Matthews: Palin like a “mail-order bride”

posted at 8:48 am on March 31, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Remember when Hillary Clinton supporters accused Chris Matthews and MS-NBC of sexism in their coverage of the Democratic primaries, as the network became the Barack Obama Channel in 2007? Matthews has apparently decided to pick an easier target — one a lot less likely to get defended by PUMAs after the election. In an exchange with Howard Fineman last night, Matthews (not seen) says that Sarah Palin was like a mail-order bride for John McCain during the general election:

MATTHEWS: What happened between those two?

FINEMAN: Uh, it was a lost weekend that didn’t go beyond the weekend. [LAUGHTER]

MATTHEWS: He thought she was something special [crosstalk] but she wasn’t the genuine article.

FINEMAN: You know what? He had no idea, with all due respect to the Senator, he had no idea what he was getting. They came into the convention, and I was covering it closely at the time –

MATTHEWS: Was she a mail order bride? [CROSSTALK]

FINEMAN: Practically! He really didn’t know who she was!

Matthews (and Fineman, too) actually take two shots at sexual analogies here. At first, they discuss Palin as a one-night stand from a bar, and then they switch to the mail-order bride meme. If Matthews had talked about Hillary in such terms … well, actually, he did, which is why Hillary’s supporters objected so much during the campaign. It’s not exactly a classy moment here, either, considering Palin’s status as Governor of Alaska. Just what does a woman have to do to get Matthews to stop thinking of her as a sex object, anyway? Marry him?

No one will be surprised to see Matthews do this, but having Newsweek’s Howard Fineman busting a gut and joining in the fun may be a bit of a surprise. I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.


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Just what does a woman have to do to get Matthews to stop thinking of her as a sex object, anyway?

That’s easy: Support unrestricted abortion.

tgibson1962 on March 31, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Does that mean Biden’s daughter is like a crack whore?

singlemalt_18 on March 31, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Pathetic, and tells much more about these ‘grown’ men than it does about Mrs. Palin.

bridgetown on March 31, 2009 at 8:52 AM

If HA ignored Chrissy, he’d get no attention.

Akzed on March 31, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Chivalry is dead among liberal men. A consequence of low testosterone levels.

CarolynM on March 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Hooo, from the tingle man himself.

I would pay real money to see Matthews chatter that line to Ann Coulter.

Bishop on March 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Matthews is just desperate for attention and ratings. Yawn.

Babino on March 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM

The other question, in light of the fact that THE ELECTION IS FRIGGIN OVER SIX MONTHS AGO…

So why can they not stop talking about her?

singlemalt_18 on March 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Stay classy, you would-be journalists.

They’re just following the attack orders given by the Democratic Strategists. Sarah Palin is the target du jour. Never mind that they are attacking a sitting governor. The Democrats would not be attacking her if she was not a legitimate threat to their future.

kingsjester on March 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM

That’s easy: Support unrestricted abortion.

tgibson1962 on March 31, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Hillary does.

My thought, maybe go on Chrissy’s show and punch him in the mouth. Even if it doesn’t succeed, it is worth it as a scientific experiment. One that may need to be repeated several times.

rbj on March 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Just what does a woman have to do to get Matthews to stop thinking of her as a sex object, anyway?

Get a sex change operation and change her name to Barack Obama. Oh wait…no that wouldn’t work either, they would still be a sex object.

Bishop on March 31, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Odd, if the woman (and a classy on she is!) was a non sequitur, nothing for liberal idiots like these two, why is it they continue to debase her? I mean, if she’s a nobody, why are they still hammering at her? The reason is that these and all others like them are front page “panty-waists” who are terrified of her. Chris Matthews and his ilk are sissies hiding behind their network cameras, taking pot shots at people like Governor Palin, who could easily destroy them one-on-one intellectually. They are the real non sequiturs.

HomeoftheBrave on March 31, 2009 at 8:58 AM

I’ve got a lot more respect for mail order brides than I do for either of these two old media whores.

Maxx on March 31, 2009 at 8:58 AM

So why can they not stop talking about her?

singlemalt_18 on March 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM

They want to make sure that her negatives stay high so that she has no chance in 2012.

