June 28, 2007

A mismatch if there ever was one

On "Hardball" right now, Chris Matthews has guests Christopher Hitchens and ... Al Sharpton? You've gotta be kidding. Of course, Al will hope that yelling and talking over Hitchens will win him some debate "points" (it's happening now as I type); in actuality, he's getting clobbered -- just as Matthews should have predicted. You can't get a better definition of "Out of Your League" than Sharpton's situation right now.

I disagree quite vehemently with Hitchens on various topics, but he's by far one of the best debaters I've ever seen/heard. Almost two years ago I discussed Hitchens' dissection of George Galloway.

Posted by Hube at June 28, 2007 05:16 PM | TrackBack

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I'm a huge fan of Hitchens'. It might be because I'm so fascinated by the faith some people have in stories that I could only classify as "mythology", but you're absolutely right that he makes some astonishingly good points when debating. I seem to recall seeing him on the O'Reilly Factor (!) once upon a time, during which time he shamelessly mopped the floor with Bill's blotchy noggin.

Though I understand he's a raging drunk... which must just be that much more defeating to his opponents.

Posted by: Mat Marshall at June 30, 2007 09:49 AM