Love The Rachel You Know

During the glory days of print journalism, a trip to your local news stand one could find the Old Gray Lady, along with an assortment of screaming tabloids of the day. The Lady would provide in about five to six paragraphs, no pictures, everything then known in detail about a news story, while the tabloids in one sometime bloody headline and picture, provide a short one paragraph of story.

When cable viewers watch MSNB’s The Rachel Maddow Show, they often find a no-frills report of ‘just the facts, ma’am’, if you will. Some like me in open avoidance of the 9p news crawl, love the Midnight DVR’d rebroadcast, not yet able to kill the equally annoying banners short of stacking books in front of the screen. However, what if there was a movement to boost ratings by having Rachel appear in blond streaking hair, if she was not able to grow said hair, a wig was provided, to further add to the discourse of any news item, an open bottom front desk reveling mini skirted legs in high heels, would anyone care. Taking the Rachel Maddow Show on the road like so many current news broadcasts to full frontal glamor journalism, practicing appearance journalism tossing ‘just the facts’ into the trash heap of visual journalistic integrity…I hope that she will be allowed to continue urging her viewers on to ‘eat their peas’… its what’s good for them…

Like Columbo, one more thing…some of us keep asking our self’s, when the time comes, will she, Rachel, be allowed or will she want to appear on television when her hair starts to gray, or is she secretly dying her hair already? Inquiring viewers want to know…