03/08/2013 10:31 am ET

Rachel Maddow On Reince Priebus Blaming MSNBC: 'I Find This To Be Excellent News' (VIDEO)

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Rachel Maddow seemed particularly amused that Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus suggested MSNBC contributed to the GOP's tough losses in the 2012 election.

On her Thursday MSNBC show, Maddow said that the Republican Party Commission had completed what she called its "autopsy" report analyzing the factors that contributed to the Republicans losing the 2012 election.

Priebus previewed the report on talk radio. "You're going to see the skeleton of this plan start to roll out in the next few weeks," Priebus said on Thursday's Hugh Hewitt Show. He listed some factors in the report such as "controlling the debate process, getting involved in moderators and networks and all of these other issues, so that we don't have chaos." He added, "We just can't have MSNBC hosting a debate at the Reagan Library only to have their network make the commentary afterwards for three hours after the debate of the Republican Party. I mean, it's ridiculous."

Maddow seemed almost giddy after replaying audio of Priebus' claim. She asked, "Do you think they know that MSNBC would talk about what happened at a Republican debate, even if it happened on another network?"

She added, "We were the reason you guys lost? We're what needs to be fixed in the Republican party? Seriously? I find this to be excellent news."



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