The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, January 20, 2006

Chris Matthews compares Michael Moore to Osama. Kerry fires back fast.

Following the link above will take you to Crooks & Liars, where you'll find the video from Hardball featuring host Matthews (not-so-affectionately known on some blogs as 'Tweety') drawing a comparison between the two. Which is insane, of course. What do you suppose the reaction would be if a 'journalist' compared Fox propagandist John Gibson to bin Laden? The right-wing would be howling bloody murder. Unfortunately, Matthews' guest, Democratic Senator Joe Biden, actually laughed.

Here's what Senator Kerry had to say:

"You'd think the only focus tonight would be on destroying Osama Bin Laden, not comparing him to an American who opposes the war whether you like him or not. You want a real debate that America needs? Here goes: If the administration had done the job right in Tora Bora we might not be having discussions on Hardball about a new Bin Laden tape. How dare Scott McClellan tell America that this Administration puts terrorists out of business when had they put Osama Bin Laden out of business in Afghanistan when our troops wanted to, we wouldn't have to hear this barbarian's voice on tape. That's what we should be talking about in America."

Now I've heard that Joe Scarborough did much the same on his show tonight-- comparing Osama bin Laden to Democratic leaders like Senator Ted Kennedy.

This is an absolute embarrassment to the media. A disgrace. And these ersatz journalists owe the nation an apology for cracking jokes about a man responsible for the murder of thousands of innocents.