Monday, October 08, 2007

Hack Journalist vs The Republican Survival Instinct

The Republican Presidential Candidates will debate tomorrow evening (October 9,) and the press is emphasizing the point that it's the first time that Fred Thompson will participate in a debate.

More important, however, will be the behavior of the moderator of the debate, Chris Matthews.

Matthews is the host of MSNBC's "Hardball." At the 10th anniversary party for his “Hardball” show Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Matthews remarked that the Bush administration had "finally been caught in their criminality." He was referring to purported calls from Vice President Dick Cheney's office to MSNBC brass complaining about Matthews' biased comments and coverage on his show.

Another Matthews gem: “God help us if we had Cheney during the Cuban missile crisis. We’d all be under a parking lot.”

MSNBC parent company NBC, which covered the event, refused to release video of Matthews' remarks to the press. They should change their initials to "CYA."

Let's hope that journalist Matthews is put and kept in his place by these men who aspire to become the leader of the most powerful nation on earth.

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