Matthews: “Unpredictable & Irrepressible”

By Brian 

Chris Matthews “violates practically every accepted rule of broadcast journalism,” and Jon Friedman loves it. “Not only does he seldom smile, he actually frowns a lot and can look almost unhappy. This demeanor runs in contrast to the majority of fresh-faced, well scrubbed TV stars (of both genders, by the way) that seem to have gotten a doctorate in the discipline of Happy Talk.”

More: “Matthews can seem wildly unpredictable and irrepressible. His mind processes thoughts so rapidly that his tongue sometimes seems to be struggling to keep up.”

Later in the column, Friedman asks Matthews about Bush’s troubles, slam-dunk guests, and a Hillary-Rudy showdown…