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Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 05:12 AM Nov 2023

Stephen Colbert: Guest Rachel Maddow

Trump’s “Vermin” Comment Wasn’t a Slip of the Tongue - Rachel Maddow



Author and journalist Rachel Maddow tells Stephen that former president Trump is deliberately using dehumanizing language against his opponents and inviting critics to label him a fascist as he seeks to return to power. Stick around for more with Rachel and check out her latest book, “Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism,” available now.




Rachel Maddow on America’s Previous Flirtation with Fascism



Rachel Maddow’s latest book, “Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism,” shines a light on the era right before WWII when a significant number of Americans thought fascism was the wave of the future. Stick around for more with Rachel and check out the book which is available now.




Rachel Maddow Reacts to Speaker Johnson Passing Gov’t Funding Bill With Democratic Support



Watch as Rachel Maddow and Stephen Colbert react in real time to news that the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government with all but two Democrats voting in support. Rachel’s latest book, “Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism,” is available now.
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Stephen Colbert: Guest Rachel Maddow (Original Post) Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 OP
Thanks for posting this great interview. brer cat Nov 2023 #1
She was supposed to be on the week that Stephen was out with Covid and I was disappointed Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #2
Glad I watched this in the morning! Fritz Walter Nov 2023 #3
Agree that this was a terrific interview, enlightening and you could tell that they both enjoyed it immensely! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #8
thanks for posting Rhiannon! hkp11 Nov 2023 #4
You're more than welcome! Agree that this was a terrific interview, she was given the whole show! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #9
You're more than welcome! Agree that this was a terrific interview, she was given the whole show! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #10
Thank you for posting the whole funny and uplifting interview. ancianita Nov 2023 #5
Of course I posted the entire interview, last night she basically covered all we're talking about Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #11
Of course. I just wanted to express appreciation. ancianita Nov 2023 #13
Thanks! I was really looking forward to her appearance, knew it would be a terrific interview Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #15
Not to mention, I wish she was on more often! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #16
I hear you and hope Colbert makes that happen, since he seriously admires her. ancianita Nov 2023 #17
Great interview SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #6
You're more than welcome and I couldn't agree more Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #12
K&R 2naSalit Nov 2023 #7
That's one thing about Stephen Colbert, he absolutely keeps up with the latest news Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #14
At a catholic school history classes I was taught about America going almost Nazi burrowowl Nov 2023 #18

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
2. She was supposed to be on the week that Stephen was out with Covid and I was disappointed
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 06:53 AM
Nov 2023

So glad that she was rescheduled, my favorite interview of the week - and I'll bet she was Colbert's, he loves political guests!

Fritz Walter

(4,290 posts)
3. Glad I watched this in the morning!
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 07:33 AM
Nov 2023

Not sure I would have been able to get to sleep if I'd watched it when it "aired."

But her message is absolutely correct:
- We have to treat other Americans as fellow human beings;
- We have to fight against scape-goating and toxic conspiracy theories;
- We need to beat people at the polling place; and
- We need to make sure the public knows about this stuff.

Your posting these clips helps achieve that last point! Thank you!!

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
8. Agree that this was a terrific interview, enlightening and you could tell that they both enjoyed it immensely!
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 08:13 PM
Nov 2023

As I said above, Rachel was originally scheduled the week that Stephen was off due to Covid and I was disappointed. But fortunately she was rescheduled and not only is she so informative, but Colbert loves political guests, he'd likely be happy if he could have political discussions with every guest (if they were like Rachel!).

hkp11

(275 posts)
4. thanks for posting Rhiannon!
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 07:40 AM
Nov 2023

I love to see Rachel and hear what she has to say - so intelligent! Stephen is always funny & intelligent!

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
10. You're more than welcome! Agree that this was a terrific interview, she was given the whole show!
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 08:52 PM
Nov 2023

ancianita

(35,874 posts)
5. Thank you for posting the whole funny and uplifting interview.
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 07:52 AM
Nov 2023

I like to think that the last segment reached millions more than MSNBC does because comedy is the preferred frame for truth for people conditioned to infotainment.

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
11. Of course I posted the entire interview, last night she basically covered all we're talking about
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 09:06 PM
Nov 2023

And answered all of Stephen's questions - and he certainly was prepared. There would be no point in posting each segment separately since she really did cover everything - it was all of a piece. I was really looking forward to her appearance since she was originally scheduled the week that Colbert was out with Covid, but it was definitely worth the wait! And of course the comedy helped.

ancianita

(35,874 posts)
17. I hear you and hope Colbert makes that happen, since he seriously admires her.
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 10:39 PM
Nov 2023

I read her previous book, listened to her Ultra podcast, and Prequel will arrive tomorrow. Of course I'm happy for her perspective on Monday nights, but I now appreciate her more in these arenas because she's more comfortably humorous and at her intellectual best.

I always feel better for having read or heard her. Same goes for Lawrence.

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
12. You're more than welcome and I couldn't agree more
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 09:14 PM
Nov 2023

Colbert was certainly prepared last night and Rachel really stepped up to the plate with all her answers and detailed explanations!

Rhiannon12866

(204,325 posts)
14. That's one thing about Stephen Colbert, he absolutely keeps up with the latest news
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 09:55 PM
Nov 2023

You could tell from the pointed questions he put to Rachel - and he even mentioned that senator challenging the labor leader to a fight and how Bernie Sanders shut him down, which had just happened!

I remember one time that there was breaking news while Colbert was taping his monologue - think it was the announcement of TFG's first meeting with Kim Jong-Un, the dictator he "loves" - so Colbert scrapped his scripted monologue and ad libbed the rest. He takes great pride in keeping up and it certainly showed last night in his interview with Rachel, which was basically the entire show.

burrowowl

(17,630 posts)
18. At a catholic school history classes I was taught about America going almost Nazi
Thu Nov 16, 2023, 11:13 AM
Nov 2023

and have been called a liar by democrats. It’s about time this chapter in history is getting more exposure

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