Maddow to co-anchor MSNBC’s primetime coverage of Democratic and Republican conventions

Rachel Maddow will be part of MSNBC's primetime convetion coverage

Maddow to co-anchor MSNBC’s primetime coverage of Democratic and Republican conventions
18 August 2012

Rachel Maddow will be the co-anchor for MSNBC’s primetime Democratic and Republican convention coverage.

As reported by SheWired, the host of The Rachel Maddow Show will join Chris Matthews from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (EST) on  Aug. 27-30 and Sept. 4-6. The Republicans will convene at the end of this month, in Tampa, Florida. The Democrats meet early next month in the southeastern city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Maddow, an out lesbian, has few fans in the Republican camp. She presently faces a $50 million defamation lawsuit from rocker/preacher Bradlee Dean. In August 2010 she read the following lines the minister said on his radio show:

‘Muslims are calling for the execution of homosexuals in America. They themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than the American Christians do. Because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination. If America won’t enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that.’

Dean claims, as reported by Huffington Post, Maddow omitted a statement where he insisted he was against the killing of gays and lesbians; she did read the statement in her report.  Maddow’s lawyers have called for the suit’s dismissal.

Last month  Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon’s ordered Dean to pay Maddow’s legal bills, which come to $24,625. In repsonse, as reported by Talking Points Memo, Dean’s attorneys have asked for the judge’s recusal.

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