A Letter To Chris Matthews
By Cecil Stanton
Mr. Chris Matthews
Host, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews
400 North Capitol Street, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20001
that you will be airing tonight on Hardball, the
famous segment from the Republican National Convention in which
former Senator Zell Miller challenged you to a duel. It was
a dramatic moment in television and we’re so pleased that
you have been able to use the segment as a promo to boost the
show’s ratings for the last 9 months.
We are even
more pleased that you will be playing it again tonight as it will
be a great publicity hit for Senator Miller’s new book A
Deficit of Decency.
question is, in Senator Miller’s absence tonight, will you
tell the whole story as to why he was angry with your comments?
In chapter 6 (Hardball Huff) of A
Deficit of Decency, Zell explains that the reason he challenged
you is that before he came on the set you claimed he was an “old
Will you renounce your baseless claim that Senator
Miller is a segregationist?
As you may know, following Senator Miller’s
challenge, CNBC took and online poll in which they asked who would
win the duel. You, of course, received 14% of the vote while Senator
Miller garnered 86%.
We wonder if that will be part of the discussion
Stroud and Hall Publishers
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