MarkTheGreat on March 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Chrissy…. Pravada called… They want their propaganda back….

doriangrey on March 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Matthews and Fineman, but especially Matthews: pathetic and revolting!

mz.josephine on March 31, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Chris matthews is such an ignorant asswipe. If she’s a mail order bride, then he’s the creep that would actually sell her to McCain.

Palin is a SITTING GOVERNOR for crying out loud. Leader of a STATE in the Union. Try and have one ounce of respect, Matthews. I know that’s hard for you.

seaplanes on March 31, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Hush, Ed. According to Zo and AP, we’re not supposed to call them out on PC hypocrisies or else we “help the liberals along.”

Or does that only apply to our President?

eforhan on March 31, 2009 at 9:04 AM

No one will be surprised to see Matthews do this, but having Newsweek’s Howard Fineman busting a gut and joining in the fun may be a bit of a surprise.

No, it isn’t. Every election cycle or when they have a book they are trying to unload on the public, people like Fineman make the talk show and talk radio circuit. You can hear his demeanor change depending on the show. When he is on a conservative show, he comes across as moderate and civil. When he is on a leftard show, which is the only kind the msm airs, he’s a pig.

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Okay, I’ve got it. Move Beck to 10pm, then move Gretta to MSNBC replacing Matthews. Then move Matthews to the Black Hole of Calcutta.

radjah shelduck on March 31, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Sarah Palin is the conservative Governor of this country’s largest State. Chris Matthews is a commentator soon to be running for political office for the very first time in his life. While Sarah Palin ensures Alaska is running surpluses, Chris Matthews exists by sucking money from advertisers that sponsor his show. Matthews needs to keep his face and name in front of the public for his upcoming campaign. All Sarah Palin needs to do is run the largest State in the country.

Which one has a legitimate job?

SeniorD on March 31, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Isn’t his ratings in the toilet?

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Isn’t his ratings in the toilet?

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Yes they are, and this is indicative as to why. I just hope that when Palin does run for President, she boycotts MSNBC. And when they incredulously wonder aloud why, she points to examples like this.

Doughboy on March 31, 2009 at 9:10 AM

MSNBC are pigs. Remember that video of Chrissy staring into that woman’s cleavage? I cant remember the woman, but it just showed he has no class whatsoever.

becki51758 on March 31, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Someone should call Chris Matthews out on air to his face over this. That kind of comment is unacceptable.

CP on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Isn’t his ratings in the toilet?
Blake on March 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM

The only place I see or hear of him is in HA. For all I know, he’s a fictional character Ed made up.

Akzed on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM

i thought Chris had decided not to run in PA for Spector’s spot.

kelley in virginia on March 31, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Matthews is a “been nowhere, done nothing” pile of dog barf. The cowardly little puke likes to shoot off his mouth and play tough in front of his friends.

rplat on March 31, 2009 at 9:14 AM

NEWS BROKE: SUN-TIMES Files For Bankruptcy, Both Major Chicago Dailies Now In Chapter 11…

Yea!!! May Matthews and his ilk join the print media.

Keemo on March 31, 2009 at 9:14 AM

didn’t Matthews work in the Carter White House? ha ha ha ha

kelley in virginia on March 31, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Mathews and Fineman are typical PC p***y whipped men who hide behind Barak Obama’s skin color to express their rage at strong women. First they went after Hillary Clinton, who really isn’t very strong or very bright, and now they are still after Governor Palin.

Remember when liberals caricatured both Clinton and Palin as dominatrixes? That shows their fear and loathing of strong women. Psychological speaking strong men are the customers of dominatrixes not the weak. Men who have a weak sense of their own masculinity fear being “castrated” by strong women.

Chrissy should dress in women’s clothes.

jerryofva on March 31, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Just what does a woman have to do to get Matthews to stop thinking of her as a sex object, anyway? Marry him?

ha ha ha ha ha ha–good one ed!

Dollayo on March 31, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Fineman is Newsweek’s B. I. itch and Matthews is his incestous brother-in-arms; I’m not shocked how low Fineman went, it’s a symptom of working at that poisonous family. Stay classy guys.

thebrokenrattle on March 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM

kelley in virginia on March 31, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Yes he has. whew!

becki51758 on March 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Noted Idiot Speaks — Confirms All Suspicions.

blatantblue on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

So its pretty obvious Matthews got the talking points to keep trashing Cuda.

Iblis on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

This from an aspiring concubine to Obama.

snickelfritz on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

I’d like to know what Mrs. Matthews is like at home. It might explain a lot here.

sherry on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Someone should call Chris Matthews out on air to his face over this. That kind of comment is unacceptable.

CP on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Matthews rarely has anyone with a backbone on his show. He uses Pat Buchanan (who actually seems to be a big Palin fan), but he wouldn’t dare pull this stuff with Buchanan, plus, it might slip past old crazy Pat. The only other GOP I think he has are some tool named Todd Helton (?), usually gets paired with the same Dem tool for a shouting match, and once in a blue moon a pretty sharp woman named Nancy Pfotenhauer (sp?). Other than that, the most conservative person he has on his show is center-left Michelle Bernard.

In the end, Matthews pulls these stunts with friendly, classless guests. Other liberals take a hear-no-evil, see-no-evil, speak-no-evil attitude with him. Even if presented with the video, they’d find some way to rationalize it.

F*** ‘em.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

what does a woman have to do to get Matthews to stop thinking of her as a sex object, anyway?

Reach puberty.

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2009 at 9:25 AM

more proof Matthews is working with Democrat Strategist

jp on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Who watches a couple of junk whores swap spit? This is news?

volsense on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Whatever — this guy is so irrelevant. He is being crushed in the ratings. Literally crushed.

This is just a commentator in his dying throes of relevance.

blatantblue on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

It is staggering that this passes as political commentary in the mainstream media. Imagine the outcry if someone had said that Obama was just George Soros’ stepinfetchit. The same people who whose hackles raise at any perceived insight to racial and religious minorities and to gays see no hypocrisy at all in yukking it up over the most disrespectful sexist remarks. And that shows very clearly that their feigned sensitivity to ‘the other’ is nothing more than thinly disguised politics. Liberal fascists.

ProfessorMiao on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

It is probably more of a shot at McCain. Usually a man who resorts to a mail order bride is desperate and inept. The analogy probably has more to do with how attractive the idea seemed at one point and how much McCain came to regret it within a few weeks.

Palin needs to focus the narrative on the future and develop a consistent principled critique of the Obama administration. If she can make the media focus on her criticism of Obama then the campaign of 2008 will recede into the past.

dedalus on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Mr. Tingles spewing hateful rhetoric against a woman, yet, he is limitless in his defense of Obama. Bromance indeed.

jencab on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 AM

CP on March 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM

One would THINK there would be an uproar…Where is NOW, etc?

Don Imus would have been run out of town.

bridgetown on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Well…she did bring her whole family with her.

Tony Soprano on March 31, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Chances are, by noon, more people will have seen it here than when it was broadcast originally.

Why do you guys give this guy attention?

He’s like an assclown. Or something

SuperCool on March 31, 2009 at 9:28 AM

No one will be surprised to see Matthews do this, but having Newsweek’s Howard Fineman busting a gut and joining in the fun may be a bit of a surprise. I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.

Wrong thinking Ed, will be punished but right thinking will be equally rewarded.

larvcom on March 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Amazing. I don’t think Sarah should boycott MSNBC when she launches her campaign to save our country. Instead I believe she should appear on MSNBC and confront these morons face to face and ask them why they are willing to speculate on her personal life rather than discuss issues or her accomplishments in Alaska.

As their idiot faces turn red and they begin to stammer like school children getting detention she can tell them if they really have personal questions to ask they can ask her as she has nothing to hide.

The left needs to be confronted at every turn now and forced to defend their positions. Play time is over.

Fear us. We are coming. Sarah 2012.

DeweyWins on March 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM

With the very popular Matthews deriding her, Palin has no chance in 2012. Not! But the time the current pretender is finished (if he is not impeached by the 2010 Republican congress for blatant violations of constitutional duties) Palin, with her ability to tell it like it is, will surely be a front runner for the Republican nomination. She will have the required (should be) executive experience. Only Romney will challenge her. Matthews will probably come to an unfortunate end as a result of a tea party in his area.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 AM

But what else can we expect?

I used to read NewsBusters everyday and shake my head and fist.

I don’t even go there anymore. I’m never surprised. It’s all so typical.

