Maddow in the "killing" fields!

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

We have no fish today:
Initially, we planned to return today to Monday evening's Maddow Show—specifically, to the remarkable way the program doctored a statement by Jeff Sessions.

Last Thursday, April 13, the program had played the same game. We discussed this rather obvious con in last Saturday's post.

This Monday, April 17, the program did it again. We'd have to say that Session's statement was doctored even more aggressively on this second occasion.

We'd even have to say that Monday's program introduced a striking new form of the "Maddow edit!" Also, and alas, the con was delivered this time around by guest host Joy Reid.

Reid is much, much smarter than this. But as we've long suggested, everyone who draws outsized pay from "cable news" ends up playing these cable news games.

Watching Maddow's show last night, we decided to change today's topic. We decided to discuss Maddow's propagandistic, uninformative trip to the "killing" fields.

Sadly, MSNBC hasn't produced a transcript for last night's program. And we don't plan to depress ourselves, at this time, by returning to Monday night's con.

That said, the Maddow Show is an endlessly devolving con which feeds on liberal brain cells. Watching its host perform last night, we thought again of the description she gave, a few years back, of her own emotional problems.

To our eye, Maddow seemed to be struggling last night, in a way you never want a person to struggle. But her work this week has been very poor. Liberal brain cells die each time this car salesman goes on the air.

We promise! We'll take you to the "killing" fields at some future date. We'll show you what this program's writers made Reid say Monday night.

We just don't want to do those things today. Our culture is in a downward spiral, and it seems to us that Maddow is central to this dangerous state of affairs.

On Monday, we plan to start an award-winning series, "The Music Men." Maddow is part of this upscale assemblage, but we plan to start somewhere else.

Finally, a chance for a last bit of fun as we all await you-know-who's war!

To us, these critiques seem fair: This morning, we stumbled across this Heat Street report, and on this Hot Air comment about it.

It seem to us that these critiques are probably on-target. Maddow strikes us as a struggling soul. Her program strikes us as a highly unhelpful, uninformative pseudo-progressive mess.

33 comments:

  1. "We'll show you what this program's writers made Reid say Monday night."

    It seems doubtful that Maddow writes her own copy any more than Reid (who is usually smart) does. So perhaps these complaints are better aimed at the writers, who no doubt get their marching orders from some corporate entity just as Maddow and Reid do.

    Today is the March for Science. If anyone cares about the reality-based community any more, today is the day to show it. Trump's shiny new budget has cut funding for research, just as most other presidents have done. Clinton promised to increase it, but alas never got the chance. Bernie is not a research-funding type of guy. Wonder how science and technology are supposed to rescue us from climate change when they are being starved of resources?

    But, hey, Maddow said something stupid last week. No empathy for Maddow, though. Not rural enough, I guess.

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    1. Recognizing her as a "troubled soul" shows empathy. His criticism otherwise seems fair.

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  2. Your comment is extremely confusing, as you seem to be confused. You quote Bob saying "the writers," and then you suggest that Bob said that Maddow and/or Reid was the writer.
    What happened to reading comprehension?

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    1. "It seems doubtful that Maddow writes her own copy any more than Reid (who is usually smart) does."

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  3. "No empathy for Maddow, though. Not rural enough, I guess."

    And we have a winner. No more phone calls please.

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  4. This obsession with Ms. Maddow has entered the Sad Zone. If you stopped watching that show the viewership would probably drop from one to zero. And your health will improve.

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    1. The reality distortion field claims another rube, so certain (well, willing to pretend anyway) that no one but Somerby could possibly be paying attention to Maddow...

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  5. Who buys a book like "Shattered"? Not Hillary supporters, certainly. It is another hit piece and we don't have any fun reading that stuff. It is the people who hate Hillary who buy such books. Given the attention the book has been getting, there are a bunch of those haters out there. Some may be Bernie supporters, but most are probably on the right. Demonstrating some of that famous empathy that we on the left totally lack. It will be a long time before lefties can learn to show comparable empathy to those Others, right?

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  6. Bob can't seem to decide what to do. I happen to see the Sessions show whatever was their Bob had already overplayed. A huge shift occurred last week in the pundit world last week but Bob doesn't want to comment on it...hmmmmm....

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    1. Bob has criticized O'Reilly in the past (all you have to do is use Google and search through his archives). He largely focuses on Maddow's awfulness because nobody else does, and, you could argue that she is worse because she deceives progressives and liberal types.

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    2. "... she is worse because she deceives progressives and liberal types.

      Can I get both their names?

