January 8, 2008

Tweety was completely out of control yesterday during the NH coverage and frankly he should not be part of any more election coverage from here on in. As the night went on and it became evident that Hillary Clinton would beat Barack Obama---Chris Matthews tried to take some of the heat off of the Village elders and himself for their egregious behavior towards Hillary after she lost in Iowa. Tom Brokaw would have none of it.

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Brokaw: Chris, I was watching you earlier today and you kept referring to the Suffolk University poll as being the anomaly in the group because it showed a 1% margin between Obama and Hillary Clinton and it turns out that was the poll that was correct and the others were wrong. So my investment advice to you tonight Chris is invest in the Suffolk University poll....

Brokaw: Let me just read you some of the headlines of the last 24 hours here. "So Yesterday," with a picture of Hillary on the front page of the Boston Herald. "Panic," in the NY Post with Hillary. "The End of the Clinton Era," a lot of pundits saying that on this channel and all the other channels as well.

Brokaw: This is one of the great triumphs in recent years in American presidential politic---Hillary Clinton is back and the rest of us who were saying out loud that this was not going to happen, you know we have a lot of explaining to do.

The Big losers in NH: The "Village Elders". I hope this starts a very unique trend in our political discourse the rest of the way: the Villagers do their jobs and report the news and then add some reasonable analysis along with it. Fat chance of that happening, I know.

UPDATE: Glenn has more...

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