One can imagine what the firestorm from the Left would be if a FOX host said the same thing after a Romney win. But no, a liberal, race-card playing Obama hack said it and for that he should lose his job:
Media Bias: An MSNBC commentator says he's "glad" that Hurricane Sandy hit when it did because it led to the re-election of Barack Obama. This is a fine example of what's wrong with today's press.RELATED: Matthews Apologizes For Saying He Was ‘Glad’ East Coast Hit By Hurricane Sandy: ‘Not Just Stupid, But Wrong’
Early Wednesday morning, apparently kept awake by the Obama thrill running up his leg, Chris Matthews added to his Biden-like collection of spoken inanities, telling the world, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week" because it "brought in possibilities for good politics."
He tried to qualify his statement, saying that he meant "not in terms of hurting people."
But the explanation came too late and had little substance. Had the storm not hurt anyone, it would have been a nonfactor. Only in its viciousness did Sandy have an impact.
Matthews' comment is childish and reprehensible. But it won't get him fired. Neither MSNBC bosses nor the legacy media will find fault with it.
What are more than 100 deaths, displaced lives and billions in damage to them as long as the disaster helps push their candidate over the finish line?
Imagine a Fox News commentator cheering a storm that helped elect Mitt Romney. Or a conservative pundit expressing delight in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi because they precluded Obama's re-election. He or she would be run out of town. And rightfully so.
Matthews' win-it-for-the-Democrats-at-any-cost approach to journalism has become the staple of a corrupt media. Matthews is an opinion maker who is free to exercise bias in his work (though he should avoid celebrating deadly hurricanes).
But the press is overflowing with straight news reporters and editors who let their left-wing bias bleed all over their product.
Consider that the mainstream media virtually ignored the weighty questions about the Benghazi attack and has continued to look away from what should be an absorbing Fast and Furious scandal.
The press has also failed to look at Obama's role in our sluggish economy, the widespread joblessness and our lack of optimism. It hasn't been remotely curious about the problems that ObamaCare will create. Nor has it bothered to take a hard look at Obama's background.
But that's how today's media operate. It's become a venal institution, the Democrats' poodle rather than a political watchdog.