Rachel Maddow is the best thing to happen to TV news and opinion since…since…

…since Jon Stewart, p'haps?
on Monday night, Ms. Maddow did my humble burg the honor of turning her sarcastic wit onto it.  the issue at hand was the decision to build a new student dorm for (mostly) male basketball players with a few 'normal' students sprinkled here and there*.  this new dorm is to be build in large part from a monetary gift from a coal baron named Craft. the problem:  Mr. Craft wants the dorm to be named The Wildcat Coal Lodge.  here's Ms. Maddow and her guest:

University of Kentucky looks back to the 19th century in naming its new student dorm

among the choicest quotes: 
because that's what you want to come to mind, when you think of Kentucky basketball: black lung

(while discussing the achievements of former coach Joe B. Hall, for whom the current dorm is named)
frankly, the one thing he hasn't done for Kentucky is strapped on a saddle and run the Kentucky Derby

Rachel, we love you.  don't ever change

* if you are curious, that student mix is mandated by law. just in case anyone may think that athlete-only dorms were dens of lawlessness. **
** which of course, they still are

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5 thoughts on “Rachel Maddow is the best thing to happen to TV news and opinion since…since…

  1. I consider her "entertainment" like Rush Limbaugh (although I don't find him entertaining…). I like that a woman is finally getting the spotlight for this kind of thing. She's a far cry from Eleanor, Eleanor: You're so Swellanor.

  2. I must be biased, because as much as I find RM entertaining (mostly from her wit) she sources her stories at journalism standard. which neither Limbaugh nor Jon Stewart do. RM and JS are not comparable, I said that kinda tongue-in-cheek.

  3. Like any good debater, she's using facts and emotional response to her opinion's advantage…I don't consider that "news-news" but entertainment.

  4. Rachel has a Ph.D, so I'm going to go with her very witty and insightful – and factual – take on everything. Plus she's my girl crush and she loves cocktails.

  5. Ya know…where I went to school, those "normal" students scattered in the athlete dorms were "athletic hostesses." That is, girls who got paid via academic scholarships to provide certain services to the athletes. Just sayin…

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