Skip to comments.Maddow Begs Media to Ignore Fast and Furious: Just Another 'Paranoid Delusion' Like Sherrod Scandal
Posted on 06/22/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
In a ten-minute rant on her show Thursday night, Rachel Maddow tried to explain the long NBC and ABC blackout of “Fast and Furious” scandal news by somehow tying it to the Shirley Sherrod controversy. The American people should move along, since this scandal is only a “paranoid delusion” and shouldn’t be covered by anyone other than Fox News. It should be carefully quarantined.
The graphic behind Maddow read “WHAT YOUR UNCLE WHO WATCHES FOX NEWS ALL DAY IS ALL WORKED UP ABOUT.”
Maddow began: “The great Fox News conspiracy about Shirley Sherrod, the racist, that nobody else was covering, was, in fact, a paranoid delusion of the conservative movement and the conservative media machine. And so now, we find ourselves, a couple years later, facing another test for the news media. Do you take the bait again? Do you follow the latest Fox News conspiracy theory?”
If you watch MSNBC all day, you and your uncle think there's a vast conspiracy called the "War on Women" and a plot to deny black and Latino people the right to vote in swing states. You might also be outraged daily that the Boy Scouts doesn't yet have gay scoutmasters teaching twelve-year-olds a merit badge in government-subsidized contraceptive techniques.
Alongside Mother Jones and other left-wing journalists, the MSNBC host claimed that blogger Michael Vanderboegh was the evil genius who uncorked this whole "cuckoo for Cocoa puffs" conspiracy theory for Fox News, and concocted the notion that the Obama administration engaged in gun walking to make a case for gun control inside the United States:
MADDOW: This is not some weird, boggy offshoot of what the Fast and Furious scandal is. This is what the Fast and Furious scandal is. This is it. It is a conspiracy theory on the right that President Obama is secretly trying to take away all your guns. That's what it was. They created this program was actually started by George W. Bush as a means of upsetting people about gun violence and their abolishing the Second Amendment.If you watch Fox News, as your source of information, you marinate daily in conservative media and that is your source of information about the world. This has been drilled into your head over and over and over again.
Fox News is now apparently conspiring to force the rest of the “real media” into covering this non-story:'
MADDOW: Just like with the Shirley Sherrod story. Fox News has been very upset that they haven`t yet been able to bait the rest of the real media into following this crazy conspiracy theory of theirs yet, and they are starting to overtly bait the mainstream media into covering it and they are starting to lash out and blame people who do not cover it yet.
BRET BAIER: NBC Nightly News is playing some serious catch-up, because the network news show has only mentioned the failed gun tracking program, "Fast and Furious," once for a few seconds since the scandal broke last year. Keep in mind Attorney General Holder has testified before Congress no less than nine times.
MADDOW: That was a host named Bret Baier on Fox News last night. He`s supposedly one of the straight news, no opinion anchors on Fox. That’s the same Bret Baier incidentally whose news program has been identified the militia-blogger guy, the throw-bricks-through-their-windows guy whose conspiracy theory this is. He’s been identifying him as an online journalist helping out with their coverage of the "Fast and Furious" scandal.
If you put the name “Vanderboegh” in the Fox transcript file on Nexis, you’ll find one appearance in a William LaJeunesse story on July 8, 2011 – just one. He's not exactly a Fox News regular contributor, as Maddow implied.
Maddow concluded; “This is a test. This is a test. We have been here before. We know how this ends. News media of America, you are getting baited to cover this story that Fox and the right have cooked up in their own special cockamamie marinade for more than a year now. Are you going to swallow this one, too?”
What would Madcow spout if one of her family got killed by one of our guns?
This happens to be a murder at the hands of the Obama Administration as Penn State is about to pay for the cover up not the crime.
It's just not in them.
I am sure there will be video of the MadCow spewing
Course she wanted Rove given the death penalty. What an ignorant hack.
Pray for America
Definition of stupid: Spending 10 minutes ranting on a topic you claim doesn’t warrant any news coverage.
what do you think she would spout if all this had happened while Bush was President? Ignore this please? I don’t think so. This isn’t going to be ignored away. Go to hell Rachel.
That definition fits Maddow to a T
She has a new segment designed to brand anybody who watches FOX News as a crazy old uncle in the attic. Rachel needs a good kick in the nuts. (Hat tip to Eric Cartman)
I’m sure that what’s really bugging her is that she can’t use the “this is old news, already covered, move along” excuse, since even though it really is old news, they’ve not yet begun to cover the story.
It’s fun, though, to watch the libs twist and turn their way through this one. More stupid statements in a day than we usually get in a week or so.
Yup. Executive privilege to coverup a non-story.
No, Rachael Mansow, I will not ignore your president being a party to murder.
I hope somebody is taking notes, writing down the names of every dimwit MSM journalist who laughs at Fast & Furious and calls it a hoax, delusional, a joke, etc.
Then, once the dust starts to settle on F&F, start DEMANDING that these idiots face immediate dismissal. All of them ... fired, humiliated and then forgotten.
Time to start a witch hunt in the media ranks!
This whole thing started on the premise that there was an "iron river of guns" flowing from the US to Mexico. They went looking for a river, and ended up having to pump their own water.
"Murder" is an understatement. As Andrew MacCarthy put it, this was abetting a criminal rampage. The left got their panties in a bunch over Watergate, but nobody died as a result of that scandal.
Let’s go back to the depression level economy, the high unemployment, the record number of people on food stamps, the $900 billion Stimulus poured down the toilet, the record spending and deficits.
I think the Food Stamp President and Eric the Corrupt are in panic mode and have put the word out to the MSM Pimps and Prostitutes to perform their normal shouting and irrational rants against anyone or anything that questions them. I suspect the real reasons for the push are that the Food Stamp President knew from the getgo that this attack on 2nd amendment rights was up and running. Additionally, and more importantly, one of the FBI informants was at the killing site of Brian Terry. Furthermore, I think they are covering the hundreds of millions of dollars going to the Chicago mob (through its preferred drug cartel) and the Food Stamp President’s re-election campaign from gun running, drug running, sex slave trafficking, etc. The Food Stamp President didn’t raise close to 1 billion dollars in 2008 through $3.00 donations from poor blacks. He got it by laundering massive amounts of cash obtained from his mob and cartel backers.
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