Chris Matthews Wakes Up and Pays the Price
What happened to Chris Matthews? I recall during the 2000 Democratic convention Matthews sitting with his stable of pundit punks and saying, "People don't like Gore." He didn't ask if people liked Gore, he didn't say that he didn't like Gore. He stated as fact that most Americans didn't like Al Gore.
Matthews continued to embarass himself for the Bush team. The Daily Howler has the goods from the USS Lincoln (Mission Accomplished) flight deck landing. Matthews and one of his favorite guests, G. Gordon Liddy, waxed elegiac about the President's crotch.
"MATTHEWS: What do you make of this broadside against the USS Abraham Lincoln and its chief visitor last week?
LIDDY: Well, I—in the first place, I think it’s envy. I mean, after all, Al Gore had to go get some woman to tell him how to be a man [Official Naomi Wolf Spin-Point]. And here comes George Bush. You know, he’s in his flight suit, he’s striding across the deck, and he’s wearing his parachute harness, you know—and I’ve worn those because I parachute—and it makes the best of his manly characteristic. You go run those, run that stuff again of him walking across there with the parachute. He has just won every woman’s vote in the United States of America. You know, all those women who say size doesn’t count—they’re all liars. Check that out. I hope the Democrats keep ratting on him and all of this stuff so that they keep showing that tape."
Apparently Matthews grew tired of embarrassing himself. After years of catering to the whim of every right winger on the talking head circuit he finally smacked down Michelle Malkin. Malkin suggested that Kerry's battle wounds were self-inflicted and then wouldn't answer when Matthews tried to pin her down.
Poor Chris. The right don't have any appreciation for his years of service. They are now out for blood. According to David Neiwert in an August 23rd post on Orcinus, the word has gone out to Republicans not to appear on his show.
Actually this is good news. Matthews is allegedly a Democrat, but he worshiped Bush. For a while he argued against the occupation of Iraq, but then he went gaga over the bulge in presidential flight suit. He has come to his senses and the conservatives are out for his blood. Maybe now he will be a real journalist. It is a hard way to learn a lesson, but I am not sympathetic to Matthews and I think the brazen attack against him will back fire.
It is all good.