In an interview with the Associated Press’s David Bauder, MSNBC President Phil Griffin, who has shaped the network into an ultra-liberal version of Fox News, thinks that Hardball host Chris Matthews is at the “peak of his game” and considers him a “statesman.”
He’s as good as he’s ever been. He’s at a place in his life where he’s really comfortable in his own skin. He’s a statesman. He has so much knowledge and I think he understands it better. He’s always been great, but I really think he’s been at the peak of his game.
Since the election, which Matthews sees as vindication for the liberal Democratic policies he supports, he has only increased his criticism of conservatives and has been anything but an example of a statesman.
That honor is generally reserved for diplomats and politicians who have skillfully plied their craft over a long period of time. Matthews isn’t a politician, and he certainly isn’t a diplomat or very diplomatic when he talks to about conservatives in this country.
Statesmen earn respect, Matthews earns cackles from almost everyone except for his pals on the left.
Matthews is not a statesmen by any definition of the word, but he is a liberal Democrat partisan, masquerading as a journalist, on a liberal network that acts like it’s an extension of the Democratic Party.