Last night, John Oliver lamented all the Rand Paul coverage for 2016, and looked at how they do it in Australia.

It's not just that the media is already ramping up their 2016 coverage.  It's that some of them are already trying to wind it down.
CHRIS MATTHEWS (8/7/2013): I predict the hard right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016, and the nomination is going to... Rand Paul.  You watch.  This is what I do for a living.
Ooh.  Really?  'Cause all this time I thought you were paid to spit on a camera lens.  But look, if making sound predictions is what Chris Matthews does for a living, then he may have a bit of a problem.  Because finding soundbites of people saying things that directly contradict the claim they've just made — that's what we do for a living.  (audience cheering and applause)

So, for instance, off the top of my head, who did Chris Matthews see going all the way to the White House in 2008?

CHRIS MATTHEWS (7/12/2006): Let me ask you about Rudy Giuliani. ... I believe he is not only running, I think he's going to win this whole thing come around the next election.
That's right, yeah.  You remember him, current President Rudy Giuliani.  You remember him, the formidable contender in the 2008 election who won, in the primaries, only one more delegate than I did.

But OK, let's be fair, that was a whole presidential election ago.  Everyone is allowed a mulligan.  And Matthews made up for that by completely nailing his prediction of who would win the Republican primaries in 2012.

CHRIS MATTHEWS (6/17/2011): You watch Bachmann, she's got the action this time.  She stands for something. ... She's going all the way.  She's gonna win this thing.  I'll tell ya right now, I predict she beats Romney.
It's what he does for a living.  (wild audience cheering and applause)  He's paid to do that.  Money.  Human money.

Is he a psychic or a time traveler?  Either way, we must burn him as a witch.  Chris Matthews doesn't just routinely have egg on his face.

He has a chicken copping a squat onto his face, laying an egg between his eyes, shitting on that egg, punching the egg, and then rubbing it all over his face.

Video below the fold.

John then looked at CNN's Sanjay Gupta's conversion on marijuana.
Meanwhile, Stephen did another Better Know a District segment with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ).
He then noted the story of the American tourist that broke a finger off a 600-year-old statue.  Oops.
Stephen talked with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and John talked with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which went long.  Here's the extended interview.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT.

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