Rachel Maddow Slams Newt by Comparing Him to 'Google Santorum' Smear

With the usual self-satisfied smirk, as she karate-chopped the air in front of the word "SHAMPAIGN," MSNBC host Rachel Maddow mocked the idea of a Newt Gingrich surge by picking up on her fellow gay activist Dan Savage's smear of Rick Santorum: the one which insures that a Google search of Santorum leads to Savage's comparison of the religious conservative to semen and fecal matter. Don't ever let them tell you MSNBC is classy.

"They’ve gone through this with Donald Trump now and Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, and Herman Cain. We sort of expect them to do this with everybody in the field -- I mean, except for Rick Santorum. Nobody’s going to vote for Rick Santorum, come on," Maddow sneered. "But the idea of a Newt Gingrich surge is almost as absurd as people – uh, you know, Googling Rick Santorum and saying, 'I like what I found here, I`m going to vote for this guy.'" Then came the Springtime for Hitler references.

Maddow turned to Steve Kornacki of the leftist website Salon and he compared the Gingrich campaign to the Mel Brooks satire The Producers:

MADDOW: How do you think Newt Gingrich will perform in the primaries? Do you think it`s a permanent surge?

KORNACKI: Well, it`s interesting. It`s like the political equivalent of The Producers, I think. It`s the thing that starts working in despite of how it was designed and conceived because this was, I think, definitely a money-making venture from the beginning and still is a money-making venture.

Wikipedia sums up the plot as two scam artists wanting to run away to Brazil with a jackpot :

After reading many bad plays, the partners find the obvious choice for their scheme: Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden. It is "a love letter to Hitler" written in total sincerity by deranged ex-Nazi Franz Liebkind (German for "Frank Lovechild"), portrayed by Kenneth Mars. They persuade him to sign over the stage rights, telling him they want to show the world "the true Hitler, the Hitler with a song in his heart."

Doesn't that sound just like Newt Gingrich for President? No?

Other than wacky Kornacki's Broadway references, Maddow's Profile in Snarkiness was largely based on fact -- Gingrich's relentless self-merchandising -- but, excuse me, Miss, did you check out how many millions Barack Obama made in book sales in 2007 and 2008? He apparently didn't need to sell himself like 1-800-BARACK because Rachel Maddow and every other liberal and radical-left poodle in the "objective" and/or  "independent" media did it for him.

"So, Newt Gingrich is being paid to administer the Newt Gingrich fundraising empire which spends a large amount of the money it raises on Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich is really good at raising money from people who think they are donating to a cause when really the money raised just goes to Newt. It is a scam. If you get anything in the mail or in your e-mail or on the Twitter from Newt Gingrich, check for your wallet."

I'm sure Gingrich could mock Maddow back by saying Newt Inc. churns out a new book twice a year, but Maddow's been supposedly been trying to give birth to a book about the military since her MSNBC show began in 2008. If she really cared about it, couldn't she find a ghost writer by now?

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis