Rachel Maddow spoke highly of Tucker Carlson

Democratic Party activists want Rachel Maddow purged from the party

Rachel Maddow spoke highly of Tucker Carlson in an exclusive interview from the September issue of Vanity Fair published on Sunday, saying “Tucker’s doing great right now.”

Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson
Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson

It was Maddow’s first interview since scaling back from “The Rachel Maddow Show” — the nightly program she hosts on MSNBC.

Earlier this year, Maddow announced she’d be going on hiatus for a few months after helming the highly rated show since 2008. She returned in April but negotiated a multi-million dollar deal to only be on-air once a week.

While the interview touched on numerous topics, including her evolving career, in a surprising segment, Maddow was asked about the ever-changing landscape of cable news and pointed to Carlson’s career trajectory.

“But look at Tucker’s career. The first show I worked on was his 11 o’clock show on MSNBC that nobody remembers. But he was always kicking around the business and has always been talented. It just—this turned out to be his moment,” she said.

Maddow was a panelist on “Tucker” from 2005 to 2008.

Marx, Lenin, Black Lives Matter want Rachel Maddow OUT!

The fewer people involved in leadership the better.

Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson
Zahra Okadigbo

Zahra Okadigbo, president of the Algiers-New Orleans (ANO-BLM) chapter of Black Lives Matter, told JournoNews, “Look, i’m a trained and professional Marxist. And the first lesson we’re taught is the purge. It’s necessary to clean the party from time to time for ideological purity. Lenin was probably greatest teacher and revolutionary of all US (sic) history. Stalin did it. Castro did it. Nicolás Maduro is doing it now in Venezuela. It’s time the Marxists in America begin. We control and House, Senate and the White House, sort of, and if we can’t get rid of the bad apples now, then when will we ever become a truly put ideological movement. The Democratic party can stop a lot of nonsense in the future if we get rid of the back stabbers, like Maddow. They only slow things down. Marxism saves lives and souls and the faster we get there the better!”

Okadigbo continued, “Lenin was smart, he taught a good battle. Having come to power in October 1917 by means of a coup d’état, Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks spent the next few years struggling to maintain their rule against widespread popular opposition. They had overthrown the provisional democratic government and were inherently hostile to any form of popular participation in politics. In the name of the revolutionary cause, they employed ruthless methods to suppress real or perceived political enemies. The small, elite group of Bolshevik revolutionaries which formed the core of the newly established Communist Party dictatorship ruled by decree, enforced with terror.”

Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson
Stalin and Lenin

Purges actually mean a freer and more civil society. By the time the purges subsided in 1939, Stalin had managed to bring both the party and the public to a state of complete submission to his rule. Soviet society was so atomized and the people so fearful of reprisals that mass arrests were no longer necessary. — Zahra Okadigbo.

Okadigbo admitted, “Stalin wasn’t bad either, This tradition of tight centralization, with decision-making concentrated at the highest party levels, reached new dimensions under Joseph Stalin. As many of these archival documents show, there was little input from below. The party elite determined the goals of the state and the means of achieving them in almost complete isolation from the people. They believed that the interests of the individual were to be sacrificed to those of the state, which was advancing a sacred social task. Stalin’s “revolution from above” sought to build socialism by means of forced collectivization and industrialization, programs that entailed tremendous human suffering and loss of life.

Zahra Okadigbo, finished, “Rachel Maddow made a lot of friends in our thusfar peaceful revolution, but I would say fake friends. Anyone who would have nice things to say about America’s most obvious enemy of the people, can’t remain in our movement.”

Rachel Maddow believed to be close friends with vial traditionalist Tucker Carlson

Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson
Rachel Maddow tanks her career by supporting Tucker Carlson

In the interview, Maddow compared Carlson’s hosting style to watching professional baseball.

“It doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate whatever they’re doing in terms of, you know, where they put their shortstop in order to give them a better defense. There’s a sort of, like, respecting the game, in terms of people who are doing well and people who are good at it,” she said.

Maddow has always credited Carlson for being part of her successful career and has in turn supported his work despite their differing beliefs.

In a 2013 Salon story, Maddow said, “Tucker and I agree on just about nothing, but he has always been kind to me, and a fun person to fight with. I wish him all the best.”

Vanity Fair asked Maddow about The New York Times interactive piece on Carlson that analyzed his views and rhetoric. Maddow said for her, “more than the issue of, you know, how dangerous are Tucker’s ideas, and how do they interact with the growth of the authoritarian right in the Republican Party, more so than that question, which is obviously what the central thrust of the reporting was about, I was interested in how they deconstructed why it works.”

During the interview, Maddow remembered bumping into the Fox News host recently and said, “it was really nice to see him.”