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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Hardball in the Crossfire

Does being criticized by both sides mean that you're doing something right or that you unanimously suck?

From the left, MediaMatters:

While the clear majority of commentators described the debate as a draw, MSNBC pundits expressed a dramatically different view, declaring Vice President Dick Cheney the undisputed victor.


CHRIS MATTHEWS (host of MSNBC's Hardball): Will it be apparent enough to The New York Times to mention tomorrow, will the liberal press admit Cheney won? [...] The analogy would be a water pistol against a machine gun.

And from the right, the Grand Old Party itself:

DEMOCRAT CHRIS MATTHEWS' SELECTIVE "ANALYSIS" - Matthews Pinch Hits For Edwards And Strikes Out The Truth

The GOP says Matthews was wrong in it's "fact check" of Cheney's debate statement, "I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11."