Rachel Maddow

Pitts: The right wing's war on journalism

Pitts: The right wing's war on journalism

Somebody went after Rachel Maddow this month.

You might not have heard about it. The story didn't get much traction in a week that began with video of Failed President Trump "wrestling" CNN and ended with his embarrassing trip to the G20 summit in Germany.

Still, some of us would argue that it merits at least as much attention as the latest antics of the boy president. What nearly happened to Ms. Maddow carries ominous implications for us in news media — and for those Americans who still consider an informed electorate an essential component of democracy.

As reported by Ms. Maddow herself, someone sent the MSNBC anchor what...