By: Brendan Bordelon
Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter.
Matthews, who strongly questioned the trade even while facts continued to pour in on Monday, has been the only host on his network so far to even remotely challenge the Obama administration’s narrative on the prisoner trade and Bergdahl’s history of service.
And on Wednesday, he angrily rejected the characterization by Obama aides that the right-wing and Bergdahl’s former comrades were “swift-boating” the Army Sgt. — a reference to attacks made by then-presidential candidate John Kerry’s fellow servicemen on his record during his deployment in the Vietnam War.