Friday, September 08, 2006

Chris Matthews says Plame story too “complicated” to revisit

NewsBusters has a posted an impromptu interview with NBC Hardballer Chris Matthews, in which Matthews offers a lame explanation about why he won’t revisit the Plame/Wilson story now that Richard Armitage has fessed up that he leaked Plame’s identity to Bob Novak. It has to be read to be believed:

A: Well, the story's just gotten so complicated. I mean, it's just such a mess. Because what if it's true that Armitage was the source, but those other guys [presumably Rove and Scooter Libby], also were leakers, what then?

Q: Isn't that a question worth exploring on your show?

A: It could be but the problem is that Dick Cheney has so many apologists it's ridiculous. So many journalists like Bob Woodward will say or do anything just to get access to him. And then all the people in the administration too.

Q: I don't see why this is stopping you from mentioning the story at all. The viewers at least need some sort of closure don't they?

A: Hey listen I need to get out of here. I have to get back home.

Say, isn’t Matthews the guy who boasts of his show: “I promise not to let them get away with anything?” I guess not inviting them on is one way to do it.


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Jason Hickman said...

Boy, I never knew how much trouble and toil was involved in revisiting - and maybe, renouncing - b.s. "Cheney-and-Rove-are-behind-it-all" conspiracy theories till now. Thanks, Mr. Hardball!

Ps: Joan, you can get rid of at least some of these spambots if you turn on the little feature that makes commentators type in a mixed-up series of letters in order to post. Just a thought...

Joan Tintor said...

Thanks Jason, I am aware of that spam-prevention feature but have been hesitant to implement it as I don't usually get a lot of spam and I don't like to slow people down if they want to post a comment.