The Rachel Maddow Show
Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:46 AM
I don't understand why there aren't more pitchforks.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 9:58 AM
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:39 AM
I am really, really liking the latest round of stills showing various people reading 'Drift.' I have no idea why I like them so much, but that's not going to stop me from smiling whenever I see one...
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 2:59 PM
So now I do pay a bit more attention since a quick flash of an earnest hot guy reading is like a dash of cinnamon on your hot chocolate. But now I'm caught in a perpetual over thinking cycle and the photos look contrived to me and way too reminiscent of the Morning Joe photo trash of Mika and Scarborough pretending to be elegant sophisticated urbanites.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 3:40 PM
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 4:12 PM
When Chris Hayes mentioned his favorite thing of the day, I thought "Somebody is reading Wired".
Hee! Now I know why I've seen an uptick in the number of Bravo show adverts on TRMS in recent weeks - laying the groundwork for Rachel on Watch What Happens Live - anything to sell more books, I suppose...
Absolutely loved the photo of the workers on the Capitol dome watching Discovery fly past. Getting ready to rewatch that whole segment, a recent favorite.
Edited by InnerCanuck, Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:04 AM.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 2:16 PM
I'm so ordering a Domino's Pizza (despite the ugh factor) next time I am in Amsterdam and then waiting for it a block from the hotel along its delivery route!
I wonder if Rachel ever tapes her show or only does a rewind in the studio. Because despite it being a big sponsor and MSNBC (well the NBC family) being huge whores to Conservative big business, I'd really love to see her take on the incredibly heavyhanded political ads ExxonMobile, Chevron and GE have been running trying to establish how good paying no taxes getting huge subsidies and trying to sell us taxpayers the notion that the more oil drilled and removed from sands that Exxonmobile can ship to China and India the safer the US will be from foreign oil. Particularly ExxonMobile. Not only was there one night that an ad for them ran every commercial break on her show but even in between the little fake show spot where she re-talks the Best Thing Ever segment for thirty seconds that Colin Powell's asshole son made sure counts as airtime and not commercial time but allowing for even more commercials in an hour. And in particular there is the new incredibly confusing we love teachers bit that actually doesn't even tout Exxon's tax write off support for educational efforts. Assuming such exists in even the tiniest form.
The ads are all over the place, but I've noticed the rotation is heaviest during Rachel's show weeknights and during Chris's show on weekends. It can't be a coincidence. And we're not exactly the choir to try and preach at in this regard. Well maybe the almost equally silly GE ad that is so successful in making me forget they don't pay federal taxes because they make the machines that make the power that make beer! Wow. I need to go turn on all my lights forget about the check I just wrote to the IRS and pop open a bottle!
Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 2:38 PM
Posted Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:54 PM
And you powned that fool on MTP. Good job Rach.
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Edited by attica finch, Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:25 PM.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:33 PM
Yeah, I was yelling at the TV. I had nowhere near the decorum she had. That was really hard to watch, especially since it happens to her every damn time.
That Rachel restrained herself from stabbing that guy in his carotid with her pen, thereby staining David Gregory's set with spurting Republican spatter, shows her to be a better person than I.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 6:09 PM
I also couldn't help but notice something Rachel has talked about repeatedly on her show: you can't debate people who ignore the facts of an argument. Case in point, women earning less than men. The congresswoman simply pivoted to her talking points when it came to her, and Alex Castelwhatever would say something like, "Well, that's not true, because women between the ages of 40 and 60, who are single, make a couple thousand dollars more on average than men between the ages of blahblahblah". That doesn't disprove Rachel's point at all. I'm willing to bet that female t.v. executives make more money than men who work at fast food restaurants. It doesn't change the larger point that Rachel was trying to make.
I really hope she says something about it on tonight's show.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 9:34 AM
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Note to Alex C: when you patronize & cut off a person's two minutes (on a 60 minute show), recognize that she might have her own show where she can spend 30 minutes using a variety of statistics to show how you are so very wrong.
Couldn't resist a follow-up:
Also, recognize that the loyal fans of said person whose two minutes you cut off will be EXPECTING that she will do just that, and in said person whose two minutes you cut off's thorough (and usually unassailable*) style, who knows that her loyal fans will be terribly disappointed if she does not. While you may eventually feel a dead horse is being un-necessarily beaten, the loyal fans of said person whose two minutes you cut off WILL NOT. And, lastly, the loyal fans of said person whose two minutes you cut off will be looking forward to the next time the two of you are on the same panel somewhere, to see if the lesson sank in at all.
* - felt the need to qualify this because said person whose two minutes he cut off has stated herself that she does make mistakes (not often, but unlike many others, when she does she will admit it AND APOLOGIZE on camera)
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 4:47 PM
What really hammered the whole thing home as to how much of a huge lying sack he is was the clip from CNN. The network that employs him as a conservative mouth piece...could not get a hold of him for a statement. I hope the next time he slinks onto their set for a paycheck his debate opponent brings it up every chance.
I'm not sure I agree with Rachel though that the Conservatives (which now in general election cycle means Republicans) truly believe women get equal pay. I think they know damn well they don't. And instead they did push back to make sure Obama did not get to pass any legislature that would not only cast him in a good light but cast him in a good light for a particular voting segment. Plus they aren't for women getting equal pay. I think they just assumed that not only would it be not remembered three years down the line but it would not be attached to an overall agenda that either disparages women or dismisses them.
And then add into the mix that Republicans, particularly in election mode, have a huge tendency to just lie outright -- say it enough times and it becomes the truth or at least makes the other side address it as an issue. And if it becomes an issue there must be "two sides to it".
I think sometimes Rachel suffers the same syndrome that Obama seems to have perhaps finally shaken off. And that is the normal operation syndrome. It is when you take what you assume is normal. What you operate under as well as what you see the majority of those around in society operating under. And then you assume that is normal for your opponent as well. Obama perhaps could not parse that Republicans in congress would willfully see the nation damaged even more and more in order to spite him and make him look ineffectual. Rachel, who sees the truth serving her well; who sees facts as her friend. Simply cannot fathom why someone would see willfully and outright plain lies said on camera serving a cause. Let alone serving it well. So in some senses Castellanos' sneering condescension serves him well since he is playing to a crowd that grabs the immediate and the tone and sees an older man putting a woman in her place. Even if he does so with bald faced lies. The bonus is that a huge number of those same people ironically operate in the same frame of mind as Rachel if on a simpler scale. That if someone says it on TV, at least that person believes it to be true. No one would lie outright and so egregiously. Except the porn stached pig of completely selling out that is Castellanos.
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Posted May 10, 2012 @ 9:30 AM
I loved Rachel's snark the other night that led her to finish a story with 'I could be wrong. I have a big dumb caterpillar girl brain.' Which caused somebody in the studio to guffaw, and me to laugh with them both.
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 10:41 AM
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:38 PM
Sorry ... I'm sure he must not be able to control it, but the gravelly voice is uncomfortable to listen to.
Rachel is impressive. Cory Booker is impressive. Great show.