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Coming from a guy who has said on multiple occasions any criticism of Obama is rooted in racism.
Chris Matthews, MSNBC: “I think there’s concern in the media — our media about that. He asked for time in primetime to go on national television. Usually Presidents ask for that when they want to make an announcement, make news as you put it. Clearly, he did not tonight. In fact, he openly stated this is a debate that he’s endangered in, not a news-making event. I think that’s why the networks chose, I think wisely, to give the opposition its turn, but it did put the President almost on an equal level. . . .
The President shouldn’t have gone on national television to give a political address and I don’t think the opposition did much in matching it.”