Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Putting the "Cock" in Peacock


It takes a truly awe-inspiring level of arrogance to walk into an interview assured that, no matter what you say or do, the reporter conducting the one-on-one will see you exactly as you see yourself and therefore write glowing things about you.

It takes an even more awe-inspiring level of stupidity to be a journalist yourself -- someone who understands how these things usually work -- and make this assumption.

Behold, Chris Matthews.

(The Huffington Post: Matthews Hates Olbermann, Wants To Be Russert, Worries About Getting Kidnapped)

7 comments:

Michael J. West said...

Indeed. That's why the Jon Stewart interview was so beautiful.

Thomas said...

Translation of Olbermann's comparison of Matthews to John Madden:

"Chris Matthews is OK, cuz, like, most of the time he's the smartest idiot in the room... Oh, and I love schadenfreude for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hey Russert! Wanna hock loogies from the railing by the escalator and see who can hit Matthews first???"

Stephen said...

That guy makes my tv speakers bleed. The primetime 24 hour news hosts have the rare opportunity to ask a question and actually let the audience LISTEN to an answer yet it's squandered day in and day out. I feel like a person in an abusive relationship who wants to believe it's really gonna change this time!!!
$5 million a year...so that's $250k per viewer?

Anonymous said...

I never liked him much, but I must admit that lifting up the curtain as was done in that article made him even more horrifying.

The whole pundit universe is full of it.

Phil said...

File under: Things You Knew Instinctively But Are Nonetheless Relieved To See In Print.

And the Stewart interview was one for the ages: "I'm not trashing your book. I'm trashing your philosophy of life!"

Master Mahan said...

Chris Matthews thinks he might be kidnapped? Yeah, sure. That would play out like 'The Ransom of Red Chief.'

dene said...

that article was fucking amazing. seriously hilarious.