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Rachel Maddow, beacon of reason
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, January 9 2012 | Stanley Crouch

Posted on 01/11/2012 9:40:45 AM PST by presidio9

Those who are professional media enemies of the Republicans are having a fine time catching the elephants lying. The only problem to me is that they do not always follow the same rules when a supposedly oppressed group proves that it, like all others, is a contradictory bundle of human realities.

Yet Rachel Maddow, for one, is remarkable when it comes to proving in high quality intellectual detail how often the elephants do and say irrational things for the sake of pure ideology. Her proof that President Ronald Reagan did things contrary to what he supposedly believed is perfectly executed with hard facts — such as the fact of Reagan raising taxes 11 times.

Though professional right-wing liars like Dick Armey of FreedomWorks and the Fox News crew will dismiss what she says, we can be sure that neither in public nor on television will they take her on, because Maddow can bring it. Her research is superb and the time she is willing to give to making an idea or a pattern of activities clear brings a high level of sophistication to what could easily be no more than howling at the elephants as though they are cartoon monsters, which is a favorite tactic of lazy liberals who would rather rely on slogans than actually do the mental work that objectively supports an idea.

She is not afraid to look into the snake pit of racism that is hidden beneath the conservative rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh and his troops. Maddow knows that what we are seeing over and over is a development of redneck attitudes that began to emerge as soon as the South lost the Civil War and created a mythology with lies like D.W. Griffith’s toxic masterpiece “The Birth Of A Nation,” which depicted black people as quasi-monkeys. Insidiously, those ideas continue to this day.

I should say that Maddow’s interest in American women would be deepened if she were to read “Mightier Than the Sword” by David S. Reynolds. It is a stunning look at the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which rednecks fought against with every paranoid fantasy about black people because her novel did not depict them as anything other than human, the greatest sin in the eyes of bigots.

And she would better understand redneck Tea Party elephantiatis if she were to read William C. Davis’ “Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America.” Davis explains how the redneck South was threatened by the diminishment of what has been called “the slavocracy.”

Davis writes, “If slavery could not spread as new states were formed, then the existing slave states would be doomed to perpetual minority in the representation in Congress, guaranteeing that if the day came when Northern antipathy to slavery itself became hot enough, the majority could use the government to subvert the Constitution and abolish the institution where it already existed. In short, the South could not afford to lose any battle over slavery, nor even over issues on its periphery.”

That is how deeply we are still connected to the underlying mental forces that drove the slave-owning South to take on the entire country and bring about the deaths of more than 600,000 people. Those forces are still at work — they were at work in Griffith’s racist film, and they are at work today on Roger Ailes’ “news” channel.

The truth is that there are hustlers and truth-distorters on both ends of the spectrum. That is the American way, at least for now. Rachel Maddow is better than both ends. And she can push up her batting average. That is what the best of us do.


TOPICS: Editorial; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemedia; fascistmedia; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; mediabias; obamedia; racecard; racepimp; rachelmaddow; stanleycrouch
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1 posted on 01/11/2012 9:40:48 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

That’s certainly an unbiased and balanced article...


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:43:35 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: presidio9
Rachel Maddow, beacon of reason

LOL! Awww, yer killin' me!

Thanks for the laugh today. I needed that.

3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:43:57 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: presidio9

New York Daily News-Obama playing the race card in defense of Madcow.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 9:44:31 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: presidio9

So this Crouch guy just tried to tie Roger Ailes and Fox News to D.W. Griffith and 1850s plantation owners. And people wonder why we call the left “moonbats?”

}:-)4


5 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:19 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: presidio9
(S)he is SO on the list...

List of who's dead to me now...

6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:13 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: presidio9

I like how he calls conservatives racists in one sentence, and then in the very next one, he refers to rednecks.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: presidio9

Correction; That would be “Bacon of Reason”.. as in PIG


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:48:18 AM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: presidio9
Ideology is not a bad word. Basing your policies on an ideology is a good thing. If you don't you just get blown around in the wind.

irrational things for the sake of pure ideology.

9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:48:32 AM PST by DManA
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To: presidio9

Talk about run-away delusions. This writer is clearly on opium or worse.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:49:32 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: presidio9

Stanley Crouch and Rachel Maddow, both reside in a bizzaro world, where facts are lies and lies are facts, and the voice of reason is the insanity which underlies their ideology.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:51:00 AM PST by adorno (<)
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To: presidio9

You forgot the barf alert, slthough upon reflection, the title itself is a strong emetic


12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:51:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: presidio9
No pictures please.

New policy?

13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: presidio9; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”Yet Rachel Maddow, for one, is remarkable when it comes to proving in high quality intellectual detail how often the elephants do and say irrational things for the sake of pure ideology. Her proof that President Ronald Reagan did things contrary to what he supposedly believed is perfectly executed with hard facts — such as the fact of Reagan raising taxes 11 times.

