Maddow Tries and Fails to Defend Media’s Trump Obsession to Conservative Guest Sarah Isgur Flores

Curtis Houck | March 23, 2016
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In the wee hours of MSNBC’s live coverage of caucus and primary results in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah, co-host Rachel Maddow attempted to mount a forceful defense of the media’s obsessive attention to Donald Trump (to the detriment of the other Republican candidates) but was met with firm opposition by former Carly Fiorina deputy campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores. 

The brief and civil but tense debate was touched off by Maddow asking Flores how current and former Republican Governors Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Scott Walker “flame[d] out so bad and so early” despite being seen by many as “sort of less complicated messengers of that conservative message.”

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