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FOR MY DEAR FRIEND IRMA--YOUR GIRL RACHEL AND STEPHEN COLBERT (1616 hits)

Stephen Colbert has a new nickname for Rachel Maddow's show: "conservative dream killing machine."

The MSNBC host appeared on Thursday's "Colbert Report," where she reflected on President Obama's victory and her network's coverage of the election. When asked if she's gotten any sleep since Tuesday, Maddow replied, "No, I haven't." She said that she was exhausted two days after staying up all night. "I can't think. I'm very tired," she told Colbert.

He asked her to describe the reaction inside MSNBC when NBC News called the election for Obama. "When Ohio went, we were not expecting it," Maddow recalled.

"The people at Fox seemed more freaked out than you guys seemed elated," Colbert remarked. "Why weren't you doing the end zone dance?"

"I think the difference between the two sides is that the right talked themselves into the idea that it was going to be a Romney landslide based on, I don't know," Maddow replied. She said that people like Karl Rove had projected a Romney win based on "enthusiastic crowds" and their "gut" feelings.

"Turned out to be a bad way to predict the election," she said.

Later, Colbert turned to her show, which he called a "conservative dream killing machine."


"I don't want to kill anyone's dreams," Maddow said, laughing, "But I do feel like there's an important role to play in disabusing people of their fantasies that do not comport with what's going on in the real world."

Then, referring to her epic post-election rant, she added that the events of Tuesday night pleased liberals without any spin. "This is one of those days when the facts have a liberal bias," she said.
Posted By: Richard Kigel
Friday, November 9th 2012 at 11:41AM
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Friday, November 9th 2012 at 2:07PM
Richard Kigel
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Friday, November 9th 2012 at 3:04PM
Steve Williams
Steve--thanks for sharing the details about her book. I actually have it--but I never read it.
Have you?

Friday, November 9th 2012 at 9:12PM
Richard Kigel
Rich, I didn't know about it until I watched this video. Got the review from Amazon. It sure looks interesting.
Friday, November 9th 2012 at 9:25PM
Steve Williams
That's my girl, thanks my brother Cow. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@Steve and may I ad to what you said about this lady with the genuis iq...

She said Ben Laden was a business man, and as a business man he was after our economy and in tis he succeeded. (smile)
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