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Captiosus Donating Member (711 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 01:33 AM
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71. Yeah, ok. "Great" is not a word I find in my vocabulary for the RMS.
Edited on Fri Nov-07-08 01:34 AM by Captiosus
She's great if you like someone who constantly looks at the world like the sky is falling and has two fucking national media venues to spout pessimistic bullshit. She wraps the pessimism in snark, sarcasm and condescension. Three things which turn viewers off.

As Awsi Dooger said above, for someone with a Ph.D. in Political Science, she sure doesn't show her educational pedigree. KO has been far more analytical regarding political issues than she has been on her show. Her show is NOT entertaining, has RARELY talked about issues at any length except when she's in one of her "Talk Me Down" segments where she goes into fear-mongering mode, has an unentertaining midway point (Ms. Information) and a very sophomoric ending.

I gave her several chances, but her piss poor treatment of Howard Dean just before the election was the final straw and I haven't watched her since. She takes the time to point out that Republicans don't come on her show and who can blame them? With the way she treats fellow Democrats, it's only a matter of time before they ALSO decline to appear on her show.

I'm not drinking the "Everyone should support her because she's a liberal" because I could say the same fucking thing about Sean Hannity in conservative circles: "Everyone should support Hannity because he's conservative." The big difference is, they actually do all support him because he's a conservative. See how well that's worked out for them? Is that what you want? A liberal version of Hannity to be made fun of by everyone at CNN and Fox just as CNN and MSNBC make fun of Hannity? Because that's what you're close to getting.

Funny, isn't it, how every time Wolf Blitzer or Lou Dobbs or David Gregory or Tweety ran a piece on the "Bradley Effect" these forums were lit up like a fuckin' Christmas tree with complaints about it but when Rachel ran four straight days of fear-mongering about the "Bradley Effect" those of us who made the same complaints were told to STFU simply because it was Rachel.

Great is not a word I find in my vocabulary to describe the Rachel Maddow Show.
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  -Rachel Maddow is beginning to piss me off COLGATE4  Nov-06-08 10:37 PM   #0 
  - What is he not doing that she wanted him to do? nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-06-08 10:38 PM   #1 
  - yep. I have been paying very close attention to her. She was wrong about one  cliffordu   Nov-06-08 11:39 PM   #48 
  - here's why she's pissed  democracy1st   Nov-07-08 12:16 AM   #55 
     - then I'm pissed with her.... eom  themartyred   Nov-07-08 12:37 AM   #60 
     - If she's mad about prop 8, she shouldn't take it out on Obama.  Cali_Democrat   Nov-07-08 01:07 AM   #66 
     - the poster is not accurately relating Maddow's segment or motives n/t  krkaufman   Nov-07-08 01:28 AM   #70 
     - That had nothing to do with the segment in question, nor can it be attributed to her motives  krkaufman   Nov-07-08 01:27 AM   #69 
     - did that guy really have to take a fucking shot at Prop 2???  jsmirman   Nov-07-08 01:44 AM   #74 
     - OMG, you mean Obama got elected Tues. and did not fix everything by Wed,. Let's tear him down!  No Elephants   Nov-07-08 06:22 AM   #87 
  - yes, i know, but it's tv, she has to create drama  CreekDog   Nov-06-08 10:39 PM   #2 
  - I like Rachel- I hate the "Talk Me Down" segment  redstateblues   Nov-06-08 10:40 PM   #4 
  - I love that segment  Mojorabbit   Nov-07-08 01:07 AM   #67 
  - I understand why she does it and I accept it...at the end of the day she is our best media friend  Demi_Babe   Nov-06-08 10:42 PM   #9 
  - i think she is terrific  CreekDog   Nov-06-08 10:44 PM   #15 
  - KO is 100 times the journalist she will ever be. nt  Lumpsum   Nov-06-08 10:50 PM   #25 
     - Keith's show has become very very entertaining. He's tongue-in-cheek  Kahuna   Nov-07-08 06:01 AM   #82 
     - Wow, that's like alot!  soleft   Nov-07-08 10:00 AM   #114 
  - If she posted here, people would label her a concern troll.  leeann1317   Nov-07-08 08:32 AM   #106 
  - Beginning? LOL...she pissed me off LONG ago.  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 10:39 PM   #3 
  - She is just another talking head on TV looking out for her own interests.  thewiseguy   Nov-06-08 10:40 PM   #5 
  - Yep. nt  Kahuna   Nov-07-08 06:01 AM   #83 
  - GE dollars will continue to contaminate her 'point' of view.  Supersedeas   Nov-07-08 04:52 PM   #125 
  - Rachel raises issues that benefit us. I love her.  DB1   Nov-06-08 10:41 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, right. Like what?  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 10:41 PM   #7 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-06-08 10:43 PM   #13 
  - I agree  Fran Kubelik   Nov-06-08 10:43 PM   #12 
     - Thanks. How can a Dem bad mouth Rachel? I don't get it.  DB1   Nov-06-08 10:46 PM   #18 
        - Some of us are free thinkers.....and don't follow along like fucking sheep.  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 10:48 PM   #22 
           - Why bad mouth Rachel when there are so many others.. O' Really. Hannity, Limpballs, etc. ?  DB1   Nov-06-08 11:00 PM   #34 
           - I don't watch, or listen to them...  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 11:06 PM   #37 
              - You..... cast bad karma?  tkmorris   Nov-07-08 01:39 PM   #122 
           - Except when it comes to any criticism of Obama, apparently - nt  CowboyHeyHey   Nov-07-08 09:29 AM   #113 
  - Here's an idea, you may need to sit down first  specimenfred1984   Nov-06-08 10:41 PM   #8 
  - Wow, pot meet kettle....  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 10:44 PM   #14 
  - How can it look like anyone's term when it's not a term yet?  AZBlue   Nov-06-08 10:42 PM   #10 
  - Not even a term is right. LOL, it was not even two days.  No Elephants   Nov-07-08 06:28 AM   #88 
  - self delete  ailsagirl   Nov-06-08 10:42 PM   #11 
  - Stop watching her show then. There is so much more to life than a cable show.  beachmom   Nov-06-08 10:44 PM   #16 
  - Yup. I know I stopped listening to her radio show because of it  BrentTaylor   Nov-06-08 10:47 PM   #20 
  - how DARE she criticize our lord and savior, Obama.  jonnyblitz   Nov-06-08 10:45 PM   #17 
  - Its not about kissing his ass. She's just annoying as hell  BrentTaylor   Nov-06-08 10:51 PM   #28 
  - Sounds like you've got your head up Rachel's ass? You rarely miss an  Tarheel_Dem   Nov-06-08 11:20 PM   #43 
  - HA! I knew this post was you from the subject line alone!  bicentennial_baby   Nov-07-08 01:02 AM   #64 
  - Well, here's the thing--she's not really criticizing him...  bunkerbuster1   Nov-07-08 07:36 AM   #100 
  - I agree she has been a huge disappointment  Hamlette   Nov-06-08 10:46 PM   #19 
  - I thought it was just me.  ginnyinWI   Nov-07-08 12:32 AM   #59 
     - I swore off all news after the 2004 election except Keith of course  Hamlette   Nov-07-08 01:05 AM   #65 
  - Gee remember when we were whistling in the wilderness  RamboLiberal   Nov-06-08 10:48 PM   #21 
  - Do we really want a sycophantic media? Hasn't that been one of the problems of the last 8 years?  melody   Nov-06-08 10:49 PM   #23 
  - She's on the Colbert Report right now  pennylayne   Nov-06-08 10:51 PM   #27 
