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May 28, 2008

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Andy

I don't know if I agree with that assessment of the reason, but it is clear that Matthews, with Olbermann, prefers Obama to Clinton.

Hypatia

A nice example of the decline and fall of modern liberalism – Hendrik Hertzberg announcing he will ‘max out’ to contribute to any future Chris Matthews run for political office. (I might leave the country, myself.)

I’m disposed to agree with Andy, and I think Hertzberg’s description of low-chuch Protestantism is a tad – bigoted is a harsh word, but it’s certainly condescending. Basically he’s giving Matthews a free pass on his viciousness toward Hillary Clinton because in common with many Obama fans he secretly or not-so-secretly thinks she has it coming. This is sad, especially coming from him.

I always thought the late Michael Kelly, although capable of fine reporting once upon a time, was around the bend even on his best days. And he was at least as vicious toward Al “Fidelity” Gore as he was to the misbehaving Clinton. But let it pass.

John Petty

Andy, no question.

Hypatia, I agree with you about Michael Kelly. I didn't want anything bad to happen to him or anything--such as being killed in Iraq--but I thought he was a poor excuse for a journalist.

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