Rachel Maddow Can Rescue Meet the Press

Liberal MSNBC host is Tim Russert's spiritual heir

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 19, 2009 1:57 PM CDT

(Newser) Meet the Press has been pretty lame since Tim Russert died. No offense to David Gregory, who’s done respectable work, but he was always the safe choice, "and he's made the show just that: safe," writes Brian Donovan. NBC's Sunday morning stalwart needs its fire back, and fortunately, sister network MSNBC already employs the perfect person for the job. “And that person is Rachel Maddow.”

Maddow is definitely not a safe choice, because she wears her liberal bias on her sleeve. “But, just like Russert, Maddow is ruthless when it comes to the truth." She’s perfectly willing to call out liberals when they deceive the public; President Obama, for example, has earned her ire over Guantanamo Bay, health care, and gay rights. She’s guaranteed “fascinating, informative, action-packed political discussion. And that beats the hell out of a little Sunday brunch, right?”

In this image released by MSNBC, Rachel Maddow from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, is shown on Sept. 23, 2008.
In this image released by MSNBC, Rachel Maddow from MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," is shown on Sept. 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/ MSNBC, Ali Goldstein)
Sorry, David Gregory, but you're no Tim Russert and your Meet the Press is boring.
Sorry, David Gregory, but you're no Tim Russert and your Meet the Press is boring.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Rachel Maddow shows a Russert-like ability to hold someone's feet to the fire in this interview with Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity.   (youtube.com)

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