink their nightly caterwauling about the orange-shoed cable star.

And then, it happened again! Another youngster entered the room and played the actual tape of the actual segment from the previous night. This is what we all saw:

At the end of Khan's speech, Brian had thrown to Nicolle for comment. She said the Muslim ban had been the one proposal by Trump which most offended conservatives. As an example, she mentioned the way Lindsey Graham had apologized to American Muslims for what Trump had proposed.

At that point, Rachel piped up. However gripped she may have been, this is what she said:
MADDOW (7/28/16): The other person who rebuked Donald Trump for that was Mike Pence, his running mate, who's now decided, since he's Donald Trump's running mate, that he's all on board with the Muslim ban.
It was a good clean shot at Brother Pence. Rachel shot and scored!

Brian threw to Gene Robinson next. After Robinson stated his view, you-know-who piped up again:
MADDOW: I have to say, watching Khizr Khan, I just wept through the whole thing. I could barely—I mean, I'm not, I'm—that will be all I say, because that was so affecting, I couldn't get through it.
At that point, Matthews took his turn. Then General John Allen began his growling, Pattonesque speech, so Brian ended the post-Khan segment and aired the events on the stage.

The segment had lasted three minutes total. Rachel spoke two times, once more than anyone else.

In real time on Thursday night, we were told that Maddow wept through Mr. Khan's whole speech, so greatly had she been moved. One night later, we were told that she hadn't been able talk for the rest of the segment, so absolutely gripped had she been.

The second statement wasn't true. You can decide on the first.

As for the analysts, their faces fell as they watched Maddow pipe up during the Thursday night segment. "Good people will sometimes have memory loss," we expertly said.

Tomorrow: Even more comic relief

17 comments:

  1. I'm so glad Bob keeps going after this woman, because she's just awful.

    Maddow lost me last year when she kept taking proud credit for stories that she and her staff had clearly stolen from Amy Goodman. Such as Flint and its appointed overseer.

    And the way she sucks up to Williams and Matthews has to be seen to be believed.

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    1. You are too dumb to be believed. Somerby had her down as a phony 8 years ago. Are you really that stupid?

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    2. Hi. Im 25years old and I was with my ex for 3years after a year of being together we moved in with eachother with my daughter who calls my ex daddy our relationship was great living apart but once we moved in with eachother the arguments started and my trust issues. I always use to get funny about him going down the pub with his mates while im at home and we then ended up falling out and he would be gone all night and come in at like 3-4am drunk. I also use to get funny about him going away on holiday with his mates every year. I know him breaking up with me was my fault but not sure why he broke up with me anyway money was getting tight living together so we decided to move out and he go back to his mums and I get a place for me and my daughter we argued alot at that point because of the stress trying to find somewhere to live he said he wanted to go on a months break after moving out so we can clear our heads 3weeks into our break me text me saying we’re over I was really upset because I love him so much I was always texting him and ringing him saying I love him give me another chance then he blocked my number so I couldn’t contact him do then I message him on fb asking about my daughter as she was going on about how she doesn’t understand why she’s nit seeing daddy anymore he replies with contact me once your over me and I will have contact with your daughter.so I left it a week and even though im not over him still till this day I messaged him saying I was over him so he replies with im glad to hear your over me we will arrange something for me to see your daughter. I still love him and I wanted him back i told my sister about it and she introduced me to the Famous Prophet Akim,who helps in so many ways.i contacted him and he did his thing,before i knew it,the next day Moric called me and apologized that he was sorry for everything and im sure he will never leave me again. i am so happy now,you can also get in touch with akim on his email .(prayerstosavemarriage@hotmail.com) :)

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  2. Khan is the parent of a killed serviceman. Patricia Smith is the mother of a victim killed at Benghizi. Both gave powerful speeches at the Convention, attack the other party's candidate. Khan's speech is ongoing front page news. Smith's speech is ignored.

    Why shouldn't these speeches receive equal attention? My answer is Media Bias.

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    1. That's because you're an asshole, David. Always have been, always will be.

      The difference is, your psychotic narcissistic thin skinned juvenile GOP presidential candidate has decided to attack those parents, and is into day 4 of a twitter war with them, whereas the dignified Secretary of State has never said anything defamatory about the mother of the Benghazi victim. Just expressions of compassion and understanding.

      See the difference?

      No, I don't expect you do.

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    2. You have a point, mm. But, Hillary HAS attacked these Benghezi parents. She called them liars. Now, she softened that to blaming them for being too stupid to understand what she was saying.

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    3. Another reliably-sourced accusation from our mendacious GOP shill. Is your cite for this redstate? Investors.com? Beforeitsnews? Flippingaces?Conservativeintel? Washingtonstandard? Conservativestandard? Legalinsurrection? Endingthefed? Minutemennews? Free Republic? Redstate? Cnsnews? Townhall? Eaglerising? Freedomoutpost? Americanthinker? Breitbart? New York Post? Or Newsbusters?

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    4. Specify exactly when and where Clinton called the Benghazi parents liars. It never happened. You are the liar.

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    5. Anon 12:51, you're right, it never happened. This is another complete misrepresentation manufactured by the GOP Ratfuck Factory.

      Gold Star Mothers are now being booed at Trumps's Nurenberg Rallies. This is David's party. He must be very proud.

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  3. Once again an old, southern conservative white guy attacks an intelligent, gay woman because his fragile ego can't handle that she has a TV and he doesn't.

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    1. Why does she have a TV show when she is patently awful?

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    2. @6:12 adds the word "intelligent" to "gay woman" as if most gay women were not. I'd been offended but my own ego can handle it.

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    3. He adds "fragile" to "ego" as well, when "ginormous" would be more accurate.

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  4. Hi. Im 25years old and I was with my ex for 3years after a year of being together we moved in with eachother with my daughter who calls my ex daddy our relationship was great living apart but once we moved in with eachother the arguments started and my trust issues. I always use to get funny about him going down the pub with his mates while im at home and we then ended up falling out and he would be gone all night and come in at like 3-4am drunk. I also use to get funny about him going away on holiday with his mates every year. I know him breaking up with me was my fault but not sure why he broke up with me anyway money was getting tight living together so we decided to move out and he go back to his mums and I get a place for me and my daughter we argued alot at that point because of the stress trying to find somewhere to live he said he wanted to go on a months break after moving out so we can clear our heads 3weeks into our break me text me saying we’re over I was really upset because I love him so much I was always texting him and ringing him saying I love him give me another chance then he blocked my number so I couldn’t contact him do then I message him on fb asking about my daughter as she was going on about how she doesn’t understand why she’s nit seeing daddy anymore he replies with contact me once your over me and I will have contact with your daughter.so I left it a week and even though im not over him still till this day I messaged him saying I was over him so he replies with im glad to hear your over me we will arrange something for me to see your daughter. I still love him and I wanted him back i told my sister about it and she introduced me to the Famous Prophet Akim,who helps in so many ways.i contacted him and he did his thing,before i knew it,the next day Moric called me and apologized that he was sorry for everything and im sure he will never leave me again. i am so happy now,you can also get in touch with akim on his email .(prayerstosavemarriage@hotmail.com) :)

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