MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
How will Rachel correct: Just a quick programming note: This evening’s Rachel Maddow show ranks as must-see TV.
At issue: How will Maddow handle her latest cosmic factual blunder? We refer to the remarkable boner around which she built her second segment with Senator Inhofe last Thursday night.
As it turns out, that entire segment was built around a cosmic mistake—a cosmic factual error by Maddow. If you want to see the error explained, this conservative site has the facts right. So does Newsbusters—Gack!—over at MRC.
To date, Maddow has made no correction, though the Maddow Show has killed the tape of the bungled segment from last Thursday night. Here’s tonight’s must-see question:
How will Maddow correct her mistake? What follows is just a guess, based on past misbehavior:
Maddow will run through various errors Inhofe made on Thursday night’s program. She may even throw in a few mistakes from his mistake-riddled book. In the process, she will mention her own mega-gaffe, keeping viewers from understanding how ginormous this latest blunder was.
But that’s just a guess.
We've told you this before: You have to fact-check every word that comes out of Maddow’s mouth. The Maddow show is comfort food. It's the liberal world aping Fox.
We’ve also noted this: Maddow says that she loves to self-correct; gullible acolytes like to believe her. Inhofe’s view on climate change to the side, this claim by Maddow may be the world’s actual “greatest hoax.”
It’s hard to lose a debate to Inhofe. Our Own Rhodes Scholar found several ways to do so last Thursday. But then again, what else is new?
Tonight’s show is must-see TV machine thingy. How will Rachel correct?