Rachel Maddow Discusses Taking On Oil Industry With New Book | TODAY


>>>EMMY WINNER RACHEL MADDOW>>>EMMY WINNER RACHEL MADDOW CELEBRATE THE 11th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATE THE 11th ANNIVERSARY OF HER SHOW, A BEST SELLING OF HER SHOW, A BEST SELLING AUTHOR WITH A NEW AND TIMELY AUTHOR WITH A NEW AND TIMELY BOOK, IT’S CALLED “BLOW OUT”, ON BOOK, IT’S CALLED “BLOW OUT”, ON THAT HAPPY NOTE. THAT HAPPY NOTE.>>I KNOW, IT’S KIND OF A LIGHT>>I KNOW, IT’S KIND OF A LIGHT LITTLE, CHICK LET KIND OF THING. LITTLE, CHICK LET KIND OF THING.>>BEACH READ.>>BEACH READ.>>WE WOULD EXPECT NO LESS FROM>>WE WOULD EXPECT NO LESS FROM YOU. YOU. IT IS VERY EXPLOSIVE TOPIC. IT IS VERY EXPLOSIVE TOPIC.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>BUT, YOU KNOW, NO LESS THAN>>BUT, YOU KNOW, NO LESS THAN AN AUTHORITY INSTYLE SAID, IT’S AN AUTHORITY INSTYLE SAID, IT’S NOT EAT YOUR VEGETABLES READ. NOT EAT YOUR VEGETABLES READ. IT’S ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS IT’S ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. INDUSTRY.>>IT TURNS OUT THERE ARE FUNNY>>IT TURNS OUT THERE ARE FUNNY THINGS IN THE WORST STORIES ON THINGS IN THE WORST STORIES ON EARTH AND TURNS OUT I DID NOT EARTH AND TURNS OUT I DID NOT PLAN IT THIS WAY, BUT I WROTE A PLAN IT THIS WAY, BUT I WROTE A BOOK ABOUT RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, BOOK ABOUT RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, AND CORRUPTION, AND OIL AND GAS, AND CORRUPTION, AND OIL AND GAS, AND NOW WE’VE GOT, WHILE IT’S AND NOW WE’VE GOT, WHILE IT’S COMING OUT, THE PRESIDENT BEING COMING OUT, THE PRESIDENT BEING IMPEACHED FOR UKRAINE, INVOLVING IMPEACHED FOR UKRAINE, INVOLVING RUSSIA AND OIL AND GAS, I FEEL RUSSIA AND OIL AND GAS, I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING. LIKE I SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING.>>WHAT DID YOU KNOW AND WHEN>>WHAT DID YOU KNOW AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT. DID YOU KNOW IT. THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE OIL AND THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, YOU DID LOOK INTO GAS INDUSTRY, YOU DID LOOK INTO UKRAINE AND ARE RUSSIARUSSIA, TH UKRAINE AND ARE RUSSIARUSSIA, TH RELATIONSHIP, THE DYNAMIC THERE. RELATIONSHIP, THE DYNAMIC THERE. AS YOU POINT OUT, THAT CONTEXT AS YOU POINT OUT, THAT CONTEXT IS INTRIGUING IN LIGHT OF RECENT IS INTRIGUING IN LIGHT OF RECENT EVENTS. EVENTS. CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO FOLKS SO THEY CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO FOLKS SO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA IS, WHY IT IS THAT THE RUSSIA IS, WHY IT IS THAT THE U.S. GIVES MONEY TO UKRAINE. U.S. GIVES MONEY TO UKRAINE. HOW DOES THAT AFFECT OUR HOW DOES THAT AFFECT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY.>>RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE, WHICH>>RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE, WHICH WAS BAD. WAS BAD. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR II THAT ANOTHER WORLD WAR II THAT ANOTHER COUNTRY IN THE RANGE OF EUROPE COUNTRY IN THE RANGE OF EUROPE HAS TAKEN ANOTHER COUNTRY, A HAS TAKEN ANOTHER COUNTRY, A PIECE OF IT BY FORCE, AND SO WE PIECE OF IT BY FORCE, AND SO WE STOOD UP FOR UKRAINE AND SAID STOOD UP FOR UKRAINE AND SAID THAT’S A BAD THING THAT RUSSIA THAT’S A BAD THING THAT RUSSIA HAS DONE. HAS DONE. THE REST OF THE WORLD DID TOO. THE REST OF THE WORLD DID TOO. WE SANCTIONED THEM FOR THAT. WE SANCTIONED THEM FOR THAT. RUSSIA ENDED UP GETTING KIND OF RUSSIA ENDED UP GETTING KIND OF