CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.
SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?
MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.
Chris Matthews hosts a show called hardball. I guess he is going to need to change the name of his show to "LAP DOG".
I have been writing here for years that guys like Chris Matthews are not journalists but partisan propagandists. Finally he is admitting it openly.
Here are some common sense questions:
Why didn't Chris Matthews want to help this country during Bush presidency? Why didn't he take his self-described job seriously and work to make Bush presidency successful?
How does a reporter, journalist, media personality or a talk show host work to make a president successful? How can you call yourself any of the above if all you do is being a cheerleader for the president and his policies?
Why pretend to be a reporter or a member of the media Mr. Matthews? You used to be a speech writer for president Carter. Why don't you join Mr. Obama's administration? Why try to fool your audience? You are part of partisan liberal democRAT party and you will never ever play hardball with them so why keep the show?
I remembered the following letter to the editor after I saw Chris Matthews on Morning Joe:
This was published in the July 7, 2008 edition of Richmond Times-Dispatch. It is an account of someone with experience.
Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach Change
Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.
On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.
I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.
When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said "Praise the Lord". And when the young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change" everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"
But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of my story.
Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?
Manuel Alvarez Jr. Sandy Hook.
"When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in."
Chris Matthews "felt this thrill going up my leg" as Obama spoke. They never cared about who this Obama character was. You have seen Brokaw and Charlie Rose admitting that they know nothing about Obama and they did not bother to find out.
Yep! "By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him."
Chris Mathews is practically working for Obama like so many others in the media. They are writing news stories to help Obama look good.
Just the other day AP had a news story titled "Like Lincoln and FDR, Obama faces nation in crisis".
Lest we forget, Mr. Alinsky taught that first rule of political agitation was to manufacture a crisis (any crisis), in order to convince the masses to hand more power to the leader to deliver them.
Today, the news title is "Obama to use executive orders for immediate impact." Read it here at Yahoo News. It is another AP News Story.
This is flat out propaganda folks. First they manufacture a crisis. I mean literally the liberal democRATs in congress manufactured this crisis with their meddling in markets. Now the partisan propagandists are amplifying it so they can justify the power grab by the new president-elect Obama. This country was founded on the principle of separation of powers. Come January 20th, we will have a liberal democRAT as a president. If they succeed in stealing a few more senate elections that are not determined yet, liberal democRATs will have total control of the Congress. They already are chopping their licks to send liberal activist judges to the Supreme Court. They already have plans to shut conservative talk radio down. Now we have the so-called media working for this administration.
If Mr. Matthews was a real journalist he would be feeling some other things going up somewhere else on his body.