It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Maddow As Hell Edition)

Friday’s Boston Globe featured a full-page open letter from MSNBC host Rachel Maddow about . . . well, just read it:

The Friday Globe failed to actually report on the dustup, but the Boston Herald – Tabloids Rule! – ran a piece headlined Maddow slams “creep” Brown.

Maddow’s response, via the Herald:

“Scott Brown made this up in order to make money off my name and likeness and I think he should stop. And I think he should apologize.”

Maddow, who lives in western Massachusetts, called Brown a “creep” in a planned MSNBC newspaper ad scheduled to run today and slammed him for sending out a nationwide fund-raising letter this week “smearing me to raise money for himself.”

Except Maddow never did call Brown a creep in the ad.

But why get technical about it when you’re dealing with the Herald?

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3 Responses to It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Maddow As Hell Edition)

  1. Ron Newman says:

    When the Herald story was written, the full-page ad hadn’t yet been published. Note that the Herald story refers to a “planned MSNBC newspaper ad”. The Globe ad and the Herald story came out the same morning. Is it possible that the original ad copy contained the word ‘creep’, but that the Globe rejected that wording and asked the advertiser to rewrite the ad?

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    Somewhere in this pseudo-kerfuffle, is Rachel’s attempt to increase her ratings.

    Right now, they are down there in the ranks of the almost non-existent, so she needs any boost she can get.

  3. Laurence Glavin says:

    NO viewers? There’s a website called, wherein one may find the ACTUAL Nielsen numbers for Cable TV News. Keith Olbermann, Rachel’s lead-in, has been absent for three weeks…nonetheless, Rachel’s numbers are considerably LARGER than none. Last Thursday (03/25), the live show was watched by 1.284 million viewers…the 11:00 pm EDST rerun was watched by 541, 000 people. Total 1.835 million. On Wednesday (03/24) the comparable figures were 1.49 million and 677,000…total: 2.167 million.
    Keith returns Monday, the 29th.

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