Brent Bozell Excoriates Chris Matthews on 'Fox & Friends' for Comparing Muslim Brotherhood to Tea Party

"He's shameless, isn't he?" asked FNC's Steve Doocy, co-host of "Fox & Friends, about MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, who recently compared the Muslim Brotherhood to the Tea Party.

"Chris Matthews is not a journalist," replied MRC President Brent Bozell. "He's a parody of himself."

On the February 4 "Fox & Friends," the NewsBusters publisher acknowledged that while most of the coverage surrounding the crisis in Egypt has been relatively "fair and honest," there have been a few notable "blips."

The most glaring exception was delivered by Matthews on Tuesday: "So the Muslim Brotherhood has a parallel role here with the Tea Party. They're the ones that keep you honest and decide whether you've stayed too long."

After playing the clip, Bozell retorted, "If a meteor came out of the heavens and hit New York City, [Matthews] would blame the Tea Party."

Bozell also criticized analysts at MSNBC and CNN for downplaying the fundamentalist views of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"These are useful idiots," he quipped.

--Alex Fitzsimmons is a News Analysis intern at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.

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