Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We love you Rachel!

Rachel Maddow is replacing that snotty lawyer on MSNBC. This going to be GREAT.

When Maddow was 19, two years after she came out of the closet, she watched with horror as Pat Buchanan took the podium at the 1992 Republican convention and called for a culture war against such liberal notions as "homosexual rights."

"I felt my country was declaring war on me," she says.

On Monday night, seated on a makeshift stage overlooking Denver's train station, Maddow recalled that experience on the air, turning to her left -- where Buchanan, her fellow MSNBC analyst, sat.


This is what I'm really looking forward too though (emphasis mine):

Unlike Olbermann, Maddow plans to interview some conservative guests. But she is determined to avoid the left-right pairings that sustain much of cable news.

"It creates fake balance," she says. "I'm sorry -- we're going to have a debate about whether or not the Earth is flat? It doesn't make sense to have a debate about whether offshore drilling is going to bring down gas prices. You know what? It's not. The fact that it's false ought to be reported, or you're advancing a lie."

More at WaPo. Many thanks to Kevin Holsinger at DailyKos for bringing this great article to my attention!

See Rachel in action TOTALLY smacking down Pat Buchanan last night on MSNBC.

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