Jeff Goldstein reviews a segment of last night’s Hardball:
From last evening’s “Hardball w/ Chris Matthews” comes this bizarre bit: Shortly after New York Times columnist Bob Herbert condemned the US for forcing democracy on Iraqis “at the point of a gun,” Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen had this to say: “There’s another word for ‘insurgents’ in Iraq, and that’s ‘residents.’”
Not to be outdone, Matthews himself (channeling Brian Williams) then added: “‘Insurgents’ are what the British called us in the Revolutionary War. It’s true”—an observation which, if I didn’t know better, might lead me to conclude Chris was trying to draw some sort of parallel or something.
I saw that too, sort of- I was doing something else and the time and wasn’t sure what I had heard, so I was waiting for the transcript.