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Tim and Alissa Birkel Call Out Rachel Maddow’s Spoonful of Leftism

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Posted on September 27 2009 10:30 am
David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here

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NewsReal’s Tim and Alissa Birkel have been focusing on rebutting the smears and distortions of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. They have created a series chronicling Maddow’s missteps titled “A Spoonful of Saccharine” Explaining the title, the husband-and-wife writing team wrote in their first entry in the series:

Our friend and colleague David Swindle wrote that Rachel Maddow is the Mary Poppins of the left, pleasant and reasonable-sounding enough that she comes off as more reasonable than her actual stance might be. Mary Poppins used a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but Maddow’s sweetener of choice is something different. Hers is pure fiction: a calorie-and-truth-free artificial sweetener to help the leftist ideology go down. And (with apologies to diet soda aficionados) like most artificial sweeteners something about it tastes wrong, it’s a poor substitute for the real thing, consuming too much can give you a headache, and prolonged exposure can lead to cancer. OK, so that last part of the analogy doesn’t really hold. But observe the artificial truth flavoring her latest show.

Check out the Spoonful of Saccharine Series if you have missed any of the previous installments:

Part 1: Rachel Maddow’s Sugar-Free Statistics

Part 2: Union Thug with History of Inciting and Condoning Violence Decries His Critics

Part 3: If You Can’t Get the Money Quote, Manufacture One

Part 4: Maddow Gives ACORN Covering Fire

Part 5: A Second Round of ACORN Covering Fire, a Defense From Our Childhood

Part 6: American People Support Obamacare (If You Define “American People” to Mean “Mostly Leftists”)

Part 7: Maddow accuses Senator DeMint of “Treason”

Part 8: Second-Stringers Pile on Rush Limbaugh Rams Story

Part 9: TRMS Personalities, Producers Apparently Unaware how US Tax Code Functions

Part 10: Alan Grayson Will Not Apologize, Will Compare Himself to Jesus

Part 11: Rachel Maddow Fails to Understand a Little Thing Called Context

Part 12: Maddow’s Alternate Reality Redefines “Fringe” Even Larger

Part 13: Maddow’s Continued Blindness to Irony, Hamsher’s Continued Inability to Let the Past Go

Part 14: Geopolitical Realities No Barrier to Maddow Blaming Bush for All Problems

Part 15: If You Can’t Change Reality, Mock It

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