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Maddow Rips Breitbart for Lynch Error: Right-Wing Sites ‘Just Make Stuff Up’

Rachel Maddow spent her entire opening segment tonight going after conservative media and Breitbart specifically for running that ridiculous Loretta Lynch piece about the wrong Loretta Lynch. But Maddow used this to go after right-wing media as a whole for making up their own facts. In case you need a reminder, Breitbart ran a piece claiming Lynch, President Obama‘s nominee for attorney general, was part of Bill Clinton‘s Whitewater defense team.

Except that was a totally different Loretta Lynch. Not at all the same person. And Maddow took perhaps an unreasonable amount of glee in ripping Breitbart over the error, mockingly asking, “Why won’t the lamestream media tell the truth?!”

Maddow hammered away at Breitbart for a few minutes before broadening her critique to a conservative “parallel universe” where “no matter how stuff gets corrected or laughed at or ridiculed or even occasionally ignored in the real media, on the right, this is what the news looks like.”

And Maddow kept going:

“Conservatives have built themselves a very popular, very successful media landscape that doesn’t just tell conservatives what they want to hear in terms of opinion. They just make stuff up. They make news stories that aren’t true. And when they get corrected in other places, they never disappear from the conservative media.”

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

Watch the full segment below, via MSNBC:

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