After MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mocked CNN’s Lou Dobbs for calling her the, “tea bagger queen” yesterday on her show, Dobbs fired back today on his show. He referred to Maddow as, “a lunatic among the lily livered, limp minded, lefty lemmings.” Dobbs, who has “questions” about Obama’s citizenship, thinks Maddow is mentally unstable. That’s a laugh.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Dobbs was explaining to a listener who submitted a complaint to FCC about Dobbs using the term tea bagger, and said, “No way. I think I referred to Rachel Maddow as the tea bagger queen, is that correct? I guess I don’t know there must be some misunderstanding about what I said because I was just referring to her as the tea bagger queen because of the things she said back in mid-April with the tea parties going on, you know where people were sending tea bags to their congressman tea bags through the mail, and Rachel Maddow was very caught up in the moment.”
Dobbs explained, “Because of her fascination with the idea of the tea parties, and seemingly trying to mock the tea parties and the tea bagging, so I don’t know what the issue is, and surely she would not engage in derogatory and obscene language. Do you think she would? I don’t think she would, so I hope the FCC doesn’t get her in big trouble.”
He then called Maddow a lunatic, “I think Rachel Maddow is a very nice pleasant person. You she is a lunatic among the lily livered, lefty lemmings, but other than that, I think she is doing ok.” I don’t know what I find funnier, the idea that someone filed an FCC complaint against Dobbs for his use of the term tea bagger, or that he called Maddow a lunatic.
Now I could completely understand anyone referring to Keith Olbermann as a lunatic, especially when he slips into his frothing at the mouth liberal mode, but Rachel Maddow being called a lunatic by Lou Dobbs is hysterical. Dobbs is going so far off the beaten path that he is starting to make Glenn Beck and Michael Savage look mainstream by comparison.
Maddow is such a lunatic that her show crushes Dobbs’ CNN program in terms of overall viewers. The replay of Maddow’s programs draws almost as many viewers as Lou Dobbs tonight on CNN. Dobbs is starting to get to the point where even Bill O’Reilly will have to look him someday and think, Lou has really lost it.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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