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Crying Rachel Maddow and the Media’s Kidsploitation

Rachel Maddow giving the worst teary performance since Sally Fields is bad news for the media.

When Rachel Maddow jumps on something with both feet, you know it’s about over. So does the media. It threw everything it had at the “family separation” fake news betting that Republicans would break. And plenty of Republicans did.

Except that President Trump didn’t.

And the media knows that it can only keep the hysteria going for a few more days. Then with no way to give the story any more legs, to pour outrage fuel on the fire, it dies out. Public attention spans are limited. Without a hook, something like the Mueller investigation, any particular attack can’t sustain the public attention that is needed for it to survive.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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