"The blame America crowd has come back, but it's become far more militant. It's the hate America crowd," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on the December 17 edition of Hannity. Bozell was reacting to a now infamous clip from her eponymous July 1 program when MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry trashed the Founding Fathers. "The land on which they formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved," she noted.
Perry's "footnote for the Fourth of July" was judged by a panel of media bias experts to be the 2012 Quote of the Year. Bozell, the founder and president of the Media Research Center, was in studio with Sean Hannity for a special year-ending "Media Mash" segment devoted to the worst in liberal media bias from this year. Naturally, Harris-Perry's MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews made the cut for his openly admitting that he was glad Hurricane Sandy gave President Obama a much needed boost at the tail-end of the campaign, a remark for which he later apologized on air. [see video below the page break]
"You know, Chris Matthews is forever taking the foot out of his mouth," Bozell noted, recounting numerous other statements that got him in hot water. "It's just this kind of rambling, nonsensical nonsense," the MRC president noted, lamenting that "he's much better than this, something's happened to him."
"I have had lengthy conversations with him in the past where he was reasonable, thoughtful.... But he has just gone to the dark side of reality on these things. He doesn't believe what he's saying about Barack Obama," Bozell argued.