Once President Obama was decisively reelected, I went to sleep. So I missed the Chris Matthews gaffe when he said the storm (Hurricane Sandy, which left me and my partner in the dark for 4 nights) was a good thing – that it had affected the race. I did see him last night apologizing for that comment, nearly in tears, explaining that he’d been tired and speaking before he thought. I accept that, but the New York Post does not.
Is there a smaller, more unprincipled man in the national political debate than Chris Matthews of MSNBC?
No, there is not.
Bereft of decency and devoid of soul, what mattered most for Matthews is that his candidate — in this case, President Obama — somehow was boosted over the top.
This from a newspaper that ran a cartoon depicting President Obama as a dead ape, shot by a cop opposed to the stimulus bill. A newspaper that acts as the slobber from Rupert Murdoch’s festering lips. Okay, I’ll stop there …
I was just telling someone yesterday that Chris Matthews has become my favorite person on the TV news shows. Maddow annoys me (gay heresy to say it), Ed Schultz needs a sense of humor, and Lawrence O’Dour could lighten up several notches. But Matthews is an utterly sincere man who does not seem to have a mean bone in his body. He really does care deeply for the average person. He screwed up, he said something stupid, which everyone I have ever known is guilty of doing. He apologized. Now leave the man alone and let the Post go on being a freakish right-wing rag.