Saturday, July 07, 2007

Now That's Hardball, Mr. Shuster!!!

If Hardball was like this every night, Matthew's numbers might be closer to those of Olbermann.

I'd sure watch it more than once a month. It just lifts a person's spirits to watch the Neocon dumb-asses and their outrageous remarks smacked down hard by someone who knows what he's talking about!

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall July 7, 2007 11:21 AM:

Now that's Hardball.

A month ago, Fouad Ajami, a prominent neocon at Johns Hopkins, wrote a bizarre op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in Scooter Libby's defense. 'In 'The Soldier's Creed,'' Ajami wrote, 'there is a particularly compelling principle: 'I will never leave a fallen comrade.' ... [Libby] can't be left behind as a casualty of a war our country had once proudly claimed as its own.'

Yesterday, David Shuster, guest hosting MSNBC's Hardball, took Ajami to task for comparing Libby to American troops.

Ideally, this should be routine. A marginal neocon appeared on MSNBC to talk about a column he wrote a month ago. A professional broadcaster, who knew what he was talking about, pointed out the guest's errors of fact and judgment for the benefit of the television audience. At the risk of sounding ridiculous, this is what TV shows are supposed to do.

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