Hitler Donnybrook Rocks Hardball

Matthews not appeased by conservative radio host's history gaps
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 6:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – There's been an outcry from the Dems over President Bush's "appeasement" comments but the shouting was loudest on last night's Hardball, the Huffington Post reports. Radio host Kevin James sang the praises of Bush's remarks comparing Barack Obama's planned outreach to Iran to Nazi appeasement. But after being asked repeatedly by host Chris Matthews, James couldn't come up with exactly what that moment in Hitler history involved.

"Your problem, is, Kevin, you don't know what you're talking about," Matthews said, giving James a quick history lesson. "You don't understand there's a difference between talking to the enemy and appeasing. What Neville Chamberlain did wrong was not talking to Hitler, but giving up half of Czechoslovakia."