Rachel, stop, you're killin' me . . .
If Rachel Maddow's MSNBC gig doesn't work out, why not a career in stand-up? Earlier today, Tim Graham highlighted a Howard Kurtz WaPo article on Maddow. Although she has persistently focused on the gays-in-the-military policy, inviting gay soldiers on to tell their stories, Maddow insisted that she is not "mounting a crusade" or "explicitly pushing for change."
That same "lady doth protest too much" routine is echoed in the latest MSNBC promo for Maddow's show, in which the host looks into the camera and proclaims: "I'm not trying to push an agenda."
RACHEL MADDOW: I'm trying to increase the amount of useful information in the world. I think sometimes I get defined as an activist because I say what my opinion is. I'm not trying to push an agenda of any sort. I'm trying to figure out how to make the big, bad world out there make more sense.Got that? No crusade, no agenda, just a purveyor of useful information. Rachel will be here at the Laff Shack all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress!