And while things didn’t go all that well for her during the first night, with the technical difficulties and all…
What Rachel Maddow did 5 months ago may end her ability to host anything again.
Which probably wouldn’t be the worst thing to happen in the world of journalism.
So what did Maddow do? And how could it affect her ability to host in the future?
Simple, 5 months ago Maddow, along with a bunch of other Democrats, propped up the false notion Donald Trump and his campaign were involved in a nefarious plot to work with Russians to help get Trump elected.
After the Mueller report was released, and all doubt about Trump’s involvement in the Russian collusion plot was removed, Maddow didn’t bat an eye.
Instead, she, along with others in her camp, doubled down and insisted that in spite of the evidence, Trump was guilty.
The fact that overwhelming evidence indicates the President did nothing wrong doesn’t phase her. Nor does the fact an unbiased William Barr and his Department of Justice refused to press any criminal charges.
And that matters. As a journalist, Maddow needs to be committed to fair and balanced representations of the facts. The left also accuses reporters over at Fox News of being uncritically right,
But, Maddow and her Anti-Trumpian outlook on life, means she’s not an impartial member of the press, either. She’s a muckraker, and for her to moderate a debate of potential Presidential candidates is a visible loss for the world of journalism.
Maddow, along with Chuck Todd didn’t do their due diligence and only tossed the Democrat nominees softballs the entire debate long.
Imagine what would have happened if Sean Hannity moderated a debate with Trump on the stage, and all he did was pose basic questions.
Can you think about how outraged the leftists would be? They’d rage at how Hannity didn’t make the Republican candidates work hard to defend their positions.
And yet, that’s precisely what happened here.
Rachel Maddow, a dyed sheep in the wool conspiracy Russian theorist, refused to use her platform to extract real, hard-hitting answers from the Democrats.
Instead, Maddow continued in the vein of conspiracy and had the nominees answer ridiculous questions about global warming swallowing up Miami in the coming years, and tried to get the nominees to see if they recognized secrets inside of the Mueller report that could still get Trump prosecuted.
A real news organization and a real debate moderator would dig in and see how the nominees would tackle pressing problems, like the immigration debacle or the ballooning federal debt.
But Maddow flogged dead horses, and she did it not because she believed these matters were ultimately important, but because she’s hoping to set up a narrative that’ll make Trump look bad in 2020.
This isn’t right.
NBC should be ashamed they let a woman with such a narrow and untenable view of the world take the spotlight and use said platform to spread her personal opinions as gospel truth.
With Maddow hosting the debates, America lost and so too, did journalism.