Chris Matthews in a Comcast World…
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Ben Fernandez profiles Chris Matthews in an article that’s almost as much about MSNBC’s future in a Comcast world…
Matthews said he didn’t know Comcast’s ruling Roberts family. He met cofounder Ralph Roberts once, at a fund-raiser for Hunting Park. “The only guy I know really well is David,” he said.
That would be David Cohen, a political insider in Washington and Pennsylvania. Now executive vice president at Comcast, Cohen was chief of staff for Ed Rendell – whom Matthews referred to as “Eddy” – when he was mayor of Philadelphia.
In person, Matthews looks taller than he does on TV, and youthful for his age – he’s 65. He’s now one of the nation’s longest-serving cable news hosts.
“Larry [King] is the only one who would have beat me. And he’s gone. I don’t think of myself in that way anyway,” he said. “I’m so energized.”
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