MSNBC Defends Maddow’s Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’

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March 11, 2013 6:39 p.m.
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MSNBC has come to Rachel Maddow’s defense over the cable news host’s participation in a Reddit “ask me anything” Q&A, which left more than a few users disappointed.

“Rachel addressed a variety of topics from the Reddit community – including the war in Afghanistan, Ron and Rand Paul, government spending, gun regulation, her editorial process, media bias, conflicts within the Democratic party, and partisan gridlock,” MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski told TPM in an email Monday evening. 

Skowronski’s statement also took issue with the Maddow responses TPM highlighted in an earlier post: “Your article singles out only the lighthearted question –  If you’d like to see what actually happened on the AMA, all the questions Rachel answered (and her answers) are here: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/03/08/17239276-todays-reddit-transcript?lite She’s looking forward to being back on Reddit again!” 

Reddit users lashed out at Maddow for ignoring many of the social news community’s questions. 

Read the full Reddit thread here.

This post has been updated. 

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