Chris Matthews apologized, sort of, for comparing Rush Limbaugh to a James Bond character yesterday as he filled-in on “Morning Meeting.” Here’s what he said on Hardball tonight:
Got some concerned e-mail today about my comparison of Rush Limbaugh to Mr. Big. Remember him? in the great James Bond movie… James Bond said, ‘He always did have an inflated opinion of himself.’
Well, it was a movie reference… in this political atmosphere I shouldn’t have gone into such detail about Mr. Big’s demise at the end of the movie, about the CO2 capsule, especially in reference to Rush. And certainly, I shouldn’t have speculated, even metaphorically or cinematically, about that happening to Rushbo in the real world.
Notice the picture of Rush — an older photo of a heavier Rush — in the graphic. After the jump, the clip from yesterday…