Rachel Maddow is no stranger to hate mail and the MSNBC anchor has even grown to welcome it.
After being “destroyed” on Meet the Press on Sunday by National Review editor Rich Lowry, the Drudge Report picked up a piece detailing her alleged destruction by conservative dishrag NewsBusters.
Maddow, however, has been around the block enough times to know that haters gon’ hate and responded accordingly:
You can witness Maddow’s thorough demolition, as NewBusters so eloquently puts it, for yourself in the clip below:
It’s a marvel she’s still standing, let alone has thumbs to tweet with.
Imbecile host David Gregory, probably fearing for his job and doormat/dipstick Chuck Todd just sit there and spout Beltway CW. While Rachel single handed rips down marshmallow Rich Lowry, editor of the most prestigious conservative rag in the nation. I though Rich was going to start crying when when Rachel pulled the fact card on him.
What always happens when Neo-Conservatives meet with someone who can quote facts and understands how the world works.
Maddow is someone we are all lucky to have on our side.
Mz. Maddow is most certainly gay. Her wardrobe is a cross between something from the Maine Rod and Gun Club and NYC traditional black, black and black.
I am gay, but what on earth prompts lesbians to dress like they live inside a beaver dam in the UP,if they are attracted to women, why pretend to be a guy, dressed like a guy with bad taste? Men’s glasses, men’s hair cuts, men’s wallets and requesite chains. I have issues with gay men who dress like sterotypical women, just as I do lesbians in flannel, denim and work boots while never going further north then west 51st street. Maddow is a lez, big deal, now she needs to quit playing dress-up to annoy the peeps who look at her is such disgust and distain. Surely she has a color she likes, other than black?
those guys F A I L E D
Never heard of this guy Maddow.
the other Greg
@marc: “Her wardrobe is a cross between something from the Maine Rod and Gun Club and NYC traditional black, black and black.”
Rachel goes north of 51st Street a lot, since she lives in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. But yeah, she works in NYC. So her wardrobe makes sense.
congrats, marc. you’re a slave to societal concepts of gender. be sure to slap your mother next time you see her wearing pants instead of a 50’s house dress.
you boys are so lame. yay. you have issues with gay men that dress like “stereotypical women”?
nice to know good old texas b.s. is alive and well, eh?
Hey cupcake…. Wtf is your problem? Havent you learned anything in this movement? We are fighting to be equal you twit! If she chooses to dress that way,thats her right! You do not own or have the monopoly on her choice of clothing! Please educate yourself pumkin.
the other Greg
The headline is a little strange. Shouldn’t that be “anti-gay hate mail”? Or do you think gays are going to send her hate mail? (Maybe some of the fashion-obsessed?)
@LittIe,Kiwi: It’s all Mary Tyler Moore’s fault, those capri pants she wore on the Dick Van Dyke Show. She’s probably a closet lesbian and society went downhill from there.
Dont bother educating that shameful twink.he is beyond help!
And btw…im in TX and he would NOT fit in here either!
oh, and marc conder isn’t a twink. he is, alas, a grown adult male who never got over the fact that his insecurities about being a pole-smoker. you know the score. the gay men who live each day looking over their shoulder worrying about what The Straights are thinking about them.
modern day eunuchs.
Rich Lowry acts like every prick in high school who thinks winning an argument means interrupting over and over and over…. Since he looks like a prick, I guess he might as well act like a prick.
Rachel was hardly ‘destroyed’, she was sitting next to an idiot republican that constantly talked over her and doesn’t understand that she is not running for President nor VP and thus her opinion is N/A, and uses that tactic to avoid answering the question she is posing to him regarding republicans attacking President Obama for policies that they themselves support, to which he had no answer.
it’s actually hilarious that that wimp sat there smugly sayign “WHY CAN’T YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION” or order to keep HIMSELF from answering, and admitting, that he’s angry at Obama for….what? Doing what he wants Romney to do?
Oh, Republicans. keep proving us right. you’re all full of s**t.
Part of the base of the Democratic party are elderly and retired people. Making cuts to Medicare or Social Security would almost certainly be counterproductive when trying to appeal to this base. I think he was just trying to get her to confirm how unappealing it seems to make these cuts. She wouldn’t give him the pleasure of doing so. That hardly means she was destroyed. He simply put her into a position where she could not confirm that obvious, that making cuts to Medicare is unpopular with Democrats- no matter how necessary such cuts may be.
it’d be lovely if david gregory could take control over is own show and politely tell the guy who spoke through half the 20 min. segment to let someone else speak. even nebbish little george stephanopoulos is better at directing a converation than gregory.
Rachael and Rich are both 2party system apologists with indefensible views supporting 2 awful candidates who will continue war, continue poverty, and cut more social services.
But keep voting for the same 2party system over and over expecting different results.
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Duh, call me crazy, but I thought Maddow buried her ‘opponent’ Sunday. When your foe keeps shouting over you, you must be making points, and that’s exactly what happened! She zinged him a few times, and he wouldn’t let her speak for the rest of the segment. The host finally cut him off by going to a remote correspondent to keep him from looking any more foolish.
@marc: Why should she wear anything other than a professional look? What would you prefer… leather pants and a frilly blouse?
@marc: ” I have issues with…” I agree, you do have some issues. I hope you can work through them.
