MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has been unhinged for awhile. He is continually proving to be off the deep end, and does not disappoint with his most recent comment, “I’m so glad we had that storm last week.”
Last week, Matthews referred to people who question man-made global warming (or is it “climate change?”) as “pigs.” This week, he is thrilled about a storm that has caused people their lives and property, all because of his perception that the storm boosted President Obama’s re-election chances.
Even Rachel Maddow let out a little gasp at his comment, and Lawrence O’Donnell (who recently reported on a satire story as if it was real) shook his head.
Matthews should be ashamed of himself for putting his partisan agenda above the very real suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy. It is reminiscent of a similar comment recently made by yet another media figure, Today Show host Savannah Guthrie, who spoke of Hurricane Sandy as an opportunity “seemingly from above” for President Obama “where he could look like that strong, independent, steady in a storm, very appealing to the middle of the road voters”.
The disconnect from “real people” by the mainstream media grows more and more apparent by the day.
Watch the inane comment here:
Chris Matthews quickly added that he only meant the comment in the “political” sense, not “in terms of hurting people.” His clarification is most likely not so comforting to those who were impacted by Sandy. The storm caused mass devastation, and left tens of thousands without shelter.
Don’t expect the steady drumbeat of partisan rhetoric spouted by the mainstream media to go away anytime soon. Unless people start demanding more objectivity by tuning out the crazies; the partisan divide will deepen and the nasty polarization will only continue.
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