Rachel Maddow, Stop Saying "Man" This Very Instant!
Good fuck, we get it, you're a dyke, but saying "man" at the end of a sentence is as annoying as straight dudes say "bro (or bra)."
"That's for saying that, man."
"Have a great night, man."
"Glad to have you back, man."
- Rachel Maddow on TRMS
I find it kind a charming.
A reto throwback to the hippy culture.
I have to agree with OP. It's very unprofessional.
Rachel Maddow can do no wrong in my book. She's so hawt!
Get your own show, OP!
Anyone know how much MSNBC pays her a year?
OP, just get over it. She's at least twice as smart as you'll ever be.
I thought she did that only when saying good night to Ed Schultz at the beginning of her show.
What's the deal with her always looking down at her notes and underlining stuff with her pen while she's talking as a way to emphasize a point?
Why is it allowed to say dyke?
She looka lika man and thinks she's one, too!
Op, stop being a little girly out-of-touch biyatch. That is how young/youngish people talk, and no one has to change their manner of speech just because you are not one of the cook kids. Get over it, dude.
She's implying that she's "on", that's street for high on marijuana.
I'd like to buy her for what she's worth and sell her for what she thinks she's worth. However I will admit that her barber does a great job.
It comes off as phony.
[quote]saying "man" at the end of a sentence is as annoying as straight dudes say "bro (or bra)."
[quote]I'd like to buy her for what she's worth and sell her for what she thinks she's worth.
I'm informed that this quote is sometimes attributed to the late Jimmy Dean, the pure pork sausage king. Pork belly futures, or something.
I want to like her but I can't. She annoys the hell out of me.
Rachel, I love you, but knock off the "Thanks, man" when Ed Schultz passed the MSNBC reins to you at 9 pm. It sounds awful.
R21, my feelings exactly.
I guess she would be a current version of "handsome woman." Does she even acknowledge her female genderism? Or is she one of those men trapped in a female body?
I'm ok with the lesbians but I prefer they be more closely associated with lipstick instead of a softball glove.
She is difficult to listen to. Her presentation is grating.
The content of what she says is excellent.
The smug, ugly bitch makes my skin crawl.
Maybe she is practicing her masculinity before she goes on T.
R24 "Lipstick" lesbian... About as rare a creature as the unicorn and the bisexual male... Rachel reminds me of that obnoxious geeky intellectual girl in high school who had to always correct the teacher on the most trivial minutiae - and then gloat as if she'd really proven something... You know the the type. Of course, the woman probably makes more in one year than I'll make in ten, so what the fuck does my opinion matter? :-)
I love Rachel, but the 'man' thing is cringe-worthy. I know her phony, smug, over-the-top chuckle drives people up the wall.
She is brilliant though.
[quote]I'm ok with the lesbians but I prefer they be more closely associated with lipstick instead of a softball glove.
Oh thank God I meet your approval.
Go F.U.C.K. yourself.
I fully believe that lipstick lesbians exist, although she's clearly not one of them. But I don't think that has anything to do with why she annoys me.
I like Rachel a lot but agree that her calling people "man" is annoying. At least she doesn't call people by their last name like Bill O'Reilly.
Jon Stewart also does the underlining-of-the-notes thing and we know Rachel is a fan of his so maybe she's copying him or paying tribute?
I watch her show quite often. I've never noticed her saying "man."
I love everything about Rachel except the always-awkward exchange at 9PM when Ed hands her the reigns. Ed always looks out of place and stumbling to match Rachel's wittiness, and of course Rachel doesn't help herself with the whole "thanks, man" shtick.
I think it's cute.
She's a highly smug cunt. I appreciate her journalistic skills but she's so un self aware that she comes off as such a know-it-all cunt. Needs to be raped and humbled a bit.
You're a pathetic excuse for a human being, r36. Hope you get all you deserve in life.
Why do lezbos have to look so friggin' butch? Blah!
I think this whole discussion is ass. She's one of the smartest people on television. I learn something new every single time I watch her show. Would you prefer she call him Mary! and sign off with a snap? What a raging group of self haters you people are.
She lives and works in Manhattan five-days-a-week, but claims to be a Massachusetts resident to avoid New York taxes.
We're self-haters because we don't like this smug dyke bitch?
Why does she rustle papers on air?
In your particular case R41, "homophobic jackass wingnut idiot" applies.
[quote] I want to like her but I can't. She annoys the hell out of me.
Somewhat in agreement, R21. I only watch her in small doses, but generally find she is better when her role is as a guest rather than as a host: more focused, fewer annoying quirks, more considered, less preachy.
There's always a choir who likes being preached to, but I'm not a good audience for that approach -- which is why I don't watch her more often.
Some one at MSNBC reads DL. She hasn't called him "man" for a while now. Instead, she makes awkward small talk before simply saying "thanks" and launches into her first topic of discussion. I am a bit disappointed in her, actually.
She's just using it as a variant of "buddy" or "pal".
I think she's great but it just annoys me how her writers write her pieces in a way that seems as though it should be read (like an article in a newspaper) instead of communicated orally. So it's like she tries to read these long sentences with multiple clauses but then tries to pull it off in a fun, conversational manner. It just sounds awkward to me. They need to give her shorter sentences to read. Sorry, I'm not very articulate this evening.
r44 if you don't like Rachel's show, just say it. Enough with the "she's preaching to the choir and I'm an "independent" minded person, blah, blah blah."
Many of us watch her not because she preaches to the choir. In fact, she doesn't preach. She gives a story context. She goes beneath the shallow coverage of mainstream "news." A lot of things she talks about isn't really discussed in media. It was she who highlighted the voter suppression in OH. After she provided coverage, people started talking about and doing something about it. The OH Sec of State had to back off his decision because of the increased media scrutiny.
She does a lot of regional news that is important nationally. She coined the term "Governor Ultrasound" for the VA Governor and she also talked about Ken Cuccinelli.
I can almost bet that people watch Rachel's show know more about the issues than those in the lamestream media. In fact, survey shows this to be true.
I say "man" all the time and I'm a girl.
"Man, are y fucking kidding me?"
I still say "man" once in a while. I'm a child of the 60's. It doesn't bother me when Rachel does it.
Rachel Maddow has done what my family swore could not be done. My sister-in-law's parents are in their 80's. For decades they were big-time fundraisers and activists for the Republican Party. They are constant Fox News watchers and commie pinko lib haters of the first order. They LOVE HER.
My sister-in-law says they watch Rachel's show every day. They don't watch to yell at the tv and give her shit - they genuinely like her and her show.
The times, they are a-changing.
Her tribute Friday to the founder of pflag was epic.
The criticism here is disappointing. She's being attacked for looking and acting like a lesbian. Well, she IS a lesbian. wtf?
She's a breath of fresh air, and a great leader. Her nerdiness is endearing.
r50 what is it they love about her and her show. If your description of them being GOP fundraisers and Fox News devotee, then what is it they like about her show? I would think Republicans are allergic to facts.
I love Rachel.
I don't always agree 100% with her, but I think she is the best of any anchor in trying to logically build a rhetorical argument.
And I don't agree that she panders and/or preaches to the choir. A progressive audience might be more open to her message, but when I compare it to Faux News, which isn't even remotely subtle about playing on people's preconceptions, I appreciate the footwork that she and her staff do in preparation.
r36 you need to be held down head first in a pot of boiling oil.
You are lower and more inhuman than dog shit. Just fuck off and die please.
I second R54's contentions. Please eat rancid shit, R36.
I agree wholeheartedly with r36's first two statements.
They are true. They are true. They are true!
Not all gays like you. You are just to in love with yourself... and it shows.
I like Rachel but I hate the way she often takes something that could be said in 2 minutes and stretches it out to 10 or 15 minutes by emphasizing points over and over again and running them into the ground. She'll show a video of a Republican saying something stupid and then tell us exactly what we just saw and heard in the video. ("Can you believe he really said ____? I know it's surprising, but there it is on video. There he is saying ___. Yes, he really said that.") Some stories speak for themselves and don't need a long recap or lecture afterwards. I often wonder if the repetitiveness is just her style or if the writers are trying to stretch things out to make the show fill the full hour.
Agree with R15
One radio talk show host insists that Rachel Maddow and football player Peyton Manning are the same person.
The dyke-hating faggots are those skinny ugly nelly ones (you know THOSE ones with the tight faggot clothes and high pitched voice no one can stand in your office?) who are terrified of lesbians in real life.
