In a Nov. 7 NewsBusters post, Rich Noyes complains about conservative Joe Scarborough's claim to Chris Matthews that "I have been bashing my party more than the Democratic party because I want to make sure that I am fair and down the middle":
So “far and down the middle” means hitting Republicans harder than Democrats? Too bad Matthews, a former staffer to Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, doesn’t routinely attack Democrats to prove how “fair and down the middle” he is.
Well, as a longtime MRC staffer like Noyes should know (and as we've documented), Matthews routinely bashed President Clinton during the impeachment episode and has bashed John Kerry. But the MRC stopped noticing those things -- not to mention Matthews' praise of President Bush -- and cherry-pick comments in order to slam Matthews as liberal.
Noyes might want to check into the facts sometime.