Maddow still pushes her economic theory that welfare recipients are the nations job creators as fact ('consumer's demand is the engine of job growth') even after the Obama/Pelosi stimulus failed to create jobs or a recovery. In fact she rarely mentions the Obama/Pelosi stimulus that was hawking nightly on her show in early 2009 as the sure cure to our employment problem/.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 9:52:33 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: presidio9
Stanley Crouch is calling other people RACIST???
15 posted on 01/11/2012 9:54:36 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: presidio9

Rachel Maddow, he is FAR from being a beacon of reason or ANYTHING of reason for all that matters.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 9:55:13 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: presidio9
I should say that Maddow’s interest in American women would be deepened

Rachel Man-now's interest in women needs no deepening.

17 posted on 01/11/2012 9:56:00 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: presidio9
< Best Bevis and Butthead voice ...>

"Rachael Maddow" and "intellectual" used in the same sentence. he he ... he he ... he he ...

18 posted on 01/11/2012 9:56:10 AM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: presidio9

A rare example of a title that needs no “Barf Alert” because the title is a barfer in and of itself.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 10:00:25 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: presidio9

Why do I never see anyone counter this myth of Reagan the tax raiser? If someone lowers the rate from 70 to 28%, and then increases it a couple percent, are they a tax cutter or a tax raiser? Also did those increases not coincide with a commitment to real spending cuts? Where are Obama’s cuts? He refuses.

Our side refuses to stay on the offensive.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 10:00:44 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: All

If Maddow was a dinosaur, she would be a “Liccalotapus”


21 posted on 01/11/2012 10:02:17 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: presidio9

the author tried so hard to keep the bias out, but by the end of the article, she is frothing at the mouth..


22 posted on 01/11/2012 10:03:37 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: ilgipper

Worse than that - in order to get the “Reagan raised taxes eleven times” they really need some creative accounting.

It would be as if tax rates were lowered for everyone, but eleven different exemptions were eliminated - the story the media would push (if you were a Republican) was that you raised taxes eleven times - despite everyone actually paying a lower % of their income in taxes than before.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 10:04:44 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GSWarrior

Any truth to the rumor she’s a spokesperson for Snap-On Tools?


24 posted on 01/11/2012 10:05:21 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: presidio9

Rachel Maddow is so filled with ate for everything decent, moral,Republican, American, that NOTHING she speaks can be considered reasoned. Hate without basis of fact is a disease.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 10:05:34 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: presidio9
I should say that Maddow’s interest in American women would be deepened if she were to read “Mightier Than the Sword” by David S. Reynolds.

I think her interest in American Women is deep enough...

26 posted on 01/11/2012 10:07:36 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: presidio9

Rachel Maddow is a living lie.

She cuts her hair like a man, she tries to act like a man, she makes love to women.

She is as fake as the Snap-on tools she wears.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 10:07:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: presidio9

Damn, what an idiot...this Crouch homo must think that MadCow is a man and is trying to butter ‘him’ up to get some action. Talk about barking (and I do mean ‘bark’) up the wrong tree....bwaaaahaahhahaaaa..


28 posted on 01/11/2012 10:08:02 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

are we even sure this “Stanley” is a man? After all he writes like a girl and wasn’t Obama’s mother’s name Stanley?


29 posted on 01/11/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: presidio9
It's like Jeopardy...

Rachel Maddow, beacon of reason

Winston Churchill, tee-totaler

Bill Clinton, paragon of marital virtue

Mitt Romney, truth teller

Republican Party, conservative

Michelle Obama, dainty

The question? Name six headlines that would prove the writer either an outrageous baldfaced liar, a comedian, or stark-raving insane.

30 posted on 01/11/2012 10:17:22 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is dead. The Republic is not. At least not yet.)
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Rachel MadCow is just another angry idiot still rebelling against her parents.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: sickoflibs

When did Jason Biggs get a new hairdo?


32 posted on 01/11/2012 10:19:35 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: presidio9

The mind of a liberal is a barren place where only weeds take root.


33 posted on 01/11/2012 10:20:50 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Great tagline.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 10:28:38 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is dead. The Republic is not. At least not yet.)
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To: sickoflibs

Its obbvious you didn’t read post #1.

You posted a picture, now you’re gonna’ be in trouble.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 10:35:17 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: presidio9
Rachel Maddow, reeking of bacon
36 posted on 01/11/2012 10:37:35 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: presidio9

Keith Olberman, pillar of reasoned wisdom


37 posted on 01/11/2012 10:38:17 AM PST by circlecity
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To: All

didn’t this guy get the job as Obama’s minister of disinformation?


