This isn’t even really mean. It’s just stupid. I’m sure whoever thought of this headline thought that they were being oh snap! in yo face!, but they failed. It’s embarrassing, and Fox News is already embarrassing enough as it is:
I’m sure Rachel Maddow has been called all manner of things in her lifetime — being a woman, being a lesbian, and being the most prominent newscaster in the country right now — but for fuck’s sakes. If you’re going to insult the woman, at least try to be clever about it. “Madd-cow”? It doesn’t even make any goddamn sense. Then again, it makes about as much sense as calling Michelle Obama “Moo-chelle.”
She obviously has a sense of humor about these things, given that she routinely mocks those trying to mock her, so if you’re going to try to get under her skin, make sure you don’t fail out loud in the process, mmkay?
[cross-posted at ABLC]