Monday, June 25, 2007

Chris Matthews, Auteur

Chris Matthews talks about women in politics:
MATTHEWS: But isn't that a challenge, because when it comes down to that final decision to vote for president, a woman president, a woman commander in chief, will be an historic decision for people. Not just men, but women as well. Elisabeth, you're always thinking about these things.

BUMILLER: It's Golda Meir, it's Margaret Thatcher. I mean, we all remember these women. I, you know, I think we can get there.

MATTHEWS: But we've got Patton and John Wayne on our side.

In opposition to two real historical female leaders, Matthews puts up two movie characters (I have no doubt movie-fanboy Matthews was picturing George C. Scott in the movie Patton, not the real Gen. Patton). Then he says "our side" is that of the male movie figures and not the real-world elected leaders.

This is how Matthews covers political campaigns: He invents a movie (always with tough, great-smelling, and authentic Republicans and weak, inauthentic Democrats), then describes the movie in his head instead of policy or the actual campaign.

It's even worse than horse-race coverage. It's Matthews, every day, pitching his lame-ass movie to viewers. And in Matthews dream-movie, Republicans are "our side" and women are draining our precious bodily fluids.

Chris Matthews: Producer, director and writer of his own movie-delusion, maker of dreams. Or in some cases, nightmares.

The guy is sick.
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