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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Chris Matthews...Right Wing Shill

Media Matters blasts another hole through the armor of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy by exposing NBC’s Chris Matthews as a Rudy stooge:

Chris Matthews continued his practice of praising former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a strong potential presidential candidate in 2008, comparing him to President John F. Kennedy. And when NBC News chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell attempted to bring up criticism Giuliani received for pushing President Bush to nominate former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to the post of Homeland Security secretary, Matthews interrupted her and changed the subject.

Matthews suggested that both Kennedy and Giuliani "prove[d] themselves in moments that matter" -- Giuliani in responding to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, and "Kennedy before the Cuban missile crisis."

When NBC News chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell attempted to bring up one such incident -- criticism Giuliani received for pushing President Bush to nominate former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to the post of Homeland Security secretary -- Matthews interrupted her and changed the subject, calling on New York Times columnist David Brooks to explain whether there will be a "real long-term fight" for the Republican nomination.

Media Matters was not able to discover whether Ken Mehlman or Karl Rove where actually present on-set to direct Matthew’s commentary, or whether they had instructed him before the show began.

...and of course, Andrea Mitchell's mentioning of the Bernie Kerik nomination, a pathetic attempt at smearing Rudy which had little to do with the discussion at hand, had nothing to do with Matthews ignoring it.

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