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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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To: pissant

12 posted on 08/21/2008 6:52:05 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Obama is making me vote for McCain)
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To: pissant

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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To: Slapshot68
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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To: Slapshot68
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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To: Kimmers

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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To: pissant
This was as shocking as finding out Liberace was gay.

You're joking. Not as shocking as finding out Rock Hudson was gay.

21 posted on 08/21/2008 6:58:46 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Liberace made it to Hollywood on the back of a Hudson.


22 posted on 08/21/2008 7:01:07 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Rock Hudson died from Botulism, bad meat in the can, Bada Bing!
23 posted on 08/21/2008 7:01:21 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: SolidWood; WakeUpAndVote

GUILTY!

She could make a nice “transition” partner for recovering gay males.


24 posted on 08/21/2008 7:01:55 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: pissant
It's important for us to know she's a lesbian, but John Edwards’ sex life is none of our business.

Got it.

25 posted on 08/21/2008 7:03:29 AM PDT by Mediocrates
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To: pissant
Rachel is a lesbian? Get oughta here!

Probably only got the gig because of her long lost brother's stardom ...

26 posted on 08/21/2008 7:03:29 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: shekkian

NBC has Olympic coverage on there!


27 posted on 08/21/2008 7:04:25 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: pissant
Rachel Maddow Becomes First Out Lesbian to Host Prime-Time News Show

Suze Orman would disagree.

28 posted on 08/21/2008 7:05:32 AM PDT by Petronski (The God of Life will condemn the Chinese government. Laogai means GULAG.)
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To: pissant

Only because The Tack Olbermann hasn’t come out yet.


29 posted on 08/21/2008 7:08:14 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Drill here. Drill now. Drill Paris.)
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To: Impy

Maybe this Lefty trash talker will do the same for MSNBC as she did for Err America. Punitive Liberalism is a real PAIN!


30 posted on 08/21/2008 7:08:49 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: WakeUpAndVote

31 posted on 08/21/2008 7:10:50 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: pissant
Maddow has hosted a popular liberal talk radio show on Air America since 2004.

Err America is POPULAR? How many listeners do they have? 500? Err America is s "popular" that they can't even get liberals to buy advertising time so they rely on the likes of George Soros to PAY to keep the show on the air!

32 posted on 08/21/2008 7:11:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: pissant

I wish you would include a sarcasm disclaimer. Anyone who has had the misfortune of watching Rachel ‘Butch’ Maddow for more than two minutes would make the lesbian connection.


33 posted on 08/21/2008 7:11:17 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: pissant

Her first guests will by Mrs.& Mrs. DeGeneris.


34 posted on 08/21/2008 7:11:23 AM PDT by AU72
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To: pissant

It’s Pat from SNL!


35 posted on 08/21/2008 7:12:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Not separated at birth.


36 posted on 08/21/2008 7:13:07 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: ByteMercenary

Thank God...I will never have to make that connection.


37 posted on 08/21/2008 7:13:45 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: Bushbacker1
LOL! I also thought it was hilarious to see the reaction on my mom's face when I told her Anderson Cooper was gay. She said "But... But... He's got a girlfriend!", and I said "Yeah, so did Rock Hudson. He had a bunch of them."

Tom Cruise is gay. John Travolta too.

38 posted on 08/21/2008 7:15:58 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: pissant

[first out lesbian to host a prime-time news]

Unless she is going to do lesbian stuff on the news...SO WHAT!!


39 posted on 08/21/2008 7:16:12 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: pissant

Let’s have some fairness here! Make Tammy Bruce her counterpart.


40 posted on 08/21/2008 7:16:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Impy
NBC has Olympic coverage on there!

Which is geting poorer ratings than their regular normal schedule.

41 posted on 08/21/2008 7:18:22 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: pissant
Rachel is a lesbian? Get oughta here!

You might say "he" has a "split" personality...

42 posted on 08/21/2008 7:20:22 AM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 155-Jan. 20--and counting)))
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To: pissant

What’s amazing is that the gay community wants to be fully accepted by America, YET, they continue to self segregate themselves as Gay-Host, Gay Teacher, Gay Presidential Candidate, etc. Why can’t Rachel Maddow be a TV host. Oh yeah, it would undercut her identity politics that she has used to get the gig. Besides, I thought David Thusther had his own show.... s/


43 posted on 08/21/2008 7:23:46 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: pissant

As the dam breaks and a flood of viewers leave PMSNBC, the network is simnply trying to plug the hole in the dyke.


44 posted on 08/21/2008 7:25:01 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Hard to fathom!


45 posted on 08/21/2008 7:29:08 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: pissant

Aside from all the standard posts...a question: “Where is Dan Abrams going? Was he fired? Did he resign? Is he moving to another network/time?


46 posted on 08/21/2008 7:29:17 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: pissant

Ladies - start your diesel engines!!


47 posted on 08/21/2008 7:32:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: pissant

What is it with lesbians that they always seem to want to look like teenage boys? If they’re not attracted to men then why are they attracted to masculine women?

Is... a puzzlement.


48 posted on 08/21/2008 7:38:44 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

Exactly, if you are a woman truly attracted to women, why would you want a woman that looks like a man? That makes no sense.

I suspect many were hurt or abused by a man in their lives, and haven’t gotten over it.


49 posted on 08/21/2008 7:40:29 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: pissant; All

LOL! FReeper humor BUMP! (read it all)


50 posted on 08/21/2008 7:43:07 AM PDT by PGalt
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