Chris Matthews Isn't Over It
August 27, 2009
On MSNBC's Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough hosted a panel that included Chris Matthews and New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson. As the discussion was coming to a close, the subject of this morning's (excellent) New York Times story about Ted Kennedy's final days came up. The comprehensive piece was written by Mark Leibovich, the same Times reporter who wrote a much-discussed and extremely enjoyable profile of Matthews last year. Here is the amusing transcript: Chris M.: [To Abramson] By the way, congratultions on Mark Leibovich’s piece.
"working The Pole," Take Two
June 04, 2007
Lest any of our readers imagine that the Plank does not have the eyes of the powerful affixed to it at all times, it turns out that the folks at Joe Scarborough's show noticed my earlier item, about an apparently off-color joke about Jeri Thompson and pole dancing, and were eager to explain the reference. It seemed a little hard to believe, frankly, that they'd be able to mitigate the blunder, but I think they did, at least to a degree. It turns out that before the comment, Scarborough had been talking to Tracy Burgess, the WFAN news anchor and, evidently, a bit of a fitness freak.
Notebook (February 7, 2005)
February 07, 2005
THE RIGHT 'RACES' TO RICE'S DEFENSE It is always amusing to watch conservatives, who frequently accuse liberals of using bogus charges of racism to silence their critics, attempt to use bogus charges of racism to silence their critics. By the time you read this, Condoleezza Rice will have been confirmed as secretary of state.