(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Leftist news anchor Rachel Maddow of MSNBC attacked NBC News on Wednesday during an interview with vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris. Maddow was angry that the new network chose to host President Donald Trump for a town hall event on Thursday, the night that the second presidential debate should have been taking place.
Maddow asked Harris if she was as angry as “everybody else” about the decision, but didn’t explain who else (other than her) was angry.
Maddow might have been referring to staff at NBC, CNC, and MSNBC. Left-wing reporter Yashar Ali of New York Magazine claimed that he has heard from more than a dozen sources that they are frustrated and angry for the decision to host a Trump town hall at the same time as Biden’s town hall event on a competing network.
I’ve heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 14, 2020
“Are you as mad as everybody else is that NBC is doing a town hall with President Trump tomorrow instead of the debate at the same time that Vice President Biden’s going to be on ABC?” she asked.
>> @Maddow: “Are you as mad as everybody else is that NBC is doing a town hall with President Trump tomorrow instead of the debate at the same time that VP Biden’s going to be on ABC?” Kamala Harris: “I’m not touching that!” pic.twitter.com/Dtjw2ER2gk
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 15, 2020
Harris did her usual thing where she laughed loudly and said she is “Not touching that” subject.
Maddow responded in laughter again and asked, “Should the networks refuse to give the president other opportunities for air time if he’s the one who refuses the chance to debate?”
The premise of the question was incorrect as President Donald Trump requested as many as six debates with Joe Biden, which were rejected. President Trump also insisted that the planned October 15 debate went ahead without being changed to a virtual town hall, which both the Biden camp and Commission on Presidential Debates rejected.