January 8, 2008

I know we've been posting a lot about Matthews, but if we want a better press corp---this needs to be done. Chris Matthews needs to be drummed off of any election coverage from here on in. He was an embarrassment last night that included a lashing he got from Tom Brokaw on several occasions and by the end of the night he appeared to calm down. Well, early this morning with The Scar he had this to say:

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Matthews: Well, I don't know if they read the NY Post. I think the Hillary appeal has always been somewhat about her mix of toughness and sympathy for her. Let’s not forget, and I’ll be brutal, the reason she’s a US Senator, the reason she’s a candidate for President, the reason she may be a front runner, is that her husband messed around.

That’s how she got to be a Senator from New York. We keep forgetting it. She didn’t win it on her merit, she won because everybody felt, “My God, this woman stood up under humiliation, right? That’s what happened! That's how it happened.

I mean root for her or not, but this is beyond the pale and our media relishes in it. Have you no decency? MSNBC should suspend this jackass. It's not possible in his warped mind that she could have won her seat in NY because she happened to be first lady and campaigned well for the spot.

Markos, who is not a Hillary supporter makes some very good points.

But the more assholish her detractors behave, the more you help her. The way she was treated the past few days in New Hampshire was a disgrace, and likely a large reason for her surprise victory. So keep attacking her for bullshit reasons, and you'll be generating more and more sympathy votes for her.

Christy writes:

What is wrong with Chris Matthews? With all of these media people? I mean that, in all honesty, what in the hell is wrong with them? Their personal loathing of Hillary Clinton shone through in every sniggering, overwrought report this wee.

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