Finally! Matthews asks challenging question to Barack Obama

I wasn't going to watch tonight's interview of Barack Obama in Hardball, but I had nothing else to do and...surprise surprise. the  pundit that many have blamed of having an Obama bias delivered this sharp fastball that Obama simply couldn't handle. Behold:

   

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about, at any time in this campaign, did you have a chuckle that you just couldn't get rid of? Something weird that happened, that was so crazy that you just went to bed laughing about?

   OBAMA: Oh I think that, that happens about once a day. You know? But then I stopped watching cable news.

   MATTHEWS: Oh!

   [APPLAUSE]

   MATTHEWS: I got another set of cards in the back room.

   (Obama chuckles)

Great job Matthews. You have come a long way since the thrill up your leg.

http://thepage.time.com/transcript-of-ob ama-on-msnbcs-hardball-college-tour/

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Matthews Attacks Too

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Keep tabs on Chris Matthews over at Media Matters' Matthews Monitor.

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No, He Can't Because Yes, They Will

Obama's mantra, "Yes, We Can" is inspiring and heartwarming, but in the end is an empty phrase that will founder once the Republican political attack machine spins up. I realize that most Obamatons are so wedded to his vision of hope that any effort to point out the cracks in the foundation of the new Democratic Savior are met with fury and disdain.

If you think for a minute that the Republican party--who used Willie Horton on Michael Dukakis to devastating effect, who portrayed triple amputee and veteran Max Cleland as a bosom buddy of Osama Bin Laden, and convinced many voters that decorated combat veteran John Kerry was a fraud--will give Obama a pass come the fall then you are in serious denial.

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Chris Matthews Disgraces Media Journalists With Disturbing Remarks

Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC political show "Hardball" doesn't know how to keep himself from getting into trouble.

Matthews fired a salvo at the Clinton campaign this morning after both he and his MSNBC colleague Shuster were privately and publicly rebuked for recent comments deemed misogynistic or inappropriate.

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, the Hardball host went off on the Clinton press shop, calling them "knee cappers" who were "lousy" and delve in the business of "intimidation."
This man has become a total disgrace to the media networks, and his bias towards Clinton is rampantly evident. I think the time has come for Matthews to be censured for his insensitive and inappropriate comments, and the network needs to set an example with all journalists that work for their organization, that these type of comments have no place in the news and media framework of journalistic broadcasting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/15 /matthews-calls-clinton-pr_n_86812.html

Please join me in voicing your concerns by submitting your comments to the executives of MSNBC and the General Electric Corporation that owns NBC and its affiliate news network.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

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David Shuster, A Hardball Moron

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Which you have to be to make Chris Matthews look good. You'd think every leftist would be celebrating after the stupid right-wing asshole got taken down for a typically coarse Hardball anti-Clinton remark. But, oh yeah, it was about a Clinton, and, oh yeah, we're in the middle of irrational Obamamania, even at increasingly myleftwingian fleshfeast.

Let's take a walk through some of Shuster the Nose Picker's greatest flubs, courtesy mostly of the Daily Howler. Here he is 'truth squading' after the Dem debate last August (my bold):

SHUSTER (8/7/07): There were a few instances in this forum tonight where Democrats gave some untruthful descriptions of the Bush administration and the impact of administration policies on the nation. Watch.

CLINTON (videotape): Well, the first thing I would do would put somebody in charge who actually cared about the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

BIDEN (videotape): We know how badly this president has ruined the country.

SHUSTER: The use of the word "ruin" is pretty amazing, Chris, because you think "ruin" is defined as "irreparable damage,"and for Joe Biden to say the nation is irreparably damaged--is ruined permanently--that is a bit of a stretch. And also, you can have arguments about whether it is right policy as far as rebuilding New Orleans and what they`re doing, but to say that the Bush administration doesn't care about New Orleans, that's a leap. [Shuster's emphasis]

MATTHEWS: OK. Thank you, David Shuster.

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