Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hate on the campaign trail

Rachel Maddow has been covering the Presidential campaign with extraordinary depth and insight. Last night she provided the only serious coverage of the Troopergate report (interview with Walt Monegan and the story on the report).

During the same show she produced the segment above on hate on the campaign trail, which asks searching questions. I don't know any other reporter or commentator like Rachel who can both say things bluntly and, at the same time, step back and pull from daily news headlines some deep thinking and reflections, not just her own but also those of the people she interviews. In her own context, I'd say she, too has a first-class temperament and a first-class intellect.

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