Ana Marie Cox Ends MSNBC Show By Baring Her Teddy for Prez in '76 Shirt
Ana Marie Cox, until the end of last year the Washington editor for
Time magazine's Web site, concluded her Friday night (September 4)
fill-in gig as host of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show - where she was
hardly shy about conveying her liberal views as she spent much of the
hour ridiculing conservatives - by pulling open her jacket to display how underneath she was wearing a vintage "I'm Ready for Teddy Kennedy '76" T-shirt. (For the historically-challenged, Kennedy did not run in 1976.)
Now a weekend host for the left-wing Air America radio network, Cox explained: "It's a tribute, of sorts, to the fallen liberal lion." A blogger for The Daily Beast, where the title for her last post was "God Loves Obama," she quickly added that Kennedy was not her first apparel choice: "I actually was looking for a Wellstone shirt. If anyone can find a Wellstone shirt, very interested in it, classic."
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center