Why Does Tim Russert Repeatedly Give Carville And Matalin A Platform To Promote Their Candidates?

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Steve Kornacki New York Observer

For the love of God, please stop enabling them.

"Only 39 days until the Iowa caucuses," Tim Russert gravely intoned over the dramatic John Williams "Meet the Press" score. "The Democratic race: too close to call. The Republican race: too close to call. Which issues, policies, strategies will resonate?"

If Mr. Russert really wanted a thoughtful and provocative discussion of that subject, then why did he--yet again--hand over half of his show to James Carville and Mary Matalin, two of the four panelists whose punditry monopolized Sunday's one-hour broadcast?

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