Skip to comments.Report: Rachel Maddow Thinks Obama Avoids MSNBC Because He’ll Get Asked Tough Questions
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.
I can hear it now, “do you prefer your Easter eggs dyed all one color or multiple colors?”
Maddow is just butt hurt that he doesn’t get the opportunity to bow down to his messiah in person.
The people who watch MSNBC believe it....
Or, he doesn’t want to be in the room when all those involved wet their panties with excitement.
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.
“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?”
Perfect photo for this story. LOL!
Having one’s lips buried between the butt cheeks of the person being interviewed tends to muffle those tough questions.
It is good she gave his highness (sic) assurances that all questions will be sensitive about his royalness.
and I should care why? Obama will always get cotton balls for questions from the MSM.
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?”
More like Obama likes making his groupies sweat and cry for him.
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?
his people know hes going to get asked difficult questions
Who at MSNBC is in touch with reality?
Boxers or briefs?