Matthews Condescends To Crowley: 'We've Got Our Susan Boyle Here'

Call it damning with fat praise . . .

After Sgt. James Crowley did a good job at his post-beer press conference, a condescending Chris Matthews—apparently surprised that a policeman could handle himself well in such a situation—said "I think we've got our Susan Boyle here."

Here's how Matthews ended the post-Crowley press conference kibitzing on the 7 PM edition of Hardball:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I have to tell you: well I feel like we're watching "Britain's Got Talent," here.  We'll be right back with Mark Whitaker and Roger Simon here on the Politics Fix.  We've got our Susan Boyle here.

Joe Biden got raked over the coals during the primaries for calling Obama "articulate." Odds that Matthews undergoes the same kind of criticism for being surprised a cop spoke well in public?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.