Back in March, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might have a tough go at being elected president because he looked like “a car bomber.” At the time, that was thought to be over the top, even for Matthews, and it landed him a spot on the Media Research Center’s “The Best of Notable Quotables” list for 2011.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel with guest host Mark Steyn to talk about the list. He posed a question: What if someone made similar disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama?
“How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence he made a comment about the president of the United States and said that he looked like a skinny ghetto crackhead?” Bozell asked.
“Which by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does,” Bozell opined. “Everybody on the left will come forward and demand that he be fired within five minutes for being so insulting towards a leader of the United States. This is the kind of stuff Chris Matthews — by the way, who cares? He has 48 people watching him, so we really shouldn’t care.”