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

A report from Rachel Maddow on a deadly ambush of U.S. troops in Niger this month raised eyebrows

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MSNBC star Rachel Maddow the latest anti-Trump conspiracy theory was so special that even the dependent liberal huffington post has been criticized as “so thin that it can be refuted by a quick look at a map.”

On Thursday evening, “The Rachel Maddow Show” began with a bleak 25-minute rant that attempts to make a connection with the tragic ambush and death of four American soldiers in Niger to the latest version of President Trump proposed travel ban, which included the nation of Chad. Maddow essentially, claimed that the recording of Chad, which recently withdrew its troops from Niger, in the revised travel ban resulted in extremist attacks like the one that left the four Americans dead.

The huffington post, that is so anti-Trump card that she refused to even get him in the political section during the beginning of his campaign, published a story with the headline: “What the hell was this Rachel Maddow segment?” The MSNBC host proclaimed that Chad’s withdrawal from Niger “had an immediate effect in emboldening ISIS attacks,” but the huffington post easily shot down her theory.

Colby College Department of Government assistant professor Laura Seay told the huffington post that “an expert” would have said Maddow the conspiracy theory “crazy” and the withdrawal of the Chadian troops is not necessarily related to the Trump’s travel ban.

“Everyone I know is shocked by this. I would like to think that Maddow, the researchers are more responsible,” Seay told the huffington post.

AMERICAN Special Forces Sgt. Dustin Wright, left, and U.S. Special Forces Sgt. La David Johnson were killed in Niger Oct. 4.

(U. S. Army Special Operations Command)

While MSNBC host called the tragic attack on the American troops “absolutely mind-boggling,” Seay said, it was actually almost inevitable”, because it is such a remote and hostile environment.

“The attacks that are raised can be traced back to the militant group Boko Haram, which is based just across the border in Nigeria,” the huffington post reported, with a statement of the Council on Foreign Relations and the accounts of local residents.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” declined to comment on huffington post, but the host addressed the situation on Friday night’s episode.

U. S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, left, and U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Bryan Black were killed in Niger Oct. 4

(U. S. Army Special Operations Command)

“In the course of the day today, a lot of people are very angry with me for reporting that last night, that is fine. I didn’t know you cared. But the region about my reporting does not mean that everything I reported was not true,” Maddow said. “Everything I reported was true.”

Maddow continued: “Now, this does not mean that Chad withdraw their forces, it was necessary the cause of what happened with the AMERICAN troops, who were ambushed. That ambush is described by the Pentagon as a shock.”

The huffington post of the Willa Frej wrote that Maddow constructed “myths” with nothing or unreliable information and “reduction of the story so thoroughly that it lost any semblance of the greater truth.”

Maddow has seen the increased number of viewers as the corridor to the left tunes in to see her condemn Trump on a nightly basis, butit seems the MSNBC host and this time went too far for one of the most liberal publications in America.



Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

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