08/09/2011 02:05 pm ET | Updated Oct 09, 2011

Rachel Maddow Applauds Denver's Newmont Mining For Stock Performance

Rachel Maddow gave a huge shout out to--of all things--a Denver mining company on her show last night. Not for environmentally friendly practices, or for paying miners in foreign countries respectable wages. Nope (though we don't doubt Newmont Mining Corp. also does those things).

Maddow held Newmont high for being the only company on the S&P 500 yesterday whose value increased. Never mind the fact that Newmont is the only gold company listed on the S&P 500, and that investors flock to gold in moments of perceived economic uncertainty. Three cheers for Newmont!

While Newmont's stock turned south at the end of the day (barely back into the red), it's good to know there's someone out there with a touch of green. As Westword points out, Newmont will likely never get another free infomercial courtesy of a cable-news leftie.

WATCH Maddow's odd salute to Denver's Newmont Mining: