Rachel Maddow: 'Ugh, I'm sorry' for losing it on live TV

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On Tuesday night's edition of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow broke down as she tried to share breaking news from the Associated Press. Journalist Justin Baragona captured the moment and shared it in a tweet that's closing in on 100,000 likes and nearly 50,000 retweets, resulting in Maddow becoming a trending topic on Twitter:

Shortly thereafter, Maddow took to Twitter herself, apologizing and offering context on her breakdown:

Given the current political climate, Maddow's moment of humanity and vulnerability did not go unpunished. Though plenty of fans are offering Maddow support on Twitter, others have been attacking her and suggesting she was faking her emotion. And one of the most liked and retweeted Twitter comments on Baragona's clip of Maddow's breakdown reads:

Prompting this response from another Twitter user:

And then this response:

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