Democrats Slam Rachael Maddow For Russia Conspiracy Theories #72



A columnist for The Washington Post blasted Rachel Maddow for her coverage of the infamous Steele dossier on Thursday, saying that the MSNBC host engaged in “a pattern of misleading and dishonest asymmetry” in her reporting on the salacious document in the nearly three years since its publication.

“As part of her Russianist phase, Maddow became a clearinghouse for news increments regarding the dossier,” writes Post media columnist Eric Wemple in his fifth installment in a series reviewing the media’s coverage of Steele’s dossier.

Wemple took on the project in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report which undercut key aspects of the dossier, authored by former British spy Christopher Steele.

According to the IG report, the FBI was unable to corroborate any of Steele’s allegations of collusion involving the Trump campaign. Steele’s primary source for the dossier also disputed key allegations in the document. Steele told FBI agents in October 2016 that one of the main sub-sources for the dossier was a “boaster” and “embellisher,” the report further stated.

SOURCES:

Washington Post: Rachel Maddow rooted for the Steele dossier to be true. Then it fell apart

Daily Caller: WaPo Columnist Rips Rachel Maddow For Hyping Steele Dossier

ILoveMyFreedom.org: DEMOCRATS Are Now Even Calling Out Rachel Maddow For Being A Conspiracy Theorist

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