Rachel Maddow: "Fox News is a Chamber of Horrors"

By: Michael Matson
2.28.2011

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow told Newsweek yesterday that Glenn Beck, in his ongoing monologues about Muslims, has been “running baroque conspiracies that are designed to freak people out about bogeymen coming to get them, conspiracies that are unsupported by the facts.”

Maddow also said that Fox News has “become a McCarthyite chamber of horrors…You can’t really call yourself a news channel if that’s what you broadcast.”

Fox has come under criticism is recent weeks for broadcasting a map of the Middle East that placed Egypt where Iraq is, switching results on a USA Today poll to show respondents in favor of ending collective bargaining, and after contributor Monica Crowley called President Obama "Mubarak Obama" because of his administration's refusal to defend DOMA in court.

Fox has not responded to Maddow's comments.

Photo: Getty Images

84306649 MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow told Newsweek yesterday that Glenn Beck, in his ongoing monologues about Muslims, has been “running baroque conspiracies that are designed to freak people out about bogeymen coming to get them, conspiracies that are unsupported by the facts.”

Maddow also said that Fox News has “become a McCarthyite chamber of horrors…You can’t really call yourself a news channel if that’s what you broadcast.”

Fox has come under criticism is recent weeks for broadcasting a map of the Middle East that placed Egypt where Iraq is, switching results on a USA Today poll to show respondents in favor of ending collective bargaining, and after contributor Monica Crowley called President Obama "Mubarak Obama" because of his administration's refusal to defend DOMA in court.

Fox has not responded to Maddow's comments.

Photo: Getty Images

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