Archive for the ‘chris matthews’ Category

VIDEO– Bernard Goldberg on Hannity: Chris Matthews is a "hooker putting out for Obama"

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Pot, kettle, black, blech!

But of course, Hannity et al. never used Fox Noise as a porn site for all things Bush (pun intended). Sparing the rod was never one of their shortcomings (both puns intended). All this cockiness (pun intended) is particularly unflattering in light of Hannity’s usual comings and goings (pun intended). I don’t mean to be too hard on him (pun… you know)– okay, yes I do– but what a dick (you know the drill… Bada bing! Double pun intended).

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Rachel Maddow, the "congenial" host who knows real balance from fake balance

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Extra crispy Rachel goodness:

She also describes the tone of her show, and why she likes to be a “congenial host,” even to those she disagrees with. “I think I have the same amount of anger as everybody else,” she says. “I just don’t think it’s my best side and so I don’t try to show it very much in public.”

She and Maddow have a back-and-forth over whether Chris Matthews can be considered a “liberal.” Maddow’s conclusion: “If Chris Matthews had an Air America radio show, he’d get torn apart by our listeners.” […]

I’m not saying that my show is real balance. But I think that the idea of fake balance is worse than not trying to be balanced at all. And what I mean by fake balance is to take any given political or factual issue, a news issue, and to approach it as if there’s a yes and no, pro and con, left and right take on it. On the issue of global warming, for example, that is something that interest groups on one side, as a political issue, tried to make that there was a real debate about the facts. And there really wasn’t a debate about the facts there. And to have a debate about the facts was sort of, at its root, dishonest, because it’s scientific information and, you know, fighting about the interpretation of what we ought to do about it them and whether or not the science is important and all of those things, absolutely fine. Fighting about whether or not we agree with the facts is an argument that is designed to reframe, and for the benefit of one interest group.

There was more intelligence in that one excerpt than in twenty of these.

VIDEO– Chris Matthews on family planning measure in stimulus bill: "It sounds a little like China"

January 26, 2009

By GottaLaff

Want to get Paddy steaming mad? Play her this video.

She ranted, justifiably, on the phone to me earlier about this Tweety moment of typically beef-brained verbal flatulence, and I hadn’t seen it yet. Now that I have, I may have to call her and rant back.

Chris Matthews Show: Panel Excuses Lack of Potential Torture Prosecutions

January 24, 2009

Bullsh*t excuses. I think this is what should happen.

Random thoughts: "History is being made here tomorrow"

January 19, 2009

By GottaLaff

I can’t help but be struck by, as Chris Matthews puts it, the radiance of the crowd that has been gathering in D.C. for the inauguration.

For the past half hour or so, I’ve been watching Tweety as he comments on the groundswell of support, optimism, and the sheer pride and joy expressed by the throng of onlookers.

Matthews has literally marveled, over and over again, “Tomorrow at this time, we will have a new president. Barack Obama will be president,” almost as if he has to convince himself that this dream is actually coming true.

The beaming faces, the tears, and the sweet, lovely words that pour from these ebullient Americans is beyond anything any of the talking heads have ever witnessed. It’s true. And it’s breathtaking.

We’ve all waited so long…

Barack Obama on Hardball College Tour

April 3, 2008

Check out Barack Obama with Chris Matthews today on MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour” at West Chester College in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Barack Obama in Montana

Apr 5
Rally with Barack Obama
in Missoula, MT


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