CHICAGO, August 29, 2012 — President Obama is from Chicago. He was a Chicago politician. President Obama is the premier product of the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine. Chicago, Chicago, Chicago.
According to Chris Matthews, any reference to Chicago and this president is racist. Just saying “Chicago” is racist. According to this twisted logic I am a racist. If that is the case, I am proud to be a racist. If telling the truth is racism, so be it.
I suppose soon the Southern Poverty Law Center will label me a hate monger. I will be investigated, spied on, and maybe even arrested, all because I say “Chicago,” or mention that the president has links to Chicago. “Chicago” is racism and hate of the ugliest kind according to Chris Matthews.
If I am a racist Chris Matthews is the most stupid man in the world. MSNBC is letting this madman emotionally utter ramblings from the voices in his head. MSNBC and NBC should be embarrassed and ashamed. Unfortunately the shame and embarrassment are not media traits. They will keep paying Matthews to utter absolute inanities nightly without apology.
Chris Matthews does not know anything about racism. He probably cannot even define it. He is as clueless, as the rest of the media who see racism in any criticism of this president. By the way, last year the phrase “this president” was considered racist.
Chris Matthews lives and thinks in his own little echo chamber. He is the dumbest man in media.
Chicago is President Obama’s hometown. He lived here, married a local woman, worked here, and cut his teeth in the Democratic Machine here. He and his campaign team are implementing and executing Chicago style politics. Low, dirty, scandalous, dishonest, and corrupt. That is not racist or racism. It is the truth. The whole truth. The hard truth.
Politics ain’t bean bag. It is a dirty game played by dirty people, whether they are named Rove, Carville, or Axelrod. Race, racists, or racism have nothing to do with it. Winning at all costs does. The accusations of racism are just mudslinging in the hope some will stick, especially to the ever growing racially guilty progressive Caucasian crowd.
Matthews emotes whatever talking points Team Obama puts out. If Team Obama says “Chicago” is racist, then it is. MSNBC should put a disclaimer before, during, and after every Matthew’s appearance- “Chris Matthews is a card carrying member of the Obama reelection campaign. President Obama approves his message.” That would be honest. NBC, MSNBC, and whoever owns them now lost any claim to honesty, let alone journalism. Entertainment and sitcoms are their forte.
Matthews long ago surrendered any journalistic ethics, if he ever had any to begin with. Matthews is a skilled thespian. A made up, dressed up, blow-dried ham. He is becoming the reincarnation of Keith Olbermann, toxic, viturperative, venomous, and vitriolic.
Chris Matthews has been on a racism tear since the GOP convention opened. It is all he has to recharge that tingle up his leg when he thinks about President Obama. He will do anything; use any journalistic dirty trick, to see to it President Obama wins reelection. Matthews is a partisan political hack.
Unlike others in the so-called profession of journalism, who lie about their bias- on both sides of the political fence, Matthews is at least honest about his pure partisanship.
Entertainers like Matthews only have the race card and race dog whistle to keep hope alive. The president’s record of stewardship is dismal. There has only been change for the worse. All President Obama and his campaign have is the blame game. It is getting old, tired, and people do not believe it anymore.
Race is all they have left. Race is all they will promote. If it takes calling everyone who opposes or criticizes Obama a racist they will do it.
Criticize Obama and you are a racist. Say Chicago and Obama in the same sentence, you are a card carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan. Mention Obama and the Chicago Machine, you are lynching people. Criticize Obama’s presidency, use Chicago and Democratic Machine at the same time, you are committing genocide.
When are people going wake up and say enough is enough? MSNBC should have been flooded with calls and emails until their systems were overloaded. Yet, there was barely a peep. Viewers are enabling insanity and inanity.
Matthews will continue to spew his personal brand of hatred. He will rant and rave like a lunatic. He will not be held accountable. Chris Matthews is a wantonly irresponsible and egregiously reckless pundit. Chris Matthews and MSNBC are appealing to low information voters and progressive tin foil hats. Anyone with a scintilla of intelligence would change channels.
What will it take for MSNBC to finally dump him? How much more outrageous are they going to allow him to become? When will “responsible journalists” (oxymoron?) stop appearing on his show? How much longer will America have to tolerate his unadulterated hate fill diatribes and lies? The answer, look how long Olbermann lasted.
Chris Matthews is a disgrace. Anyone in or out of the media or journalism who defends him is a disgrace. It appears there are a lot of disgraceful people in journalism, entertainment journalism, and the media.
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.
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