Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Tom Brokaw Bitch-Slap

As the polls were closing in New Hampshire Tuesday night, and district reporting began drawing a clear picture of a Hillary win, Chris Matthews, part of NBC's election coverage team that night with Tom Brokaw sitting in, decried the unfairness of all polling information predicting a different outcome. Matthews went so far as to infer, mid-election reporting mind you, that an "investigation" into polling techniques was needed. Brokaw politely disagreed. (emphasis added)

"You know what I think we're going to have to go back and do?" Tom Brokaw, now in role as NBC sage, said, referring to future races. "Wait for the voters to make their judgment."

Responded Matthews: "What do we do then in the days before the balloting? We must stay home, I guess."

"No, we don't stay home," Brokaw said. "There are reasons to analyze what they're saying. We know from how people voted today, what moved them to vote. You can take a look at that. There are a lot of issues that have not been fully explored during all this.

"But we don't have to get in the business of making judgments before the polls have closed and trying to stampede, in effect, the process."
Matthews had no response. Because he's an idiot.

5 comments:

  1. Calling Chris Mathews an idiot, is an offense to idiots everywhere.

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  2. What's the meaning of "bitch-slap", exactly? To slap someone as if he were a woman? Is there a special way that women are supposed to be slapped?

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  3. anonymous woman1/10/2008 2:25 PM

    Where the hell have you been, anonymous, sucking dirt in some hole for the past 10 years? And isn't it a bit sexist to assume the use of the word "bitch" implies you are referring to a woman?

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  4. chris mathews is great SNL fodder.

    that is enough of a reason to keep him around, i say...

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