Once again Mr. “Fair and Unbalanced” Chris ” I’ve got tingles running up my leg,” Matthews pontificates without hear how absolutely unqualified Hagel is.
This should come as no shock to Matthews’ remaining 23 viewers
Media Research Center
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Thursday assailed John McCain, slamming the “boiling hatred” aimed at Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama’s Defense Secretary nominee. Matthews sneered, “Hatred, pure and simple, seeped from the mouths of John McCain and Lindsay Graham as they slashed away at war hero Hagel.”
(McCain is also a war hero. Graham is a veteran. Are those with military experience only allowed to speak out if they agree with Matthews?)
Most ridiculously, Matthews whined, “Why can’t politics be a matter of belief and honest disagreement, not hatred?” This coming from the man who has, more than once, compared his opponents to Nazis? This from a man whose show airs on a network that compared Rick Santorum to Stalin? The cable anchor ranted, “Badgering the witness is too nice a description of what went on today. The hawks swirled like buzzards sweeping down, pecking and pulling at the skin of a former colleague.” [MP3 audio here.]
What were the sins of McCain? He questioned Hagel’s strenous objection to the troop surge in Iraq. Yet, somehow, Matthews couldn’t see the connection: “It looked like badgering the witness. I mean, it was McCain with some vendetta against this guy. It looked personal.” Entire article below.