If it’s Monday. it’s time for Maddow.
Two nights ago, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow handed Sean Hannity’s hat to him at 9pm. Then Lawrence O’Donnell did the same to Greg Gutfeld at 10pm. Maddow took Hannity by 500,000 viewer. O’Donnell had Gutfeld by 250,000.
It turns out Gutfeld is best used with The Five earlier in the evening, when they win their time slot. But on his own, he can’t draw against the erudite and on-point O’Donnell. Also, 750,000 fans of the Five are probably asleep by 10pm when Gutfeld’s solo show airs.
After O’Donnell, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle took Fox’s Trace Gallagher to the cleaners at 11pm.
Also of note: MSNBC’s Ari Melber came very close to Fox’s Bret Baier, the only reasonably sane person on the cuckoo semi-news channel.
If the Florida indictment comes through this week, watch Maddow return and eviscerate Fox, which will no doubt be reporting on Hillary’s emails.