Rachel Has a Sad about Mueller Gate

After two long years of breathlessly reporting on every minute detail of Russia Gate, Rachel who was fishing in Tennessee had to leave the fishy alone and come back to talk talk talk talk talk as usual about Mueller sending in his report.

Crying for indictments? Maddow ‘holds backs tears’ as she discusses end of Mueller probe

The unremarkable conclusion of the Mueller probe has been a heavy blow for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who by some accounts shed tears live on television as she came to terms with her indictment-deficient reality.

The MSNBC host, who has devoted countless hours of airtime to gossiping about the alleged ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, struggled to keep her composure while discussing the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which wrapped up on Friday without issuing any further indictments.

According to the Daily Caller, Maddow came close to crying as she commented on the Russiagate-deflating development. Many on Twitter insisted that she actually shed tears. A clip of the broadcast shows a watery-eyed Maddow seemingly grappling with the reality that Donald Trump and his family will not be frog-marched out of the White House.

Maddow didn’t succumb to this unexpected and shocking injustice, however, and reassured her viewers that Mueller’s decision not to issue a single collusion-related indictment is the “start of something apparently, not the end of something.

It took Rachel close to 2 1/2 minutes to get to teh point. I just might have to watch her show Monday after she takes the weekend to get her thoughts straight on this epic failure.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

on this epic failure.

Her writers will come up with “thoughts “ on the way forward for her to save face. My opinion, anyhoo!
Pleasantry

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

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@Raggedy Ann

so, too, will be whatever the Russia-gaters come up with now. Who will they blame? Somebody other than themselves, for sure!

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@Shahryar
I await with bated breath.

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

dance you monster's picture

. . . are the sound you hear at a televised roulette championship when a player has staked all her chips on red, and the ball landed on double-zero, and she has to go home to the S.O., who she knows knows she staked everything on red and it came up double-zero, and explain why they have to sell the S.O.'s beach cottage.

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@dance you monster
Since there was any consequences for being wrong among the elite.
Maddow will be fine

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@gjohnsit
"Mueller is a Republican and Trump got to him"

I would LOVE for Mueller to hold a press conference and say "we found no evidence of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, but we did find evidence of collusion between the Ukrainian government and the Clinton campaign" and have Rosenstein issue a warrant for her arrest.

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@gjohnsit

It's been a very long time since there was any consequences for being wrong among the elite.
Maddow will be fine

Maddow is not a member of the elite. She, like the vast majority of the MSM (aside from ones like Vanderbilt heir Anderson Cooper), just work for the elite. They derive their station in life and their cushy lifestyle from enabling the elite. They get to rub elbows with the elite, attend ten-course dinners with the elite, and pretend that they are part of the elite. But in reality, they're not.

If and when they lose their usefulness to the elite, they'll be thrown under the bus in a Manhattan minute.

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@gjohnsit This little psy-op may be at its end, but Maddow will most assuredly keep reading her scripts as if nothing had happened, shamelessly and without a shred of remorse. That's what the MSM is and does. It's crack cocaine for the viewers, instead of genuine inquiry, and it's designed that way.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

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@dance you monster

Those little sniffs are the sound you hear at a televised roulette championship when a player has staked all her chips on red, and the ball landed on double-zero, and she has to go home to the S.O., who she knows knows she staked everything on red and it came up double-zero, and explain why they have to sell the S.O.'s beach cottage.

"Gimme snake eyes, seven, eleven, don't let me down boys...."

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

APP.
Does that make me a nerd?

@thanatokephaloides

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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What I did see was an unconvincing performance from Maddow scrambling around trying to talk her way out of this.

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If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

@Anja Geitz another thing to distract her audience with and seek undeserved sympathy. No crying. Just a 2-minute nitpick of Mueller's press release. No mention, that I heard, of the crucial fact that Mueller indicted NO Americans for collusion w/Russia.

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@Anja Geitz a broken record - she kept using the same phrases over and over again.

For the young-uns here - a record was a disk like object that needed equipment to create the sound from it by running a needle through tiny grooves in the record. The needle would get stuck and play the same part over and over again.

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dfarrah

of being wrong exactly in the ways her overlords require.

She's paid to distract and deceive. And that she's done.

It's anybody who wastes their times watching her who should be crying. Rachel will go on. Endlessly spinning spinning and spinning.

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NYCVG

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@NYCVG

This is exactly what she has knowingly done. Or should it be deliberately done? But yeah if she went off air tomorrow she would be just fine. Boy how far she has fallen from her Air America days. I especially liked her life during war time.

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@snoopydawg
hating Trump and him going to jail.

Chuck What’s-His-Name, Tweety, blogs like Raw Story (which is a funny place to go trolling), the WP.

