Accuracy in Media

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow called the beginning of former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia “shocking and weird:”

“I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly. Talking up ‘the girl,’ ‘a girl,’ leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl, thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn’t finish.

Building her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him. I think, unless there were worries that this was going to be too feminist a convention, that was not a feminist way to start, but the end was really good. I’ve got to say, the top of the speech I found shocking and weird.”

While Clinton sought to spin his marriage as a fairy tale, he conveniently neglected to mention the Monica Lewinsky affair and the numerous reports of his philandering, which led to his impeachment in 1998.

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  • fairtv

    Of course she would think his speech is shocking and weird. She’s a lesbian who doesn’t believe in marriage.

  • pl capeli

    shes also a sellout complicit in the mass murder of 911 , because she is a left wing pundit apologist a d supporter of the official story and as such becomes a complicit shill for the real sauthors of 911 , also she is a sickening lesbian rug muncher , like the american cocksucker and rectum fucker a creature of politics and religion as a cancer on the human experience and power structure ……just sayin ………

  • Steven Barrett

    Both of you are wrong. It’s not because she’s a lesbian and an “unbeliever in marriage.” Wow, where’d that come from?. Nor is it because of any conspiracy theory nonsense regarding 9/11 of all things. Ms. Maddow is almost thirty years younger than the Clintons. She grew up in a different time when people used different terminology, and not necessarily in a mean-or in this case, demeaning sort of way. Bill’s opening line struck Ms.Maddow as too old fashioned; simple as that.
    Hell, I thought Bill did a great job of walking his audience into the overall theme of what he was trying to get across, i.e. “who’s Hillary Clinton and what’s she all about” and using a conversational means of trying to reach his audience.
    Much ado about nothing, and I’m sure even Rachel Maddow would agree because she was only being human from the perspective of somebody in her age group and perhaps social surroundings when she first expressed her reservations about President Clinton’s speech.

  • montana2298

    Ewww your language is something to be desired YUCK !

  • montana2298

    Yeah, I’m not a Clinton fan but if they were aiming to make her a warm lovable person Bill got it right

  • seawulf

    The entire speech was a spun lie. I don’t know why anyone finds that shocking or weird coming from Slick Willy.