While Hyping Barack Obama's Killing of bin Laden, Chris Matthews Lashes Out at 'Sadist' Dick Cheney
On Tuesday's Hardball, while praising President Obama's handling of the
killing of Osama bin Laden, MSNBC's Chris Matthews excoriated Dick
Cheney as a "sadist."
Former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman contrasted the Bush/Cheney administration's dropping of bombs in Iraq with Obama's actions. Matthews responded by mocking, "There's a difference between being cold blooded - I think presidents have to be cold blooded - and being a sadist." [MP3 audio here.]
As if his point wasn't clear, the liberal anchor interrupted Fineman to add, "I was referring to Cheney, of course."