Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Rachel Maddow Calls NBC Decision to Hire Ronna McDaniel “Inexplicable,” Compares Her to Mobster (Video)


Rachel Maddow called NBC’s decision to hire Ronna McDaniel “inexplicable” and compared the former RNC Chairman to “a mobster.”

Maddow on her MSNBC show called for NBC to re-think their decision.

This came as part of a brilliant almost 25 minute speech Maddow gave, uninterrupted, about the threat of fascism, the importance of elections, and why McDaniel had repeatedly tried to undermine the 2020 election by calling its results into doubt.

For Maddow, the speech was a tour de force. But it was also obvious that she is angered by NBC. She repeatedly said that MSNBC had guaranteed that McDaniel would never appear on their channel.

But that’s not enough. Maddow is clearly incensed by what’s happened, and will not remain silent about it.

She compared McDaniel to a “mobster,” in her denunciation. It comes in the last 20 seconds of this video: “You wouldn’t hire a mobster to work in a DA’s office. You wouldn’t hire a pickpocket to work as a TSA screener.”

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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