Saddam's Miscalculations | Main | Open Thread
March 11, 2006

Chris Matthews, Tubby Eighth Grader

Wonkette, under new management (and therefore not necessarily entirely without charm or talent), has been quoting a lot from a Washingtonian editor named Kim Eisler, a liberal Democrat who happens to also be a friend of Jack Abramoff's. And a man who stubbornly insists on sticking by his friend despite Howie Kurtz' belief he should abandon him.

Interesting stuff; I haven't seen anyone defend Abramoff much. Eisler makes the good point that if Abramoff is supposedly guilty of defrauding his Indian clients by not doing any actual work for them, how the hell can he also be charged with bribing Congressmen and Senators on their behalf? That would seem like serious work, and the kind of work that could land you in prison.

Can someone defraud you by not working for you while simultaneously working so hard for you he risks time in jail? Apparently so.

Anyway, Eisler wrote a letter to Time Magazine seeking a minor correction, over whether or not Abramoff ate nonkosher food while dining with Indian clients. In fairness, Eisler really had no first-hand knowledge of whether Abramoff did or didn't, but merely reported that his friend was strictly kosher and said he didn't eat nonkosher at the time in question.

And despite the fact that they edited out Eisler's actual point (leaving aside the validity of that point, which we're not touching), we do think it was nice of Time to print a letter refuting a fact in one of their pieces. What we're saying is, we're glad Time printed it. Because it led to another hilarious, fantastic media moment: hate mail from Chris Matthews.

Handwritten and sent to Kim Eisler's home. Best line: “I think Time just published that letter so my friends could laugh at you.”

“My friends.”

This town is middle school. We love it.

He's got a point. I haven't heard "All my friends think you're x" since middle school.

Chris Matthews. He's an adult man. Supposedly he has his own TV show, I hear.


digg this
posted by Ace at 10:52 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Zombie Yondu: "Nood. ..."

wooga: "[i]The striptease she did in True Lies for Ahnold ..."

Grump928(C): "Nacod Fusion ..."

Soona: "625 my fave xmas movie is the bishop's wife cary ..."

Buzzsaw90: "How did all this JLC is a hermaphrodite stuff star ..."

azalea city: "sessions and ruby Rod formed special super secret ..."

Off the reservation: "Ajit Pai on net neutralityhttps://www.youtube.com/ ..."

flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "[i]633 Net Neutrality simply means that all inter ..."

Dack Thrombosis: "Some guy named Ronald Crump signed off on it. Have ..."

JT in KC: "617 Not really--the internal reproductive organs u ..."

chavez the hugo: "but, having streets plowed is a fundamental right! ..."

blaster: "JLC dance scene in True Lies. Oh my. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64