MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews wasn't the only one to wrongly predict the death of health care reform after Republican Scott Brown's surprise Senate win. But, as Time's James Poniewozick points out, Matthews's January 22 insistence that health care was dead is spectacularly wrong. (It's also, unlike all the blog and newspaper health care eulogies, captured on film, which makes it especially embarassing.) Poniewozick, marvelling at Matthews' forcefully wrong argument, dubs the TV host the "wrongest name in cable news."
Poniewozick delightfully eviscerates Matthews:
But this clip is really something. It's like a gold-medal performance in wrongness. It's like automotive engineers built a supersonic Wrong machine, filled its fuel tank with high-octane Liquid Wrong, hauled it out to the Bonneville Salt Flats, and attempted to set the world record in wrong.
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