Chris Matthews is one of the most frustratingly inconsistent talking heads we've got. When he's bad, like any time the name "Clinton" appears, he's very bad. But when he's good, he's crazy.
Today his target was GOP Rep. Jack Kingston, and boy, did he get an earful from Matthews when he trotted out the regular right wing talking point that the occupation of Iraq would be accepted by the American people just as they accept troops in Germany and South Korea.
Matthews: Will the people of Georgia support ten more years of American involvement, military involvement in Iraq?
Kingston: Well, people know we're still in Germany and in South Korea...
Matthews: Yea, but..no no no no no. I won't let you get away with that. That's not a fair comparison. We do not have a war in South Korea. There's no German that's fired on an American since 1945. That's not a fair comparison...That is not an acceptable argument! These comparisons to previous eras...it's lazy thinking, Congressman. It's the kind of propaganda that does not help this country understand the situation. You stepped into a dishonest comparison. Some people come on this show over and over again saying things that-JUST-aren't-true.
And it goes on and on. You really have to just see it, and luckily you can watch the whole segment at Crooks and Liars. It's too bad Matthews doesn't apply that kind of rigorous questioning to all of his guests, and it sure would have been good to see in the Republican debate.
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