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Me too :) 1st noticed her when she filled in for Keith.  And I too would like to see the cocktail moments return on Friday nights!  We need a special cocktail for when our "national nightmare" ends.  Happy 10th Rachel!

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My favorite random lighthearted moment was when, for what ever reason, Rachel decided to introduce Nicolle Wallace by saying that there were donuts backstage and two were supposed to be just for Nicolle. "And I ate them."

"Story of my life!" Nicolle cried.

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I have been watching Rachel since she was on Keith's show - I remember thinking wow, this is one smart person, and then wondering why there were so few people like that on the various shows.  More than a decade later, I'm still thinking that, and on many days lately, the best hour is the one I spend with Rachel.  

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I think I first learned about Rachel when she started appearing on the MSNBC show Tucker Carlson had which started in 2005 that show also made me aware of Willie Geist. I didn't watch that show for it's whole run. Living in the deep south I don't think there ever was an Air America affiliate in this area or if there was I never knew about it. 

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Listened to her on Air America and have loved and admired her ever since! (Do I win the award for Oldest, if not Most Devoted, Fan?)

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It's a tie!? I started listening to Rachel's radio show pre MSNBC. She's always been one of the smartest voices over the airways!

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I also used to listen to Rachel on Air America. Also loved Al Franken's show, and Janeane Garafalo and Sam Seder. Even Jerry Springer had a decent show. I really missed AA when it went off the air. 

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I've been watching TRMS since Thanksgiving weekend 2008.  I too miss her silly moments but I'll never forget her wearing a pink Kentucky Derby style hat one time and her grabbing popcorn when stuff got dramatic!  Congrats on ten great informative years and looking forward to more.

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I choked on my tea when Rachel started quoting 'Beauty and the Beast' lyrics at the end of another stellar Court Transcript reading. It was her meekness that slayed me. "Neither one prepared!"

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Hey, cash is cash! [/s]

About the Woodward interview: I was happy Rachel spent less time on the 'who said WHAT?' aspect that seems to dominate coverage and more on 'what it means, in practical terms.' But Woodward has this "I've been Around, missy, and I will tell you How Things Are Supposed To Be" in a mansplainy, white Villager* way that I am not here for in 2018.

 

*Urban dictionary, definition 5

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Cranky old lady complaint--the chyron that said:  Breaking News:  Bob Woodward Talks New Book "Fear" w/Rachel.

It's not breaking news.  It's not even news.  She's not even close to being his first interview about the book.  When everything is breaking news, nothing is breaking news.

When Rachel was in her extended handover to LOD, the backdrop went black.  I thought at first it was her producers' way of saying, Rachel, it's time to go home.  But then they turned the lights back on.

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2 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

Jeez.  That was quite the A Story.   What kind of person takes money from FEMA - during hurricane season - to use to lock up more children.  

That's a rhetorical question, right?

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I hope Rachel does a follow-up on the FEMA/ICE story. Everyone (in charge) says don't worry, we've got plenty of resources.

Uh huh.

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So Rach can't say "nuts"?  Cute.  Her avoiding saying it got a teeny bit annoying, but I actually appreciate that she won't sink to the depths of the vulgarity of who she was quoting.

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6 minutes ago, ScoobieDoobs said:

So Rach can't say "nuts"?  Cute.  Her avoiding saying it got a teeny bit annoying, but I actually appreciate that she won't sink to the depths of the vulgarity of who she was quoting.

I thought that way way more than a teeny bit annoying. It was ridiculous. Rachel was acting like some Victorian prude who was going to get the vapors and swoon if she said the word nuts. Her exaggerated reluctance to say that one word made it into a huge deal. Nobody would have batted an eye if she had just read the damn quote! I thought it was really unprofessional.

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16 hours ago, stormy said:

I hope Rachel does a follow-up on the FEMA/ICE story. Everyone (in charge) says don't worry, we've got plenty of resources.

Uh huh.