They’re being mutilated, destroyed, raped and pillaged in the ratings game. They are desperately trying to get some viewers. I used to get outraged but I’ve since realized that this group of increasingly irrelevant hob nobbers are exactly what they are:

Increasingly irrelevant hob nobbers.

No longer are they this source of anger for me. They are now the whiny kid in the restaurant I ignore.

blatantblue on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 AM

At least she doesn’t dye her hair. . . Chrissie

Wander on March 31, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.

whatever gave you that idea. He is a liberal hack and has been for years

unseen on March 31, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Matthews is a teenage groupie, pleased by getting some physical attention from the roadies.

the_nile on March 31, 2009 at 9:32 AM

No one will be surprised to see Matthews do this, but having Newsweek’s Howard Fineman busting a gut and joining in the fun may be a bit of a surprise. I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.

Why do people insist on constantly giving these journo-holes the benefit of the doubt. None of them are respectable or classy, and to pretend that some of them are gives them just enough credibility to get away with crap they have been pulling for the last 60 years.

The msm is the problem. Playing by their rules and expecting them to be anywhere close to fair is naive, wishful thinking.

There should be zero surprise in Fineman’s reaction, he works for Newsweek!

BillyRayValentine on March 31, 2009 at 9:33 AM

I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.

whatever gave you that idea. He is a liberal hack and has been for years

unseen on March 31, 2009 at 9:31 AM

That is what I was thinking too. Class?

Sapwolf on March 31, 2009 at 9:33 AM

And that shows very clearly that their feigned sensitivity to ‘the other’ is nothing more than thinly disguised politics. Liberal fascists.

ProfessorMiao on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Some people get very worked up about sexism. Others see inherent differences between men and woman as room for humor and characature. Racism tends to be treated differently since the historical cruelty based on race is more uniformly viewed as unnecessary and wrong.

dedalus on March 31, 2009 at 9:33 AM

I thought Fineman had a little more class than this.

Not surprising. I, on the other hand, have always thought him a dishonest, condescending, arrogant democrat propagandist.

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Palin needs to focus the narrative on the future and develop a consistent principled critique of the Obama administration. If she can make the media focus on her criticism of Obama then the campaign of 2008 will recede into the past.

dedalus on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

I agree with this. Before the end of this year, we’ll probably get some of Sarah’s views on Obama out there. She already has suggested to him to veto the Porkulus Bill.

Obama’s record will be so weak, the issue will be at which target to shoot with so many screwups.

Sapwolf on March 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Matthews’ ratings say it all. At the rate the nbc news division is going down they’ll be completely invisible by the next election. More people see them here than on tv as it is now.

Griz on March 31, 2009 at 9:43 AM

That’s easy: Support unrestricted abortion.

tgibson1962 on March 31, 2009 at 8:51 AM

I don’t think so — that would just allow Matthew to get under the skirt without any “potential” resulting obligation. It would allow him an exception to do rape and incest too.

At least I think those are the male rights accruing from all the lefty arguments on abortion…

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2009 at 9:43 AM

The other question, in light of the fact that THE ELECTION IS FRIGGIN OVER SIX MONTHS AGO…

So why can they not stop talking about her?

singlemalt_18 on March 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM

It’s the same mindset that continues to tar-and-feather President Bush.

The “progessives” live in the past.

davidk on March 31, 2009 at 9:44 AM

lighten up people.. that is a funny comparison

Fact is McCain put her on the ticket after having met her ONCE, talked on the phone TWICE, and then prepping her for a few hours before finally extending the spot on the ticket.

McCain was a disasterous candidate for the GOP – he managed to stem 20% of his losses by picking Palin, or it would have been an even worse blow-out last fall.

gatorboy on March 31, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Chris Matthews is a pathetic, limp wristed F-GGOT!

Ghoul aid on March 31, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Does that mean Biden’s daughter is like a crack whore?
singlemalt_18 on March 31, 2009

To quote Tweety: “HAH!”

Fineman has to suck up to Tweety because he knows Tweety could ban him from the show, like he did once before when Fineman didn’t suck up to Tweety enough. Besides, when Fineman sucks it up and yuks it up with Tweety, Tweety gets that familiar tingle up his leg.

