Tag Archives: Rachel Maddow

Hannity Beats Maddow In First Head-To-Head Week After Bringing In Major Right Figures As His Guests

Politico reports: In the first week of the head-to-head battle between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, the conservative heavyweight drew significantly higher ratings than his liberal counterpart. Hannity pulled out all the stops, bringing in Steve Bannon, Bill O’Reilly, Paul Ryan and Rush Limbaugh to boost his numbers. It appears to have worked: The Fox News pundit pulled in an …

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Hannity: Help Me Beat “Conspiracy Theory” MSNBC

L-O-L. Mediaite reports: At the end of his show Monday night, Sean Hannity informed his viewers that he’ll be returning to the 9pm time slot where his show began to make room for Laura Ingraham, whose show The Ingraham Angle will launch in October. “All of my career, I always started behind the eight ball,” Hannity told his viewers. “In …

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Rachel Maddow Tops Ratings For Second Month

Forbes reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had the most-watched show in cable news in August, ending the month with 2.783 million total viewers, according to data released by Nielsen Media Research. It was Maddow’s second month in a row as No. 1.  Maddow narrowly beat Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, who had 2.679 million total viewers. The remaining shows in …

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MSNBC Tops All Cable Networks For First Time

Via press release from MSNBC: For the first time in the network’s 21-year history, MSNBC finished the week as the most-watched cable network during weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) in total viewers.  According to Nielsen, MSNBC ended the week of July 17-21 as the #1 cable network for all weekday prime, averaging 2.34 million viewers, ahead of FOX News at 2.25 …

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Drudge: Stress Is Making Cable News Anchors Sick

The Hill reports: Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge weighed in on cable news “stress” in a Friday morning tweet, citing recent medical leaves of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox News’s Tucker Carlson while stating that “another host appears heavily drugged.” Drudge’s tweet referred to Carlson missing his Thursday program due to appendicitis and Maddow missing nearly two weeks of hosting …

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Trump Ally Michael Savage Calls For Government Takeover Of The Media In Wake Of Virginia Shooting

Media Matters reports: Right-wing radio host Michael Savage called for a government takeover of media following a shooting at a baseball practice of Republican members of Congress. Responding to the shooting, Savage questioned whether Trump should “take control of Twitter” and asked, “Is it time for the government to take control of the out of control pirates on social media…who …

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Raving Conspiracy Promoter Sean Hannity Denounces “Top Conspiracy Theorist” Rachel Maddow [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On Monday night, Sean Hannity went after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, calling her MSNBC’s “top conspiracy theorist.” In a new segment where he calls out “liberal conspiracy theorists,” he began by re-airing the clip of Chris Matthews, or as Hannity calls him “Mr. Thrill Up His Leg,” admitting that the Trump-Russia conspiracy that “pursuers” kept pushing “came apart” …

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Rachel Maddow To Return To Her Show Tonight

Some of us were getting worried: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow says she will be returning to her show Tuesday night after being absent since May 25. “I’ll be back on the air tonight — 9pm ET MSNBC. Huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent good wishes while I was out — happy to be back!” wrote Maddow. MSNBC on Tuesday announced …

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Far-Right Websites Launch Boycott Campaign Against Rachel Maddow In Retaliation For Sean Hannity

Far-right extremist Brent Bozell, who is best known here for calling President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead” during an appearance on Fox News, is leading a call for advertisers to boycott the Rachel Maddow Show. The move comes in retaliation for the boycott movement against Fox host Sean Hannity. Via Bozell’s outlet Newsbusters: Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell …

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Lawrence O’Donnell: I Might Be Leaving MSNBC

After weeks of rumors, this morning MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell acknowledged that his contract with the network may not be renewed. But O’Donnell might not be the only one departing. Via Mediaite: The air is thick with MSNBC intrigue: amidst a week of rumors that primetime host Lawrence O’Donnell’s days at the network are numbered, a Daily Beast report says …

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Maddow On Trump’s Failures: Would You Rather Have A Competent Person Trying To Do Bad Things? [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Now that President Donald Trump’s 100-day milestone has come and gone, Rachel Maddow’s general assessment seems to be: It could be worse. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night, the MSNBC host said of Trump, “He does not understand the most basic things about what he is trying to pass when it …

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Rachel Maddow Reports On The Two Nutcase Anti-LGBT Science-Deniers Just Appointed By Trump [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow reported on the two anti-abortion and anti-LGBT activists just appointed by Trump. As I reported over the weekend, Theresa Manning, a former Family Research Council staffer, is completely loony tunes and has flatly declared that contraception simply does not work. But getting more attention is HHS appointee Charmaine Yoest, who has been busy in recent days …

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Trump Attacks “Bad People” At MSNBC Over “Criminally Offensive” Tax Leak: No Respect For The Law [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: President Donald Trump sounded off on MSNBC, Snoop Dogg, Alec Baldwin and his other public foes in a sit-down with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that aired Saturday. The Watters’ World interview, which took place just before Trump’s Nashville, Tenn., rally, kicked off with Trump voicing his thoughts on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s decision to reveal two …

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Andrew Sullivan: Liberals Like Rachel Maddow Need To Stop Sounding “So Fucking Condescending” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Bill Maher and guest Andrew Sullivan last night criticized Rachel Maddow for the “big nothing-burger” she unveiled to the public on President Trump‘s 2005 tax returns. Maher reaffirmed that he’s a big fan of Maddow’s, but what she unveiled was something that actually helped Trump. He said, “This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed, which …

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REPORT: Trump’s Legal Team Considers Suing MSNBC Over The “Illegal” Publication Of His 2005 Tax Return

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just like the hundreds of others Trump has threatened to sue but never followed through. Fox News reports: Personal attorneys working for President Trump are weighing possible legal action against the cable news network MSNBC and a private journalist for reporting a portion of the president’s 2005 tax returns, a move the Trump legal staff believes could …

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Colbert Skewers Rachel Maddow’s Slow Reveal [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Stephen Colbert poked fun at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday’s Late Show, following Maddow’s show on Tuesday night when she revealed two of President Donald Trump’s tax forms. “I hold in my hand something very significant,” Colbert said, dressed in Maddow’s signature blazer in front of a graphic that resembled the backdrop used on Maddow’s show. …

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Hannity Screams: Maddow’s “Criminal Release” Of Trump Taxes Is Part Of “NBC’s Corporate Jihad” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Fox News host Sean Hannity said Tuesday night that NBC News “is on a political jihad” against President Donald Trump after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow aired details from a portion of the president’s 2005 tax return on her show. The tax documents broadcast Tuesday night by Maddow show that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 on …

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Trump Slams Maddow Report As “Fake News”

The New York Daily News reports: Take a wild guess at how President Trump reacted to the latest leak of his tax returns. Trump awoke early Wednesday morning to dismiss MSNBC’s scoop from the previous night as “fake news,” even though the White House confirmed the authenticity of the 2005 tax forms released by an anonymous source. Seven minutes later, …

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White House Lashes Out At Maddow Over Taxes Leak: You Are Desperate For Ratings And Breaking The Law

The Guardian reports: The White House preemptively criticized the Maddow show before it aired, releasing a statement claiming Trump paid $38m in taxes on an income of more than $150m. The statement said he also paid “tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes”. Here’s the full statement from a Trump …

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OPEN THREAD: Rachel Reports “Trump Tax Returns”

Rachel Maddow blew up Twitter tonight with the report that her team has “Trump tax returns.” Which returns, which years, and even which Trump have not been disclosed. Sooooo, let’s all watch Rachel together tonight and use this post as an open thread. I’ve embedded a bootleg live stream below.

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