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Rachel Maddow’s One-Time Radio Hero Was … Glenn Beck

When I got hired by Air America they asked who I like in radio and I said I like Ira Glass, This American Life, and I really like this guy Glenn Beck. And I shit you not, the guy who was sort of leading the interview, he didn’t last long at the company, said, ‘We’re going to be a liberal channel.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m pretty confident in my politics.

—Rachel Maddow, sharing her former radio host idolizing, a relationship which in the years since has turned into this:

By:          Max Simon
On:           Sep 3, 2010
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    • Mike

      Slow news day? This is an old segment from almost a year ago….

      Sep 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian

      What on earth is the purpose of this post, Queerty?

      Sep 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ungh

      Follow the link under the quote, y’all.

      From an article written this week.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexander

      “I shit you not”?! She said that in an interview? BWAHAHA! I love you even more now, you salty, sailor-swearin bitch!

      Sep 3, 2010 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      I. Love. Her.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meher Zaman

      Haha. Maddow is so bad-ass in a good way. I LOVE HER!

      Sep 4, 2010 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie

      Beck is a buffoon. It’s hard to comprehend anyone actually taking him, you know, seriously.
      Maddow, however, is the very definition of “brilliant.”

      Sep 4, 2010 at 6:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jared Alessandroni

      Lost (maybe) within the linked article is that Rachel is moving to New York with her girlfriend. I could bump into her at Starbucks!

      Sep 4, 2010 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pip

      Wow, Rachel Maddow is pretty awesome. I loved that creepy censor bar Beck put over her eyes. That’s so random and moronic. Talk about someone being a propaganda artist.

      Sep 4, 2010 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      The early days of Beck’s radio show weren’t quite the shit storm of crazy he puts on display now. it’s all an act anyway…

      Sep 5, 2010 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto

      It may be an act, chances are it IS an act. Fact is, it’s VERY LUCRATIVE. mr. Beck is paid 30 Million US Dollars for propagating fear and loathing and divisiveness in a time of concurrent shitstorms. What a ridiculously well-paid asshole! But hey, that’s free enterprise, right?

      Sep 5, 2010 at 8:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ricky

      WOW!!!! She verbally bitch slapped him! That was perfection!

      Sep 5, 2010 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bill

      lol. This clip is like five clips-within-clips. It’s worse than inception! Slow news day sounds right

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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