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Maddow to Liz Cheney: Come on my show, I won’t bite

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is challenging Liz Cheney, daughter of the former vice president, to come on The Rachel Maddow Show after Cheney’s new advocacy group launched an attack ad claiming that news networks like MSNBC are afraid of debating the issues.

“On Friday, Liz Cheney’s pressure group, Keep America Safe … launched a web ad showing clips of her organization receiving critical coverage on MSNBC,” Maddow said. “And those clips were interspersed with provocative questions like these: Why don’t they want to talk substance? Why are they panicked? Why don’t they want to debate the issues? What are they so afraid of?”

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Maddow made it clear she is not afraid of debating the younger Cheney.

“Our booking producers have been calling Liz Cheney and asking her to come on this show and discuss her ideas, debate the issues, for months,” Maddow said. “We have called her many, many, many times, including twice on Friday. So far she has declined every single invitation that we have extended.”

Added Maddow: “I understand. A lot of people say no to being on this show, but not a lot of them do so while claiming that MSNBC is afraid to debate them.”

But, as Faiz Shakir reports at ThinkProgress, it appears Cheney has declined to be on Maddow’s show once again, and “has instead chosen to appear in a much friendlier setting.” Shakir says a Fox News email announced that Cheney would be appearing Tuesday on Fox’s Hannity with Sean Hannity.

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Cheney, along with conservative commentator Bill Kristol and others, announced the launch of Keep America Safe earlier this month, saying the group will “make the case for an unapologetic approach to fighting terrorism around the world, for victory in the wars this country fights, for democracy, freedom and human rights, and for a strong American military that is needed in the dangerous world in which we live.”

This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 19, 2009.
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The following Web ad was posted to YouTube by Keep America Safe on October 16, 2009.

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