The MSNBC legions evidence has become a safety blanket for countless US progressives. She discusses her demonisation by the right, tackling the presidents lies and coming out at 17
Rachel Maddow, the US TV host, has a message for her commentators:” Bring it. Your hatred meets me stronger. Come on. Give me more. Give me more. I love it !”
That is just as well, given the way she has polarised observers in the past few years. Maddow, 46, has presented her primetime reveal on MSNBC, a 24 -hour cable information direct, on weeknights since 2008. If most cable bulletin and social media is fast food, she tries to rustle up a three-course meal: sensible, dispassionate, sometimes painfully detailed and replete with oblique references to half-forgotten legislators of yesteryear. Since Donald Trump’s rise in 2016, nonetheless, The Rachel Maddow Show has become a nightly safe covering for many progressives who identify with the “resistance”.
” Her anatomy has ascended, in the radical curiosity, from beloved cable information host to a kind of oracle for the age of Trump ,” the New York TimesMagazine mentioned recently, describing her demonstrate as the” gathering place for a flock of liberals hungering for an antidote to President Trump’s nihilism and indifference for civic criteria “.
The view from the title is rather different. Maddow is demonised as an avatar of the “liberal elite” and “Trump derangement syndrome”. Even ideological fellow travellers was concerned that she is “strident” and “shrill”. She dedicates her new work, Blowout, which explores the injurious influence of the global oil and gas industry,” to the bots and trolls, all of you, with love “.
There is, of course, much more to Maddow than her screen personality. A practising Catholic as well as the first honestly gay host of a US primetime news programme, she has suffered cycles of sadnes all her life and enjoys fishing, photographing and read Robert Harris historical yarns. She is also, it is about to change, a lot of fun.