January 4, 2020

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: The Dangers of Elite Groupthink.

The Washington Post recently published a surprising indictment of MSNBC host, Stanford graduate and Rhodes scholar Rachel Maddow.

Post media critic Erik Wemple wrote that Maddow deliberately misled her audience by claiming the now-discredited Steele dossier was largely verifiable — even at a time when there was plenty of evidence that it was mostly bogus.

At the very time Maddow was reassuring viewers that Christopher Steele was believable, populist talk radio and the much-criticized Fox News Channel were insisting that most of Steele’s allegations simply could not be true. Maddow was wrong. Her less degreed critics proved to be right.

Read the whole thing.

Related: ‘I lose my will:’ Rachel Maddow reveals battle with depression in new biography.

The past couple of days may have been particularly difficult for her: MSNBC Distraught U.S. Strike Killed Head of Iranian Quds Force.

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