Of all those with prominent positions in the media, Rachel Maddow has maintained the largest tinfoil hat collection since the election.She hasn’t been able to stop talking about the completely unproven “Trump/Russia” connection for which she has yet to present any actual evidence.
Even in the infamous episode where she released Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return, she spent the first three-quarters of the show pushing Russia conspiracy theories.According to one analysis — reviewing six weeks worth of coverage of her show — she’s spent more time pushing Russian conspiracy theories (53 percent more) than all other topics combined.
This is despite a handful of notable Democrats who’ve come forard to confirm that no evidence has been uncovered linking Donald Trump and his campaign to Russia (including Dianne Feinstein). That’s why Democratic lawmakers are now moving the goalpost from Russian collusion to trying to claim that Trump at least tried to obstruct the investigation into alleged Russian ties.
In a surprise comment from Maddow, however — despite how much she’s invested into the Russian conspiracies — she’s at least acknowledging that she could be wrong.As Newsmax reported:
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said in a newly published interview the collusion story between President Donald Trump and Russia might be fake news.
“I absolutely believe it’s possible,” Maddow told Rolling Stone. “I mean, Russia clearly did this attack, and there’s lots of circumstantial evidence that points at lots of unexplained and surreptitious contact between Trump people and Russian people at the time that was happening.“But circumstantial evidence is circumstantial evidence. This is a serious thing that needs to be chased down to the end.”
While she claims she’s “not keeping it [her Russia coverage] alive for its own sake,” but rather because she believes her claims would constitute a “national crisis” if true. In reality, it seems like she’s taking an opportunity here to hedge against a future admission that she is indeed wrong.
It’s a shame for her viewers, because once she gives up the Russia coverage, there won’t be much left to talk about.[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]