Chris Mathews has facilitated the dumbing down of the American public for many years.
Last night Chris had a guest on talking about airport security. Her name is Ginger McCall. She accused Michael Chertoff of using his influence to get his client the contract to supply scanning machines to airports around the Country. Chris Mathews went on to badger Ginger and make her sound like she was a nut and that she didn't know what she was talking about. He also made her cower when he pressed her and accused her of saying that Michael Chertoff was corrupt. She did say it, and she is right. She should not have let him bully her. Michael Chertoff has been publicly promoting these machines for a long time, and it was obvious to anyone who was paying attention that he was using his influence. He probably owns stock in the company himself or he has it in someone else's name to conceal his conflict of interest. All these guys have insider deal making going on. All the politicians do too. There all corrupt. Chris Mathews wasn't born yesterday. He knows as well as everyone else that politicians and their buddies are always profiting from insider information and deal making.
I wrote Chris and email and sent it to him. More people need to call these so called newsmen out for there participation in the demise of our Democracy. Here it is below.
To Chris Mathews,
You think your so clever. You knew before you went on air that Ginger had knowledge of Michael Chertoff using his influence to get his company the contract to install those machines in airports. If you didn't know about Michael Chertoffs' business involving body scanning machines and his push to have them implemented, then you had know right to question Ginger McCall about it and accuse her of being some sort of conspiracy theorist nut. You know damn well, that there is a revolving door of business dealings that goes on with the well connected in Washington. I was going to buy stock in Chertoffs' company. Why, because I knew his machines were going to be used in airport security. Any idiot could see what was going on. If I knew and Ginger knew, along with thousands of other people, then you either had to know and are being disingenuous and a fraud , or you are living inside the same bubble as the out of touch politicians and are drinking too much Kool Aid. You are part of the problem in this Country. You think no one sees through your vail of deceit. People like you have done the bidding for the corporations and hid the truth from the American people for decades. It is not patriotic to deceive the American people. This is not a game! Our Democracy depends on the truth getting to the people, and you are knowingly distorting the truth and allowing the corporations to take total control of our government. If you don't know the consequences of you actions, maybe you better do some soul searching. History will not be kind to those who help bring down the greatest Democracy the world has ever know, and you are one of those.
I feel sorry for you!
I mistakenly said Chertoff's company when I should have said his client.