Chris Matthews is becoming the mainstream media’s premier race-baiter and hatemonger. The MSNBC host is the Joe Biden of liberal commentators — an obtuse, loudmouthed Democratic hack willing to ruthlessly play the race card. He is a national embarrassment. His brand of demagogic vitriol should be denounced for what it is: ideological fanaticism masquerading as journalism.
During the GOP convention in Tampa Bay, Mr. Matthews confronted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. On “Morning Joe,” Mr. Matthews denounced Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for playing the “ethnic” and “race” card. Why? Because Mr. Romney had made a joke about President Obama’s birth certificate at a speech in Michigan, telling the crowd that “No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”