Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Accuses Newt Gingrich Of Racially Charged Use Of The Name ‘Juan’ (Watch Video)
Posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A big moment of last night’s debate came when moderator Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich argued over Gingrich’s comments that many have seen as condescending towards blacks. However, Williams really should have been offended due to Gingrich’s incredibly insensitive pronunciation of the word “Juan.” At least, that’s the opinion of Chris Matthews who accused Gingrich of a racial motive in the way he used Williams’ name.
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Matthews’ comments came during an appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports in which he and Mitchell discussed the tone in yesterday’s all white audience. Matthews accused Rick Perry of using terms bordering on “succession” when he talked about the South Carolina people’s “war” with the government. However, the focus was on Gingrich and Williams and particularly Williams’ first name. While Matthews agreed with a lot of what Gingrich said, he argued that this was a coded message to the crowd.
“That use of the name ‘Juan,’ the way he did it. You can’t argue these things. You either see them or you don’t. It’s just the way he did that. I sensed a little applause when he said ‘Let me help you’ when he answered the Juan question. It’s in the eye of the beholder. And, by the way, calling someone a racist is the worst way to get them to stop being racist because everyone gets defensive. … So it’s stupid to say it but, honestly, if you notice it, you sort of ought to blow the whistle. Because there is a dog whistle going on here.”
Matthews isn’t the only one accusing Gingrich of being condescending to WIlliams. Meanwhile, the Right is accusing Williams of race baiting Gingrich.
And so the Circle of Anger continues spinning, forever onward.
Watch the clip from MSNBC below:
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So now using somebody’s first name is racist??? Gads, these people must thing but eat, sleep and breathe “racism.”
I’m sure the dozen or so people watching Chris were impressed by his logic.
Chrissy, that syphilis eats your mind, eh? Shoulda had that checked out long ago.
Naw, he just borrowed the intonation that Brit Hume always uses when getting ready to slam Williams. “Juan....Juan...”
I changed the channel away from Chris Matthews, but people on Free Republic kept giving the guy threadspace.
Imus (of all people) was on the race card band wagon this morning as well. Going off on his food stamp comments. The MSM will do its best to knock him down a few notches before Florida. And they will do it with the race card.
Hispanic is not a race nor is the name Juan so stuff it up your arse you POS. Oops! I forgot; missy crissie might enjoy that too much.
I would pay good money to see a battle of wits between Chris Matthews and a tennis ball.
The drama and intensity would be absolutely amazing.
CM has no brains. His skull contains supernumerary salivary glands he has somewhat trained to compensate for the absence of gray matter.
Now wait a minute!
You mean this ISN’T satire?!!!
The fact is Bari, Pelosi & Reed focused the complete 2 years of this administration's super majority in congress, not on jobs and the economy, but on socializing America's medical system.
Absolutely the BEST part of any Fox broadcast.
My only question remains “Why on earth would anyone want to know what Chris Matthews says about ANYTHING?”
The left is terrified of Gingrich. Do they seem scared of Romney? not so much. Do the math folks.
I want to know who signed this guys release papers to let him out on the streets?
LOL! I know...it’s really hard to imagine what their tiny minds must be like.
Gingrich understands and can teach conservatism.
This is why he’s such a threat to the left.
They survive on ignorance.
Chris Matthews is always saying crazy things and seems like a very paranoid person.
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