Chris Matthews, unhappy with Bishop Thomas Tobin's recent criticism of Rep. Patrick Kennedy (see my previous post, here), is unable to hide his contempt while interviewing the Bishop.
Frankly, the Bishop's response is a sound one. He is pushing for Catholic lawmakers to enact civil law that is consistent with, and reflects, the moral values held by the Faith and which are readily found in natural law. Despite Matthews' badgering, how to achieve that end is not for the Bishop or the Church to say, but, rather, is the responsibility of the legislators to figure out.
Matthews seems ready to come unhinged by the end of the interview, when the Bishop refuses to take his bait to lay out the specifics of how to outlaw abortion.
Chris Matthews is a real piece of work. His contempt for those he disagrees with is readily displayed in interview after interview.
This interview is no exception. Matthews is condescending and disrespectful and speaks to the Bishop the way one would speak to a child.
For what it is worth, Matthews claims to be a Roman Catholic.