Chris Matthews could not contain his disappointment with President Obama’s performance during tonight’s first presidential debate against Mitt Romney. “I don’t know how he let Romney get away with the crap he threw out tonight,” Matthews said during MSNBC’s post-debate analysis before launching into lines he wished Obama had delivered specifically about Romney’s controversial 47 percent remark: “You don’t care about these people! We’ve got it on tape, Governor!” Matthews was even less impressed with Obama’s seemingly casual body language tonight: “He was disarmed! He was like, ‘Oh, an hour and a half? I think I can get through this thing,’” Matthews said. “What was Romney doing? He was winning! If he does five more of these things, forget it.” Watch more in the video below.
Facebook didn’t tiptoe to avoid poking the bear on the left. They went right up to the bear and stabbed it repeatedly. And then goaded the right’s bear to join in the stabbing.
The power of leftist outrage mobs has been well-discussed. The power of conservative outrage mobs to affect corporate and political policy, even from left-leaning organizations, is arguably less acknowledged.
In no small part to placate the right, the liberal company Facebook misled the nation again and again about the nature of Russian interference in the election. They repeatedly fed right wing conspiracies while waving away criticism from the left. It’s hard to see how an ardently Trumpist company could do much better.