3/21/09 11:50 PM

Who's Petty Now?

Yesterday we posted about Air America entertainer Rachel Maddow, who, on Keith Olbermann's Countdown show, railed at Democrats for daring to appear on Fox News and, even worse, say something nice about them. The money quote we focused on:

MADDOW: If you just think about the petty stuff that Fox News has done. The fact the last time they hosted a Democratic Presidential candidate campaign, they referred to all the candidates as Democrat candidates.

As we documented from the transcripts of not just one but three debates hosted by Fox, they never once referred to any of the contenders as a "Democrat" candidate. Maddow was making it up: currying favor with Olbermann, perhaps in the hope that she'll get another chance to guest-host his show.

By why would she want to? Why does Rachel Maddow, enemy of using "Democrat" as an adjective and other "petty" insults, even allow herself to appear on MSNBC? We ask that question because of what we found during a brief excursion into the MSNBC transcript archives:

  • CHRIS CILLIZZA: Then you look at polling where it says for president would you prefer a generic Democrat candidate or generic Republican candidate?
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS: What is the fight between your party and the Democrat party, Democratic Party, over the Patriot Act?
  • DANA MILBANK: Mark McKinnon is a Democrat strategist happened to have a man crush on George W. Bush.
  • TIM RUSSERT: If you do not become chairman of the Democrat Party, might you consider running for president?
  • CHUCK TODD: She was not seen as the—inside the Democrat Party as a rank and file liberal.
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS: There isn‘t a unified Democrat Party, in all due respect.
  • TUCKER CARLSON: And could his Joe-mentum be the death of the Democrat Party‘s hopes for the White House in 2008?
  • KEITH OLBERMANN: Party leaders, superdelegates, not the pledged kind selected by the voters rearing up and taking command of the Democrat Party.
  • TIM RUSSERT: Coming this fall, who will you vote for, the Democrat candidate, or Republican candidate?
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS: I’m going to ask you about six or seven questions, they all deal with sensitive constituencies in the Democrat Party.
  • JOHN HARWOOD: I talked to a top Democrat strategist yesterday.
  • KEITH OLBERMANN: And our fifth story in the COUNTDOWN, the Democrat Party, not to mention the American democracy, should be all the better for it.
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS: Kweisi Mfume, he is the former president of the NAACP and a former congressman. Until last week, he was the Democrat candidate for Senator in Maryland.
  • DAN ABRAMS: My problem is with the Democrat Party establishment.
  • TIM RUSSERT: There will be an uproar, an upheaval within the Democrat party.
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS: And speaking of Pennsylvania, we‘ll also talk to the state‘s Democrat Party chair.
  • CRAIG CRAWFORD: I actually think a big part of the problem in the leadership of the Democrat Party, Keith.
  • KEITH OLBERMANN: Typically, this far into the primaries, the remaining Democrat candidate goes after the Republican.
Hey Rachel! Who's petty now?

Heh, nice research.  
Not that this will cause even the slightest pause from the Left but still a nice catch.
April 25, 2008, 4:13:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Dont confuse the liberals with the facts.
April 25, 2008, 5:54:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It is the Democrat party, not the Democratic party. The usage is perfectly correct and Rachel has bats in her belfry. Or a Fox in her pantry.
April 25, 2008, 6:39:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Rachel Maddow is an arrogant, liberal shrew who interrupts and attacks other guests and colleagues frequently. She is a genuine harpie who is trying to make her bones by chronically disparaging others.  
I am not surprised that she is hyperbolic to the extreme. When she appears as an MSNBC, we just TURN HER OFF!!!!!!
April 25, 2008, 6:41:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Pablo, if J$ awarded prizes I would nominate you for the "Funniest Comment of the Month".
Poor Rachel. The poor girl is simply surrounded every day when she goes to work by all those exist solely to destroy the DemocratIC Party mean and petty MSNBC hosts and commentators who constantly incorrectly use the repulsive noun Democrat for the lovely appealing adjective Democratic. It is hard to imagine anything more nefarious than that.
That could drive an Err America gal to drink. Or was that Randi Rhodes?
April 25, 2008, 6:52:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

J$, One of your best ever!
April 25, 2008, 6:58:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I never knew Rachel was a boy's name.
April 25, 2008, 11:39:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The "democrats" have been on a crusade to rebrand themselves as the "democratic" party because I guess the party kinda dumb and persuaded by such nonsense.
April 26, 2008, 12:12:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply

U.S.S. Nixon
Saw you're stuff on youtube and its hilarious. And Maddow is a moron. I never understood why MSNBC trots her out like shes some political genius. She has never ran for office or worked on a campaign but Bathtub boy and the rest of them bring her on like shes Rove/Morris/Beckel
April 26, 2008, 12:43:13 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Scott Malensek
WOW! And I thought that I had the biggest directory of saved quotes. NO WAY. I TOTALLY bow down in submission. This was a GREAT piece!!!! Outstanding demonstration of hypocrisy, lies, and double standard. Incredible.
April 26, 2008, 7:45:01 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Here's a really stupid question: What is the supposed insult in "Democrat" as opposed to "Democratic"? Must be obvious, but I don't see it.
April 26, 2008, 10:10:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The Factor
"Here's a really stupid question: What is the supposed insult in "Democrat" as opposed to "Democratic"? Must be obvious, but I don't see it."
I have a better question. Why is it an insult to call Rachel Maddow a man when it dresses like a man and looks like a man?
April 26, 2008, 1:32:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Factor, you left out the most pertinent part, it chases women just like a man.
April 26, 2008, 2:05:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply