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Mad about Maddow: The MSNBC host seeks influence, but she wants it on her own terms (Stanley Crouch)
New York Daily News ^ | Monday, February 22nd 2010 | Stanley Crouch

Posted on 02/22/2010 6:07:08 PM PST by presidio9

Few of a particular political persuasion are as entertaining or insightful as Rachel Maddow, who is willing to describe herself as a liberal on the left. Clearly, Maddow is terribly allergic to conservatives.

She is disturbed by what conservatives think, how they assess what is happening to us all out here, and what the wildest or most cynical of them present as facts, which they often see as nothing more than opposing opinions, even if they come from the scientific world.

Her allergy rises to bumps that do not ache or itch as much as they inspire Maddow to what is easily some of the finest commentary available on cable television. She is largely eloquent and in command of the English language on a level one is not accustomed to in television commentary.

Her statements almost always come from the same place - somewhere between the respectable left and those who intellectually live on the left side of the moon, but the depth of her wit is what makes Maddow special. It can slide from the intelligent dig to the devastating sendup.

Having grown up during the civil rights movement and become used to the inevitable presence at marches and demonstrations of Stalinists, Trotskyites and the other regular menagerie members of the left, I never met anyone like Maddow. Those old-time leftists were inevitably humorless and were always trying to gain influence among the leaders and the troops of the most impressive nonviolent revolution in the history of the species.

What makes Maddow unique is that while she surely seeks influence, she prefers it on terms that are her own, deeply informed and saturated with a sense of fun.

Maddow has given the Obama administration more than a few hot feet on Afghanistan, its war on terror and its position on rights for male and female homosexuals. But she became famous during the presidential campaign for holding John McCain and Sarah Palin up to ridicule for denying or contradicting what they had recently said or done.

Maddow still gives the hard blues to right-wing pundits and unintentionally hilarious political figures with the video proof that they are distorting, misleading or lying with a straight, red or tear-flowing face.

It is no news that Maddow is a lesbian who has leaped full-bore into the loud anarchy of variously tinted propaganda passed off as objective news reporting, but she has not given up her individuality to make homosexual issues bigger than they actually are.

Maddow knows that the nation, like the average American family, is on a frontier far ahead of most of the world, Western or not. As long as they are not guilty of a commitment to the same indefensible social sins committed by certain heterosexuals - such as pedophilia - male and female homosexuals will have their day.

Whether same-sex marriage will be ratified across the country is far less important than recognition of the humanity that Maddow and any equally talented person has to offer. Whenever the country denies almost any version of its humanity, something very important is lost within the national soul.

Loss of soul is not a problem that one can envision Rachel Maddow having at any time in the near future.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; pervertpower; stanleycrouch; yucko

1 posted on 02/22/2010 6:07:08 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I can’t stomach that guy.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 6:09:19 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: presidio9

lol.

How are those ratings again?

She can’t have influence if nobody wants to watch her idiotic show.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 6:09:19 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: presidio9

Rachel Madcow is a disgusting piece of humanity.


4 posted on 02/22/2010 6:10:21 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: presidio9

“...they inspire Maddow to what is easily some of the finest commentary available on cable television.”

I work with RUBES who would listen to her 24/7 if they could. They think she’s really, really smart. *SNORT*

They are the most ill-informed, brainwashed, STUPID people I know. Yeesh!


5 posted on 02/22/2010 6:10:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: presidio9
Awwww - isn't that sweet?

Stanley loves the little vagitarian...

6 posted on 02/22/2010 6:11:03 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: presidio9

She even gives ‘scissors’ a bad name.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 6:13:00 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: presidio9

MSNBC? No wonder I never heard of him.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 6:14:53 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: presidio9

Stan...ley
Stan...ley
Stanley’s in looooove.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 6:17:18 PM PST by denydenydeny ("Leftists are like vampires; shine a light on what they are doing and they retreat."-Andrew Klavan)
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To: presidio9
Can't imagine what spawned this drivel.

Spongebob Squarepants gets better ratings...

10 posted on 02/22/2010 6:17:22 PM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: The Worthless Miracle
I can’t stomach that guy.

Maddow or Crouch?

11 posted on 02/22/2010 6:20:39 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: denydenydeny

Sorry Stanley, but she’s not into dudes...


12 posted on 02/22/2010 6:21:44 PM PST by Alistair Stratford IV (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: The Worthless Miracle
I can’t stomach that guy.

LOL/lol. . .and yes, I can't either.

13 posted on 02/22/2010 6:23:15 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: presidio9
Rachel Maddow is a stain on the underpants of the Universe.
14 posted on 02/22/2010 6:23:59 PM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: The Worthless Miracle
I can’t stomach that guy.

Yeah, that Stanley Crouch is a real peice of work as well. :-)

15 posted on 02/22/2010 6:24:31 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: presidio9

What kind of garbage writing is this? Maddow isn’t one-hundredth as important as she thinks she is.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 6:24:50 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

Stanley has always been a weird one to figure out. I had heard him called a conservative because of some things he had said on different shows, including Chris Rock’s old show, if I’m not mistaken.

But ever since Obama appeared, he’s taken more of an interest in racial solidarity and the facade of intellectuals standing together (he mistakenly thinks Obama is an intellectual) than in whatever ‘conservative’ insticts or politics he may have possessed.

That doesn’t mean you have to hate everyone who disagrees with you, this is just a strange piece. Often Stanley has been fairly vituperative, if I recall.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 6:27:13 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: presidio9
"The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice. SHe was a brilliant talker, and when she was arguing some difficult point she had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking her tail which was somehow very persuasive. The others said of Squealer that she could turn black into white.

George Orwell describes her best.

18 posted on 02/22/2010 6:27:31 PM PST by johnny reb (When in the course of human events.......)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

WOW she is a Rhodes scholar isn’t she? To me that means nothing. She’s a brain washed liberal socialist wack job.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 6:29:35 PM PST by oust the louse (The Country has a very bad BO problem...let's use some RIGHT guard!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I work with RUBES who would listen to her 24/7 if they could. They think she’s really, really smart. *SNORT*

Liberals desperately want to believe that there's some sort of feminine correlation between ugliness and intelligence in women. That's why SNL made fun of all the hot chicks on Fox last week. I'd point out that Megyn Kelly could run circles around Maddow, but Maddow probably keeps pictues of Kelly under her mattress for wanking.

20 posted on 02/22/2010 6:34:54 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9; Izzy Dunne
vagitarian... (CRAP...that's funny)


21 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:37 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Opps, sorry...

22 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:37 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Skywalk
Stanley has always been a weird one to figure out. I had heard him called a conservative because of some things he had said

Crouch used to be vocal about school choice up until Obama took office. I haven't seen a column on that subject since. I defy all lurkers to name even one more quasi-conservative position that Crouch has ever endorsed.

23 posted on 02/22/2010 6:38:12 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

Pretty simple logic at work. Crouch can’t get TV
face time anywhere else so he sucks up to Madcow
hoping to be her “go to” so-called “conservative”.


24 posted on 02/22/2010 6:38:55 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: presidio9

She isn’t any different from the usual lefty.

And they tried the fake I am so smart and eloquent thing with Obama.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 6:45:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Who is Stanley Crotch? Oh. Never mind.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 7:25:15 PM PST by pankot
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To: presidio9

My alma mater is a mbarassment. Shoot.(sp)


27 posted on 02/22/2010 7:26:36 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: presidio9
"She is disturbed"

They should ended the description right there.

28 posted on 02/22/2010 7:30:25 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: pankot

Maddow wouldn’t know Stanley Crotch from a hole in the ground.

(I’m stopping there, but I could be on a corny joke road to being banned)


29 posted on 02/22/2010 7:43:00 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: The Worthless Miracle

We give her bumps on her skin...hmmm... The truth makes the woman pretending to be a man break out in a rash. Not surprised.


30 posted on 02/22/2010 8:03:39 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: GeronL

She’s on MSinstrate NBC for cripes sake!! Do people still watch that station?


31 posted on 02/22/2010 8:24:59 PM PST by Napoleon Solo
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To: presidio9

Her close to a Y chromosome features, coupled with a high IQ and a Marxist parental and academic upbringing spawned Maddow.

She is wrong on nearly everything, despite her alleged intellect. She is a utopian lesbian Communist, in a land where she would be accepted, revered even, if the Leninist world she craved, existed.

Too bad, she and Anderson Vanderbilt live in zero ratings land.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 8:55:53 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: presidio9

Maddow’s piercing mind is best illustrated by her position on Card Check. It isn’t elimination of the secret ballot for workers, you know, because the proposal gives union thugs the choice of secret ballots or tire slashing to organize shops. It’s all about choice.


33 posted on 02/22/2010 10:03:27 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: presidio9

who’s rachel maddow?


34 posted on 02/22/2010 10:33:10 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Don't give up any of your rights. They were purchased for you by blood!)
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To: presidio9
Why would any intelligent person ever listen to either Maddow or Couch or care what they said? They are trying to destroy America and their weapons are their lies.
35 posted on 02/23/2010 4:01:04 AM PST by detective
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To: presidio9
Why would any intelligent person ever listen to either Maddow or Couch or care what they said? They are trying to destroy America and their weapons are their lies.
36 posted on 02/23/2010 4:01:23 AM PST by detective
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