Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball Slams Network Over Russia: "Rachel Maddow, You've Got Some Explaining To Do"

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The Hill TV's Krystal Ball, a former host on MSNBC, slammed the cable news network for their coverage of the investigation of Trump-Russia conclusion helmed by special counsel Robert Mueller. Ball knocked the network for getting swept up in "feverish Russian conspiracy theories" and said anchor Rachel Maddow has "some explaining to do."

"I dare to say some talent did drink more deeply of the Russia conspiracy waters than others. Rachel Maddow, you've got some explaining to do," Ball said of the cable news network.

BALL: After watching 7 hours of a spectacle that felt much more cruel than enlightening, I can no longer avoid pondering a question which honestly gives me no joy to ponder: Just how much damage has MSNBC in particular done to the left? Now this critique is not meant to be personal to the anchors and commentators there, many of whom I know -- some of whom are actually close friends -- having worked at that network for five years but nearly all of whom got swept up in the ratings bubble that was feverish Russian conspiracy theories. At MSNBC, as in all things, systems and incentives are far more important for analyzing any particular situation and individual personalities, however, I dare to say some talent did drink more deeply of the Russia conspiracy waters than others. Rachel Maddow, you've got some explaining to do.



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