Most people wouldn’t consider MSNBC host Rachel Maddow a conspiracy theorist.
The liberal-left poster child and Rhodes scholar often belittles so-called “9/11 truthers,” people who think the Sandy Hook school shooting was a staged event and people who believe the government is stockpiling ammunition.
But there’s one pesky detail concerning the Boston Marathon bombing Maddow just can’t get her head around: the mysterious circumstances behind the death of 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev at the hands of the FBI during questioning, an incident that has all the makings of a government cover-up.
In a segment last night discussing the ridiculousness of a report which found that every FBI shooting since 1993, about 150 of them, has been “deemed justified,” Maddow questioned if the agency investigating itself might not be such a good idea.
“The fact is that no one else really reviews FBI shootings other than the FBI itself, other than this internal review board. They’re federal agents, right? Nobody prosecutes them for shooting people, nobody looks into their shootings except the FBI itself. And unless you believe in the ‘perfect angels’ theory of FBI agent bullets, you better believe there’s something wrong at the FBI.
Even when games are rigged they don’t go 150 and 0. That’s not a real record. That’s not actually found in nature. Nobody is supposed to be above the law in this country, even the FBI, and there is something wrong, something obviously wrong with the way we are handling FBI shootings if every one ever reviewed in the last 20 years has been ruled ‘justified.’”
Maddow also found it strange that the FBI blocked the release of Todashev’s autopsy report, and that Todashev’s girlfriend and two friends were all “quickly deported or kept out of this country” after his death, people who could otherwise “conceivably talk about it or shed light on what happened.”
Todashev’s death really bugs Maddow. Like most Americans, she’s reluctant to accept the government purposely murders innocent people then rushes to cover it up. Yet this is, and has always been, the standard modus operandi.
The MSNBC host hopes against all odds, however, that Obama’s recent appointee as head of FBI, James Comey, who she says has a reputation for “doing what’s right,” and Attorney General Eric Holder, whose notorious reputation precedes him, will release the full report on Todashev’s death.
Is the liberal host off on a jag on this issue because she knows people are tuning out the lame-stream dinosaur media in droves? In 2013, MSNBC saw its ratings fall by nearly half, losing as many as 45 percent of its viewers. Have multiple segments on the subject been produced in a desperate attempt to ingratiate MSNBC to an information-hungry public and appear as though they actually question the government?
If you can stomach it, here’s a few of Maddow’s past conspiratorial segments aimed at getting to the bottom of the inexplicable FBI killing.