Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rachel Maddow is Great: "This is a conservative problem."



This segment from last night's Rachel Maddow Show illustrates what separates her from the typical breed of tee-vee gabber.

To wit: notice how she sees straight through Pat Buchanon's equivocation between Republican and conservative. In the sequence beginning at about the 4:05 mark, Buchanon replies to a Maddow's challenge of conservative/laissez faire ideology by invoking a couple of Democrats involved in the Fannie-Freddie debacle; Maddow cuts straight through that noise and observes that deregulation is a foundational tenet of contemporary American conservatism, which crosses party lines (there are, alas, conservative Democrats). This sends Pat into an embarrassing verbal evasion wherein he equates conservatism with sound underwriting practices.

Do watch the entire thing. This is what a liberal media would look and sound like if we had one. We do have Rachel Maddow until MSNBC decides that her combination of solid ratings, genuinely incisive commentary, and an authentically left-liberal viewpoint are unacceptable for tee-vee.

2 comments:

Jillian said...

Our site is ostensibly conservative, but we've been doing a lot of positive stuff on Maddow—

http://culture11.com/node/32335?from=flash

http://culture11.com/blogs/ladyblog/2008/09/24/mostly-mad-about-maddow/

Anonymous said...

This woman is a tard. Here's the reason Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs