I seen his show several times and don't think he's 'right wing',
he ask them some tough questions, but does give them a chance to reply, I say that's fair enough for them to come up with a reasonable answer, or tell him they will have to have more time, and will get back to him later with an answer.
Some of this stuff is really poorly written and doesn't make a clear point, i.e.
repeatedly compared Americans concerned about the war in Iraq to Osama bin Laden
We're all concerned, so must I pull teeth to find out they are talking about someone who opposes the war? Or is that even the point?
a responsible and objective mainstream journalist with a reputation for calling it as he sees it.
And people can't watch his show and call it as they see it? Or change channel if they don't like it?
That gives his partisan smears a veneer of credibility that makes them particularly offensive and dangerous in a nation at war.
Alot of the press had made this mistake while our troops are in harms way, Bill O'Reilly got all over the New York Times and their Abugrav coverage, did the coalition of more than 20 of the top progressive and moderate political blogs help Bill? Or who's being perceived as being in danger?
The troops sure are, I was in the army and do respect the job each individual troop does to serve this country, and whether the war is right or wrong, I can't stand the thought of them not being supported by everyone until their return.
3. Why are Matthews' comments a problem?
It is incredibly biased, irresponsible, and offensive for a supposedly-objective journalist to repeat as truth partisan Republican talking points
If they had a point to refute what he was saying, why don't they come out and say it instead of accusing him of using talking points? Can't they make a point that's reasonable?
And even if he was using talking points, he must think they have some use to be debated on his show.
And even if he was using talking points, don't the guest have a chance to respond with whatever they want? That's what I liked about Alan Keyes, he won every debate he was in.
Chris Matthews' right-wing bias has been an ongoing, growing problem and it needs to stop.
censor him, censor him!!!(beware, sarcasm here)
I don't watch much of the Matthews show because I ain't got all them fancy channels, but if he is endangering the troops in harms way, he'd better stop, I want them all to come home safe, just like the rest of the concerned.
I'm guessing we're politically opposite, and I don't mean to push my right-wing bias around, and you may point it out if I don't seem reasonable, I'd actually be glad to never hear from Chris Matthews again, his left-wing bias bothered me.