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Maddow Worries McVeigh's 'Voice from the Grave' Echoes, as She Plays His Old Interviews

For weeks, MSNBC has advertised Rachel Maddow's two-hour special broadcast about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building. This special, aired on the 15-year anniversary of that bombing, was billed as a way for viewers to see what can happen if anti-government sentiment gets out of control.

"So tonight, exactly 15 years later, this special edition of ‘The Rachel Maddow Show' brings you the inside story of the Oklahoma City bombing," Maddow said on her April 19 broadcast. "MSNBC obtained 45 hours of audio tape interviews in which Timothy McVeigh describes the planning and the executions and the motivations behind his horrific attack. This is a detailed account as it has never before been heard, told to us by the terrorist himself."

However, there's an opportunity for viewers to reflect the status quo as they view this documentary, Maddow explained.

"Nine years after his execution, we are left worrying that Timothy McVeigh's voice from the grave echoes in a new rising tide of American anti-government extremism," Maddow said. "On this date, which holds great meaning for the anti-government movement, the McVeigh tapes are a can't-turn-away, riveting reminder."

But it just wasn't the case with this documentary moderated by Maddow. Complete with computer-generated graphics meant to recreate certain scenarios, the special showed McVeigh had very little similarity to the political movement Maddow often criticizes on her MSNBC program. McVeigh's voice from the grave just happened to the feature on Maddow's program and not elsewhere.

Perhaps the only thing that could be tied to a hot-button topic that pertains to 2010's political debate was how gun rights and gun shows were portrayed in the documentary. The scene was McVeigh's involvement in certain militia movements and how he thought the federal government was going to take away his 2nd Amendment rights - which inspired some of his activities.

"And that same mentality is what you see from gun show to gun show to gun show," Cate McCauley, an investigator in the Oklahoma City bombing case said to MSNBC. "You know, get your weapons now. Stockpile them now. You know for Tim McVeigh, this must seem like the next war that's about to be waged."

But as Colin Hanna, president of Let Freedom Ring, an organization that promotes constitutional government, economic freedom and traditional values, pointed out - the timing and advertising of this McVeigh special by MSNBC turns the tragic Oklahoma City attack into a "cheap political talking point" for opponents of grassroots political activism, including the Tea Party movement.

"These smears have been bubbling up for months in the mainstream media. Every fringe lunatic, every tragic killing is attributed to conservative ideas or boisterous media personalities. The evidence is clear that as the Tea Party message has taken hold, liberals are growing increasingly desperate and the tired slogans aren't sticking," Hanna said. "Instead of engaging the Tea Party movement on the issues of economic freedom, government intrusion, and individual fiscal responsibility, MSNBC's primetime star is turning one of the nation's great tragedies into a cheap political talking point."


By Jeff Poor


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  • If Rachel wasn't so pathetic, this would be funny. Dead and rotting in his grave for 9 years now, the MSM puts McVeigh front and center. Desperation in it's purest form.

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  • That's an old tactic called "waving the bloody shirt". It's not the sort of thing that builds consensus.

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  • I can image a bunch of liberal nitwits glued to their HDTV's peeing their pants all the while Liberals have been the nutjobs which get violent.

    btw, anyone know how LiveLeaks very own Obama voter Norman Leboon Sr. is doing in his rubber room? Or has he been forgotten?

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  • So why play the tapes?

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    • Maddow is a propagandist so I am sure she has her reasons.

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    • The agenda is to identify the Tea Party movement and talk radio with McVeigh, rather than focus on what actually motivated McVeigh which was Waco and other heavy handed federal actions.

      So, perversely, Maddow is trying to protect the Obamunists, who are as bad or worse than the Clinton/Reno administration that pushed McVeigh's extremist buttons.

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    • All Democrats are, they don't give a wit about truth, just repeating bullshit often enough so it becomes 'truth'

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    • That can easily be said about the republicans as well. Where does that leave us?

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    • No it can't. It absolutely can't. That's a main difference, Liberals aren't confined to reality and fact. Liberalism is built on lies, it is a lie and is only propagated by lies. It's why all Democrats have to pretend to be conservative when running for President

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  • Is Butch Maddow "worried" again? Heheh. Wow -Zero intellectual honesty from her. She is a straight-up troll-doll by any other definition. -Olbermann too.

    Raging Moonbats.

    What a mess these two birds are, and PMSNBC wonders why they are constantly circling the drain.

    Butch Maddow and Keith O. Dangerously glib. "Morbidly glib" -mocking, snide, puerile, malicious, un-original and unfunny.

    Quote me byatchs.
    -Maime

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  • At least we executed McVeigh and silenced his ignorant rant and beliefs but we still have to listen to Charles Manson... is there a difference and if so why or why not?

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  • Rachel, McVeigh did that horrible bombing because of Waco. And Waco happened because of Clinton & Janet Reno.
    McVeigh didn't listen to conservative talk radio.

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  • That's one ugly dude.

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  • Probably for the same reasons nutball conservatives made the crazy bastard that burned his house and flew a plane into that federal building look like some sort of patriotic hero shortly after the news broke with absolutely no sense of irony

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    • The guy who flew his plane into the IRS building? He was a Registered Democrat. Read up on it.He was a leftist.
      He also had Commie leanings.
      http://www.t35.com/embeddedart.txt

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    • But the democrats weren't the ones elevating him for sticking it to the government.

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    • I never saw any Conservatives elevating that asshole. There is a multi page thread in the forums with everyone from every side of the spectrum condemning the guy..well,except for the Anarchists and Chomsky followers.

      What I did see was alot of liberals screaming he was a republican and neocon until his voter registration and manifesto were posted showing him to be a democrat.All those rants quickly dissolved from that point on. Odd you brought it up, unless you figured everyone forgot about hi More..

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    • http://www.inewscatcher.com/2010/02/facebook-yanks-conservative-radio-host-s-tribute-to-joseph-stack.html

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-6223132-504083.html

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  • She still has a show?

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  • Whatever brings in the audience. Someone has to view the shampoo ads.

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  • Sedition Rachel, sedition!!! Tim McViegh is dead, and contrary to MSNBC, you can't talk to the dead unless your John Edwards, no not that John Edwards!

    No Che shirts.

    No bandanna's.

    Average Americans.

    As the party grows, so does the demographics.

    Democrats are scared of the people, they what sheeple.

    Rachel, get home to your wife, she is worried sick!

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    • Democrats are "the people" as well you git....

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    • What? Democrats are blind! The people, Joe Canada your not a citizen of The United States, you don't live here so you just don't really understand things unless your on the field playing, not in the stands slamming beers.

      We have a President who just doesn't care about how we feel, nor does our one sided media that freaks out when a guy like Glen Beck speaks out, its called sedition, and or racist because you don't bow your head and pray to the new regime.

      Are ya drinking Molson or Moosehead More..

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  • wow, I am scared.

    Rachael Maddows is a dumb guy who needs his balls to drop. Honestly, how does he expect to keep his girlfried.

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