Always a good idea to check email recipients before sending. But MSNBC and Rachel Maddow don’t rise to that level of simple intelligence, thus their fear of Madison Cawthorn is exposed for all to see. Quite amusing.

FNC: “A producer for “The Rachel Maddow Show” accidentally copied Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s, R-N.C., office on an email Monday worrying Cawthorn might ask to come on the MSNBC program if they asked him for comment about a story.

The 26-year-old Cawthorn is the youngest member of Congress and currently represents North Carolina’s 11th District. He has filed to run for election in 2022 in the state’s newly redrawn 13th District. A senior ‘Maddow’ producer emailed a Capitol Hill NBC News colleague regarding an Associated Press piece about a small North Carolina group disputing Cawthorn’s re-election candidacy because he addressed the pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally last year.

According to Cawthorn’s office, apparently unaware the congressman’s team was copied on the message, he asked his colleague to request comment from Cawthorn for fear that if a ‘Maddow” representative did it, ‘he might ask to come on and explain … don’t want to take that risk.’ ”

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“We are kinda interested in this AP story (below) that just dropped about Rep. Madison Cawthorn. A group of voters in NC is challenging his candidacy based on his ties to the insurrection,” the producer wrote, according to an email leaked to the press. “1. Do you or any other NBC Hill folks plan to ask him for comment on this story? 2. If not, is that something you guys could do? We don’t have a relationship with his office and between you and me are a little worried that if we did inquire he might ask to come on and explain. I know that is HIGHLY doubtful, but don’t want to take that risk. Luke Ball (?) I guess is the spox quoted?”

Cawthorn hit back hard. “Fake news MSNBC doesn’t want to ‘take the risk’ that I’ll come on their show and trigger the left with my America First message and burst their woke dystopian bubble,” Cawthorn said. “The left doesn’t want debate from conservatives, they want silence. And now we have it in writing. Sad!”