Thursday, July 20, 2006

Playing Hardball With Buchanan And Matthews

Hugh Hewitt played clips (as heard on AM1280 The Patriot) from an appearance by Pat Buchanan and Bob Shrum on "Hardball With Chris Matthews". Listening to the discussion reminded me of William F. Buckley's book "In Search Of Anti-Semitism". The lack of any attempt to fairly represent the neocon ("It's the JOOOZ. Quiet now - don't tell anyone.") point of view was emphasized by the faux diversity of the panel. ("Did they happen to mention the JOOOZ?") Perhaps all the neoJewishcons were already booked on shows with audiences. One might think, however, Mr. Matthews could have booked in Christopher Hitchens; who, while clearly not a cheerleader for the state of Israel, would have vehemently objected to the idea that the war in Iraq was a neoJewishcon plot to further the imperialist plans of Israel. On the other hand, I did not hear the whole segment, so I may have completely misunderstood the discussion. Certainly no responsible adult would actually believe the modern equivalent of The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.

(The "Hardball" transcript was not yet published by the time this was posted.)