Rachel Maddow calls Jay Smooth a genius

What she said.

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Rachel Maddow: The best new thing in the world today has to do with the Republican fake presidential non-campaign that blessedly died today. The one by this guy. Do I have to say his name? I have successfully avoided saying his name all that much. But on the occassion of him finally getting out of the fake race he was not really running but getting lots of attention for anyway I would like to say that the best, most succinct, most damning take on what just happened with the whole mess of that fake Republican campaign and its coverage comes from Jay Smooth, of whom I am a fan. Jay Smooth does awesome short videos at the website illdoctrine.com.

Jay Smooth: A real news story broke that forced everyone on the news to stop talking about Donald Trump. And lo and behold, after one week of TV news people not talking about Donald Trump they took another poll and found out that nobody cared about Donald Trump any more. How could this be? It’s like a miracle! Could it be that there was no organic force of nature compelling everyone to care? Could it be that there is no law of Trump gravity? Do you see what I’m saying? I think it was because of you TV news people all along! People cared so much because you talked about it so much! It was you!

Rachel Maddow: It was you! Nailed it! That is my nomination for the best new thing int he world today. Jay Smooth at Ill Doctrine, which is illdoctrine.com. He is a genius. That was about 30 seconds of it, the whole thing is only about 2 minutes long. It is posted at our website in its entirety. That’s maddowblog.msnbc.com.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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