Tweety’s man crushes are the stuff of legend. You could say he’s non-partisan at least; he nearly fainted from joy when Bush landed and walked across the ship in a flight suit. He’s a cringe-inducing idiot, and an embarrassment to that network–which is a major feat–and he’s in good company with Keith [you're no Ed Murrow!] Olbermann. The only two people worth watching anymore on MSNBC are Joe Scarborough and Tom Brokaw.

mountainaires on March 31, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Chrissy, “mail-order brides” went the way of horse-drawn carriages. We now have dating sites, email, IM, & int’l phone lines. (BTW, my Filipina wife & I are the happiest couple on Earth)

jgapinoy on March 31, 2009 at 9:48 AM

gatorboy on March 31, 2009 at 9:45 AM

just can’t find the humor.

Furthermore…huh? McCain made a good choice.
I cannot say the same for Obama. Biden? LOL

bridgetown on March 31, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Maybe he’s just filling time so he doesn’t have to actually report on Obama and the disaster happening.

bridgetown on March 31, 2009 at 9:49 AM

How far we’ve come from the time when a network news anchor was considered one of the most trusted men in America.

littleguy on March 31, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Who cares what Matthews says about anything these days?

His network is in the toilet as far as ratings go, and hardly anyone watches is idiotic show anymore.

pilamaye on March 31, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Does Ashley Biden get her mexican drugs through the mail? Isn’t that illegal?

RealDemocrat on March 31, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I’d like to know what Mrs. Matthews is like at home. It might explain a lot here.

sherry on March 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

From what I understand she has to wear a sneeze shield when Mr. Spittle is at home.

Patrick S on March 31, 2009 at 9:55 AM

ohhhh Tingles how does it feel to be dropping in the ratings….

7PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/Shepard Smith– 1,811,000 viewers (370,000) (729,000)
Lou Dobbs –686,000 viewers (200,000) (280,000)
Hardball w/Chris Matthews—607,000 viewers (202,000) (306,000)
Kudlow Report —205,000 viewers (60,000) (109,000)
Issues– 486,000 viewers (236,000) (298,000)

alexraye on March 31, 2009 at 9:57 AM

It was a total identity politics play, the same thing that the McCain lovers were rightly accusing the dems of, but then they nominate Palin and later Steele. Same demographics as the Democratic identity plays but less talented. Mail order bride is definitely applicable, though I’d go with McCain’s “escort”. The old crazy man needed a woman, especially one that would submit to his uncomfortable positions, so they gave ol moose chili a call, and very little questions were asked.

LevStrauss on March 31, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Let’s face it. Palin, appealing as she is in many ways, really was not polished enough for the task in ’08. She made a fool of herself with Gibson and Couric. It was no help that the McCain handlers served her poorly. Add to that the media and Beltway evisceration, Palin’s future aspirations to national office, barring an almost miraculous comeback, may be permanently gone.

Even so, Palin appears to remain a daunting threat to the Dems so they persist in making her an object of scorn to insure she is completely eliminated from contention in 2012.

marybel on March 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM

The sexism never was confronted in the election, so it’s going to continue.

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Diversion arrows are pointed to Sarah Palin now. Pray it will boomerang like those directed to Rush Limbaugh. If not for HA, I would not know these clowns are still talking about Gov. Palin.
God have mercy on us.

atemely on March 31, 2009 at 10:05 AM

She made a fool of herself with Gibson and Couric.

I have never seen the unedited Couric interview, but I did see the unedited interview with Gibson. Gibson and ABC made a fool of her with their editing.

ProfessorMiao on March 31, 2009 at 10:08 AM

I’ll never forget Gibson peering over his glasses like he was talking to a wayward student. THAT was a flabbergasting moment of sheer prejudice against her. I’d always liked him. Haven’t watched him since that night.

The sheer arrogance was simply amazing to see.

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Gibson and ABC made a fool of her with their editing.

ProfessorMiao on March 31, 2009 at 10:08 AM

ProfMiao,

I haven’t seen the unedited versions, but, since we can assume negative editing in the future, what precautions can be taken?

marybel on March 31, 2009 at 10:16 AM

I’ll never forget Gibson peering over his glasses like he was talking to a wayward student. THAT was a flabbergasting moment of sheer prejudice against her. I’d always liked him. Haven’t watched him since that night.

