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Report: Rachel Maddow Thinks Obama Avoids MSNBC Because He’ll Get Asked Tough Questions
NewsBusters.org ^ | March 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

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If the New Republic's Rebecca Dana is correct, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is more deluded than anyone thought.

In her lengthy piece about MSNBC president Phil Griffin, Dana claimed Maddow believes the reason President Obama hasn't given the cable network an interview since 2008 is because "his people know he’s going to get asked difficult questions":

Many of MSNBC’s hosts are also more liberal than the White House is, particularly on issues like drone warfare, indefinite detention, and relief for the financial sector. And Maddow argues that Obama avoids the network (he hasn’t agreed to an interview since 2008) in part because his people know he’s going to get asked difficult questions. “What MSNBC has done is help create something of a North Star for a lot of progressive opinion to follow,” says Erik Smith, a senior media adviser to both Obama campaigns. “But as quickly as they’re with you, they can be on the left of you. It’s not like it’s a booster club on the air.” Axelrod noted the network’s lack of support after Obama’s poor first debate performance. “I wasn’t terribly happy about it,” he says of the MSNBC backlash, “but there’s no doubt they were opinion leaders.”


Can you imagine any of Obama's biggest cheerleaders in the media - Maddow, Martin Bashir, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell - asking Obama a single tough question?

The reality is Obama has no reason going on MSNBC.

His shills there are already reading his talking points verbatim 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: liberallunacy; rachelmadcow
I had to laugh when I read the title
1 posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I can hear it now, “do you prefer your Easter eggs dyed all one color or multiple colors?”


2 posted on 03/26/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Kaslin

Maddow is just butt hurt that he doesn’t get the opportunity to bow down to his messiah in person.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 8:39:59 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Kaslin

The people who watch MSNBC believe it....


4 posted on 03/26/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Kaslin

Or, he doesn’t want to be in the room when all those involved wet their panties with excitement.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

They probably would want to ask him about drone strikes in Pakistan. The far far left is unhappy that we are killing bad guys in this manner.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 8:43:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

“How do you handle the awesome responsibility of being The Greatest President Who Ever Lived?”

“Do you get discouraged knowing that the Republicans are trying to starve children and enslave women?”

“Are there any other questions that you want us to ask you, Oh Glorious Leader?”


7 posted on 03/26/2013 8:43:33 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kaslin

Perfect photo for this story. LOL!


8 posted on 03/26/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Kaslin

Having one’s lips buried between the butt cheeks of the person being interviewed tends to muffle those tough questions.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by 'smith
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To: Kaslin
And not a satire.

/shaking head

10 posted on 03/26/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: brownsfan

It is good she gave his highness (sic) assurances that all questions will be sensitive about his royalness.


11 posted on 03/26/2013 8:45:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Kaslin

and I should care why? Obama will always get cotton balls for questions from the MSM.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 8:49:03 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Kaslin

Here are some of the hard-hitting questions they are just dying to ask:

“The Republicans say you are a socialist. Does that make you feel sad?”

“Why won’t those evil nasty Republicans let you do all the wonderful things you want to do?”

“What’s your favorite Color?”

“Can I have your autograph?”


13 posted on 03/26/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Kaslin

14 posted on 03/26/2013 8:55:09 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Kaslin

More like Obama likes making his groupies sweat and cry for him.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 9:11:24 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Kaslin

No, Obama avoids MSNBC most of the time because he can’t be bothered to waste his precious time conciliating or entertaining the press. Why should he bother, when they stay in the tank for him, regardless?


16 posted on 03/26/2013 9:11:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kaslin

17 posted on 03/26/2013 9:43:02 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Kaslin

                                         


his people know he’s going to get asked difficult questions

18 posted on 03/26/2013 9:50:10 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kaslin

Who at MSNBC is in touch with reality?


19 posted on 03/26/2013 9:57:19 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kaslin

Boxers or briefs?


20 posted on 03/26/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Kaslin

“Why have you failed so far in your plan to round up all {insert members of groups Madcow doesn’t like} and kill them in the camps?”

“Why do you allow dissent to continue?”

“Why haven’t you used your superpowers to burn out conservatives’ brains?”

And so on, and so on...


21 posted on 03/26/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Kaslin

That Rachel, she’s such a card!


22 posted on 03/26/2013 10:14:24 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Kaslin

Tough questions for Obama... What is your favorite brand of cigarette? ...When you were smoking pot with the Choom Gang what was your favorite kind of pot?


23 posted on 03/26/2013 10:15:47 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin
Report: Rachel Maddow Thinks Obama Avoids MSNBC Because He’ll Get Asked Tough Questions

Like "Who do you think is the prettier of your daughters, Sasha or Malia?"

24 posted on 03/26/2013 10:15:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All
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25 posted on 03/26/2013 10:17:53 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dfwgator
I watched a show on the Military Channel last night. It was about the hunt for Bin Laden and the intel that was gained from the raid. Wish someone would start a thread about it.

Anyway. A couple of things. Al-Quida(?) was deeply saddened that Keith Olbermann was let go from whatever rock he was under at the time. And, they were very supportive of CNN and MSNBC. Hated Fox.

Bunch of other stuff that was very interesting and it seemed they touched on many subjects that would be devastating to the Democrats. But kinda just mentioned in passing.

26 posted on 03/26/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Kaslin
LL!

27 posted on 03/26/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Kaslin

Delusion: it’s not just a river in Egypt.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 10:33:27 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: kempster

“If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” The “journalist” who is famous for asking this tough question is considered one of the greatest of all time.


29 posted on 03/26/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Kaslin
Why haven't you closed Gitmo?
Why haven't you unilaterally disarmed the US nuclear stockpile?
Why haven't you shut down talk radio hate speech?
You could have a fabulous White House wedding. Why don't you get married to Reggie Love?
30 posted on 03/26/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Kaslin

What a knee-slapper...


31 posted on 03/26/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

“a North Star for a lot of progressive opinion to follow...”

Sorry, Erik. Karl Marx owns that spot.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 11:52:57 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: musicman

LMAO!


33 posted on 03/26/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

34 posted on 03/26/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kempster

Mr. President, do you ever feel isolated because you are forty seven times as brilliant as any other living human? Are you able to look in a mirror without being blinded by your own radiance? Do you ever wonder why you were picked to be the savior of mankind? If you were asked politely would you, in your infinite compassion, possibly consent to serve a third term? Have you ever known anyone who deserved to be allowed to sit at your feet and adore you?
Real tough questions, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


35 posted on 03/26/2013 12:16:26 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Kaslin

Just who is this Rachel Maddow guy anyway and why is he always so snarky?


36 posted on 03/26/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: RipSawyer

Now you are taking it to a new level of tough questions. I can see why he would not want to face the likes of Matthews or Raddow.


37 posted on 03/26/2013 1:24:24 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Kaslin
Report: Rachel Maddow Thinks Obama Avoids MSNBC Because He’ll Get Asked Tough Questions

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

That's why Fox news gets all his interviews!

< /sarc >

38 posted on 03/26/2013 2:10:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Kaslin

“Are you really as bad as those evil right-wingers say you are?”


39 posted on 03/26/2013 2:21:56 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Kaslin

why waste his time.

msnbc cheered at barakopolis.

msnbc reads verbatim wh press releases

cnbc has a political officer approving all stories

msnbc is a wholely own subsidiary of obama inc.


40 posted on 03/26/2013 6:59:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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