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Rachel Maddow Becomes First Out Lesbian to Host Prime-Time News Show
AfterEllen ^ | 8/20/08 | staff

Posted on 08/21/2008 6:47:51 AM PDT by pissant

Openly gay political commentator Rachel Maddow, 35, is getting her own prime-time show on MSNBC, the cable news channel confirmed on Tuesday.

"This just completes our prime-time lineup," MSNBC President Phil Griffin told the New York Times.

Beginning Sept. 8, Maddow will replace commentator Dan Abrams in the 9 p.m. time slot. Her show will initially focus on the presidential race but will become more of a general news program after the election.

"This is great," Maddow told the Times. "Getting a regular cable show is something I’ve wanted."

Maddow will be the first out lesbian to host a prime-time news or political commentary show on American television, and one of the very few women ever to do so. MSNBC does not have any other news or political commentary shows hosted by women.

Maddow currently divides her time between Manhattan and western Massachusetts, where she lives with her partner of 10 years, artist Susan Mikula.

Maddow has hosted a popular liberal talk radio show on Air America since 2004. She has also been a frequent guest commentator on political talk shows like MSNBC's Tucker and CNN's Paula Zahn Now, and is currently a regular panelist on MSNBC's Race for the White House With David Gregory.

(Excerpt) Read more at afterellen.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lesbian; liberalmedia; msnbc; notadamandsteve; notannaandeve; rachelmaddow; who
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Rachel is a lesbian? Get oughta here!
1 posted on 08/21/2008 6:47:52 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Why is it necessary for me to know that she’s a lesbian?

It isn’t, but the MSM wants me to know anyway.


2 posted on 08/21/2008 6:48:50 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: pissant
I think this is her 'partner'.


3 posted on 08/21/2008 6:48:53 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

That's a MAN.

4 posted on 08/21/2008 6:49:31 AM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: Slapshot68

This was as shocking as finding out Liberace was gay.


5 posted on 08/21/2008 6:49:43 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

What?!?!?!

;)


6 posted on 08/21/2008 6:50:11 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: pissant

Well, at least it’s a channel nobody watches.


7 posted on 08/21/2008 6:50:15 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: pissant

When her show gets axed because of poor ratings she will blame it on the homophobia of Americans. It will have nothing to do with liberal dribble.


8 posted on 08/21/2008 6:50:40 AM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: pissant

this is good, cause we don’t have nearly enough of this stuff thrown in our faces. I mean they make up 1-2% of the population we shouldn’t be able to go a minute without being notified of another first.


9 posted on 08/21/2008 6:51:32 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: pissant

She must have threatened to beat Abrams.Smart money would have been on her.


10 posted on 08/21/2008 6:51:45 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Slapshot68; pissant
Why is it necessary for me to know that she’s a lesbian? It isn’t, but the MSM wants me to know anyway.

This article isn't from the "MSM," it's from a website called AfterEllen.com.

Now I've never heard of it, but apparently Pissant reads it.

11 posted on 08/21/2008 6:51:54 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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12 posted on 08/21/2008 6:52:05 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Obama is making me vote for McCain)
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She is sure to attract all eight of MSNBC’s viewers!


13 posted on 08/21/2008 6:52:21 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: SolidWood

She’s a lesbian??? Who would have thought that..............................................


14 posted on 08/21/2008 6:52:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Guilty.


16 posted on 08/21/2008 6:53:33 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: pissant
Maddow has hosted a popular liberal talk radio show on Air America since 2004.

That would be popular amongst MSNBC staff, not actual listening Americans. Ratings have shown that most Americans would rather listen to ethnic programming in Swahili than Air America.
17 posted on 08/21/2008 6:53:59 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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Why is it necessary for me to know that she’s a lesbian?

They assume the reader lives in a cave.

18 posted on 08/21/2008 6:55:43 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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Why is it necessary for me to know that she’s a lesbian?

Why did MSNBC think it was necessary to tell us she is a lesbian? When her show gets canceled in a couple of months, it will be because Americans are homophobes.

19 posted on 08/21/2008 6:55:47 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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When her show gets axed because of poor ratings she will blame it on the homophobia of Americans. It will have nothing to do with liberal dribble.
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Without a doubt. She/he/it will whine like all the rest of the liberal rot-sprayers from Air America.


20 posted on 08/21/2008 6:57:30 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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