The sheer arrogance was simply amazing to see.

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Yeah, wouldn’t it have been cool if she smacked him and his glasses went flying?

Blake on March 31, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Palin needs to focus the narrative on the future and develop a consistent principled critique of the Obama administration. If she can make the media focus on her criticism of Obama then the campaign of 2008 will recede into the past.

dedalus on March 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

The liberal talking heads will have only mock outrage to answer the derision so richly deserved by the Obama administration.

Any attempt to mention future plans will have no credibility, since every “tax cut for 95% of Americans” was abandoned after the 2008 election. Their 2008 talking points are lost on the ash heap with Bi-partisanship, fiscal responsibility, healing racial wounds, etc.

Right_of_Attila on March 31, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Death To Media Hacks!

kirkill on March 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM

NewsBusters had this story last night.

DPierre on March 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM

If I were Sarah, I’d keep on doing what she’s doing. Stay focused on Alaska and let the critics keep on doing their worst.

At some point, this tactic will boomerang. Then, she can emerge and let people get to know her on a different level. By that time, people will be amazed that she can actually talk. :)

rope a dope, in short

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:23 AM

So very, very tired of Matthew’s Sarah bashing. What is the matter with this guy? Seems as if he has never grown beyond junior high. And,what’s worse, he can’t even see what he’s become. At first he just annoyed me but that has lately grown into disgust and is rapidly going beyond that.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 10:26 AM

It’s apparently an actual plan being implemented, according to an article on RCP today. The plan is to make fun of her in the same manner as with Rush L. recently.

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:29 AM

MSNBC must have received their marching orders from Carville yesterday, because the whole evening line-up was a little obsessed with Palin last night. With all that is going on at this particular time, their focus on Gov. Palin was an abundantly obvious distraction.

joedoe on March 31, 2009 at 10:34 AM

joedoe on March 31, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Beat me to it- the whole Obama White House is infested with political gangsters who have willing stooges in the media.
Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain- it’s still October 2008, now and forever.

jjshaka on March 31, 2009 at 10:38 AM

It’s pretty amazing how transparent this is and how the media is going along with it.

I was hopeful that the credibility lost was actually a teaching moment for them. Guess not.

AnninCA on March 31, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Ed,
I saw Fineman give an interview last month where he claimed that Olbermann wasn’t a liberal.

KEITH OLBERMANN.

So, sorry to break the news to you, but Fineman carries himself in a thoughtful manner, but he’s either oblivious to the obvious or a hack trying to pretend that only those to the left of Karl Marx himself is a “liberal”.

rjwest21 on March 31, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Matthews has consistently shown a propensity for looking up women’s skirts. He’s a perv.

The only way I hear about the latest left-wing inanity is through the right-wing blogs. Why give these people the air time? Their only audience is the gross Bill Maher-style neo-Fascists. Let the Acorn-ites have their entertainments. What else do they have?

I also don’t know why print journalists are still given the benefit of the doubt. Fineman, Brooks, Klein, et al are no different from Olberman and Matthews: Self-absorbed boobs with little of relevance to say.

The whole journalistic enterprise in America is rotten to the core. Better off reading the Brits to get an accurate assessment of what’s happening in this country.

Of course, talk radio and some of the right-leaning blogs still make sense, but some giving these “journalists” so much coverage. No one cares!

EMD on March 31, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I hope that the nastiness of this is not lost on liberal women, but fear it may be. Time will tell. However, this just may be the Achilles heel of the liberal talking heads. This type of ‘man’ should be offensive to all.

jeanie on March 31, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Fear. They are afraid. For eight years, President Bush was in the crosshairs of the media, and regular Joes like me.

Now they are trying to focus their PTBDS on a new target.

Simply fear.

madmonkphotog on March 31, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Matthews has “issues” with women. Flat-out. It’s been obvious for many years, way before Palin appeared on the scene. It’s just becoming harder for them to paper it over.

Something I’d be willing to bet on: Matthews is going to drop the c-word on live on MSNBC TV before the 2012 elections.

Robert_Paulson on March 31, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I would get upset with the blatant sexism, but there are just too many other things to be upset about these days.

There is nothing that Palin can do that will change the minds of the MSNBC crowd.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 10:45 AM

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