Rachel Maddow isn't a journalist

October 23, 2017

Rachel Maddow isn’t a journalist, but she plays one on TV. For most of the past year, she’s provided her grieving Hillary supporter fans with nightly doses of crazy Russian collusion conspiracy theories. But with evidence of that proving to be as rare as feathers on a frog, Maddow has found a new dark and shady tale to spin. She spent much of her show last week trying to connect enough dots to blame the death of four US soldiers in a terrorist attack in Niger on President Trump’s travel ban on Chad.

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It was a flight of fancy so unmoored from reality that even the Huffington Post ran an in-depth article debunking it as “crazy.” You know you’ve really taken a plunge into the deep end when even HuffPo suspects you have Trump Derangement Syndrome.

But as goes Maddow, so goes the left in the US generally. We’re already starting to see liberal politicians declaring the deaths in Niger to be “Trump’s Benghazi.” That’s infuriating for at least two reasons:

First, it cheapens the deaths of heroic US service members to try to use them in a transparent ploy to score partisan political points. We already got enough of that last week when an irresponsible Congress member attempted to use the President’s voluntary, private condolence calls to grieving Gold Star families to launch a cheap political attack.

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Secondly, the left (including Hillary Clinton) has spent years dismissing the deaths in Benghazi as a “nothingburger” scandal for which Hillary holds no responsibility, even though she spent months denying repeated pleas for more security and ignoring warnings, and later lied to us about the nature of that terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11, even though we now know she knew. So when they say Niger is Trump’s Benghazi, are they trying to say he is somehow culpable and should face justice, or are they saying it’s a big nothing and everyone should just get off his case about it?

Considering one of the leading voices making the charge is the same Congresswoman who, last week, was trying to exploit Trump’s condolence calls to Gold Star families to score political points, don’t expect any logical, coherent explanation of what "Trump's Benghazi" means. It changes moment-by-moment to whatever it needs to be to hurt Trump the most.

The left has officially moved on from “situational ethics” to “situational facts.”


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  • Lance Scott

    10/28/2017 12:06 PM

    Everything she has ever said on tv is scripted & I wouldn't doubt that she agrees with it all. And being a self proclaimed lesbian she parades around like she knows everything about anything when it comes to politics,homosexuality, & throwing President Trump under the bus and through the mud. Its a shame people like her shouldn't be able to make accusations like she has. She is pathetic & soon it will all unravel we just have to wait for it.

  • WPM Sr

    10/27/2017 08:57 PM

    This mentally deranged excuse for a journalist likes to pee on the American people and tell them that it is rain, anyone with a second grade level of intelligence can see thru her nonsense but, the problem is a good portion of the voting public is not of sound mind.

  • Dolores Parsons

    10/26/2017 09:26 AM

    Couldn't help but wonder what my grandmother would have said about all this. Some truisms come to mind:
    1.do unto others as you's want them to do to you;
    2. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones;
    3. What goes around comes around and hits you right between the eyes;
    4. Always leave things better than the way you found them
    5. She is more to be pitied than censured.
    I could go on but I think we get the idea!

  • Michael Walters

    10/26/2017 04:54 AM

    Being a conservative, I rarely listen to the Maddow show. However, I have seen many commentaries about her comments, and I must say, I'm not impressed. She follows the usual liberal script, with very little substance, and an abundance of useless, uninformed, anti-Trump diatribe. I find this true of all the liberal news outlets. After a couple of years of this mindless dribble, I just turn the channel to Fox, who continually run stories pertinent to current issues. The Dems have no policies about anything, other than Russia(debunked) and attacks on Trump. Well, that's all changing now with the revelations about the Uranium 1 scandal and the unverified dozier, both of which should be a huge eye opener for everyone in the nation. The MSM is still covering as little as possible because it truly reveals how wrong they have been about Trump and his Presidency. I'm waiting for the day that I can turn to any channel and know that what they are reporting is true and beneficial to the nation, it's people, and it's government. That journalism is back in the form it has always meant to be, truthful, informative, cutting edge, neutral and helpful, as opposed to, worthless, opinionated, and a waste of time and effort.

  • AG

    10/25/2017 10:22 PM


    Frederica Wilson voting record on veterans issues :
    Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
    6/13/17 S 1094 Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
    Bill Passed - House (368 - 55) Nay
    3/16/17 HR 1181 Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
    Bill Passed - House (240 - 175) Nay
    3/16/17 HR 1259 VA Accountability First Act of 2017
    Bill Passed - House (237 - 178) Nay
    9/14/16 HR 5620 VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
    Bill Passed - House (310 - 116) Nay
    6/23/16 HR 2577 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
    Conference Report Adopted - House (239 - 171) Nay
    7/29/15 HR 1994 VA Accountability Act of 2015
    Bill Passed - House (256 - 170) Nay
    10/01/13 H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
    Joint Resolution Failed - House (264 - 164) Nay
    3/21/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
    Concurrence Vote Passed - House (318 - 109) Nay
    3/06/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
    Bill Passed - House (267 - 151) Did Not Vote
    3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
    Bill Passed - House (252 - 170) Nay