Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Howard Hits Back!

(via Gotham Acme)

During an interview with Fox News today, Howard Wolfson sharply criticized Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann of MSNBarack MSNBC.

His anger was sparked by this exchange between Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann.

KEITH OLBERMANN: Irony upon irony, instead of the commercials designed to destroy Hillary Clinton, [the Republicans] are using Hillary Clinton in commercials designed to destroy the Democratic nominee.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Those are crocodile tears. And you wonder whether an objective person, either rational or post-rational, would be able to appreciate the fact that that's clear politics--nothing wrong with it. But Republicans have no heart in Hillary Clinton's claim to the White House. They villainized her for years. Their commercials, their attitudes are--you go to a Republican hangout, it's all anti-Hillary. That's their point of view. To now hold her up as some victim of some sort of foul play, of unfair politics, is a joke. But the funny thing about it is, they're enjoying it. Fox News, for example, seems to enjoy it. It's no accident, for example, that they hired Howard Wolfson. They use him as some sort of, oh, little toy soldier waiting on the shelf.

OLBERMANN: Tokyo Rose was the thought that came to my mind.
Howard Wolfson was very professional during the course of the campaign and kept his public criticism of MSNBC to a minimum. For example, I'm sure that everybody remembers this psychotic tirade by Keith Olbermann accusing Hillary Clinton and her entire campaign staff of racism:

What you may be less familiar with was Howard Wolfson's response the next morning:

"We, obviously, vigorously disagree with that characterization, although many of us remain fans of Keith and enjoy watching the show on nights other than last night," said communications director Howard Wolfson.
After enduring more than a year of crap like this...

...and this...

...Howard had enough. Howard, good on you for standing up to those hypocritical windbags.

As for Tweety and the Edward R. Murrow wannabe, I'll let my young friend here do the talking...


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