Dirty Hardball

Even had I been home before midnight yesterday, I likely wouldn’t have caught Chris Matthews’ take on Condi Rice’s appearance before the 9/11 Commission yesterday. Frankly, I gave up on Hardball months ago although, strangely, I quite like the much more civilized Chris Matthews Show that airs on Sunday mornings. Fortunately, Steve Bainbridge has coverage of it (here and here). It was apparently a doozy.

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  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Howard Fineman’s (MSNBC) comments made me wonder just what he was watching during the testimony. People in general seem to have gotten the story right though. CNN announced today that in their polls that Condi’s testimony is a positive for the Bush Administration. They did report that the results are definitely highly partisan, (who woulda thunk that?)

  2. hank A. says:

    I personally enjoyed Hardball last night. Did you watch the Countdown with Keith Olberman right after it. The contrast between the two shows was astounding. The Countdown was practically annointing Rice as the next savior, while Harball was busy analyzing her statements. If you want only skewed news, watch Fox.