NUTTY, THEY ONLY WERE A LITTLE NUTTY, THEY ONLY WERE A LITTLE BIT OF AN AGGRESSIVE, BUT THEY BIT OF AN AGGRESSIVE, BUT THEY THREW WILD PITCHES. THREW WILD PITCHES. I GOT INTERESTED IN THIS BOOK, I GOT INTERESTED IN THIS BOOK, WHY IS RUSSIA BEHAVING SO WHY IS RUSSIA BEHAVING SO STRANGELY, AND IT KIND OF TURNS STRANGELY, AND IT KIND OF TURNS OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO ECONOMY OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO ECONOMY AT ALL. AT ALL. ALL THEY’VE GOT IS OIL AND GAS, ALL THEY’VE GOT IS OIL AND GAS, AND IT TURNS OUT THAT’S A BAD AND IT TURNS OUT THAT’S A BAD THING TO BUILD YOUR ECONOMY ON. THING TO BUILD YOUR ECONOMY ON.>>THE BOOK LAYS OUT THIS THESIS>>THE BOOK LAYS OUT THIS THESIS THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL COUNTRIES THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD THAT RISE AND AROUND THE WORLD THAT RISE AND FALL ON THIS ISSUE OF OIL AND FALL ON THIS ISSUE OF OIL AND GAS. GAS. YOU HAVE A QUOTE FROM A SAUDI YOU HAVE A QUOTE FROM A SAUDI ARABIA OFFICIAL SAYING I WISH WE ARABIA OFFICIAL SAYING I WISH WE HAD DISCOVERED WATER. HAD DISCOVERED WATER. I WISH WE DIDN’T HAVE THESE I WISH WE DIDN’T HAVE THESE RESOURCES, THAT IREY’RE A CURSE RESOURCES, THAT IREY’RE A CURSE MUCH OF A BLESSING. MUCH OF A BLESSING.>>THINK ABOUT A ECONOMY THAT>>THINK ABOUT A ECONOMY THAT EXISTS, THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS EXISTS, THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS OIL AND GAS. OIL AND GAS. HE THINKS OF OIL AS THE EXKRE HE THINKS OF OIL AS THE EXKRE THE EXCREMENT OF THE DEVIL. THE EXCREMENT OF THE DEVIL. IT ENDS UP GIVING YOU A BAD IT ENDS UP GIVING YOU A BAD COUNTRY AND A WEAK REST OF YOUR COUNTRY AND A WEAK REST OF YOUR ECONOMY, AND IN THE CASE OF ECONOMY, AND IN THE CASE OF RUSSIA, IT MADE THEM USE OIL AND RUSSIA, IT MADE THEM USE OIL AND GAS AS WEAPONS AGAINST COUNTRIES GAS AS WEAPONS AGAINST COUNTRIES IT WANTED TO CONTROL LIKE IT WANTED TO CONTROL LIKE UKRAINE WHICH IN PART HAS LED TO UKRAINE WHICH IN PART HAS LED TO THIS IMPEACHMENT. THIS IMPEACHMENT.>>YOUR THESIS IS IT THREATENS>>YOUR THESIS IS IT THREATENS DEMOCRACY IT, DEMOCRACY IT, DEMOCRACY ITSELF, THAT THOSE ARE DEMOCRACY ITSELF, THAT THOSE ARE THE STAKES. THE STAKES. EXPLAIN. EXPLAIN.>>IN COUNTRIES WHERE WE’VE GOT>>IN COUNTRIES WHERE WE’VE GOT OIL AND GAS DOMINATED ECONOMIES, OIL AND GAS DOMINATED ECONOMIES, WE END UP GETTING OIL AND GAS WE END UP GETTING OIL AND GAS DOMINATED GOVERNANCE, WHICH DOMINATED GOVERNANCE, WHICH SUCKS. SUCKS. SORT OF THE CURE TO THAT IS WHEN SORT OF THE CURE TO THAT IS WHEN PEOPLE STAND UP AND USE PEOPLE STAND UP AND USE DEMOCRACY IN ORDER TO RECLAIM DEMOCRACY IN ORDER TO RECLAIM WHAT WORKS FOR THEM AND WHAT THE WHAT WORKS FOR THEM AND WHAT THE COUNTRY OUGHT TO BE DOING FOR COUNTRY OUGHT TO BE DOING FOR ITSELF, BUT WHERE GOVERNANCE IS ITSELF, BUT WHERE GOVERNANCE IS CAPTURED BY OIL AND GAS, AND YOU CAPTURED BY OIL AND GAS, AND YOU SEE IT IN BIG COUNTRIES, RICH SEE IT IN BIG COUNTRIES, RICH COUNTRIES AND POOR COUNTRIES ALL COUNTRIES AND POOR COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD. OVER THE WORLD. IT’S NOT JUST RUSSIA, SMALL IT’S NOT JUST RUSSIA, SMALL COUNTRIES IN AFRICA I WRITE COUNTRIES IN AFRICA I WRITE ABOUT, STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE ABOUT, STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. GOVERNANCE SUFFERS AND TO THE GOVERNANCE SUFFERS AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THAT CAN BE PUSHED EXTENT THAT THAT CAN BE PUSHED BACK, THAT PEOPLE CAN ASSERT BACK, THAT PEOPLE CAN ASSERT DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AGAINST DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AGAINST THOSE THINGS, GOVERNANCE GETS THOSE THINGS, GOVERNANCE GETS BETTER AND DEMOCRACY THRIVES, BETTER AND DEMOCRACY THRIVES, AND I THINK WE HAVE TO FACE IT AND I THINK WE HAVE TO FACE IT WHEN IT COMES TO THE CLIMATE WHEN IT COMES TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS. CRISIS.