Years after President George W. Bush has left office, Chris Matthews still cannot resist taking a cheap and groundless shot at the former president. In his latest effort, Matthews has implied that the 43rd President did not write his own memoirs.
On this weekend's The Chris Matthews Show (Sun., 1/15/12), Matthews began his weekly "Tell Me Something I Don't Know Segment" by turning to one of the members on his panel, Michael Duffy, Time magazine's executive editor.
MATTHEWS: Mike, tell me something I don't know.
DUFFY: George W. Bush actually likes writing books, and he’s been thinking lately about writing a book about his father, the 41st President, who will turn 88 in June. Bush says he likes the process you go through. He discovered that when writing his memoirs –
MATTHEWS: Has anyone actually seen him writing?
Ugh. Kudos to Duffy for his quick response.
DUFFY: I think if you read Decision Points, you’d know he wrote it. (Referring to the possible new book:) I’d pre-order that book at Amazon …
Not cool, Chris. Not cool.
-- Dave Pierre is the author of the book, Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories. Dave is also the creator of TheMediaReport.com and is a contributing writer to NewsBusters.