December 26, 2004: Headlines: COS - Swaziland: Journalism: Television: Saint Petersburg Times: Zell Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Chris Matthews. But Miller's crazed stare - he looked like Granny Clampett training her shotgun on a stray varmint - was enough to cause even the overbearing Matthews to back off

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Zell Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Chris Matthews. But Miller's crazed stare - he looked like Granny Clampett training her shotgun on a stray varmint - was enough to cause even the overbearing Matthews to back off

Zell Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Chris Matthews. But Miller's crazed stare - he looked like Granny Clampett training her shotgun on a stray varmint - was enough to cause even the overbearing Matthews to back off

Zell Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Chris Matthews. But Miller's crazed stare - he looked like Granny Clampett training her shotgun on a stray varmint - was enough to cause even the overbearing Matthews to back off

Even insults went retro this year
By ROBERT FRIEDMAN, Times Deputy Editor of Editorials
Published December 26, 2004

The most heartening language trend of 2004 was the revival of the old-fashioned insult.

[Excerpt]

When MSNBC's Chris Matthews, sitting in the safety of his studio, had some tough questions for U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., after Miller's over-the-top keynote address at the Republican National Convention, Miller went all Aaron Burr on him: "I wish I was over there, where I could get a little closer into your face. . . . I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel."

Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Matthews. But Miller's crazed stare - he looked like Granny Clampett training her shotgun on a stray varmint - was enough to cause even the overbearing Matthews to back off.

The performance won Miller, who is retiring from the Senate, a job at the Fox News Channel, which apparently had not yet reached its quota of scary gasbags.





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