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Rachel Maddow: ‘I’m About to Praise a Rival Cable News Network’

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow led her show last night with the disclaimer she was about to do something “controversial” for cable news:¬†praise another network.

“CNN today is not what it used to be,” Maddow began.

“But once upon a time, CNN really was the only cable news network, and they really did have a singular role in keeping people informed about what was going on, not only around the country but around the world,” she continued.

Maddow’s CNN citation introduced a segment on the CIA, using Congressional history — and one of the Chamber’s most colorful members — as her guide.

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