Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Media Matters

So why doesn't Media Matters have anything about Chris Matthews saying "Oh God" prior to Jindal's speech?


Leo said...

Does Media Matters even claim to be anything other than partisan?

factory123 said...

No, they don't. They're "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."

But a double standard isn't intellectually honest. And Matthews pulls shit like this on liberals as much as he does on conservatives. Isn't it better to reduce his credibility?

Leo said...

Yeah, I agree. Even if they aren't going to start taking on democrat/progressive talking points, they could at least manage a consistent pushback on certain media figures' obsession with trivia and image.

Maureen Dowd's another one who they could call out a lot more than they do, since her cheap shots seem to be equal opportunity and reliably stupid.

factory123 said...

Dowd is the worst. She was terrible to Gore and loves to feminize liberal men. Freaky how you can have a successful NYT column for calling guys "pussy".

Which reminds me of something else about Dowd. Steve Clemons posted on his blog about Dowd's inauguration party and man does he kiss some serious ass: "Dowd was the perfect hostess. The fanciest treats she had were pigs in a blanket -- but she knew that the real treats were face time with herself and the power guests she assembled."