WaPo media critic calls out Rachel Maddow’s coverage of the Steele dossier

Something is going on when two mainstream journalists call out members of their own profession over coverage aimed at damaging and driving President Trump from office. Joining veteran Chicago columnist Dennis Byrne’s denunciation of his profession as a whole, Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple chronicles top-rated MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s continual hyping of the Steele dossier. Rachel Maddow (photo credit: YouTube screen grab) Some examples below: As part of her Russianist phase, Maddow became a clearinghouse for news increments regarding the dossier. Just days after BuzzFeed published the dossier in its entirety, she reported on the frustration of congressional Democrats with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, who was declining to divulge whether his people had opened an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. Director Comey refused to answer my question about whether the FBI has...(Read Full Post)
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