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Maddow on "Fast and Furious," AKA "What Your Uncle Who Watches Fox News All Day Is All Worked Up About"

 
 
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Last night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow did progressives a solid by explaining to us what the deal is with the "Fast and Furious" controversy, AKA "What your uncle who watches Fox News all day is all worked up about." Bless you, Rachel Maddow. We all have that uncle/father/brother-in-law/high school friend.

"This is one of those days when what happened today in politics means something totally different to the portion of Americans who watch Fox News than it does to everybody else in the country," she said. If you get your news from right-wing media, today was a "five-inch-tall headline, day that will live in infamy, huge deal in American politics!" And if not? "Today might not have made much sense." Indeed! Maddow describes Fast and Furious as one of those stories they tried to "drag...out of the conservative media world, where it's been cooking for a year, and they tried to drag it into the mainstream....to see if it could survive outside the right-wing world in which it was incubated." So what exactly are right-wingers talking about with this Fast and Furious thing? Watch the segment below for Maddow's explanation.

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at June 21, 2012, 3:36am

 
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