Chris Matthews is not happy with Obama's brief swipe at cable news pundits during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
"Over the past six years, the pundits have pointed out more than once that my presidency hasn’t delivered on this vision," Obama said in his speech. "How ironic, they say, that our politics seems more divided than ever. It’s held up as proof not just of my own flaws -- of which there are many -- but also as proof that the vision itself is misguided, and naïve, and that there are too many people in this town who actually benefit from partisanship and gridlock for us to ever do anything about it."
But Matthews wouldn't let the president attack his cable TV buddies without a fight.
"I think he made a mistake tonight about cable television," Matthews said on MSNBC, following the address. "I think there are a lot of people -- at our network, especially -- who hoped and in fact shared his hope with regard to the end of racial division and the need for continuing hope for that aspiration and not at all benefited from it. And also about bipartisanship ... a lot of us I think believe we have to work together better, and he and his Republican opponents have got to sit down and cut some deals. I don’t think it’s fair to say everybody benefits from division, I think he’s made a mistake on that. And I don’t think he watches much cable television, to be honest with you, and that’s his call."
Watch Obama's remarks:
H/T Daily Caller