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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

MSNBC Matthews Retracts Tagging Powell and Rice "Showcase Appointments"

MSNBC Matthews Retracts Tagging Powell and Rice "Showcase Appointments"

Source: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/09/02/matthews-retracts-tagging-powell-rice-showcase-appointments

On Friday’s Hardball on MSNBC, the day after he labeled Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as "showcase appointments," Chris Matthews retracted his comment, chalking it up to a bad choice of words, as he contended that he should have called Powell and Rice "high-profile" appointments, rather than "showcase" appointments. Matthews: "I should have said 'high-level, high-profile' appointments. They were genuine appointments. They were not tokens." And, although Matthews did seem to demean Rice on Thursday by referring to her position of Secretary of State as a "nice title," Matthews on Friday used a different tone: "Nobody on Earth believes that Condoleezza Rice is not this President's chief foreign policy advisor. Or nobody challenges their ability. Personally, I love the guy, although I wish he'd had opposed the war, General Powell. So I used the wrong word. I should have said 'high-level, high-profile,' not 'showcase,' because some people took that as 'token.' And damn it, I certainly didn’t mean that."

No Protest. No Nothing. I guess if he had said, Obama "showcase" Presidential Nominee..All hell would break loose.

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