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the mighty right wing machine rattles on and on | buzztwang
The other day on Hardball on MSNBC, an interesting moment occurred.Chris Matthews and guests Howard Fineman and Andrea Mitchell started out discussing Obama's looming VP choice, the various "front runners" on the "short list" (a completely made up list by the media, since no one has a clue, but they make it sound like they do.) and then they switched to discussing McCain's choices for VP, (which they are equally as clueless about) in particular Joe Leiberman. It went like this:FINEMAN: Well, I don't know. First of all, I think a lot of conservative activists, including Rush Limbaugh, wouldn't take Joe Lieberman, either. They respect him. The same with Sean Hannity. But they...MITCHELL: They wouldn't take him. They've already said (INAUDIBLE)FINEMAN: They said they wouldn't take him...It's an extraordinary admission that went entirely overlooked. Here are three major media players discussing how conservative media pundits have a powerful role in choosing who will be the Republican