There is a tradition in Eastern Europe that we should say only good or nothing of the dead. Given the ratings of Chris Matthews, decency requires that I say only good or nothing of his show on MSNBC. If it ain’t already dead, it is a “dimly burning wick” (Isa. 42:3) so it doesn’t need my help to get extinguished. After all, Chris Matthews is the guy who said that American companies are sitting idly on trillions of dollars and refuse to spend them, only to do harm to Obama at the next presidential election. (He never mentioned what inflation would be produced by trillions of dollars poured into the economy and how that would hurt the workers and the poor.) With such statements out of Matthews’ mouth, he doesn’t need critics.

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