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Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?
The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on 01/07/2014 1:49:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Eliana Johnson’s National Review piece on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has provoked some buzz on Twitter today. Here’s 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) Maddow’s goal isn’t 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 Maddow’s 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 don’t 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 (that’s often the tradeoff with wonks), but the point is to create tomorrow’s 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.....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: culturewars; democrats; media; msm; msnbc; rachelmaddow; television
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1 posted on 01/07/2014 1:49:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:11 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have plenty of Maddows on the right. What we really need is a

NETWORK CAMERA

On our good speakers wishing to push this country to the right slowly!!!!!


3 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:14 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:20 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A carpet muncher?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:25 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What need does the right have for a lying sack of sow sh!!?


6 posted on 01/07/2014 1:53:15 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PST by A message
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A girl boy?


8 posted on 01/07/2014 1:54:03 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that a trick question ?

Why would the right need a smug elitist moonbat....?


9 posted on 01/07/2014 1:54:36 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um, why?


10 posted on 01/07/2014 1:55:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Right already has one:


11 posted on 01/07/2014 1:56:48 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If I wanted to be like them, I’d be them.
12 posted on 01/07/2014 1:58:26 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 1:58:42 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We couldn’t possibly find a woman as repulsive in every sense of the word.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 2:01:24 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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15 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one watches MSNBC.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:18 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Da Coyote

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.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:42 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is he?

And why would someone name their boy Rachel?


18 posted on 01/07/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


19 posted on 01/07/2014 2:04:00 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anybody need a crazy broad in ugly glasses?


20 posted on 01/07/2014 2:04:37 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 2:05:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Camille Paglia did.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 2:06:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
whose highbrow intellectualism can, she hopes, push the Democratic party, and the country, to the left.”

Any further left will be abject Marxism........

23 posted on 01/07/2014 2:06:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Matt Lewis is gunning for another shot on Morning Joe. Why not...he's not sharp enough for Fox.

Daily Caller sucks, website's too gunked up, too slow to load.

24 posted on 01/07/2014 2:06:56 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOLOLMAO!


25 posted on 01/07/2014 2:07:29 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

So did Charles Krauthammer.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 2:09:31 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Right has Tammy Bruce.

Our lesbian is better than your lesbian.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 2:09:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?

No. We have enough actual dudes on our side.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 2:12:17 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are there any lezbo b1tches on the right?


29 posted on 01/07/2014 2:12:31 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Rachel is very intelligent.

She's intelligent like Obammy is intelligent. In other word: not.
30 posted on 01/07/2014 2:12:56 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Rachel is very intelligent.

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.

31 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judging by the ratings, Maddow is Megan’s beyotch.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:58 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: carriage_hill
PEOPLES CUBE is a site worth following!!
33 posted on 01/07/2014 2:17:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 867V309

Obama is not the least bit intelligent. He is all AA.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 2:18:45 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome


35 posted on 01/07/2014 2:20:21 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Now THAT’s a funny site! Schmuck Dynasty! LOLOL!


36 posted on 01/07/2014 2:29:12 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know about Mad Cow, Leg Tingle Boy or Odorman, but the Right needs a LOT of what the Lefties have been doing media-wise for decades. We need conservative/patriotic music, movies, video game designers, and so on. Most of all, we need conservative investors to start putting money in creating a conservative pop culture! We need to buy control of cable TV systems, movie studios, record labels, pro sports teams, and if there aren't already conservative-patriotic funds out there that buy shares of media and sports organizations, WHY THE HELL NOT?!?!?!?

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.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 01/07/2014 2:31:27 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?

A homosexual filled with hatred? No we do not need that.....


38 posted on 01/07/2014 2:32:48 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: wku man

Rush Limbaugh tried to buy an NFL team, remember what happened?


39 posted on 01/07/2014 2:34:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Touché.
40 posted on 01/07/2014 2:36:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: WayneS

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.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 2:38:25 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody needs a lesbo libtard.


42 posted on 01/07/2014 2:38:40 PM PST by dforest
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To: WayneS
Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?

No thanks, ours are attractive.

43 posted on 01/07/2014 2:39:08 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: dforest

True. Nobody needs that.

The “right” could use a TV channel though, we have zero TV channels right now.


44 posted on 01/07/2014 2:40:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tzimisce

“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.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 2:40:18 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

They call these imbeciles “wonks”

I don’t think it means what they think it means


46 posted on 01/07/2014 2:40:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She probably has the biggest balls eat PMS..NBC.


47 posted on 01/07/2014 2:41:07 PM PST by surrey
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 2:41:16 PM PST by dforest
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To: Monorprise

Glenn Back supports gay marriage and supports GLAAD over Russia.

He is not on the “right”


49 posted on 01/07/2014 2:43:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vaguely...IIRC, the media howled and the Leftists in the leagues shut him down cold? So should we stop there, because one, single, highly visible, lightning rod was unsuccessful? How about several thousand nameless, faceless conservative investors pooling their money and buying an NFL or NBA team? How about a few thousand more investors buying Comcast, and Paramount, and Geffen, and EA Sports, etc?

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!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

50 posted on 01/07/2014 2:43:38 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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