Media Matters for America, watchdog group and self-appointed protector of Hillary Clinton’s virtue is at it again. The following summary was posted on Media Matters’ website:
Imus and Carlson invoke Chavez to smear Dem presidential candidates
Summary: While discussing Hillary Clinton with fellow radio host Jay Severin, Don Imus asked, “Well, why do we think that we — I mean, why don’t we just select [Venezuelan President] Hugo Chavez, then, if we want some rabid nut? I mean, why do we think that that’s a face we want to put on America?” Severin answered: “I think you’ve got that, that’s pretty much it. With Hillary Clinton you’ve got Hugo Chavez in a dress, and about the same size.”
The problem here with MM’s biased coverage is notice how they took a throw away line and tried to make it like the whole segment was about that. They also couple his quotes with those by Tucker Carlson but for what reason? Perhaps to make it look like a “vast right wing conspiracy”? The whole article, complete with transcript and video can be found here.