MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow continued to push her blatant conspiracy claims about Robert Mueller’s report even while her own network fact-checked her on the air.
Maddow fanned the flames of fake news Monday as she raised the alarm over her suspicions that Attorney General William Barr is secretly redacting the special counsel’s report before its public release.
Meanwhile, in the MSNBC production room, the network’s “last truth-teller” was apparently oblivious to the on-air rant and offered an on-screen chyron that completely contradicted the show’s host.
Tip for @Maddow: if you’re going to keep misleading your audience, make sure your producers aren’t correcting you in real-time. Here, the chyron accurately states Friday’s news Mueller is “assisting” Barr w/ redactions. Meanwhile, @Maddow is falsely claiming the exact opposite: pic.twitter.com/rTSAABngp2
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) April 1, 2019
Perhaps it was an in-house April Fool’s Day joke.
The chyron writer must be the last truth-teller at MSNBC. Probably been transferred to sales.
— Paul Surovell (@paulsurovell) April 1, 2019
Maddow, like her media colleagues to the left, have been looking for something – anything – to push in the face of Mueller’s report which Barr concluded there was no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Even Mueller’s announcement that there will be no more indictments has not been clear enough as liberals are convinced there must still be something the two-year investigation missed.
Or, that Barr is actually hiding something and is working on redacting negative information about President Trump before releasing the report to Congress and the public, which he promised by mid-April, if not sooner. And this, Maddow posited, must be what’s happening – behind Mueller’s back.
Just noticed: after about 20 seconds of stating the fact that Mueller is indeed “Assisting” — thereby directly contradicting Maddow’s simultaneous lie — the chyron switches to something completely bland: “AG Barr Sends New Letter About Mueller Report to Congress.” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/wPaWdurm9l
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) April 2, 2019
“This is a thing that Mueller’s team does in its sleep,” she said, before insulting Barr’s intelligence. “It is hard to believe that they would leave the newly-appointed, 68-year-old Attorney general William Barr to, himself, personally pick through the report to try to figure out what mentions in this 400-page report might pertain to open cases.”
At least she got the size of the report right, unlike Rep. Maxine Waters who declared last week that it was “somewhere between 3,000, 4,000 pages.”
“They wouldn’t leave that to Barr to do that. Mueller would have done that,” Maddow continued, all the while being contradicted by the chyron on the screen below her which correctly reported that “Special Counsel is assisting with redactions.”
Seeking Immediate Help:
Experienced Cyron editor who can work the demanding requirements of a national news. Must sync the Cyrons with editorial directives.
Requirements: High School Journalism or having worked with Glenn Beck
— Thorstein Veblen 2020 (@VinegarJoe3) April 1, 2019
Tom Arnold, who launched his own failed anti-Trump campaign with the now-canceled Viceland series “The Hunt for Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” chimed in.
Let’s be honest. She’s still at 89% & you’re at 4.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) April 1, 2019
The Nation’s Aaron Maté schooled the so-called actor with a reality check.
Hey Tom, don’t blame you for trying to defend the network that promoted your grift. But if I had profited off of portraying yourself as “Trump’s worst enemy”, I’d show a little remorse for misleading anti-Trump audiences for your own scam of a brand. https://t.co/7q6YkNxv6z pic.twitter.com/2GQXnR4qLC
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) April 1, 2019
Maddow’s descent into “tin-foil hat” narratives on her show left many shaking their heads.
This is blatant lie by ommission. Less famous journalists can’t get away with this. I like to think Maddow once meant well. She probably still thinks she is nipping at the heels of power, when she is the face of the DNC, amplifies claims from intelligence sources. etc.. Maddening
— Michael Corcoran (@mcorcoran3) April 1, 2019
Maddow is desperately trying to save her ratings. Which is why she’s trying to claim conspiracy to hide the Mueller report. It’s pathetic.
— Angel Rivera 🇺🇸🇵🇷⏳ (@AngelRiveraLib) April 1, 2019
Tin foil hat brigade
— chopsbx (@acoppola1979) April 1, 2019
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld was a step ahead when his show created a compilation of Maddow’s inane Russia moments.
— Andrew Wimsatt (@ajwimsatt) April 1, 2019
Maddow’s pathetic ranting in the face of opposing facts – and even her own network’s reporting – left many on Twitter amazed.
Such a shame. I used to admire this woman for her attention to detail on the issues. I was impressed at the way she was able to break scandals down and appear to leave no stone unturned. Since Russiagate, I cannot trust anything she says anymore. She is forever tainted.
— Matthew McCracken (@MatthewMcCrac18) April 1, 2019
On some level, it is getting to be abusive & cruel to her audience for @Maddow to continue to drive them into hysterics over fake nonsense…imagine how much she could have REALLY done if she talked about @realDonaldTrump policies and their SERIOUS flaws rather than conspiracies
— Truckers4Yang (@Truckers4Y) April 1, 2019
Some responsibility goes to the willfully ignorant consumers of the media. They gobbled up the red meat being thrown at them, which led to a spike in ratings and enabled the media to perpetuate the lie.
— Sarah Labance PhD (@sarahelabance) April 1, 2019
Wow, even the chyron guy is throwing Maddow under the bus
— Huxplorer (@huxplorer) April 2, 2019
This is how they create a fake narrative to drive wedges among the public. As long as the ad money keeps rolling in they don’t give a damn if they tear the country apart. Just don’t watch this anymore, it’s manufactured for a cheap dopamine rush at the expense of truth.
— Chris (@o0DarkMatter0o) April 1, 2019
Give it up, Rachel. Seriously, give it up. @pol_4_Infinite6
— Zac (@Mistertbones) April 1, 2019
Why is it so satisfying to see the sad mess that Maddow has become after the submission of the Mueller report 🤣
— Noor Mohammad (@NoorGooner) April 1, 2019
I don’t think what little audience she has left even listens to what she says
— Todd Lyon (@itsToddLyon) April 1, 2019
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