Mueller just messed with a lot of people’s careers. I hope Olberman survived this. He was pretty emotionally involved. Along with the girls on The View.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews @Amanda Matthews @Amanda Matthews There’s a tune playing in my head that seems appropriate.

“Fuck ‘em all! Fuck ‘em all! The long and the short and the tall....”

It was popular in the Vietnam fighter squadrons way back when. They had taken it for their own from the RAF.

Seems about right somehow.

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@NYCVG

Rachel has made a highly profitable career of being wrong exactly in the ways her overlords require.

She's paid to distract and deceive.

Paid very well indeed. I could do quite well on $30,000 a day.

And that she's done.

It's anybody who wastes their times watching her who should be crying. Rachel will go on. Endlessly spinning spinning and spinning.

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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It was called "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power." It was actually quite good, but what I wanted to mention here is that it contained an entire chapter about the Bush/Ford 'Team B' report in the 1970s, in which an independent commission staffed with neocon hardliners was tasked with assessing Russian military strength. Not surprisingly, they drastically and systematically overstated Russian military capability, and did so with the clear purpose of increasing military and intelligence spending at home--in other words, more money and power for them. So not only have we seen all this before, but Maddow has written very critically about it, with the likewise clear purpose of warning us not to let it happen again.

Just in case anyone needed an extra dose of cynicism when reflecting upon how Rachel Maddow has spent the last three years.

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@movie buff

This is such a good point. Thanks for making it.

Not surprisingly, they drastically and systematically overstated Russian military capability, and did so with the clear purpose of increasing military and intelligence spending at home--in other words, more money and power for them.

When Rachel first arrived on Keith's show during the Bush years she was very critical of our wars and many of the other things Bush and Cheney's cabal was doing. This is why it's sad to see that she has sold out her integrity (in my opinion) to push this massive psychological psyops on us. Redundant I know...

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She had a lot to say about Trump meeting with Kim about North Korea. I don't know if she said anything when Trump said he was pulling the troops out of Syria or her response when he did mini shock and awe on Syria after the false flag chemical poisoning.

Lots of media folks are in the council on foreign relations and other think tank type organizations. Were they threatened that if they didn't go along then their pooties go fishing with the fishes or something more sinister? Who knows? But then there's also the lure of big money. Who knows what I'd really do if offered the chance to not be poor anymore? My mind made lots of plans that my bank account can't deliver.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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@snoopydawg -- another Russiagater Loony Lefty. Recall all those Resistance! videos he did for GQ Mag, screaming about Russia and Putin in cahoots w/Donald and how This Means War! We Are At War!! No, I Was Wrong -- We Have Already Conceded Defeat in the War!!! Well, even in his Msnbc days, he always seemed a little overripe. Clearly, he should have stuck with sports.

Visited KO's twitter feed -- 200 most recent posts about dogs about to be put down, a dozen posts about sports, nothing in the past 5 days about the Mueller report release. Nada, zero.

As for liberal sellouts in the MSM, particularly at MSMIC, Jimmy Dore has ranted hilariously about this, and offered that he too would be willing to sell out his principles for $30k/day, the estimated per diem for Mad Dog Maddow and maybe Chris "I Used to Get Paid Peanuts As A Progressive at The Nation" Hayes.

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@wokkamile

for the Dem Centrists. So of course they told the truth about Bush because that helped the Dems. They always worked for the Dems. Thus Rachel would excuse Obama's sins by saying "but that's not good enough for the Republicans!"

They've got a job and it isn't to fight for the truth.

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@snoopydawg
Dore was playing this over and over today.

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@Azazello

I hadn't seen this piece in its entirety. Keith Olbermann has a full fledged case of Trump Derangement Syndrome before Trump has even been inaugurated. Thank you for posting it. It's all there. If anyone ever doubts how bonkers this is, it can be shown here explicitly.

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@Azazello

OMG, Keith. I remember when he was one of the most sane people on the TV.

"We distrust the intelligence agencies" and yet here he is believing them. I think if the proof was high enough that Obama's suit would have stood up to McConnell and told the nation that Russia elected Trump and the election is null and void.

Boy I'd sure love to speak with him now. But alas, he still probably believes it happened and that Vlad has something to hold over Mueller.

Yup. Get ready for Russia Gate 2.0

Thanks very much for posting this. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. Okay, kidding. LMAO!

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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@snoopydawg paid off Mueller - it is the only rational explanation.

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@Azazello @Azazello
... help us all because we all got contaminated with weirdo syndromes and I have no clue how i caught it and how to get rid of it.

I feel and fear for Keith Olberman's peace of mind. That was awful to watch.

When I tried to find the video from Keith on GQ on a Jimmy Dore clip, I just found this. He says a couple of things at the end which hit the nail.

Love me some Jimmy Dore.

