Hardball anchor Chris Matthews gets
ready to start his day.
- Last night, I sat through four hours of MSNBC primetime and live-blogged it on my Twitter. I probably won’t bother archiving it like I did with Morning Joe unless I find a thing that will do it for me.
- I think it was a mistake to start with Hardball, since that’s where all my vitrol and funniness went, and it made Countdown seem good by comparison, even though I usually find Keith Olbermann obnoxious.
- The night included the premiere of Lawrence “I wrote for West Wing” O’Donnell’s new punditshow, The Last Word. He’s a good dude and I wish him well, but his show was basically Countdown extended for another hour, with the same dumb Huffingtonesque stories (Y’all see the new Christine-no-relation-O’Donnell vid?? Check out what some meatheads said about Stephen Colbert’s testimony! Saturday Night Live is super-important, you guys!). Hopefully it will find its own identity as it continues.
- Rachel Maddow interrogated Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the lawlessness of our undeclared drone war on Pakistan, and while it maybe wasn’t as strong as it could have been, it still made for worthwhile television. Why do I suspect she did it to make her co-workers look bad by comparison?