Rachel Maddow’s Reason For Being Duped by Satire Website: It’s Conservatives Fault
Remember when you were a kid and you got caught doing something you shouldn’t have been doing? Remember when you were confronted with your wrong doing that your first response was to blame everyone else? Well, that is very common for a child… or for a liberal, apparently. At least it is for MSNBC’s left-wing demagogue Rachel Maddow, anyway.
Earlier this week, Maddow featured some important news about Sarah Palin. Palin, Maddow breathlessly told us, was being urged to support the launch of a military attack on Egypt as it boiled over in turmoil. Maddow was indignant that the Christian website called ChristWire.org was telling Palin to “forcibly” support “an American-led invasion of Egypt to protect our interest in North Africa.” This was an outrage, Maddow insisted. It was proof that Christians and conservatives were dangerous lunatics she hinted.
But there was one problem with Maddow’s “analysis”: ChristWire.org is a satire site, not a serious, advocacy site. Maddow was taken by satire but treated it as serious news from a site offering serious policy recommendations.
So, how did she explain her gullibility? Just like a ten-year-old Maddow blamed everyone else.
When at last forced to address her foolishness after a few days of being beaten up in the conservative blogosphere Maddow put on her best dancing shoes and tried to make her gullibility seem like it was the fault of conservatives instead of her own poor research skills and her own foolish propensity to think the worst of everyone with whom she disagrees.
For minutes on end Maddow finger pointed and name called conservatives like Glenn Beck implying that because conservatives are all lunatics, why it is natural for her to assume that ChristWire.org was a serious conservative site. Don’t you see? Maddow’s child-like inability to understand satire is all Glenn Beck’s fault!
Some one needs to send the distempered Maddow to a corner for a time out like all bad children need.
Warner Todd Huston
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