Chris Matthews slams wrong author

On Monday night, Hardball host Chris Matthews made the not unreasonable comment, "Don't you essentially disrespect somebody who walks in and puts a book on the table and said they wrote it, when you know somebody else did?"The problem is that Matthews was talking about Sarah Palin.  Palin, however, has never concealed the fact that she had editorial assistance with her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life. In the book's acknowledgement section, she openly credits Lynn Vincent for "her indispensable help in getting the words on paper."  That much said, the story is told honestly and sincerely in Palin's voice.  There is not a sentence in it that Palin could not have written herself.Matthews would have done better to direct his critique at Barack Obama. "I've written two books," Obama told a crowd of teachers in Virginia last year. "I actually wrote them myself."  In fact, Obama had massive help with both his 1995 memoir,...(Read Full Post)