The Corner

We Have a Winner

In the undeserving puff-piece category. USA Today runs a love letter to Chris Matthews despite the fact his show’s and his network’s ratings are in the basement. Peter Johnson writes “This rough-and-tumble political chatfest is increasingly must-see TV for a small (443,000) but driven number of viewers whose thirst for politics extends far beyond what’s in the newspapers and on the evening news.” Considering that Matthew’s ratings were better years ago — when Matthews was better — shouldn’t that be “decreasingly must-see TV”?

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