A Spoonful of Saccharine: Geopolitical Realities No Barrier to Maddow Blaming Bush for All Problems


By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]

A Spoonful of Saccharine: Maddow accuses Senator DeMint of “Treason”


Click here to learn more about Tim and Alissa Birkel’s “A Spoonful of Saccharine” series critiquing The Rachel Maddow Show.
If you get your news from MSNBC, or any other wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Left, then you probably have very little understanding of what’s happening in Honduras. If you’ve heard anything, no doubt you’ve had [...]

A Spoonful of Saccharine: American People Support Obamacare (If You Define “American People” to Mean “Mostly Leftists”)


Lat night, Rachel Maddow had another one of her “TRUTH about the LIES about ACORN” segments, but it was not worth dwelling on. Most of the segment was a rehash of what Maddow has been saying for the past week—ACORN is essentially good, the right wing is out to smear this organization unjustly, yada, yada, [...]

Artificial Sweetener: Playing Bingo with Rachel Maddow’s Fighting Retreat For ACORN


Someone really should make a game of Rachel Maddow Bingo. Take her top fifty most over-used, clichéd words or phrases, choose twenty-four (the middle space, unlike government health care, really is free), and make a Bingo board. First to get five in a row wins. Bonus points if you make a bingo off of one [...]

NewsReal Sunday: Pots and Kettles: Maddow and Schaeffer Call Evangelicals “Village Idiots” Who Must be Excluded from American Political Life


If your Evangelical Church had a business meeting today, Frank Schaeffer, son of Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer and owner of the world’s biggest daddy complex has an expression for what went on there—The lunatics running the asylum.
Using the pretext of a dubious poll question about whether Barack Obama is the anti-Christ, Rachel Maddow used guest [...]

Tim and Alissa Birkel Call Out Rachel Maddow’s Spoonful of Leftism


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 [...]

Artificial Sweetener: A Second Round of ACORN Covering Fire, a Defense From Our Childhood


Imagine this scene, one that we imagine is familiar to many readers: you’ve just done something of which your parents do not approve. Perhaps you’ve tracked mud into the house. Perhaps you were playing ball indoors and smashed a prize lamp. Your parents scold you, preparing to hand down their discipline sentence. “But,” you say, [...]

Artificial Sweetener: Maddow Gives ACORN Covering Fire


Rachel Maddow’s dizzying intellect was on display Thursday night. By dizzying of course we mean “spinning so fast she can’t see straight.” Maddow has chosen defending ACORN as a perhaps-not-so-unlikely hill to die on. Thursday night, she vehemently defended ACORN, calling them a “trumped-up boogieman” and that ACORN “has been caricatured by people, like Congressman [...]

Artificial Sweetener: If You Can’t Get the Money Quote, Manufacture One


In some alternate dimension, there is a Rachel Maddow who makes reasoned arguments. She never stretches the truth or invents stories out of thin air. She never unfairly smears her opponents and is not afraid to bring them on her show for a friendly chat. Somewhere, Rachel Maddow is smiling a smile  filled with something [...]