Since Keith Olbermann threw his script at the camera and stomped off the set of MSNBC swearing and screaming, Rachel Maddow has been touted as the face of MSNBC. Howard Kurtz must have won some contest in hell because it appears he was forced to sit in on a planning meeting at “The Rachel Maddow Show” and then write about it. There’s nothing quite like lefty journalists writing slobbery love notes as “news” about other lefty journalists. (Although I use the term “journalist” lightly in Maddow’s case.)
It is part graduate seminar, part standup comedy, as Rachel Maddow challenges the 17 mostly female staffers on every suggestion for that night’s show.
I’m glad someone else noticed Maddow’s (sad) attempts at comedy. What’s puzzling is that MSNBC’s new poster girl seems to want to ape Jon Stewart more than she wants to be an actual newsperson. Maddow made a total fool out of herself with juvenile snickering when she and Anderson Cooper dubbed the Tea Party as “teabaggers” and then claimed that’s what the Tea Party called itself. She said the word “teabag” or “teabagging” at least 50 times during the following segment and could barely contain her mirth. The only thing I found funny about it was no straight person had ever heard of the obscure homosexual practice of “teabagging” until the likes of Maddow and Cooper brought it to our national attention. Thanks for that, by the way. We all now need brain bleach.