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@mimi
2 p.m. California time. Yesterday he had Aaron Maté on and that's when he was playing the Olbermann clip. He snips out segments from the live show and releases them later in the week so you'll see it sooner or later. See my comment in The Weekly Watch for more on Russiagate.

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@Azazello @Azazello
I already struggle through late night reading during the week on the EB. Have to admit that i am not set up and organized to follow those many site's shows in an organized fashion. I always admire and wonder how you all do. So, I trust Joe's and lookout's selection and always find your additional links of much value.. Thank God you all do such a good job. One day I will organize myself, God willing... Smile

Thanks.

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@Azazello so much as he shouts. An accurate transcript of this rant would be in all caps. With some heart emoticons thrown in whenever Keith mentions the CIA, FBI, NSA etc.

Clearly, some of our elite institutions of higher learning have not been teaching independent critical thinking skills. Keith and Bill Mar from Cornell, as I recall. Rachel from Stanford. All Russiagaters from beginning to end.

Though I still think selling out for the big corp media bux is the best explanation.

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@Azazello Scum I tell you! SCUM!

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I like this world. It's not perfect, but everything I love is in it.

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@snoopydawg

...have significant presence in the Council on Foreign Relations, which is why it is conveniently located in upper midtown Manhattan rather than Washington DC.

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@Pluto's Republic
why is upper midtown Manhattan better than DC? ...

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@mimi @mimi

is historically and currently an international hub for the news and entertainment media industry. Rockefeller Center, Comcast's NBCUniversal, Time-Warner (now owned by AT&T), the New York Times, Fox News, Viacom, CBS, ABC, major print publishing houses, etc. etc. etc. Broadcast studios, skyscrapers named after them, etc.

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@Centaurea

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@Pluto's Republic six, if you don't mind?

What do these reporters do on the council?

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@dfarrah

http://truthinmedia.com/swiss-research-council-foreign-relations-mainstr...

If you click on the second chart toward the bottom that looks like this:

It will give you a full sized view so you can see who the media players are.

I believe that this was the last thing Julian Assange tweeted before he was slienced.

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@Pluto's Republic

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@snoopydawg

No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

and I'm a little upset. I don't see any mention of the "Pee Tape". Does this mean no Pee Tape? Because seriously, that is the real crime here. They promised us a Pee Tape.

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@Snode

...piss off!

All snark.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Raggedy Ann's picture

@Snode
but we don’t always get what we want. Someone named Bob told me that, once, and I’ve found it to be sad but true. Wink

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

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@Snode

This is why he didn't find anything on Trump and company. Oh I wish I was kidding, but I have seen people saying things like that.

Why would someone like Trump care if Vlad had a tape showing that Trump hired women to pee on the bed that the Obama's slept on? Or why would Trump actually stoop to that level? Seriously people believe that? No wonder Russia Gate hasn't been laughed out of the country.

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@snoopydawg Boy, you cant count on anything these days. This whole thing started with the Pee Tape. I'm really starting to lose faith in democracy, the media and the Enquirer.

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@Snode

...from Fusion GPS.

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@Pluto's Republic

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@snoopydawg Good one. Most are dopey and obvious but this one hit the mark.

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@Pluto's Republic ie blaming others for what you've done yourself, for deflection, then perhaps the real pee tape doesn't involve Trump, but rather Hillary herself.

Maybe there's a tape out there of Hillary peeing on something or someone important.

Enquiring minds want to know.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

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@dervish

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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@Snode

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We can thank Obama for making it legal for the government to lie to us. They always have, but not quite so blatantly as they have since that ruling. Dweeb!

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@snoopydawg

Mueller's indictment of the various Russians is why people think that they interfered, but he never showed how the ads actually changed people's minds or votes. But apparently that isn't important to people's already made up minds. Some are still saying that all 17 intelligence agencies agree.... when it was only 3 people and they only said that they think or believe that they did.

Russia Gate 2.0 has started.

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@snoopydawg think it is really time for the earth to move on and be done with us. On to the next life form, please.

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@dfarrah that we've taken the current iteration as far as we can take it.

It's "evolve or die" time for us, as Caitlin Johnstone says.

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"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

is another fucking idiot.

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Already started the back pedaling and new and bizarre reasons Mueller would not indict Trump. It will last until the summer. That is when Trump's win about the conspiracy theories will begin to show up in poll numbers among gopers and his supporters. Maddow ratings will start a slow slide down.

What I fear now is a false flag operation to restart all of this bullshit.

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@MrWebster

to get the ball rolling again. People will believe it because they always do. This is why we're here ain't it?

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to find some nugget that would uphold their reporting for the last two years.

None of it sounded very plausible, as we drove along.

(I should note that Trump is an utterly repellent plonker, who, in a decent world, would never make Dog Catcher.)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.