WaPo critic shreds Maddow after she was 'rooting' for Steele dossier
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Eric Wemple is a media critic for the Washington Post and he shredded MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, calling her a "clearinghouse" for information pertaining to the Steele Dossier, in hopes it would prove Trump was working with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in the election.
Wemple said of Maddow and her "rooting" of the dossier:
The ubiquity of Horowitz's debunking passages suggests that he wanted the public to come away with the impression that the dossier was a flabby, hasty, precipitous, conclusory charade of a document... Viewers of certain MSNBC fare were surely blindsided by the news, if they ever even heard it.
When small bits of news arose in favor of the dossier, the franchise MSNBC host pumped air into them... At least some of her many fans surely came away from her broadcasts thinking the dossier was a serious piece of investigative research, not the flimflam, quick-twitch game of telephone outlined in the Horowitz report. She seemed to be rooting for the document.
It's funny because the Washington Post often gets called out for some of their writers being a bit biased against Trump, but here's a media critic simply pointing out the obvious and not caring about it being partisan one way or the other.
Thank you Eric Wemple for simply being honest. It's a breath of fresh air.
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