Accuracy in Media

Feeling vindicated for an episode that occurred nearly eight years ago, Chris Matthews was eager to tell viewers on Monday night that former Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) now regrets his fiery exchange with Matthews after his speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Miller’s comments were part of an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that appeared on July 21.

This is what Matthews told viewers that Miller said:

That was terrible. I embarrassed myself. I’d rather it had not happened.

That makes Matthews look pretty good, except it wasn’t the complete statement.

That was terrible. I embarrassed myself. I’d rather it had not happened, but Chris Matthews is not one of my favorite people.

Miller may regret the incident, as Matthews pointed out, but he still doesn’t like him—a point that Matthews conveniently left out.

Matthews was looking to boost his already oversized ego, and leaving the rest of the Miller quote out only shows what a prima donna he really is.





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