What really bugged me and I'm glad Rachel did a follow up last night, is that all day Wednesday MSNBC was just quoting the Administration as if it was given fact. They never bothered to question or investigate and maybe that's not the role of the daily talking heads but, still! You're own prime time show broke this story, Rachel had the document that showed where the $$ was coming from and the rest of the lineup just ignored it and acted as PR for the Administration.

I'm glad RMS doubled down on it last night. Was quite happy to see her bring in a former DHS and FEMA representative to reveal exactly what that info meant and showed that even more $ was taken from the Coast Guard.

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10 hours ago, SpiritSong said:

I thought that way way more than a teeny bit annoying. It was ridiculous. Rachel was acting like some Victorian prude who was going to get the vapors and swoon if she said the word nuts. Her exaggerated reluctance to say that one word made it into a huge deal. Nobody would have batted an eye if she had just read the damn quote! I thought it was really unprofessional.

She does this with almost every slightly obscene or vulgar word.  And what's even more annoying is that she's not that squeamish IRL.

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Sometimes we have boring guests. Sometimes I do a lousy job in an interview. Just sloppiness, in writing, bad editing, typos sometimes screw shit up....I’m constantly battling in order to achieve something that I’m not embarrassed by, which people think is self-deprecating, but it’s fucking motivating.

I get that she has certain standards that she thinks journalists must uphold, but hell's bells, this is cable.  Report the damn news.

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6 hours ago, Morrigan2575 said:

What really bugged me and I'm glad Rachel did a follow up last night, is that all day Wednesday MSNBC was just quoting the Administration as if it was given fact. They never bothered to question or investigate and maybe that's not the role of the daily talking heads but, still!

I was disappointed that NPR also said, “But the Administration said no money from Response and Recovery was moved,” with no follow up. It's on the damn paperwork Senator Merkley showed and no one is mentioning that except for Rachel!

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Did Adam Schiff drop some new information?  He said tonight that Manafort felt that he was still owed money from his Ukraine work and reached out to Oleg Deripaska to trade access to the campaign for the money he (Manafort) felt he was owed.  Rachel looked as confused as I felt, because I thought the story was that Manafort was looking to sell briefings in order to pay off his debt to Deripaska.  Strange.

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Anyone else surprised Rach was in LA -- as she said in the long sign-off to LOD?  I wasn't paying attention to the background, but I thought it was a bit weird that she was talking to Emily Jane Fox from another studio, when I know Emily is based in New York.

Wish she had Chuck or Joyce or Barb on tonite to better explain why Trump may not pardon Manafort (but could still).  Daniel Goldman?  Meh, he ain't the dream team!  And btw, Rach, if your staff can't book any of the dream team, how about Jill Wine-Banks?  Luv huh! 

Well, at least Rach didn't mention Trumper creeper Dershowitz's bullshit that now a pardon is off the table.  Rach clearly doesn't believe that for a sec.  Me neither, Rach.

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This whole discussion made me think that it's time to change the rules, or whatever, on presidential pardoning.  I'm not sure that this is why it was created or how it was intended to be used.  

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Wait, did Rach make a quick dig on Manafort & his "hair dye"?  Oh Rach . . .  heh, heh, heh!

So glad MSNBC didn't send out Rach & the other hosts to Carolinas, to be soaked in wind & rain, like CNN so stupidly did.

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7 hours ago, ScoobieDoobs said:

So glad MSNBC didn't send out Rach & the other hosts to Carolinas, to be soaked in wind & rain, like CNN so stupidly did.

They sent Ali Velshi.

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1 hour ago, tvaddict44 said:

I caught a quick reference to Hillary being on Rachel's show next week.  I think they said Tues. (the 18th?)  Does anyone know for sure?  Thanks...

Yes, she will be on Tuesday's show.

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I couldn't watch the beginning of the show last night.  I watched it all live when it was originally happening and its still too painful to watch. 

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I really enjoy when HRC comes on TRMS to be interviewed. The discussions are always wide-ranging and interesting, such a departure from sound-bitey stuff we get elsewhere. It's just two wonky women stretching their wonk-muscles, and it delights me.

