The Corner

Chris Matthews and the ‘Terrorist’ Label

The explanation that Chris Matthews offers for his obscene and idiotic slander against Senator Ted Cruz is rather like saying, “The purpose of a rapist is to make women reexamine their preconcieved notions, therefore I’m comfortable calling Chris Matthews a rapist.”

Terrorism is the intentional targeting and killing of innocent civilians to achieve political objectives through widespread terror. Matthews knows that. He’s only pretending to be stupid because he knows what his audience likes. 

Mario Loyola — Mr. Loyola is a research associate professor and the director of the Environmental Finance and Risk Management Program at Florida International University and a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. From 2017 to 2019 he was the associate director for regulatory reform at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.