Right after having Sen. Jim Webb on her new MSNBC show on Thursday night, Rachel Maddow trashed the man he beat, former Sen. George Allen. Is this like a video equivalent of a swag bag, like giving Webb a candy bar or a coffee mug to thank him for coming on? Maddow predictably reported and laughed that a GOP racial-outreach rally will have among its speakers Sen. Allen, who due to the Post’s elastic reading of Tunisian dialects and zoo-animal dictionaries, is now apparently forever nationally identified as a racist. Cheap Shot Maddow thought it was fair to compare him to a die-hard segregationist: “You know, the Macaca guy?….What? Lester Maddox wasn’t available?”
Unsurprisingly, when Maddox died in 2003, the TV networks somehow misplaced the word “Democrat” in the stories they did.