Seriously – Glenn doesn’t want to talk about Chris Matthews. Pat and Stu can do all the Chris Matthews bashing they want on the 4th Hour – he may even be the majority of their material – but Glenn just wants to not think about him. Matthews MUST know this, because he makes ridiculous comments that have to be mentioned.
“ Have we ever had a time where one side's willing to just say something?” Matthews has said. “We can argue about wars and there are always issues of values and measuring facts but here's the facts on the table. Global warming, climate change. Rush Limbaugh says stuff that's non well, it's just not true. I never use the word "Lie" but it's appropriate here.”
“Glenn Beck, I heard him months or years ago on the radio before he was on TV saying there's no climate change, playing, pandering to these business types, pandering to people.”
What’s weird about that? Glenn laid out his position very clearly in An Inconvenient Book, which was a bestseller.
“When you said the climate has warmed in the past 100 years but it's done that in fact, climate change is something that happens all the time,” Stu explained.
“ It's constant. So I'm not a climate change denier,” Glenn said. “I'm just one that doesn't deny that it happens only in one direction.”
“You deny that man right now understands the entire system of the climate perfectly enough to make decisions with trillions of dollars that could otherwise be feeding people,” Stu added.
Matthews continued to say that Glenn and the other people in the media on the right were “evil”.
“Chris, you're on a national news network in which the guy who owned it up until recently was an advisor to the president. You don't see any possibility for corruption there, but it's the rightwing media with all the corruption,” Stu said.
“How does this guy believe that, you know, MSNBC is apparently completely free of any sort of bias or any sort of wrongdoing or any sort of scientific denial?” Pat added.
But Glenn? “We're not going to change them. I don't really care where they think. It's funny to look at it and it's sad and it's tragic.”