Chris Matthews Omits Party Label of Prudish Congressmen Calling for Viagra Ad Censorship
On the May 8 "Hardball", the MSNBC anchor noted in his Political Sideshow segment that Reps. Jim Moran (Va.) and Bob Brady (Pa.), are up in arms about erectile dysfunction drug ads running on television and are sponsoring legislation before the House to ban television stations from running ads for drugs like Viagra and Cialis from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Democratic congressmen argue the ads are indecent for children. [get audio for download here]
While the legislation's premise seems prudish at worst and laughably silly at best, Matthews insisted that the congressmen, who are "regular guys" and "both friends of mine" were simply "looking out for the kids." All the same, he failed to give the Democratic Party credit for threatening the cold shower of government regulation on the drug commercials.
Oddly enough and also worth mentioning, just before reading this news item, Matthews shared with viewers that Michelle Obama has said her biggest thrill as First Lady was doing a PSA taping on the set of Sesame Street. Matthews then reminded viewers that it was President Barack Obama that "gave me my biggest thrill."