Maddow snaps at Libertarian panelist: ‘You don’t know anything about me’

By Jonathan Terbush
Saturday, June 23, 2012 21:20 EDT
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Rachel Maddow does not want to tell you her opinion of Romneycare.

On “Real Time” Friday night, Bill Maher and guests debated the merits of government run health care, with the conversation ultimately turning to the mandate-driven policy implemented in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney. Most of the panelists, Maddow included, seemed to laud the general idea behind that policy, prompting Reason.com Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie to ask Maddow to confirm whether she did in fact support a Republican policy.

Maddow, stunned, lit into him.

“You don’t know anything about me,” she said. “You should start making your arguments from places other than, “this is something I’m assuming about you.”

Soon, Maher and all the other panelists started shouting in unison, asking Maddow to confirm or deny that she liked Romneycare.

“Leave me alone about Romneycare, all of you,” Maddow said.

“My job is to cover these things, not to tell you if I like them or not,” she added.

Watch the clip below:

Jonathan Terbush
Jonathan Terbush
Jon Terbush is a Boston-based writer whose work has appeared in Talking Points Memo, Business Insider, the New Haven Register, and elsewhere. He tweets about politics, cats, and baseball via @jonterbush.
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