Thursday, December 29, 2005

Misinformation Is Better Than No Information - Isn't It?

Media Matters for America recently awarded MSNBC's Chris Matthews their coveted, Misinformer of the Year Award. Chris and I work for the same company and I'm going to be sure to drop him an email on Monday with my congratulations. To be in the same league as Bill O'Reilly is certainly something special.

Chris was a font of misinformation and just plain bullshit this year. Some of this finer moments:

"[S]ometimes it glimmers with this man, our president, that kind of sunny nobility."

"Everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs, maybe on the left," adding, "I mean, like him personally."

"If [Bush's] gamble that he can create a democracy in the middle of the Arab world" is successful, "he belongs on Mount Rushmore."

What ever happened to the liberal media? Maybe the "liberal media" was really a truthful media. Isn't the very idea of a free press, a liberal concept?