>>IT’S A PAGE TURNER, IT MAY BE>>IT’S A PAGE TURNER, IT MAY BE VEGETABLES, BUT YOU SERVE IT VEGETABLES, BUT YOU SERVE IT WITH A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR. WITH A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR. YOU WALKED HERE, I HAVE TO ASK YOU WALKED HERE, I HAVE TO ASK YOU, ON CRUTCHES, WHAT HAPPENED YOU, ON CRUTCHES, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR FOOT, I HOPE THERE’S A TO YOUR FOOT, I HOPE THERE’S A GOOD STORY. GOOD STORY.>>I KEEP TELLING PEOPLE, YOU>>I KEEP TELLING PEOPLE, YOU OUGHT TO SEE THE OTHER GUY. OUGHT TO SEE THE OTHER GUY. BUT HONESTLY WHAT I DID, IN THE BUT HONESTLY WHAT I DID, IN THE MORNING, I’M NOT A MORNING MORNING, I’M NOT A MORNING PERSON. PERSON. FOR ME, THIS IS STILL NIGHTTIME, FOR ME, THIS IS STILL NIGHTTIME, AND I WAS GOING FISHING, GETTING AND I WAS GOING FISHING, GETTING ON MY FRIEND’S FISHING BOAT, AND ON MY FRIEND’S FISHING BOAT, AND I WENT TO STEP ON THE DOCK INTO I WENT TO STEP ON THE DOCK INTO THE BOAT, I MISSED STEP. THE BOAT, I MISSED STEP. I BLAME MORNING. I BLAME MORNING.>>THAT’S A FISHY STORY.>>THAT’S A FISHY STORY. IS THERE ANY SUBSTANCE INVOLVED. IS THERE ANY SUBSTANCE INVOLVED.>>I TORE ALL OF THESE>>I TORE ALL OF THESE LIGAMENTS, A FRACTURE, I’VE BEEN LIGAMENTS, A FRACTURE, I’VE BEEN ON CRUTCHES FOR THREE MONTHS, I ON CRUTCHES FOR THREE MONTHS, I HAVEN’T BEEN FISHING SINCE. HAVEN’T BEEN FISHING SINCE.>>AND YOU LOVE FISHING.>>AND YOU LOVE FISHING.>>I’M LOST WITHOUT IT.>>I’M LOST WITHOUT IT.>>I DIDN’T SEE THAT ABOUT YOU,>>I DIDN’T SEE THAT ABOUT YOU, THERE YOU ARE IN YOUR FISHING THERE YOU ARE IN YOUR FISHING HAPPINESS. HAPPINESS.>>EVEN ICE FISHING, IT’S NOT A>>EVEN ICE FISHING, IT’S NOT A HAPPY MAKING THING AND IT MAKES HAPPY MAKING THING AND IT MAKES ME HAPPIER THAN ANYTHING ON ME HAPPIER THAN ANYTHING ON TIME. TIME.>>YOU HAVE A “NEW YORK TIMES”>>YOU HAVE A “NEW YORK TIMES” PROFILE, IT’S GREAT, PEOPLE PROFILE, IT’S GREAT, PEOPLE SHOULD READ IT. SHOULD READ IT. YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU’RE KIND YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU’RE KIND OF A CROSS BETWEEN THE JOCK OF A CROSS BETWEEN THE JOCK CHARACTER IN THE BREAKFAST CLUB CHARACTER IN THE BREAKFAST CLUB AND THE PUNK ROCKER CHARACTER, AND THE PUNK ROCKER CHARACTER, SO YOU’RE THEIR LOVE CHILD, IS SO YOU’RE THEIR LOVE CHILD, IS THAT RIGHT. THAT RIGHT.>>WHOA, THAT WAS A VIVID IMAGE.>>WHOA, THAT WAS A VIVID IMAGE.>>IT REALLY IS.>>IT REALLY IS. I BUY IT. I BUY IT.>>I MEAN, WE WORK TOGETHER.>>I MEAN, WE WORK TOGETHER. YOU KNOW, I HAVE A WEIRD WORK YOU KNOW, I HAVE A WEIRD WORK ETHIC, I BURY MYSELF IN A TEMPLE ETHIC, I BURY MYSELF IN A TEMPLE OF PAPER, AND I DON’T SPEAK AND OF PAPER, AND I DON’T SPEAK AND I KIND OF EMERGE. I KIND OF EMERGE.>>YOU’RE LIKE CARRIE FROM>>YOU’RE LIKE CARRIE FROM HOMELAND. HOMELAND.>>I HAVE A PORTRAIT OF CARRIE>>I HAVE A PORTRAIT OF CARRIE FROM HOMELAND RIGHT OUTSIDE MY FROM HOMELAND RIGHT OUTSIDE MY OFFICE. OFFICE.>>I REST MY CASE.>>I REST MY CASE. RACHEL, IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU. RACHEL, IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU. CONGRATS ON THE BOOK. CONGRATS ON THE BOOK. HEAL THAT FOOT SO YOU CAN GET

