Hardball with Chris Matthews is going to very interesting tonight!
The brother of the MSNBC personality, James R. Matthews, has been arrested on charges of perjury.
First of all, we were shocked to learn that Chris's brother is in fact a Republican. Not only that, he is Republican commissioner of Pennsylvania's Montgomery County! James lost his reelection bid for the position and is poised to step down in just a few weeks, but now, his good name has been smeared from probably ever running again. A local Pennsylvania paper called the Norristown Times Herald broke a story yesterday they are dubbing "breakfastgate." (Of course!) They revealed that James lied under oath during a state investigation into his alleged personal meetings with another local politician to dicuss county business over, you guessed it, a short stack and sunny side up eggs.
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As we mentioned earlier this week, Aaron Sorkin's working on TV show about and now there's more deets!
The screenwriter said in an interview with BBC:
"I love television, and I’m going to be doing another television series as well, this time on HBO, and it’s going to take place behind-the-scenes at a nightly cable news show. It’s going to be happening soon. I’ve written the pilot episode and we’re casting it right now."
As for research, Sorkin's gone straight to the source, adding:
"I’ve spent some time at CNN…with Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, Fox News, I’ve spent some time being a fly on the wall at those shows…What the hope is, is that I can bring the same kind of idealism and romanticism that made government seem sexy on The West Wing, and I can bring it to the news and journalism, which in America is held in at least as much contempt as government."
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We didn't see this one coming.
Keith Olbermann's next gig could be writing a TV comedy project…with Aaron Sorkin?
Sorkin has had a pilot script in the works about a cable news show and is in talks with Olbermann to get his input.
He reportedly spent time with Olbermann on set while writing the pilot as well as sitting in with Chris Matthews and Fox News.
This could actually work. And we'd still get a fresh new project with the Olbermann spin.
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