Is ‘Hardball's’ Matthews Too Biased to Anchor?
December 22, 2008 3:58 PM
"Probably" is my answer, as I stopped watching the bloviating, biased anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball” months ago.
For a while now, he’s been said to be privately discussing his plans to run for the Democratic seat in Pennsylvania against GOP Sen. Arlen Specter.
Privately? Hardly, if every media outlet seems to know about this stunt.
Various newsgathering outlets say he’s already shopping for a home in Philadelphia as he maps out his plans with MSNBC as his contract expires in June. Other reports say it’s just a ploy in his negotiations to renew his contract.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin is saber-rattling in the press, too. He recently told the Hollywood Reporter that he expected to see Matthews remain on board “for a long time.” Is that a nice way of saying he can’t wait to get rid of Matthews?
Matthews used to be a breath of fresh air. But unfortunately, as his popularity soared, he stopped listening, often not giving interview subjects time to answer his questions and putting words in their mouths.
I wish he would keep his political views to himself and let viewers hear what his guests have to say.
The decision on Matthews’ move going forward is expected soon, and I hope this Keystone Kop returns to the Keystone state to bully Specter instead of his viewers.