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2 hours ago, Hanahope said:

It was such a delight to have full and complete sentences and coherent thoughts.  I weep that Hillary is not our president.

Preach!

I smiled through the entire interview. Two smart woman just hashing things out. 

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40 minutes ago, taanja said:

Two smart woman just hashing things out. 

...and personifying the GOP nightmare.  Vote, y'all.  And get your friends and family to vote, too.

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She said it in smarter words, but I found it alarming and illuminating when HRC reiterated the point that her losing the election was not the end game for Russia. I think that's getting lost in the mainstream narrative.

Rachel was very deft and classy by acknowledging similar allegations about Bill Clinton before asking Hillary about Judge Kavanaugh.

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On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 3:38 PM, Sharpie66 said:

Manafort’s plea deal on Friday gave Rachel the highest rated show on all of cable tv for the night, not just cable news! She eve beat out broadcast shows on the networks: https://crooksandliars.com/2018/09/rachel-maddow-was-number-one-all-cable

That is encouraging to me. That means the resistance that represents the majority of this country is alive and kicking. It baffles me that the media is obsessed with the minority..

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1 hour ago, Apprentice79 said:

That is encouraging to me. That means the resistance that represents the majority of this country is alive and kicking. It baffles me that the media is obsessed with the minority..

The minority is loud and obnoxious. Thus more attention by the media.

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So why is Rach the ONLY one to say Dr. Blasey Ford can file a criminal complaint against Cavanaugh at ANY time because Maryland has NO statute of limitations?  Awesome, Rach!

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You know, as Rachel was reading the letter from Dr. Blasey Ford's lawyer, I wished she was as angry as I am.  Don't get me wrong, Rach certainly seemed stunned.  But was she ANGRY at the ridiculous level of unfairness going on?  In her signoff to LOD, she seemed to be throwing her hands up in an "oh well, what can you do" kinda way.  Er, huh?  Get mad, Rach!

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I was frustrated by Friday night's show. The whole NYT Rosenstein story just struck me as a SQUIRREL!!! bit,  and it made me mad that 3/4 of the airtime was given over to it. I'll panic when the firing tweet gets written. Till then, I just can't manage the bandwidth.

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4 hours ago, stormy said:

Yep. By the end the show I pretty much hated the NYT and hoping Rosenstein runs for president.

And this made me wanna hear what Rachel was thinking about what the Times did here.  They insist they're just reporting & that's it.  I'm not buying that crap cuz I think they got played & they let themselves get played -- just for a big scoop of the moment.  And they didn't give a fuck what the consequences would be from their big scoop of the moment.  They suck.

I wanted to know what Rachel's thoughts were on this.  She didn't say outright -- or did she & I missed it?  You know, as much as she's accused of only providing commentary & her own opinions -- she often doesn't.

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Wow. Rachel is having Avenatti on tonight?! I'm shocked, since she doesn't seem to like him much. On the other hand this is probably too good of an opportunity (for both) to pass up.

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I got the feeling Rachel was a little pissed that Avenatti didn't tell the complete story about his client/witness and the other witnesses. He only reiterated what he had already tweeted and added she would make full disclosure within 48 hours. She was leading up to The Interview saying he was going to discuss his client, so she was expecting more. That little stunt may have put him right back onto her shit list.


Rachel asked about the one thing I have wondered about- criminal investigation. If Kavanaugh ends up SCOTUS and he also ends up under multiple State felony investigations for 3+ complaints, you would think he would, at the very least, be required to be recused from any decisions until the cases are complete. If he is found guilty, then of course removed from the SC. The way the Republicans talk, they think once he is SCOTUS, he is Teflon.

The new letter from Dr. Ford's attorneys to Grassley just turned Thursday upside down, again.

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Uh, did Rachel know that Avenatti was also on at the exact same time on CNN with Cuomo?  Look, I like Avenatti, but he better not be pulling a fake PR stunt.  Now is not the time for that stuff.  

I bet Rach is kinda skittish & a bit conflicted about Avenatti.  Me too, Rach.  I hope Avenatti has legit stuff coming, but right now I'm not so sure . . . 

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