I saw that clip in another blog earlier today. Rachel was definitely NOT demolished. Actually, what I saw was that guy being exposed for his LIES.
I just wish she’d quit with the environmental scare tactics. She’s a global warming alarmist, and now she’s claiing that fracking causes earthquakes, a theory that the USGS has shot down. We get it, Rachel: We’re all selfishly killing the planet, but you’re somehow relieved of all your carbon-related sins.
Motor City Mo
You guys who are defending Maddow evidently saw a different video than I did. She danced like crazy around the question, and still never answered it, because she knew her answer would make Obama look bad. And her insistence on making the argument about Paul Ryan made her look painfully desperate, not to mention her attempt to spin it into a gay issue speaks volumes about the woman’s character. Crash and burn.
Steven in Oregon
@marc: Right, Marc. This conversation is all about you and your inability to see beyond your outraged sense of fashion. Next time try participating in the conversation instead of letting yourself get sidetracked by the unimportant. Nincompoop.
Hate mail? Rachel’s clothes?
Has everyone on Queerty lost their minds?
Rachel can squash any team of idiots in a debate. With one arm tied behind her back.
And WHO gives a fuck what she wears???
In my opinion there is hardly any mens clothing a woman can wear to make her look like she’s in male drag, an exception would be a full-blown man’s suit: coat, tie, pants and shoes. I see women in mens clothes all the time, levi’s, work shoes, jackets, baseball caps, wallets, and no one even bats an eye.But let a man try wearing womens clothing in public, well that’s a whole differnet ball of wax. It’s called a double standard.
Repent this asswipe! Stick with the facts ( wanna be str8 male) its always a str8 male,you know it and i know it.but if youd like to find the common denominator….its always a male ! So are you willing to be first in line sweetcheeks?
Destroyed??!!! What kind of DUMBASS R U? She was hardly destroyed. More like the other way around.
Aw you’re just talking about what your own mother did to YOU cupcake.
@marc: Lots of people in NYC wear black all the time. What fashion rag do you write for? You’re obviously a style maven who is a devotee of Bergdorf Men.
Better to have a mind, which you don’t have, than a smart fashion forward costume from Dolce & Gabbana.
Yea, that guy looked like an idiot and a 5 year old to keep interrupting, Go Rachel
She is an opinion person with a self-named talk show and can’t seem to give her opinion when questioned if she approves of Obama stealing 500 billion to fund Obamacare. Guess she only offers an opinion when it fits her talking points. Sorry, he owned her and she looked like an idiot.
Maybe Marc should marry Emily
#23 Romney/Ryan want to keep the same cuts, Lowery knows it. This is a “have you stopped beating your wife” kind of question. You’re screwed if you answer yes or no.
Personally, I got tired of his finger in her face. I don’t know what the best strategy is – to sit there and wait for him to stop or for both of them to talk at the same time.
To the person who said “Rachel was not destroyed..” Agreed, but I think the headline saying she was is tongue in cheek. Or whatever that literary form is – the opposite of what you really mean.
@Emily: LOL – super way to advertise your skills as a freelance writer – such nuance and mastery of language.
Good to know one hack to avoid when my company sends me out looking for filler text on our websites.
I love how this guy is asking Rachel Maddow to defend cuts and decisions that weren’t her choosing. He’s a total douche. She should defend $7 million in cuts to medicare? How about defending Romney’s complete fossil stance on civicl and human rights? I don’t see her asking him to defend his whackjob candidate. Fail.
Robert in NYC
One thing right wing republicans have in common. When it comes to facts and the truth, they will always re-write them and shout down or dismiss people with any intelligence. Just look at motor-mouth Elisabeth Hasselback on The View, Anne Coulter, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and this other diot, Lowry. Rachel wasn’t destroyed but Lowry came across as the jackass that he’s always been. David Gregory has no balls either, a wuss.
Rachel has, in interviews, explained why she dresses as she does. She wants her audience to focus on the news that she is presenting, not her daily outfit. She’s not Kelly Ripa, ya know.
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See ho it works? Gay rights all come down to Rachel Maddow’s clothes.
If she wore Gaultier would ENDA pass?
Maybe Lagerfeld would be better fpr achieving our rights.
David Gregory is a more than competent *reporter* and occasional *commentator*, but as “Meet the Press” *host* his is just awful. Mostly he’s just star-stuck when one the the luminaries starts to speak, they just go on and on unchallenged by Gregory. In the Maddow / Lowry exchange, there were any number of times that as a neutral host he should have intervened and said something like “Lowry, you’ve made your point and now are repeating yourself, let Maddow answer”.
Or he could have said, “Lowry, you’re a douche.”
Bennett, of course, is a gambling-addicted, morality hypocrite, political whore.
i dont see this as being a loss for rachel. the only way the guy appears to have “obliterated” her is to keep interrupting her. jackass. high school boys do that… grown men? not so attractive.
The guy steam-rollered Rachael and never gave her a change to slip a word in edge-wise.
That was no debate. That was a bullying session.
She did not get demolished.I like rachel though she’s the most entertaining thing on msnbc, besides ezra of course. I’d bang that dude into oblivion.
The lame asses who write this blog are probably angry at the infinitely smarter, more chic and more successful Rachel after she mistook them for cater waiters at the last HRC dinner both were at…
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