For the past week NewsReal’s Tim and Alissa Birkel have been focusing on rebutting the smears and distortions of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. They have created a series chronicling Maddow’s missteps titled “Artificial Sweetener.” Explaining the title, the husband-and-wife writing team wrote in their first entry in the series:
Our friend and colleague David Swindle wrote that Rachel Maddow is the Mary Poppins of the left–pleasant and reasonable-sounding enough that she comes off as more reasonable than her actual stance might be. Mary Poppins used a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but Maddow’s sweetener of choice is something different. Hers is pure fiction–a calorie-and-truth-free artificial sweetener to help the leftist ideology go down. And (with apologies to diet soda aficionados) like most artificial sweeteners something about it tastes wrong, it’s a poor substitute for the real thing, consuming too much can give you a headache, and prolonged exposure can lead to cancer. OK, so that last part of the analogy doesn’t really hold. But observe the artificial truth flavoring her latest show.
Check out the Artificial Sweetener Series if you have missed any of the previous installments:
This is only one of several series NewsReal has run and will continue to run as we strive to Keep the Cable Hosts Honest. Later today I’ll feature David Forsmark’s “Meltdown with Keith Olbermann” series and David Horowitz’s now classic “Alinsky, Beck, Satan, and Me” series. And keep an eye out for future installments in the Birkels’ series.