Tags: Maddow | Fox | ratings | rise | Olbermann

Maddow Acknowledges Ratings Boost From 'Terrible People' at Fox

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 02:53 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
How lame, and lamestream, is this: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow seems to have a certain fondness for the folks over at Fox News, as evidenced in a confession in which she also flatly labels them “terrible people.” At least, ratings for “The Rachel Maddow Show” rise when she disses Fox talking heads, she acknowledged during a Harvard University speech, according to a report in the Harvard Crimson.

Rachel Maddow, Fox News, 'terrible people'The "terrible people" grenade came as little surprise, given the traditional MSNBC-Fox acrimony and the mortars she lobbed at Fox over the recent two-day suspension of MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann for his ethical lapses in donating to Democratic candidates.

Her admission of her own disdain for Fox came during her talk as part of the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Even as she noted that political conflict is one of the driving forces in the news business these days, she could have echoed the argument and applied it to the media, seeing that right-left conflict is a driving force for news outlets, too.

Political coverage is one of the reasons that people hate the press, she said, suggesting that the term “lame-stream media” is an example of the public’s abhorrence of reporters, the Crimson reported.

The public antagonism toward media personalities rears its head in her ratings, she acknowledged.

“Am I particularly more exciting when I talk about Fox News?” she said. “The numbers rise because there is an appetite for hearing that commentators from the right are terrible people.”

One of her points was that the polar opposites in the media are increasing the gap between the political campaign process and the act of governing itself. As if labeling professional opponents “terrible people” would bridge the gap.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Polls: Gardner Leads Incumbent Udall in Colo. Senate Race

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 09:21 AM

In several recent polls, Sen. Mark Udall continues to trail his Republican challenger, Cory Gardner, as the Colorado Sen . . .

Report: Official Autopsy Supports Officer in Ferguson Shooting

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 12:10 PM

Slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, an official county autopsy report obtained by the . . .

Takata Air Bag Recall Affects 7.8M Vehicles

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:15 AM

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of po . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved