It had to be painful beyond belief for Chris Matthews to admit the thrill going up his leg for President Obama has been severely diminished.
I wonder if he realizes he has just put a name and a face to what the media has become. The President's lap dog.
I quote Mr. Matthews:
"What part of the Presidency does Obama like? He doesn't like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of congress, either party. He doesn't particularly like the press. He likes to write speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau (one of Obama's speech writers) and others wrote for the first draft. So what part does he like? He likes going on the road campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple of days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere. But what part does he like? He doesn't like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn't like selling to the press. He doesn't like giving orders or giving someone the power to give orders. He doesn't seem to like being an executive."
Well, well, well. It seems Mr. Matthews has know all along what a lot of us have known. My question to him is, knowing all this how could you have such blind allegiance? Do you understand how you've negated your responsibilities to the public because of it?
For years you and your ilk have had a smug, smirking presence on MSNBC denigrating anyone and everyone who didn't think the same as you. Are you proud of that now? Now that your idol has been proven less than worthy of your worship?
Can you save face? I doubt it. My guess is that you will be back in his corner as soon as you feel it's safe. You and yours will find no haven anywhere else because you've been so tarred with your own vindictiveness. Norah O'Donnell at least had the good sense to move on. The rest of you dug in your heels and in doing so such people who had at one time been good reporters, like Andrea Mitchell, lost all credibility
I used to listen to you. Before NBC and especially MSNBC became the network of the administration. I rarely do so any more because I can get more civil slanted news elsewhere. You remind me of a bunch of kids in a snarky clique having a mean spirited gossip session.
What you do isn't news. It isn't even commentary. Heck, it isn't even entertainment. You had best be thankful for the first amendment, otherwise there would be no place for you on the airwaves.
Do I feel your pain or sympathize with your disillusionment? No. That would be reserved for someone caught up unknowingly. If anything what I feel for you is contempt for misleading the public when you full well knew better. But then you are the reflection of the administration you serve.