Ed Team

The Kung Fu Terrorist

Filed By Ed Team | January 03, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Chris Matthews, Chuck Norris, kung fu, kung fu terrorist, underpants bomber, underwear bomber

"I think we have got to get serious about catching terrorists, not just catching weapons. I'm waiting for the terrorist who knows kung fu or something that gets on an airplane without a weapon. God knows what that is going to be like."

-- MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews. I'm assuming Matthews was giving reasons why crazed rightwinger Chuck Norris should be put on the "No Fly" list.

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Y'know, I used to watch Matthews religiously because he's so great in calling out political bullshit rhetoric when he hears it.

These days, however, he's become such a dinosaur with his elitist and antiquated view of new media and his public denegration of what he calls the "netroots" (that would be us, by the way) that I find it hard to continue to consider him credible and not completely out of touch with what's really going on in the media and politics these days.

Matthews seems to think that only those drawing a paycheck have any credibility in the media. He's wrong, of course, but that's great for us. Remember, the print newsmedia used to think of us the same way, until we stole large portions of their readerships and now they're scrambling to try to keep up (just look at how well-used Twitter is by major news orgs and reporters in all forms of media now, for example).

Chris Matthews was truly great in his day, but the longer he stays on the air spouting his elitist drivel, the more certain it becomes that his day is long over. The country has moved on from his kind of thinking and so should our media.