"Chris Matthews has it exactly wrong!" NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Sean Hannity on the January 22 "Media Mash" segment, reacting to the Hardball host's effusive praise on Monday for what he insisted was a Lincolnesque inaugural address by the president. "The Gettysburg Address was an attempt at healing the nation's wounds" from the Civil War while "Obama's speech... was a left-wing declaration of war against the conservative movement, so it was the opposite of the Gettysburg Address."
Another telling exchange from MSNBC on Monday was when presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett thanked the crew of MSNBC's Morning Joe for "a good four years with you all," Fox News host Sean Hannity noted. [watch the full segment below the page break]
Jarrett is "reportedly Barack Obama's most trusted advisor" and here she is "thanking MSNBC for everything, and they respond by basically swapping spit with this woman," the Media Research Center founder quipped in reply:
This is a network that is so in the tank for Barack Obama. They've been pushing him since the 2004 Senate campaign so she has every reason to thank them, and they should have said, "You're welcome."
Also discussed during the "Media Mash" segment were the over-the-top excitement exhibited by NBC's Al Roker and ABC's Diane Sawyer.
Sawyer was just downright "babbling incoherently," Bozell scoffed, while NBC went "all girly on us."
"I just hope Al didn't have an accident while he was there," Hannity quipped in reply, alluding to Roker's admission that he once accidentally crapped his pants when at the White House.