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2 comments | Friday, April 28, 2006

Has anyone else seen the Hardball Hot Shots segment on MSNBC's Hardball (every Friday)? It's kind of a strange segment, featuring the 'fair and balanced' panel of Joe Scarborough, Tucker Carlson, and Rita Cosby (in their defense they seem to substitute Ron Reagan or Craig Crawford as a hot shot when one of the regulars is out). Chris Matthews, of course, leads the panel in a tour du force (farce?) of the previous days' top stories.

The whole thing seems to basically be a way to roll out the right wing talking points (and of course promote MSNBC's programming with its only watched show), one last time for each perspective week. To the extent that Matthews doesn't act as a check or balance on these folks it's a skewering of all things anti-Bush (and anti the neofacist Republicans). I guess I need to look into whether anyone is raising any objections to this segment; I haven't visited the anti-Chris Matthews blog in awhile, but I guess I'll start from there and hope to find others sounding the alarm on this journalistically deeply suspect segment.


Blogger R2K said...

: )

9:32 PM

Blogger Sean said...

Thanks for the comment Alex. I've been watching this hot shots thing for awhile, and it's such a trip into a dark and diabolical parallel dimension, that I don't think i've had the soundness of mind to really say anything about it until now. So, I guess I kind of woke up in some way today, and I'm ready to use the truth against this thing and try to bring about some kind of positive change. anyway, strange world.
talk to you later,

10:19 PM


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