Barnicle's Mean-Spirited Multiple Choice: Is W Delusional, Isolated or Stubborn?
No Chris Matthews, no problem. The regular host of MSNBC's Hardball might be taking a post-election break, but the show hasn't missed a beat when it comes to liberal bias. We detailed here the sycophantish performance that last week's substitute host David Shuster put on with guest Jimmy Carter. With John Kerry as his guest, this evening's pinch hitter Mike Barnicle kept the Matthews' anti-Bush flame burning.
Barnicle offered guest John Kerry this distinctly negative multiple choice test to explain President Bush's Iraq policy:
"Is the president delusional, is he isolated, is he stubborn, is he all of the above, none of the above?"
The notion that the president might simply be a man of principle, or, heaven forfend, right on the substance, never entered Barnicle's equation.
View video of Barnicle administering his multiple-choice test here.
Finkelstein recently returned from Iraq. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org