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Published:January 8th, 2009 10:19 EST

MSNBC "Oddball" to Spare U.S. Senate

By John Lillpop

With mostly bad news rolling in from Washington, D.C., these days, a small ray of sunshine managed to spike through the black clouds hovering over the U.S. Senate, thereby delivering a glimmer of hope for better days ahead.

As reported in the New York Times (1), Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC`s "Hardball" has decided not to run for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania in 2010.

From the NYT, in part:

"Chris Matthews, the host of the MSNBC program Hardball, ? told his staff on Wednesday night that he would not run for the Senate in 2010 from Pennsylvania.

"For much of the last year, Mr. Matthews had been considering entering the Senate race as a Democrat in his home state at the same time he was renegotiating his contract with NBC News. He had attended several meetings that had included Pennsylvania representatives as well as some major fund-raisers in the Democratic Party.

"But Mr. Matthews, who was once a top aide to the House speaker, Tip O`Neill of Massachusetts, and ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1974, never formally declared himself a candidate, a decision which would have forced him out of his position at MSNBC."

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Liberal Matthews apparently decided that the Democrat Party could be more effectively served by continuing his charade as an objective journalist on "Hardball," which is actually a paid political advertisement for Democrats, courtesy of NBC.

Matthews, who has a school-girl like crush on the President-elect, once admitted his attraction to Obama when he said, ""I have to tell you, you know, it`s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama`s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don`t have that too often." (2)

Thrill going up your leg, Chris? You do realize that Obama is a happily married straight dude, right?

Matthews` Obama-inspired "thrill" apparently has a direct impact on his role as a journalist. In an appearance on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" show, Matthews made the astounding disclosure that it was his job to make the Obama presidency "work." (3)

Most journalists try to give the appearance of complete neutrality, but, unlike Matthews, most journalists do not experience sensual ecstasy when listening to a young black man speak about converting America into a Marxist state!





John W. Lillpop