Matthews Brushes Off 'Brouhaha': 'I Think Kerry Meant To Go After President'

The MSM troops have begun to rally around their man.

Interviewing Ted Kennedy on MSNBC, Chris Matthews referred to the controversy over Kerry's comments as a 'brouhaha' and a 'rhubarb'. Kennedy was of course only too happy to agree, calling the controversy a "diversion" and even casting Kerry as the victim, claiming he is the "target of Republicans" reacting to his criticism of the war.

A bit later in the hour, Matthews flatly claimed that Kerry only meant to say that Bush hadn't studied enough before he became president and thus got us into a mess in Iraq, and later still:

"I think he meant to go after the President."

To quote that keen observer of human nature, John McEnroe: "you cannot be serious!"

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.