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    3. Anon 11:27,
      If you had followed Facebook in 2016, you would have found legions of progressives quoting and reposting Maddow's misleading statements.

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  7. Here is why Trump won and why his supporters voted for him:

    "A young person interviewed at election time said :’’when those other people talk I don’t understand them, but when Trump talks I do understand him!’’"

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  8. Somerby thinks Hillary was a bad candidate. Kevin Drum doesn't agree, and unlike Somerby, Drum has evidence to support his view. Drum says:

    "According to this, Hillary Clinton did way better than any winning candidate of the past three decades, outperforming her baseline by 2.4 percent. Without the Comey effect, she would have outperformed her baseline by a truly epic amount.

    Now, was this because she ran a good campaign, or because she had an unusually bad opponent? There's no way to tell, of course. Donald Trump was certainly a bad candidate, but then again, no one thinks that Dole or Gore or Kerry or McCain were terrific candidates either.

    Bottom line: we don't have any way of knowing for sure, and this is an inherently subjective question. But the evidence of the Abramowitz model certainly doesn't suggest that Hillary Clinton ran an unusually poor campaign or that she was an unusually poor candidate. Maybe she was, but aside from cherry-picked anecdotes and free-floating Hillary animus, there's not really a lot to support this view."

    Free-floating Hillary animus! Somerby knows more about the ongoing right-wing attempts to knock down Hillary than almost anyone, and yet he is unable to discount the effects of that campaign. He seems to be suffering from CDS about as much as any other Bernie-loving SOB. And with as little justification.

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    1. "the evidence of the Abramowitz model certainly doesn't suggest that Hillary Clinton ran an unusually poor campaign or that she was an unusually poor candidate."

      When you don't *want* to find something, it's a pretty good bet you'll miss it, but that quote is just epic.

      In retrospect, the simple fact of this astounding LOSS -- to Donald fucking Trump -- is a pretty good piece of evidence that Clinton was a *spectacularly* poor candidate.

      There were plenty of signs beforehand as well.

      In an ocean of failure you, like Drum, can't find water anywhere! Is it you that's out of touch? No, it's those Bernie-loving SOBs!

      What you ought to be asking is: Why are there so many of them and so few of you?

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    2. Poor Nona Nym, exhibiting the latter stages of terminal Clinton Derangement Syndrome. There is no cure, I suggest you start working on your bucket list.

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    3. "CDS" what you reach for to explain your diminishing relevance when you can't address an actual argument.

      So instead of arguing, chew facts.

      1) There were plenty of early signs Clinton would have trouble against *any* Republican.

      2) Clinton actually did lose, to the single most unappealing alleged human to have ever run for the office.

      3) The Democratic party nationally is on a serious losing streak, and voters -- you know, people who vote -- are telling pollsters the obvious: you're out of touch.

      4) The Bernie-loving SOBs have turned out to be women and non-white men.

      5) You're crying and looking sad on the internet as you flail.

      6) No one's buying at your DNCC excuses firesale.

      7) You could win some friends to the goals you profess by shutting up and listening, but instead you keep shouting WeDidNothingWrong EveryoneElseIsWrong at anyone who won't embrace and excuse your failure

      And it's the rest of the world, not you, that's Deranged. Perfect.

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  9. Today Nate Silver says that the media is to blame for treating Hillary's email server as a scandal when many others, including Republicans did the same thing without comment. He says, the media got Trump elected, along with Comey.

    No mention of white male angst or too few visits to Wisconsin. Silver says the media is unwilling in the aftermath of the election to admit its own role in giving the election to Trump. He suggests the media is focusing on other explanations because it doesn't want to admit its own complicity.

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  10. Bernie is traveling the country with Perez so he can tell the nation that the Democratic Party's model is failing. Why?

    He says the party needs more small donations -- like the ones he himself received, laundered from Russia. That's the ticket! Cause you don't have to account for those to the FEC. Then all of our future elections can be subsidized by foreign interests.

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    1. Everyone who gave money to Bernie is laughing at you.

      Excuse us though, we all have to cash our checks from Putin now. Back later.

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    2. How is Bernie enjoying his new dacha?

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  11. Bob's delusional obsession with Maddow is becoming comical. As his lying about being a liberal. Liberals don't support Jeff Sessions, Bob. The true it Bob is a southern, conservative white male; just like Sessions. And a racist and sexist too, again just like Sessions. But at least Sessions is honest about. Bob is just a lying scum who is not fooling anyone anymore.

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    1. Your language problems suggest you are posting from Estonia, perhaps.

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