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Smerconish compares Arianna Huffington to a ‘hooker who gives up a john.’

By Amanda Terkel  

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Today on MSNBC’s Hardball, right-wing radio host Michael Smerconish bashed Arianna Huffington — along with former “West Wing” actors Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff — for reporting that at a dinner party shortly after the 2000 election, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his wife told Huffington that they didn’t vote for George Bush. Host Chris Matthews simply laughed and defended coziness between the press and politicians:

SMERCONISH: Look, I don’t get invited out anywhere. You do, Chris. … I’m grilling burgers in an hour in Philly. But let me ask you something. Isn’t this a violation of the dinner code? Isn’t this like a hooker who gives up a john? I mean, isn’t there some impropriety here?

MATTHEWS: I used to love that rule, that when you’re out having fun with each other, you weren’t sitting there with radios, you weren’t quoting them, you weren’t going to screw them in the morning. That’s the world I like to live in. But I have learned, everything you say can be used against you.

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