  - Change takes time. Begala said tonight on CNN that he hopes Obama doesn't make any 100 day plans and  MetricSystem   Nov-06-08 10:49 PM   #24 
  - I like Rachel a lot, but...  Christian30   Nov-06-08 10:51 PM   #26 
  - Yes, but "eat our own" could also be applied to this thread ...  krkaufman   Nov-07-08 01:36 AM   #72 
  - I don't mind genuine concern but I don't like how she tries pushing actual slime against Obama  TheDonkey   Nov-06-08 10:51 PM   #29 
  - I think you just hit on what I started to think last week...  1corona4u   Nov-06-08 10:59 PM   #33 
     - When you say progressive  cartach   Nov-06-08 11:46 PM   #50 
  - Welcome to DU  sniffa   Nov-06-08 10:52 PM   #30 
  - To be fair it's mostly going to be our team running the show so we should come to expect it yeah.>  cooolandrew   Nov-06-08 10:52 PM   #31 
  - OP disappears after one post...  jeme   Nov-06-08 10:59 PM   #32 
  - LOL... that seems to happen quite a bit lately.  TWriterD   Nov-07-08 12:30 AM   #58 
  - Maybe the Debbie Downer in her sees things others don't see so much.  applegrove   Nov-06-08 11:03 PM   #35 
  - Good point. The relentless terminal perkiness demanded by our culture leads to missing things  eridani   Nov-07-08 02:34 AM   #76 
     - I've read that. So here is to sourballs and their perceptiveness. We need it!  applegrove   Nov-07-08 01:51 PM   #123 
  - Obama hasn't even started and he's receiving attacks  Mampula   Nov-06-08 11:04 PM   #36 
  - Welcome to DU!!  Kahuna   Nov-07-08 06:07 AM   #84 
  - Rachel obviously hasn't gotten the memo...  cameozalaznick   Nov-06-08 11:07 PM   #38 
  - Thank you Mr. Nader, and please remind us what percentage of the vote you got?....  Tarheel_Dem   Nov-06-08 11:27 PM   #44 
     - Huh?  cameozalaznick   Nov-07-08 12:41 PM   #118 
  - whenever i think i'm getting upset with rachel...  DubyasWorld   Nov-06-08 11:08 PM   #39 
  - Honestly  kevinds13   Nov-06-08 11:12 PM   #40 
  - Rachel is far left to many of us. She is more Dennis Kucinich and less Barack Obama  Jennicut   Nov-06-08 11:12 PM   #41 
  - it's ok to be in the center but don't sell us nafta and the 1996 telecommunications act  democracy1st   Nov-06-08 11:40 PM   #49 
  - Rachel Maddow serves one purpose; makes me appreciate Keith Olbermann  Awsi Dooger   Nov-06-08 11:18 PM   #42 
  - I understand..  silex   Nov-06-08 11:31 PM   #45 
  - You do realize that you don't have to watch her show, don't you?  Crunchy Frog   Nov-06-08 11:31 PM   #46 
  - Don't have to watch  cartach   Nov-07-08 12:03 AM   #53 
  - Since 'analog' power buttons disappeared from TVs a decade or more ago  DainBramaged   Nov-06-08 11:35 PM   #47 
  - If Maddow pisses you off, I'm guessing you aren't watching much TV...  sfam   Nov-06-08 11:46 PM   #51 
  - Reasons to worry about the vote. Puts up concerns people have with disclaimer.  MarjorieG   Nov-07-08 12:02 AM   #52 
  - Rachel is probably right; Obama will govern much like how Clinton might have...  Marsala   Nov-07-08 12:15 AM   #54 
  - No one is perfect  Saint Etienne17   Nov-07-08 12:18 AM   #56 
  - Yeah lets just blast the one of two liberals on cable.  smiley_glad_hands   Nov-07-08 12:26 AM   #57 
  - There is always the Fast Forward button if you can pre-record. nt  ginnyinWI   Nov-07-08 12:41 AM   #61 
  - Everyone PANIC!  Blue-Jay   Nov-07-08 12:43 AM   #62 
  - Holy shit. This thread is so fucking demoralizing. Rachel is GREAT.  loudsue   Nov-07-08 01:00 AM   #63 
  - Yeah, ok. "Great" is not a word I find in my vocabulary for the RMS.  Captiosus   Nov-07-08 01:33 AM   #71 
     - bradley effect or not i love rachel's show  dreamnightwind   Nov-07-08 07:39 AM   #103 
  - Yeah Rachel, far be it from Obama to take cues from a wildly successful Democratic administration.  progressivebydesign   Nov-07-08 01:09 AM   #68 
  - The truth is, I fully expect Obama to be Clinton 2.0, because he has  Kahuna   Nov-07-08 06:21 AM   #86 
