Quickly, now: Nice lady told a nice story about race relations in the USA, was quoted out of context, was asked to resign because of it, the true story came out, was asked back. As of now she's still thinking about it (good for her).
The Buried Lede is this: It was a lovely story. Still, let's stack those stories up against the stories about our federal government subsidizing big agribusiness.
Thomas Jefferson envisioned a nation of small farmers. Yes, he owned slaves, yes he didn't free them in his will. That's bad, ok. He also founded a university and had qualms about a few wealthy people running the economy. That's good, ok? (Are you listening SFSU grads?)
If Rachel Maddow truly spoke for the downtrodden lower and middle classes she would comment on the buried lede, not lick her chops at the plethora of 3 sec. soundbites provided by Aryan Fox News commentators, Hannity not withstanding.