Chris Matthews: Ann Coulter 'Doesn't Have a Job'
UPDATE AT END OF POST: COULTER RESPONDS!
Ann Coulter is a syndicated columnist and a New York Times Best Selling author.
Despite this, on Friday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "[S]he doesn't have a job" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: They're playing to a public that not just of hard right. They're playing to a bunch of people on the center-right and right who feel there's been too much regulation of speech, to the word politically correct. I don't know who came up with it. Somebody came up with it years ago.
NIA MALIKA HENDERSON, WASHINGTON POST: I don't know if it's Stanley Fish.
MATTHEWS: And the idea of a term where there's only one way to talk.
MATTHEWS: You can only talk liberal.
MATTHEWS: And I think that's part of the thing they play to. I think that's why Ann Coulter, as offensive as she can be, plays that, because she says things - because she doesn't have a job - that everybody else on the right is sympathetic to, but doesn't want to say, but loves it when she says it.
Does Matthews think guest Nia Malika Henderson who writes for the Washington Post has a job?
Did Matthews think he had a job when he was a columnist at the San Francisco Examiner for ten years?
Apparently this irony was lost on Matthews.
*****Update: Reached by email for a comment, Coulter said, "Saying things a majority of the American people agree with is a foreign concept for an MSNBC host."
I couldn't agree more.