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."