People want to scream bias against every single news platform but the reality is that most mainstream institutions are liberal so it’s a bit of a one-sided love affair against anything even remotely conservative.
Fox News is one of the biggest news networks in the entire world and they’re consistently criticized for being “state media,” as in, they give President Trump a fair analysis.
But the story behind why Rachel Maddow has a love affair with the ultra liberal New York Times is insane.
Rachel Maddow is one of the biggest liberals on television outside of the comedic realm that includes Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show,” Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” and Jimmy Kimmel of “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE.”
Maddow has consistently pandered to liberal audiences for a long time now.
There was one shameless moment in her tenure where she sensationalized the news in epic fashion – not in a good way.
The MSNBC television host announced on her show, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” that she had attained President Trump’s tax returns and they would reveal the returns on her primetime slotted show. It was a huge affair and liberals clamored for the revelation of details.
When the show aired, though, there was nothing. It was an uneventful packaging of nothingness that revealed pretty much nothing. But the producers of the MSNBC show wanted to paint it as if it were this huge scandal they were about to blow the doors wide open on.
Her ratings are still good, unfortunately, but that’s only because liberals need a go-to for propaganda feeding straight into their gullet.
But the weirdest thing is that Rachel Maddow is trying to get on The New York Times’ good side because they apparently intentionally pay no mind to her.
Maddow — and occasional fill-in hosts — have mentioned the New York Times at least a whopping 41 times on her show since May 30, when Vanity Fair reported that the paper wanted its reporters to stay far away from far-left and far-right programs. That included Maddow’s, because it was too liberal, even for the paper that is often considered left-leaning itself. The staggering 41 mentions over only 13 episodes does not include guests, even though it has been brought up even more times then the 41 aforementioned.
It’s for a goal apparently.
However, there’s a bigger story behind the scenes.
Fox News reported, “Maddow’s obsession to make nice with the Gray Lady reached new heights on Monday night, when she mentioned the paper 18 times in one hour. While Maddow has promoted the paper at every turn, her boss, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, has reportedly been busy trying to rekindle the relationship himself. Griffin spent a prolonged lunch with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet following the Vanity Fair bombshell, attempting to hash things out, to no avail.”
Maddow gushes over the liberal newspaper and even recently said, “’The New York Times’ was first to break the news. Classic, golden-era American news copy.”
Is she serious with this rhetoric? How in the world does The New York Times appeal to a broader audience outside of liberal fanaticism?
She added, “You don’t really get news copy like that anymore.”
DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall feels that New York Times reporters bring “a degree of legitimacy” to cable news programs, which is something Maddow craves.
McCall told Fox News, “Maddow likely wants to stay visible in front of the New York Times hierarchy in hopes they will at some point reverse course.”
Opinion journalists are a dime a dozen nowadays but there is something really bizarre about Maddow’s love affair with The New York Times because it’s not like Fox News has one with The Wall Street Journal.