38 posted on 01/11/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: Iron Munro
RE :"Its obbvious you didn’t read post #1. You posted a picture, now you’re gonna’ be in trouble"

Couldn't help it, Maddow's hot. Picture her and Rosie together in their nighties... LOL

39 posted on 01/11/2012 10:42:51 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: presidio9

Did they forget her “on-air” blooper the other night when she “broke the story” that one of the candidates was going to drop out of the race and endorse Romney, and then had to admit, on-air that it was a hoax? Oh Yeah; She’s the Super-dyke of Cable News Talking Heads.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 10:58:39 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


41 posted on 01/11/2012 11:03:27 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Track9

“Bacon of Reason”..

I misread the title, thought it said bacon and Clicked on the thread. I like bacon. Don’t know much about beacons.

Mmmmmmm Bacon.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 11:12:19 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ('illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'huma)
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To: presidio9

This is NOT journalism. Even the NYT isn’t this foul. This is juvenile libspew from some high school newspaper. Stupidity ought to hurt.


43 posted on 01/11/2012 11:20:24 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I sort of thought this was a joke article. The outrage! The rednecks! The tying slave owners to the Republicans of today! Then, I realized the writer was serious. Then, I laughed. Then, I thought maybe it was written by a 14 year old that just had learned about how evil slavery in the world was and just had to get their deep emotions (and incredible insight) into an English class report. Then, I saw the name of the author. Then, I understood.

My, my...the Left thinks a lot of this strange woman. Is she really the best they've got? Is she always demanding to debate others? And those refuse because they are so verrrrrrrrrrrry afraid of her incredible mind? Or is she like Ed Schultz, who DEMANDED that "idiot" Dennis Prager debate then ran for the hills like a little girl when Dennis said “certainly”. Dennis was funny for weeks after that—never let it drop.

I for one would pay to see Prager,Bill Bennet, Levin,etc. take this brainiac on. A general topic like Liberalism vs. Conservatives would be fun. If you give this little dude a particular topic before hand, you know she runs to her crappy little apt to meet her uber lefty minions that will stay up a few nights compiling that devastating “truth” the writer fawns about. Just a little 1 hour free form debate about Liberalism vs. Conservatism where she would actually have to put forth some logic not a string of crap she culled off the Internet to make King Barry look good.

Oh and she really is starting to look like the ugly brother of the guy on that old TV show E.R.

44 posted on 01/11/2012 11:24:17 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: sickoflibs
Yeah, that Rosie is hawt! I'll never forget the cartoon from about 6 years ago making fun of her and her new “wife”. Showed “wife” smashed into the bed, flat as a pancake with the hulk laying next to her smoking a cig with a happy grin on that mug of hers. One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

I heard Maddow on some late night show and she was talking about her “partner”. Bully for her...guess we'll be hearing about her formal wedding soon.(Tux for her, no doubt.) Then the adoption of poor kids will be after that. What a world. She seemed like a nervous, creepy, doofus on that interview. So that's the best the Left has. Alrighty then.

45 posted on 01/11/2012 11:40:01 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: presidio9
It is a stunning look at the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which rednecks fought against with every paranoid fantasy about black people because her novel did not depict them as anything other than human, the greatest sin in the eyes of bigots.

everything about Crouch boils down to race. In 1852, the "rednecks" he is talking about were southern democrats.
46 posted on 01/11/2012 11:44:45 AM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: presidio9

“Her proof that President Ronald Reagan did things contrary to what he supposedly believed is perfectly executed with hard facts — such as the fact of Reagan raising taxes 11 times.”

Reagan wasn’t a dictator. He couldn’t order Democrats in California and Washington to vote as he wished. It’s sorta like the defense of Obama’s not shutting down Guantanamo I saw Debbie Wasserman-Shultz offer last night. Except it seems to have slipped her mind that Democrats monopolized Congress for his first two years.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 11:47:21 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: sickoflibs

“’consumer’s demand is the engine of job growth’”

“Supply creates its own demand.”

- J.B. Say

The only way to grow an economy is through saving, i.e. capital formation. That’s why the most productive system in human history is known as capitalism.


48 posted on 01/11/2012 11:50:49 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: ilgipper

“Also did those increases not coincide with a commitment to real spending cuts?”

On Reagan’s part. Not on the part of the Democrats who tricked him. Let that be an object lesson.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 11:52:46 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: presidio9

“It is a stunning look at the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’ which rednecks fought against with every paranoid fantasy about black people because her novel did not depict them as anything other than human, the greatest sin in the eyes of bigots.”

For all the talk about conservatives being stuck in the past, note that we are not the ones who cast contemporary race relations in terms of “Unlce Tom’s Cabin,” minstrel shows, lynch mobs, “The Birth of a Nation,” or any of the thousand alternative centuries-old obsessions of libs. Nor are we vicious enough to pretend one region, never any other, hasn’t changed in 400 or so years since African slavery was introduced to the continent.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 12:00:07 PM PST by Tublecane
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