I don't mind nelly faggots like r36 hating hidden behind his little screen, that's all he can do! He's one of those prissing POS looking at the ground IRL too scared to talk when more than two people are present. Powerless bottom of the social ladder diseased jizzball.
"Violence is the man's reponse for being intimidated." which explains the faggots hating on everybody (including little children because their capacity for being scared apparently has no limits)
Way to combat lesbian-bashing with a good old fashion gay slur r62. That always works.
Has it ever occurred to you that r36 is a Log Cabin Republican or GOProud? They hate Rachel not so much because she's gay but that she's a liberal. These are Fox Viewers we're talking about.
Are you a scared faggot too, r63? Because let me get this straitght: just because I'm a dyke doesn't mean I like you. Quite the contrary actually, since the one thing the gay scene has taught me is how much of traitors the faggots are. Fuck you in your nelly, diseased ass.
r64 Do you often lash out at people you don't know? Perhaps you ought to troll-dar me and you will see that I am a loyal Maddow viewer. I dislike when people combat homophobia with homophobia. You're just as vile as r36 because (1) you assume it's man and (2) that person is even gay. Based on those assumptions, you just threw a homophobic slur against gay men.
r36 is a douchebag, but s/he's probably a GOProud douchebag.
I find her shrill. Bill Clinton called MNBC the Fox News of the left and I have to agree and she's its Bill O'Reilly.
You don't watch Rachel r66. There is no way anyone who watches Rachel would compare her to O'Reilly. No one on MSNBC is like Hannity or O'Reilly.
Just this past week, Rachel seared the Obama Administration on their secret drone program. Did anyone on Fox ever question Bush's use of torture?
reminds me of the bad joke:
What do you do when you see a spaceman?
You park in it, man.
love Rachel. The only tv news where I often learn something. I like how she will take the time to put a story in historical context. And the thanks man stuff and other quirks are generally an endearing break from other robot anchors. Sometimes she goes a little over the top when trying to make it clear she is being satirical, but other times this works well.
I think she can get away with a lot of her offbeat stuff because she's honestly a politics geek and it's not a put on that she cares about everything politics.
My only real beaf is with the blue eye shadow. It does her no favors.
R58 is obviously quite deluded. It's amazing what people project.
Isn't it about time for the Rachel fangirl to show up and once again tells us how BRILLIANT Maddow is?
I'd throw $500 Maddow's way if the smelly, smug to the 10th degree bitch would just kindly change her clothes.
Rachel Maddow " Thanks man"
Ed Schultz " No prob gurrrl"
Guarantee fix to that particular annoyance in one shot.
R70, kindly list what tv news people you do respect. Thank you.
Most of her "news" stories consist in talking down to us like we were third graders.
She said it again last night to Ed after she wished his family well due to his wife beating cancer.
Get off Rachel Maddow's back she's just doing her job.
The twitter fraudster is probably our very own "Rachel is brilliant" troll.
So many freepers on DL now. If you idiots actually knew what you're talking about. The accusation comes from a single poster on FreeRepublic.
Proof's in the pudding r79.
It's either Maddow's people or an obsessive Maddow fan.
She's a hot lesbian with a cute, voluptuous girlfriend and they look like they have great sex together!
[quote] If you idiots actually knew what you're talking about.
Uh, her cute, voluptuous gf is a HOG.
Some of you are so damn delusional!
r80 Did you actually look at the photos that go with the accounts? They look like porn stars or girls gone wild. It's a spammer.
The "confession" tweets started about a month ago. Rachel usually trends during her 6pm hroadcast long before this started.
I love Rachel, I think she's brilliant. That being said, I prefer having femme lesbians for friends. Almost all of my lesbian friends are in femme/femme relationships. In all the years I've been gay, I've never figured out the lesbians who seem to go for the butch/femme thing. Seems totally counterproductive to me, and something you definitely don't see the majority of gay men doing. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
Is she really "butch" - she is not that butch. I like her type whatever it is.
Seems like the younger set have hang-ups re appearance and are desperate to look straight (not always very convincingly, I might add).
I think she is brilliant when doing her show. She bugs the crap out of me when she is a guest on Fallon (her thick rimmed glasses/her cocktail segment) she strikes me as someone I would never want to meet..fake/phoney.