Media Bias: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Says His Job is Making Obama Successful
by Steven Ertelt
November 6, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — During the presidential campaign, the mainstream media found itself accused of being "in the tank" for Barack Obama’s campaign. Just two days after Obama’s election victory, MSNBC anchor talk show host Chris Matthews said it was his "job" to make sure the pro-abortion Obama presidency is successful.
Appearing on the "Morning Joe" program today with host Joe Scarborough, a pro-life former congressman, Matthews made the comment that is drawing guffaws across the Internet.
"I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work," Matthews, a former aide to pro-abortion House Speaker Tip O’Neil, said.
"Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!" Scarborough responded.
"Yeah, it is my job," Matthews replied.
"Your job is to make this presidency work?" Scarborough responded again, apparently surprised by what he was hearing.
"To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency," Matthews confirmed.
Mark Finkelstein, a writer for the Media Research Center blog Newsbusters, noticed Matthews’ comments.
"Just in time for the new James Bond movie, Chris Matthews has earned himself a new moniker: Odd Job," Finkelstein writes. "Matthews says he sees his job as a journalist as doing everything he can to make the Obama presidency a success."
"An incredulous Scarborough kept pressing, astonished at such a complete 180 from Matthews’s repeated insistence during the Bush presidency that he had to hold the government accountable," Finkelstein wrote.
"Once Obama assumes office, the ‘speaking truth to power’ line we’ve heard so often during the past eight years will be a thing of the past," he concluded.
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