Ana Marie Cox Ends MSNBC Show By Baring Her Teddy for Prez in '76 Shirt
Published: 9/5/2009 3:48 PM ET
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