Rachel Maddow called out by fellow liberals for pushing anti-Trump conspiracy

MSNBC star Rachel Maddow’ s latest anti-Trump conspiracy theory theory was so outlandish that will even the dependably liberal HuffPost criticized it as “so cheap that it could be debunked by a fast glance at a map. ”

Upon Thursday evening, “The Rachel Maddow Show” opened with a somber 25-minute diatribe that attempted to link the tragic ambush attack that will killed four American soldiers within Niger to the latest version associated with President Trump’ s proposed take a trip ban, which included the nation of Chad. Maddow essentially claimed that the addition of Chad, which recently drawn its troops out of Niger, within the revised travel ban resulted in extremist attacks such as the one that left 4 Americans dead.

The HuffPost, which is therefore anti-Trump that it refused to also cover him in the political area during the early stages of his strategy, published a story headlined, “What the particular hell was this Rachel Maddow segment? ” The MSNBC web host proclaimed that Chad’ s pullout from Niger “had an immediate impact in emboldening ISIS attacks, inch but the HuffPost easily shot straight down her theory.

Colby College Department associated with Government assistant professor Laura Seay told the HuffPost that “any expert” would have said Maddow’s conspiracy theory theory was “crazy” and the pullout of Chadian troops isn’ to necessarily related to the Trump’ h travel ban.

“Everybody that I know will be appalled by this. I would like to consider that Maddow’s researchers are more accountable, ” Seay told the HuffPost.

Oughout. S. Special Forces Sgt. Dustin Wright, left, and U. S i9000. Special Forces Sgt. La Jesse Johnson were killed in Niger Oct. 4.   (U. S. Army Special Functions Command)

While the MSNBC web host called the tragic attack on United states troops “absolutely baffling, ” Seay said it was actually “almost unavoidable, ” because it’s such a remote control and hostile area.

“The attacks which have increased can be traced back to militant group Boko Haram, which is centered just across the border in Nigeria, ” the HuffPost reported, citing the Council on Foreign Relationships and accounts from local occupants.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” declined in order to comment to HuffPost but the sponsor addressed the situation on Friday night’ s episode.

U. S. Army Special Pushes Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, left, plus U. S. Special Forces Sgt. Bryan Black were killed within Niger Oct. 4   (U. S. Army Specific Operations Command)

“Over the particular course of the day today, lots of people are actually very upset with me for confirming that last night, which is fine. We didn’ t know you cared for. But the upset over my confirming doesn’ t mean that anything I actually reported wasn’ t true, inch Maddow said. “Everything I documented was true. ”

Maddow continued: “Now, this doesn’ t mean that Chad withdrawing their troops was always the cause of what happened to those U. S i9000. troops who were ambushed. That wait is being described by the Pentagon being a shock. ”

The HuffPost’ s Willa Frej wrote that Maddow constructed “myths” using unrelated or difficult to rely on information and “reduced the story therefore thoroughly that it lost any bit of of the larger truth. ”

Maddow offers seen increased viewership as the activated left tunes in to watch the girl condemn Trump on a nightly time frame, butit seems the MSNBC sponsor this time went too far for one of the very liberal publications in America.

John Flood covers the media with regard to Fox News.

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