Skip to comments.Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?
Posted on 01/07/2014 1:49:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Eliana Johnsons National Review piece on MSNBCs Rachel Maddow has provoked some buzz on Twitter today. Heres an excerpt:
Behind her back, colleagues call her the queen, a not so subtle suggestion that Maddow gets what Maddow wants. And what she wants is a network filled with young wonks such as Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Alex Wagner, and Harris-Perry, whose highbrow intellectualism can, she hopes, push the Democratic party, and the country, to the left.
Notice that (according to Johnson, at least) Maddows goal isnt to win the ratings war, but rather, to push the Democratic party, and the country, to the left.
My guess is this is an unintentional observation, but one which is, perhaps, true.
If Maddows objective (the premise of the piece is that Maddow is calling the shots, behind-the-scenes) were to create a network that garnered high ratings today, then she might be considered a failure. But one could argue that long-term political goals and short-term business objectives for a cable news network are mutually exclusive or, at least, they dont necessarily correlate.
And, if nothing else, Maddow & Co. are populating the mainstream media with young wonky pundits folks who will likely be around for decades, pushing their liberal agenda.
Now, these talking heads may not always be as attractive or charismatic as their counterparts on other networks (thats often the tradeoff with wonks), but the point is to create tomorrows opinion leaders to groom some smart, young ideological folks and grant them the imprimatur that comes with hosting a TV show (or being a regular guest).
Only time will tell if this pans out, but conservatives would do well to at least consider whether or not there might be something to learn from Team Maddow.....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
We have plenty of Maddows on the right. What we really need is a
On our good speakers wishing to push this country to the right slowly!!!!!
Maddow is an idiot. She believed that the Kentucky Tea Party murdered a census worker.
She thinks that Gun Control is a political winner for at risk Democrats.
A carpet muncher?
What need does the right have for a lying sack of sow sh!!?
Filthy liars will always get their comeuppance.
Maddow is a vile stench.
We don’t want or need that. Truth always, always wins out in the end.
A girl boy?
Is that a trick question ?
Why would the right need a smug elitist moonbat....?
Rachel is very intelligent. That being said, I can’t understand why she is so far left. Most liberals are not very smart. I am hoping that one of these days she wakes up and sees the light.
We couldn’t possibly find a woman as repulsive in every sense of the word.
No one watches MSNBC.
Put the repulsive Ms R against Anne Coulter and watch the liberal be sliced, diced, chopped, cooked, and served on a platter.
There is no comparison.
In any sense.
Who is he?
And why would someone name their boy Rachel?
We’ve got Limbaugh, Levin and a host of most excellent Conservatives with microphone access.
We don’t need no stinking Madow on the Right.
She has like . what? a hundred or so people watching her miserable show?
Does anybody need a crazy broad in ugly glasses?
Knowing what I now know about that mentally-ill, leftist skank, I’d support her mother’s use of abortion, though I am morally- opposed to it.
Camille Paglia did.
Any further left will be abject Marxism........
Daily Caller sucks, website's too gunked up, too slow to load.
So did Charles Krauthammer.
The Right has Tammy Bruce.
Our lesbian is better than your lesbian.
Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?
No. We have enough actual dudes on our side.
Are there any lezbo b1tches on the right?
Intelligence + male hatred + lack of self esteem + anger + a fawning media that tells her she is wonderful = an angry lesbian whose only thought is to get even with those she feels have caused her to become what she has become: conservatives.
Judging by the ratings, Maddow is Megan’s beyotch.
Obama is not the least bit intelligent. He is all AA.
Now THAT’s a funny site! Schmuck Dynasty! LOLOL!
It's just the future of our nation we're talking about, after all. Generation.com, who's members don't read newspapers, belong to the Heritage Foundation, or get their degrees from Hillsdale College, are going to be in charge starting in about 10 years. We have that long to deprogram them before we really can kiss our Republic goodbye.
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Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?
A homosexual filled with hatred? No we do not need that.....
Rush Limbaugh tried to buy an NFL team, remember what happened?
We did have someone like that, His name was Glenn Beck until he left Fox News, and most people’s access to his message.
The only difference was is Glenn Beck was widely successful, where as Rachel Maddow is still selling the same old lefty stuff that killed the Soviet union and has led to a demographic collapse in the western world..
It may be effective in elevating the career of the pinhead nut jobs she employs to push it so that they can carry on pushing it for decades to come but it doesn’t resonate very well with the demographics that still watch TV.
Nobody needs a lesbo libtard.
No thanks, ours are attractive.
True. Nobody needs that.
The “right” could use a TV channel though, we have zero TV channels right now.
“No one watches MSNBC.”
That is not the point the article is making, nobody watches the network but the people it supports in the spot light are then made available and ‘legitimate’ to other forms of media and information that people do read for decades to come.
They call these imbeciles “wonks”
I don’t think it means what they think it means
She probably has the biggest balls eat PMS..NBC.
Who says Madcow is intelligent? Madcow? Always makes me chuckle how libtards put the word out how smart they are.
Nope, all you have to do is listen to her. She is a dysfunctional pervert idiot.
Glenn Back supports gay marriage and supports GLAAD over Russia.
He is not on the “right”
We can't sit around and wait for someone else to make things happen for us. We need grass roots action. We The People need to quit being We The Sheeple, and do something!
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