Conversations With Slate: Jacob Weisberg Interviews MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

Interviews with people who shape our culture.
Dec. 21 2011 10:33 AM

Why MSNBC Is Not Fox News for Liberals

Rachel Maddow on how the Republican Party stands and salutes Roger Ailes and Fox News

Rachel Maddow.
Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow doesn’t shy away from the liberal label. But she says there’s an important distinction between what she and her MSNBC colleagues do and how their counterparts operate at Fox News. On-air personalities at MSNBC, Maddow says, don’t take direction or follow talking points from the network.

The primetime MSNBC host and political commentator recently sat down for a lengthy interview with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg. Here’s part 2 from the interview, the latest in our series "Conversations With Slate."

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You can watch part 1 here, and look for two more excerpts of the interview in the days ahead, along with an audio podcast of the entire conversation.











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