Chris Matthews on Thursday accused Sarah Palin of aiding and abetting Pastor Terry Jones, the man threatening to burn Korans on Saturday's ninth anniversary of 9/11.
For days, Matthews and his colleagues on MSNBC have been calling upon Republicans to speak out against Jones.
But this wasn't enough for Matthews who repeatedly on the 5PM installment of "Hardball" attacked Palin for being too "soft" in her admonishment of Jones, and actually accused her of giving the Pastor the linkage between burning Korans and the controversy surrounding the Ground Zero mosque.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/09/10/chris-matthews-accuses-sarah-palin-aiding-and-abetting-koran-burning-pastor#ixzz0z954AY9SSeriously, Chris? How about getting a real job and quit wasting valuable air time with your garbage? Really, it's pathetic...do you seriously think that the American people are so stupid? Don't answer that, we know you do. Perhaps one day you'll get the message when you happen to notice the fact that your ratings are dropping like lead. Until then, enjoy those tingles you keep getting up your leg every time you hear the President, you sick little man.
The truth is, Sarah did speak out on the Koran burning, and in case you didn't read the entire Newsbusters article, here is the post Sarah put up on her Facebook page early yesterday afternoon.
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don’t feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.
Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?