Friday, May 16, 2008

Reason #243 to Hate Talk Radio: Kevin James

Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews had Right-Wing radio host Kevin James on to argue that President Bush was right to use a speech in Israel to compare Barack Obama's call for diplomacy to those who wanted to appease Hitler in the late '30s.

Where to begin with this one?

From word 1 James is shouting and carrying on like a fake-tan ego maniac with severe 'roid rage. He also immediately changes his argument on whether or not President Bush referred to Obama.

Next, James had no idea what Neville Chamberlain did to appease Hitler. It's just a Ring-Wing talking point to compare anyone who wants to use diplomacy to the former UK PM. Matthews calls him out for about 3 mins, during which James, being the hack that he surely is, tries every trick to avoid the question and change the subject without admitting he just doesn't know.

To Matthews' credit, he doesn't let up. To (NY's own) Mark Green's credit (who was on to debate James) he astutely quotes Yitzak Rabin, points out the tired scare tactic of comparing everything to Hitler and gives the line of the show:

"Kevin, when you're in a hole, stop digging!"
Watch the clip and ask if there is something really wrong when a guy like this can host an open forum. I mean people actually listen to this man, and consider (even heed) what he has to say. Scary.

Every word he says in these 9-plus mins either factually incorrect or devoid of honesty. Why would Barack Obama go to the Knesset this week? It makes no sense, just like this guy.

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