The Rachel Maddow Show | February 08, 2013
>>> a little news on a big story today. we're a bit closer to understanding what caused the more than half hour power outage in the new orleans superdome last sunday. the outage was caused by a relay, electrical device that's supposed to prevent precisely these kinds of outages. the relay manufacturer has asserted the problem wasn't in the device but in how the local power company , entergy installed it. the intrigue. here is one thing we can now reliably say about the power outage . it was not caused by beyonce . yes, that was a theory being floated by some. oh, okay, by many. at first bay fans took to twitter and said her utter fierceness took out the grid. commissioner roger goodell felt compelled earlier this week to speak.
>> there's no indication at all that this was caused by the half-time show. absolutely none. i know that's been out there to say that beyonce 's half-time show had something to do with it. that's not case.
>> okay, so she didn't blow the lights. that hasn't stopped an almost comically predictable beyonce performance, those who see danger around every corner when women start flaunting their sexuality. there was katherine jen lopez who said she should, quote, put a dress on it. and another that half-time, quote, looked like a stripper show. listen to this exchange.
>> when you were seeing the half-time show, you're sitting there with your kids, what did you think as a mom and what were you saying to them?
>> well, the first thing i realized is that it looked like, um -- it looked like a stripper show.
>> i'm going to need everyone to take a breath. now, feel free to debate and disagree about the aesthetic, musical or artistic value of beyonce 's performance but once you start blaming electrical engineering failures or moral dissenter grags on a married mom and business woman, you have entered into woman blaming like pan dora, a woman who opens a box and unleashes miserable on the world or eve who ate the apple. now it's beauyonce, with sunday afternoon football punctuated by go daddy commercials. right. these are the stories we tell and they have consequences. in 2010 when conservative candidates campaigned on improving the economy? as far as i can tell the main target of all that economy-improving legislative energy was women's uteruses, which were targeted with a number of new laws restricting abortion access. it's like they think women making their own reproductive choices not wall street making bad bettes brought down the economy. rachel will be back on monday. i'll see you tomorrow morning and sunday 10:00 am eastern. it's time now for the last word. have a great night.