Chris Matthews’ Anti-Gay Slur

"Are you gonna be a little light in that shoe?" The Left presents itself as the party of enlightened tolerance, manning the garrisons against right-wing hatemongers who are eager to turn back the clock to the Dark Ages (the 1950s). But last night on MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews used a Fifties-era phrase coined to mock homosexuals. Matthews' guest, former House Majority Leader Tom … [Read more...]

A Normal Mom in MSNBC’s Liars’ Den

If Americans had any doubt why Barack Obama’s trillion-dollar health care takeover is failing, allow me to present exhibit A: Katy Abram, a wife and mother from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Lawrence O’Donnell, a self-described “European socialist,” hosted Hardball in Chris Matthews’ place Wednesday, where he interviewed Abram for daring to speak her mind at a townhall meeting hosted by Sen. Arlen … [Read more...]

Chris Matthews’ Health Care Amnesia

Chris Matthews apparently caught a case of amnesia concerning a series of inconvenient facts in the health care debate this evening. His guest was Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, who did extraordinarily well with Matthews’ typically obnoxious interview method. (At one point Matthews exploded: “I’m giving you all the time you want, Buddy. Don’t do this ‘Hold on’ crap with me, … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Chris Matthews’ Fantasy about Bush/Cheney Wrongdoing

On his Monday program, Chris Matthews would have produced gales of laughter if only he had had a live audience – and if only leftists had a sense of humor. Indeed, his guests’ vapid, conspiracy-mongering exchanges would have been serial moments of unintended hilarity. As it stands, Matthews, David Corn, and Ron Suskind merely demonstrated again the way the Left builds its sure pronouncements of … [Read more...]

The Left’s Man at Commerce

AT THEIR BEST, POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS are a function of accomplishment, expertise, or judgment. At their worst, they are the consolation prize of cronyism. With Bill Richardson’s appointment as Secretary of Commerce, President-elect Obama veered sharply toward the latter. Although he has little experience in the private sector, Richardson will helm the department most responsible for U.S. business … [Read more...]