William F. Buckley said it a long time ago. If some says to you, "Are you a racist?" You immediately reply, "No, are you?" and then you take it to them, and that does not mean defending yourself against insane charges, that means going on offense.
Exactly. If they’re going on any of these State Run Media programs, they need to be better prepared for the tedious accusations. For example, Matthews accusing Hedgecock of disliking Dear Leader. Hedgecock should’ve countered with “You didn’t like Bush. Is it a criminal offense to dislike a president?”