18 thoughts on “Rachel Maddow Discusses Taking On Oil Industry With New Book | TODAY

  1. Hey Rachel you are quite possibly the dumbest person who has learned to walk upright. You are just making trump stronger with every stupid word that comes out of your mouth.

  2. I wonder if this book talks about her Breaking News We’ve got Trump’s 2005 Taxes! You won’t believe it! Trump paid $38 million in taxes! Wah Wah let down. Trump actually pays taxes Leftists! 😂😂😂 He can’t evade taxes! The IRS goes after rich people every year! 😂😂😂 That’s why they have accountants and CPAs to make sure they stay on top of it! 😂😂😂

  3. Phenomenal Rachel Maddow as an author and journalist. Thank you for impeachment and law information deeply appreciated.

  4. Phenomenal Rachel Maddow as an author and journalist. Thank you for impeachment and law information deeply appreciated.

  5. Phenomenal Rachel Maddow as an author and journalist. Thank you for impeachment and law information deeply appreciated! Call Congress 202-224-3121 for impeachment of the Orange occupant in the white house.

  6. why does everybody in the spotlight writes a book…?? isnt rachel show enough to inform her audience? Chelsea Handler writes a book ..Hillary and her daughter write a book.. wth !

  7. NARCISSIST MAD COW HAS HER RATINGS IN THE TOILET WERE IT REALLY BELONGS AS SHE STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN !!!!!!!!

  8. Think I will block this crap channel. Sniffing each other’s backsides and hating trump for no reason. Hypocrisy

  9. Hey cand M just so you know it doesn’t take a brain to see that even very thing she has said is wrong no Russians no collusion so obviously I can see your IQ rating is somewhere in the basement of your mommies house which you still live!!!!!

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