Will MSNBC’s Chris Matthews be the Senate Dems’ 60th vote after 2010?
There are several schools of thought on Chris Matthews’s mind, and given what we’ve seen of this mind, it’s reasonable to conclude that these schools of thought are public schools of the worst quality. To match the man. Chris Matthews’s brother Jim is boss of Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. (He was also on the Lynn Swann ticket a few years ago when Governor | Read More »
Let’s Play Hardball
Chris Matthews for Senate? I have some questions about the idea. I don’t know if they will be answered; Matthews seems too much in love with himself to bother explaining why he ought to be a Senator. With any luck, that will be his undoing, though I am sure he counts on his celebrity status to keep a substance-free candidacy afloat.
“Bush is too stoopid to read books when he leaves office.”
He’s too stoopid, or so said NBC News Washington Bureau chief Mark Whitaker to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Wednesday: WHITAKER: I don’t think one of the least intellectually curious presidents we’ve had is going…is going to spend his retirement writing books or probably even reading books. However, look… MATTHEWS: This is why they hate us, Mark. This is why–this is why they hate us. The media | Read More »
2008 Turkey of the Year Award
Chef Newt presenting LowDownCentral’s favorite dish: Cooked Goose 7 – John Edwards – for running on family values while fathering a child with his mistress during his wife’s fight with terminal cancer. Yes, we know this is a peacock.
Hanoi Jane Republicans
As Caleb and others have noted, Chris Matthews has declared it his job to make sure the Obama administration looks good, regardless of the facts. “This country needs a successful presidency,” Matthews said in addition to, ” I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work . . . . Yeah, it is my job.” We have Rachel | Read More »
Chris Matthews: I Work For Obama
I found this in a hilarious post at Miss Malevolent’s blog. “I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work” – Chris Matthews. I’m serious. It’s what he said. Read the exchange at Miss Malevolent. Oh and, incidentally, these are her artist’s renderings of what the moment may have looked like. Looks pretty accurate to me.
Chris Matthews Auditions For The Job Of White House Press Secretary
No kidding. And the funny thing is that when one discusses bias in the media, a certain subset of the population gets either puzzled or indignant and proclaims that there is just no way that reporters would ever allow their own political preferences to creep into the way in which they do their jobs. Didn’t Chris Matthews also have an obligation to make the Bush | Read More »
Team McCain sends Chris Matthews a copy of the Constitution
The MSNBC noisemaker Chris Matthews recently blasted Sarah Palin for remarks she had made to children regarding the role of the Vice President in the Senate, suggesting that the veep could have a policy role. Matthews screamed at McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer that Sarah didn’t understand the Constitution, that all the veep could do was to break ties in the Senate. That is the only | Read More »
Obama’s record? Zero
Gov. David Paterson, when pressed to name a single bipartisan achievement by Obama, strikes out? Just as another Obama surrogate in the primary failed to name a single Obama achievement, period: Matthews has been in the tank for this entire election, but he does occasionally come up for air.
Some friendly advice to Chris Matthews regarding Keith Olbermann
Chris, I feel sorry for you. I remember watching you way back when – life was good, discussions were lively and you were the MAN. You lent MSNBC some stature, some gravitas, some credibility. Of course, you were a little self-absorbed, but I overlooked that. Heck, you even guest hosted Rush’s show, even though it turned into a bit of a monologue – “Peace Corp, | Read More »
Long Time Coming
In yet another “man bites dog” story, a cable TV show decided to try to emulate Fox News–except with ideological leanings on the other side of what Fox’s are perceived to be–and found its fate to be precisely the same as the fates of most radio programs that try to emulate the success of Rush Limbaugh even as they take the opposite political tack: MSNBC | Read More »
MSNBC makes changes
There are so many gems in this article about shuffling at MSNBC that it’s hard to decide where to begin…. After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. | Read More »
The internecine series of hissy fits at MSNBC
UPDATE: More good MSNBC feud stuff from Jossip. And (via Michael Calderone), the WSJ’s Rebecca Dana thinks that this public/private war might be due to the absence of the late Tim Russert and the vacuum left in his place. There is a third network for cable news, and they are… well, MSNBC. Sure, they’ve dropped the MS, and sometimes NBC must feel that way, but | Read More »