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Rachel Maddow Talks Tampa Death Metal In Video Clip About Republic National Convention

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In a recent "Debunktion Junction" video clip covering claims about Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention, liberal political commentator Rachel Maddow discusses the city's status as a famous death metal gathering place.

Check out the clip below (the part about death metal bands starts at 3:50, but if you want to hear about claims of the city being the strip club capital of the U.S. start at about 2:30) which also features a brief music video segment from Deicide. You can also check out the clip over at NBCNews.com here.

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Always sorta grinds my gears when they align death metal to Satanism just because of Deicide. I mean, can't you just be happy making fun of the gore and death fixation? Ha, yes anyway good to see the old guard still getting recognized.

# Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. americanpatriot1 writes:

Don't like her, but the string bit was funny.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. dK writes:

Way to score a point following CNN's misinfo about Hatebreed in the white power story. Kudos to MSNBC for at least naming legit pure death metal bands in context. heh

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

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4. BrianMN writes:

Talk about a missed golden opportunity.
You'd think any, ANY of the FL bands would have crashed the RNC like that grind band did with Gingrich.
Hell, even if they would have played in an empty parking lot a half a mile away it would have generated some media buzz.
Ding dongs.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

"When you have the sound down, it looks like any other hair metal video."

There's no emoticon for what I'm feeling! That woman was bloody annoying though, just rambled on and on.

Fun fact: Tampa is twinned with my town, Swindon. So yeah, respect to Tampa.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

I respectfully disagree.
I thought it was unintentionally hilarious hearing her talk about death metal.
It’s ALWAYS funny listening to the suits try and verbalize what exactly it is they’re hearing.
It NEVER works, ever. They obviously don’t “get” it.
Only those of us with elite hearing abilities really get this form of music. (sarcasm…sort of.)
I love the fact that she mentions Bob Dole and Cannibal. His little tirade against them back in the day was equally comical.
Look on the bright side Oz, a lot of people listen to her. We may just get some converts here.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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7. Diamond Oz writes:

I'll see your respectful disagreement, and raise you a polite smile and a handshake.

The death metal thing didn't bother me so much, just the general way she came across. Then again, we don't have any political commentators that are that excitable here, so maybe it's strange to me because I'm a Johnny Foreigner.

Didn't know about Dole and Cannibal Corpse though. I knew he tried to ban Trainspotting claiming it glorified drug use, before admitting he'd never seen it. Bellend.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Florida Death Metal- f***in awesome

androgynous propagandist who knows absolutely nothing about metal- f***in lame

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianMN writes:

@ Oz...totally understand. It's kind of like listening to your grandparents talk about metal...one facepalm after another.

# Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Ryanopuffs writes:

Am I one of the only ones who doesnt get butthurt when a political commentator/news reporter/etc etc. doesn't know anything about metal and does poorly reporting upon it? I get that its never well done, but maybe ive just grown to accept that? Hah.

I mean, it will never be fully understood in the public eye, and I understand for it isn't popular in pop culture and looked down upon alot, I mean I disagree of course, but I dont get frustrated in anyway.

Rachel Maddow, imo, did way better mentioning it than most ive seen on public television, js, politics aside and all.

# Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. dK writes:

^ That's a good point. I mean the obscurity is part the preservation of metal.

# Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ghulie 777 writes:

I doubt Maddow herself has any deep education on death metal as it was. I could be wrong, but I'm thinking one of her writers is responsible for this. Kind of cool anyway.

# Sep 1, 2012 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

would of been classic to see any one of the amazing death metal bands preform for the republicans.

# Sep 1, 2012 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrunoHockalugie writes:

^^^^^
Did you notice the introduction song Paul Ryan picked for himself at the RNC was Never Say Die? f***in' classic /m\

# Sep 2, 2012 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KMADD writes:

Maddow is a communist nutbag just like the rest of pmsnbc.

# Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. dK writes:

^ no, "Nutbag" is a term reservable for people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck who make totally unsourced insults and attacks (like yours) and get crazy emotional and loud like menopausal attention whores, so actually she's not even close to a "nutbag" even if she is a c***y lib.

# Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. dK writes:

^ cr-azy is censored???? whaa???? lame.

# Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. dK writes:

^^ oh yeah i wrote "co-cky". nvm, my bad lmao

# Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Rex_84 writes:

I thought it was a descent, respectal crash course on death metal. She mentioned most of the big-name, forerunners and even said CC is from New York. More research would have put Morbid Angel in there, too, and would have tied it in with the CC story, but they're from Carolina. Also, again, she missed and opportunity to mention Bob Larson and Deicide.

Above all, though, next to CC playing "Hammer Smashed Face" while Ace Ventura walzted through the pit, this was the biggest two-minute plug in the history of Florida DM.

Oh, and the stripper fact rocked, too.

# Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. KMADD writes:

See libtards nuff said. I dont like rush or beck either. Watch the view hypocrisy works both ways right and left.

# Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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