TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
Will Maddow correct/Continued: Yesterday afternoon, we mentioned a rather large mistake from last Thursday’s Maddow show—a grossly misleading representation which formed the basis of Maddow’s second segment with Senator James Inhofe.
We wondered if Maddow would correct her error on last night’s program. We even called it must-see TV! See THE DAILY HOWLER, 3/19/12.
Last evening, Maddow didn’t correct—but she did a special hour-long broadcast on a single subject. For that reason, must-see TV has been bumped ahead to tonight.
For what it’s worth, the videotape of that bungled segment is active again at Maddow’s site (and elsewhere). But will Maddow self-correct? Her brand is built around the claim that she loves to correct her own mistakes. (Everybody makes mistakes, though this one was rather large.)
Or does the show plan to tough it out, perhaps on the premise that Maddow’s statements last Thursday were technically accurate? That would be quite a stretch, though some of Maddow’s language in that segment may seem to be carefully crafted.
Maddow built that entire second segment around the claim that Inhofe misrepresented something she said in his new book about climate change.
Sorry, that just isn’t accurate. But will Maddow self-correct? In the name of all that is holy, must-see TV comes tonight!