Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Say What??!??

 I copied a report from showing another example of a person that has a job reporting for a news media organization. Our old friend Chris Matthews.

Chris Matthews Glad U.S. Had Hurricane Sandy
Nov. 07, 2012 | Renee Nal

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:24:57 AM by Schatze

MSNBC's Chris Matthews has been unhinged for awhile. He is continually proving to be off the deep end, and does not disappoint with his most recent comment, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week."
Last week, Matthews referred to people who question man-made global warming (or is it "climate change?") as "pigs." This week, he is thrilled about a storm that has caused people their lives and property, all because of his perception that the storm boosted President Obama's re-election chances.
Even Rachel Maddow let out a little gasp at his comment, and Lawrence O'Donnell (who recently reported on a satire story as if it was real) shook his head.
Matthews should be ashamed of himself for putting his partisan agenda above the very real suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy. It is reminiscent of a similar comment recently made by yet another media figure, Today Show host Savannah Guthrie, who spoke of Hurricane Sandy as an opportunity "seemingly from above" for President Obama "where he could look like that strong, independent, steady in a storm, very appealing to the middle of the road voters".
The disconnect from "real people" by the mainstream media grows more and more apparent by the day.
Watch the inane comment here:
Chris Matthews quickly added that he only meant the comment in the "political" sense, not "in terms of hurting people." His clarification is most likely not so comforting to those who were impacted by Sandy. The storm caused mass devastation, and left tens of thousands without shelter.
Don't expect the steady drumbeat of partisan rhetoric spouted by the mainstream media to go away anytime soon. Unless people start demanding more objectivity by tuning out the crazies; the partisan divide will deepen and the nasty polarization will only continue.

 Do you think that if Maddow hadn't let out that gasp that Matthews would have corrected himself by saying he meant it in only the "political sense"? I don't. He knows that Obama's response to the storm allowed him to gain more votes. And really, what did Obama do that any other sitting president wouldn't have done? He just declares an emergency, signs some papers and flys to the scene for a photo-op. There are government agencies that handle all the work.
This is just another example of how crazy Matthews is and how he is still allowed to remain on the air.
Watch the video here: Foot In Mouth

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