MSNBC's Chris Matthews went on a rant early Wednesday morning about
Republicans accusing President Obama of trying to bring European
socialism to America.
Unfortunately, the aging Hardball host conveniently forgot
that he basically said the same thing to Paul Ryan in 2010 (video
follows with transcripts and commentary):
Gov. Chris Christie's keynote address at the Republican convention didn't warrant a full story last week in the New York Times.
Yet when San Antonio mayor Julian Castro delivered the keynote to the
Democratic convention, Jeff Zeleny offered a full story in Wednesday's
edition, giving the Democrats space from which to blast Republicans: "New Democratic Voice Challenges Republican Vision." Castro was also spared the fact-checking the Times afflicted upon Republicans last week in Tampa.
(Manny Fernandez had previously polished the mayor's resume in a flattering preview of Castro's keynote:
"The speculation lately about Mr. Castro’s future has reached fever
pitch; there is talk of his running for governor, earning a place in Mr.
Obama’s cabinet and even becoming the first Hispanic president. A Fox
News Latino headline this summer read: 'Julián Castro: Son of Chicana
Activist, Harvard Law Grad, Future U.S. President?'")