If you missed it, here's a bit of harmless fun:
Around the table at Drinking Liberally last night, some of the finest minds of our generation currently at Madison's Grill kicked this moment around for a while.
Some said it was proof that Matthews was more complex than his reputation gave him credit for. Others said it was proof he's not completely on the right-wing goof-train, as his accusers say.
Neither of those explanations really seemed to click for me, but I couldn't put my finger on why.
This morning, I see I don't have to bother; turns out A. Serwer has the thing pretty well nailed down at TAPPED:
This wasn't a great journalistic moment, it was a David Broder moment; James came onto Hardball and trashed the place, and that wasn't his place. So Matthews got angry. It isn't the kind of thing that indicates a departure from embracing the kind of Right Wing themes that have made Matthews so infamous among some liberals, and if James had been polite, he would have gotten away with spewing as much bile as he wanted.
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