Chris Matthews Apologizes
I would guess that the following video is not supposed to impress me. From Talking Points Memo, where I got this video, Josh Marshall writes:
Chris Matthews just gave one of the weirdest, 'I'm for the little guy', 'I love politics', 'women rock' half-defensive, half contrite apologies I've heard in some time in the lead in to Hardball just now.
I don't really see it that way.
I actually see Matthews - who I think is a twit, a virulent sexist and often does more harm than good, though he's not nearly as bad as Tim Russert - doing what most people really don't do. He's apologizing. He says that he sees how badly his comment came across and understands why it was hurtful. In an era where our President still can't think of anything he's done wrong in the worst presidency ever, where admitting fault seems to be indicative of weakness, I find this refreshing.
Sorry if this means I have to hand in my angry liberal card.
Just because I can't seem to get rid of the "More after the fold," I should add here that I think Matthews ignores the obvious fact that this is not an isolated incident. Media Matters has an extensive, accurate list of many similar trangressions, located here.
But for this one? His apology, at least to me, is accepted.