  - Exactly.  1corona4u   Nov-07-08 06:57 AM   #92 
  - Just don't watch her then  last_texas_dem   Nov-07-08 01:43 AM   #73 
  - I turned the channel tonight  rschmitt   Nov-07-08 01:57 AM   #75 
  - I realize that you are new, and welcome to DU,....BUT  discerning christian   Nov-07-08 02:39 AM   #77 
     - Reread the post  rschmitt   Nov-07-08 03:57 AM   #78 
        - "Infantile" ?  discerning christian   Nov-07-08 11:00 PM   #126 
  - She doesn't like the Clintons  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Nov-07-08 04:02 AM   #79 
  - Obama hasn't even been sworn in yet!  Olney Blue   Nov-07-08 05:46 AM   #80 
  - Rachel is doing her same schtick that she's been doing on her radio..  Kahuna   Nov-07-08 05:57 AM   #81 
  - I love Rachel  cboy4   Nov-07-08 06:15 AM   #85 
  - Seems to me that Dems tend toi build up our fellow Dems too much and/or have unrealistic  No Elephants   Nov-07-08 06:39 AM   #89 
  - Day four of the failed Obama Administration: it's over.  Orsino   Nov-07-08 06:49 AM   #90 
  - Your name is COLGATE.. as in "Coal-gate"? Isn't that what freeptards were pushing in the final  bushisanidiot   Nov-07-08 06:52 AM   #91 
  - It was Progressives who were out in force working to get Obama elected. I'm glad Rachel is raising  mod mom   Nov-07-08 07:04 AM   #93 
  - I really like Rachel and Keith  eilen   Nov-07-08 07:18 AM   #97 
  - She is a commentator,not a cheerleader. A lot of people seem  sufrommich   Nov-07-08 07:07 AM   #94 
  - so what you're saying is, you're upset she's not a liberal Sean Hannity  Magic Rat   Nov-07-08 07:09 AM   #95 
  - If all the people who are mad at Rachel Maddow would just stop watching the show,  Lisa0825   Nov-07-08 07:17 AM   #96 
  - Well, as much as we know that it cannot change as much as we would like,  Mass   Nov-07-08 07:27 AM   #98 
  - Rachel does this on her talk show as well. She's a purist. If Obama isn't 100% liberal, she'll be  Liberal_Stalwart71   Nov-07-08 07:30 AM   #99 
  - This is why the right has had such a stranglehold...  TTUBatfan2008   Nov-07-08 07:37 AM   #101 
  - Hey, COLGATE4 - post and run much?  bunkerbuster1   Nov-07-08 07:37 AM   #102 
  - Turning into a media Whore...  Butch350   Nov-07-08 07:45 AM   #104 
  - It's like she's manufacturing worries. I love her, but she needs to dial the worry down by half.  leeann1317   Nov-07-08 08:30 AM   #105 
  - What's wrong with a third Clinton term?  PeterU   Nov-07-08 08:38 AM   #107 
  - Unfortunately a McCain presidunce-ee would have been better for Rachel  zulchzulu   Nov-07-08 08:46 AM   #108 
  - A lot of saps took the bait on this hit and run job.  Forkboy   Nov-07-08 08:49 AM   #109 
  - Get real! Bush spent 8 years catering to big biz - Obama will take 8 years turning it around  Imagevision   Nov-07-08 09:00 AM   #110 
  - Policy wonk, she'll be bridge to liberals who care about labels more than progress.  MarjorieG   Nov-07-08 09:03 AM   #111 
  - Get real! Bush spent 8 years catering to big biz - Obama will take 8 years turning it around  Imagevision   Nov-07-08 09:05 AM   #112 
  - So, what's wrong with a Clinton third term?  Beacool   Nov-07-08 10:08 AM   #115 
  - She did something I liked last night  lunatica   Nov-07-08 10:12 AM   #116 
  - Ahhh yes, another hit and run poster. I love these...  Javaman   Nov-07-08 10:22 AM   #117 
  - Just stop watching her. I did! n/t  Lady-Damai   Nov-07-08 12:42 PM   #119 
  - Rachel is provocative and I like it.  AtomicKitten   Nov-07-08 01:10 PM   #120 
  - Sadly, I have to agree.  Phx_Dem   Nov-07-08 01:35 PM   #121 
  - It would take a lot more that that to turn me against Rachel.  Festivito   Nov-07-08 02:06 PM   #124 
  - Another dump on Rachel thread.  Cleita   Nov-07-08 11:15 PM   #127 
 

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