Some Viewers Were Mad MSNBC Called Brian Williams To Break Missile News Over Maddow
Last night, we showed you the moment Rachel Maddow‘s MSNBC show came to a halt as breaking news poured in that Donald Trump sent a slew of missiles toward an airbase in Syria. He did that in response to a gas attack in the country (and maybe in response to a suggestion from Hillary Clinton).
As they tend to do, MSNBC hauled Brian Williams in for the special report.
Here’s the thing, though: Maddow was already at the anchor’s desk talking about Syria. Why didn’t she get to helm the initial coverage? Many on social media wondered the same.
— Amy Volz (@wescott_amy) April 7, 2017
Really? Brian Williams called in as if @maddow couldn’t handle a major news story? BTW – Brian sounded like a jerk UGH – Disgraceful!!
— Beachy (@BBensa) April 7, 2017
— Vs. (@JFD8) April 7, 2017
Brian Williams, could you ask MSNBC to give Rachel Maddow more air time? ?? Thanks!
— Dee Son (@Diztract) April 7, 2017
— McBlondeLand (@McBlondeLand) April 7, 2017
Rachel Maddow would never refer to a Tomahawk launch as “beautiful”. What in the ever living hell is Brian Williams doing on her air time?
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) April 7, 2017
— Thank you Obamas! (@JonesCali1970) April 7, 2017
Annoyed to hear Brian Williams thanking Rachel Maddow for assisting with coverage – he took over her show!!
— Barb V (@barbvas) April 7, 2017
— Painted Octopus (@paintedoctopus) April 7, 2017
— Marianna (@mwitch18) April 7, 2017
Even @MSNBC thinks Brian Williams, with his sketchiness, is more competent that a woman to handle breaking news-put Maddow on now, please.
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) April 7, 2017
Let #Maddow run her own show. We don’t need Brian WIlliams.
— Gotham_Knowledge (@GothamKnowledge) April 7, 2017
The anger ranged from what was seen as sexism at worst and unfairness at best.
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