What you call an axe to grind, I call advocacy. She has a point to make and she's going to stress that point and give enough examples to get her message through.
You probably already have your own opinion on the subject or you're against her opinion.
She sees her job as a person who is molding public opinion according to the facts as she has presented them.
And she's very good at what she does.
The fact that she presents herself as an open lesbian makes her advocacy look all the more courageous to me.
So wrong. I think I used "axe to grind" because it had been used in another post. Regardless, axe to grind vs. advocacy is semantics.
"You probably already have your own opinion on the subject or you're against her opinion." Wrong again. As I have said on other posts re: Maddow, I have learned from her. Please note where I stated she provides interesting information that other shows don't present. Have also stated that I used to watch her almost every night. Also said still watch the opening of her show to see what it is about. As a member of a water authority board I am particularly pleased that she is primarily the one who brought the Flint water crisis to the attention of the nation and continues to cover it.
My comment, if you read it objectively, is in regards to how she does her show, not the content. I agree with most, maybe all, of what she says. It just takes her too long to get to the point. She also uses a lot of teasers about "coming up" and "only we have this." Then it comes much later in the program and isn't as earth shaking as I had hoped. Yes, I know all the "news" channels, including the local ones, do this.
"The fact that she presents herself as an open lesbian makes her advocacy look all the more courageous to me." Your use of this statement implies that I don't like her because she is a lesbian. That is pure BS!!!!! Incidentally, she does not "present herself as an open lesbian." She almost never mentions it on her show. I can't remember her ever bringing it up. She does speak openly regarding her partner, who happens to be female. She does not hide it and does participate in LGBT advocacy, but not as part of her show.
Regardless, being a lesbian has nothing to do with her profession or how she does her show . Or does it to you? It shouldn't.
By the way, what does "open lesbian mean?" Or did you mean openly presents herself as a lesbian?
Anyway, don't assume.