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Stephen Colbert: Chris Matthews' 'Thrill' Up His Leg Is 'The Hardball'

NewsBusters - USA - Appearing on the March 12 edition of "The Colbert Report," Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz discussed the media’s fawning coverage of Barack Obama, noting Chris Matthews famous "thrill going up my leg" comment when hearing Senator Obama. Kurtz comically stated "we don’t know how high that thrill went." Host Stephen Colbert replied "that thrill is what you call ‘the hardball.’

Kurtz noted the mainstream media’s excitement over Obama and felt they got a little bit tougher when "Saturday Night Live" parodied the pro-Obama bias. When Colbert noted the press probably loved to talk about the potential bias because they got to talk about themselves. Kurtz conceded "we are a very self absorbed profession."

Amy Menefee also wrote on the Kurtz interview noting that the big three networks are still relevant and opining that journalists put their "feelings aside."

STEPHEN COLBERT: Now, you’re one of those guys who believes that Barack Obama was getting a free ride from the press, correct?

HOWARD KURTZ: The fact is that Barack Obama, you know, sometimes they had to hose these reporters and pundits down, great speaker, yes he is. Oprah endorsed him. That was wow. Ted Kennedy endorsed him. He was the new JFK. He was the new crowned prince of Camelot. And then what happened is a couple of weeks ago, "Saturday Night Live" started making fun of us, us journalists! Said that we were in the tank for Obama. And now the coverage has gotten a little bit tougher.
Source : Originally Published NewsBusters - USA, Mar 13, 2008
Celebrities : Howard Kurtz, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Reality shows, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 05:03:55 PM | Permalink
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