glenn greenwald

‘The real problem is not that Maddow fails to invite conservatives on her show. Most leading conservatives refuse to be interviewed by anyone who will conduct adversarial interviews’

SOUNDBITES — “The real problem is not that Maddow fails to invite conservatives on her show; she does exactly that relentlessly. The problem is that most leading conservatives refuse to be interviewed by anyone — such as Maddow — who will conduct adversarial interviews. They thus restrict themselves to the friendly confines of Fox News or to television interview shows where the hosts refuse to question them aggressively due to a fear of being perceived as something other than ‘neutral.’ Indeed, as I noted before, after Maddow had interviewed GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty (who said nothing ‘nasty about Republicans’): Maddow is constantly attempting to lure right-wing and other Republican guests to her show, but they almost always refuse.” —Glenn Greenwald, the always astute gay Salon scribe, refuting NYT columnist Ross Douthat’s assertion that Rachel Maddow no likely conservative guests (via)