January 15, 2010

Desperation: When an MSM bigshot claims to "know" America

Gotta love moron Chris Matthews of MSDNC. While his (and the whole network's) ratings continue to plummet, their obsession with Sarah Palin just ends up making them look like complete buffoons. On yesterday's "Hardball," Chrissy claimed that Palin "doesn't know us":

You know in school when you didnít read the book and you had to answer the essay question of the book and you hadnít read it. I thought the book was interesting at times, sometimes it was boring but a lot of it was very interesting. The book you didnít read. Thatís her story. America is the book she didnít read and yet sheís running around the country as this patriotic icon of American what? She doesnít know us.

How does Matthews know that Sarah Palin "doesn't know" America? On what basis? And, why should we listen to a perpetual Washington-insider former Democrat hack like Matthews about what "America" is?

Then, Chrissy mocked Palin's choice of favorite Founding Father, George Washington, and falsely claimed that she didn't know all their names:

How can you not say Ben Franklin? How can you not say Thomas Paine? Thomas Paine is a major hero of the, the teabaggers and he should be a hero to all. She doesnít know the names of the Founding Fathers!

How can she not say Franklin or Paine? Easy: Because she didn't! And I had the [Glenn] Beck interview with Palin on in the background -- she was never asked to name all of the Founders, so how does Matthews know that Palin doesn't know them all?

Laughably, Matthews eventually admitted that he "appreciated" Palin's choice of Washington (after all the senseless mocking), but then went on to totally misrepresent her use of the word "diversity":

No she did make a good point in all fairness. I mean she made a good point. Iíve always espoused the wonder of George Washington of giving up the chance to be our first dictator and going back to, as George the Third, once said, when he was told that, he once asked during the American Revolution, what will Washington do after the war is over? And the guy was painting him and it was an ex-pat that was painting him and he said, "Well I think heís going back to run his farm, his plantation." And George the Third was smart enough to say, and this is chilling to hear him say this, "Then heíll be the greatest man in the world." So what she said was great. But the lack of knowledge. Keep saying "diverse?" One thing there wasnít among the Founding Fathers was diversity! They were all a bunch of white aristocratic landowners.

Uh, check out what she actually said, Matthews you idiot:

BECK: Who is your favorite founder?

PALIN: You know, well, all of them because they came collectively together with so much diverse .

BECK: Bull crap. Who is your favorite?

PALIN: So much diverse opinion and so much diversity in terms of belief, but collectively they came together to form this union...No, and they were led by, of course, George Washington, so he's got to rise to the top. Washington was the consummate statesman.

Yep, it's pretty darn clear what Palin meant -- because she actually said it! And it wasn't racial/ethnic diversity.

Look, there's PLENTY to criticize Palin about; why do lefty pundits have to totally misrepresent and/or outright lie about what she's said and done?

Posted by Hube at January 15, 2010 09:10 PM | TrackBack

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Hube, there is a typo in the headline -- it should be "MSM Bigot".

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 16, 2010 11:03 AM

Funny, Rhymes, that just how I read it. :)

Posted by: ShadowWing Tronix at January 16, 2010 07:10 PM

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