MISOGY-NBC: Joe Biden Shuns Rachel Maddow for Male Colleague

March 10, 2020

Former vice president Joe Biden doesn't always do interviews, but when he does, he prefers a man.

Biden, the 77-year-old candidate who smashed the dreams of millions of little girls across the country by forcing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to end her campaign, recently shunned MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in a brazen act of misogyny.

Maddow practically begged Biden for a sit-down interview, delivering an "on-air plea" to the candidate last week following Biden's impressive showing on Super Tuesday. "I haven't talked to you at all since this campaign started," said Maddow. "I'd love to. Just saying."

Maddow even told her MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell—a straight white male whose own show, Last Word, airs directly after hers—she would travel all the way to American Samoa to interview the former vice president. "I will meet him where he needs to be met," she said. Maddow had recently traveled to Vermont to conduct an extended interview with Biden's older challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

Biden has been unusually reluctant to participate in televised interviews since entering the race, presumably due to the alarming frequency with which his elderly brain malfunctions. He did, however, finally agree to answer questions from an MSNBC host on Monday.

The former vice president, apparently uncomfortable with the idea of being interviewed by a powerful woman, opted for an exclusive interview with Maddow's aforementioned male colleague. Maddow will have to keep begging.

Not surprisingly, O'Donnell declined to ask Biden to apologize for his sexist behavior, opting instead for male-centric questions about the coronavirus, a disease with a much higher fatality rate among men than among women. Curious.