This is an uncomfortable truth. Naivety and evil are not quite the same thing, and there is a question of context here.
I’ll have to have a think about this one myself.
Someone like Maddow who is (I hope!) an innately intelligent and knowledgeable person, has no excuse. Similar for think-thank ‘scholars’ (read: intellectuals, not serious academics!) and high-profile career politicos.
Disappointing to see people like Howard Dean and Ted Lieu, and yes, even Sanders, behaving in a manner indistinguishable from any DNC establishment doorstop. Have some relative outriders been sucked back into the machine?