Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.
Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation…
Seriously? Is this what happens when you don’t have anybody to go home to? I spent Christmas Eve bringing up the gifts while my wife planted the candy canes, and if I was thinking about politics for any significant amount of time then I don’t remember it. And I can’t say that I’m worse off for that. Continue reading …This sounds like a horrid way to spend Christmas Eve.
Authorities on Saturday searched Seagoville storage unit as they focused their investigation into the slayings of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor on a former justice of the peace.
Eric Lyle Williams is now the prime suspect in the murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, law enforcement authorities say.
Williams was convicted of stealing county equipment last year and sentenced to probation in a case prosecuted by McLelland and Hasse. That case is on appeal. Williams faces another theft charge in a case related to money allegedly misused from a law library fund.
I know, I know: it’s the talking head. But if you don’t smack it from time to time, the talking head simply gets worse:
Rev. Luis León presided over Easter Sunday services attended by President Obama recently, and has taken fire from the right for suggesting that racial hatred lurks in the hearts of conservatives.
During his radio show, Limbaugh agreed with a caller who suggested that León was merely following the president’s lead in accusing the right of latent racism.
“Actually, Rushbo, racism is the belief that one race – whites — should rule all others,” Matthews confidently declared. “Get your definitions straight.”
…I suppose that it’s a great retroactive comfort for various victims of atrocities to hear that the Bataan Death March was totes not due to racism. Or the Manila Massacre. Or the Rape of Nanking. And Imperial Japan is just the most obvious example; pick a region, and you’ll find people who have enthusiastically gone after whoever the local definition of ‘other races’ is. This is a less savory part of the nature of mankind: what makes Western society largely unique is that we tend to feel bad about it.
Via… I don’t remember, sorry. Somebody on Twitter.
Yes. That Chris Matthews. Matthews apparently did not personally approve of the way that Jack Conway smeared Rand Paul with a recent scurrilous ad, and so took the opportunity to smack Conway around for over seven minutes of pretty much relentless, aggressive interviewing.
Yes, again: that Chris Matthews. As I remarked just now on Twitter, watching this was like watching Jack Conway get mauled by a Teletubbie.
I don’t like to encourage taking Chris Matthews seriously… and I guess that I’m not doing that here, either. God knows that Rep. Paul Ryan (R) didn’t particularly raise a sweat in making both Matthews and Rep. Joe Crowley (D) look like dolts:
The ref should have stepped in and stopped that fight, huh? Crowley should be particularly incensed, given that he got knocked down by the spillover. I mean, really: by the time it was over Rep. Crowley was effectively bragging that his district was too poor to support small businesses that were successful enough to be affected by the tax rollback. That’s either… stupid, or ignorant; take your pick, they’re about equally unflattering to Crowley’s mother-wit. Continue reading Paul Ryan guts Chris Matthews.
Via Newsbusters, it’s nice to see that even the media is admitting it now:
On the other hand, does this mean that the talking head is secretly a racist? Although I suppose that the talking head was merely dealing with yet another glitch in its pre-programmed script. It would not be the first time.
“…The use of the word ‘regime’ in American political parlance is unacceptable, and someone should tell the walrus [Limbaugh] to stop using it.”
Matthews didn’t stop there. “I never heard the word ‘regime,’ before, have you?” he said to NBC’s Chuck Todd. “I don’t even think Joe McCarthy ever called this government a ‘regime.'”
[snip of numerous examples of the use of the phrase ‘Bush regime’ in news reporting]
Finally — you knew this was coming — on June 14, 2002, Chris Matthews himself introduced a panel discussion about a letter signed by many prominent leftists condemning the Bush administration’s conduct of the war on terror. “Let’s go to the Reverend Al Sharpton,” Matthews said. “Reverend Sharpton, what do you make of this letter and this panoply of the left condemning the Bush regime?”
Oops. Perhaps Joe McCarthy never called the U.S. government a regime, but Chris Matthews did. And a lot of other people did, too. So now we are supposed to believe him when he expresses disgust at Rush Limbaugh doing the same?
I’m actually going to go with 3). Chris Matthews will undoubtedly coward up and claim the usual ‘it-was-just-a-joke’ defense; and as for getting eyeballs, well, Matthews needs to get themsomehow. But Live and Let Die wasn’t even Roger Moore’s best Bond film; I’ll also be marginally nice and merely note that Matthews’ pick of it may say some very interesting things about how the pundit views African-Americans…