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  • Chris Matthews: Reagan Knew The Way Americans Felt After Soviets Downed A Plane in 1983

    07/17/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a flashback. From the moment I heard about today's shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, I remember that 1983 shooting down of a Korean airliner over Soviet airspace (Korean Air Lines Flight 007). Back then, the Soviets, still in a Cold War mindset refused to even admit responsibility for the deliberate murder of 269 passengers including, U.S. Congressman Lawrence McDonald of Georgia who was aboard. Here's how President Reagan reacted: REAGAN: What can we think of a regime that so broadly trumpets its vision of peace and global disarmament and yet...
  • Matthews: Tea Party Treats Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' 'Like It's the Little Red Book of Mao'

    07/11/2014 11:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Friday's Hardball, Chris Matthews and Howard Dean slammed the supposedly "lunatic" Republican Party for opposing President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S-Mexico border. Dean likened the political stalemate over this issue and in general in Washington to McCarthyism in the 1950s: "It reminds me of the 'who lost China' debate...where one side is frothing at the mouth and finding communists under every bed; and the other side – including some reasonable Republicans...actually trying to run the country." Matthews endorsed the former Vermont governor's take, and targeted fiscal conservatives/the Tea Party as somehow...
  • Chris Matthews: ‘This looking down our noses at Tea Party people has got to stop’(VIDEOS)

    06/12/2014 8:54:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 12 2014 | Robert Laurie
    The other night, in the wake of Eric Cantor’s epic loss to Dave Brat, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews appeared with the left-wing news channel’s new kid on the block, Ronan Farrow. Farrow was talking about how surprised he was that a Tea Party guy like Brat could be seemed to be so smart. After all, it’s simply shocking that someone so conservative is capable of making cogent arguments! -SNIP- Hell may have frozen over, because Matthews is just plain sick of people looking down on the Tea Party: -SNIP- This looking down our noses at the Tea Party people has got...
  • Chris Matthews, Meet Chris Matthews

    Ronan Farrow, considered the "boy wonder" of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor. Farrow was shocked that the winner, David Brat, had dared to campaign among the tea party rabble, being the professor he is: "Is it rare to see that kind of brazen intellectualism, particularly in populist candidates like this?" Translation: How did he win among knuckle-dragging Virginia racists with that spiel? In response, Matthews unleashed something almost as unexpected as the Cantor defeat. He came to the tea party's defense. "I don't think...
  • Chris Matthews: "Looking Down Our Noses At The Tea Party Has Got To Stop"

    06/11/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Third Person · 150 replies
    copy MSNBC video on realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 11th, 2014 | copied by realclearpolitics.com
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I was listening to [David] Brat last night, and today. I hink he's very sophisticated for a politician. He's certainly up to the ranks of most politicians I've ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner and an intellectual manner. He can handle any debate on this program or my program. This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they're as American as any liberal is, and they're really angry about the failure of the system. I was over covering eastern Europe when the wall came down. The...
  • Who is this man impersonating Chris Matthews?: Why is he saying nice things about the Tea Party?

    06/13/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    That couldn’t possibly be Chris Matthews saying nice things about conservatives and the Tea Party on MSNBC, could it?  On Ronan Farrow’s little-watched MSNBC program Wednesday, someone looking and sounding exactly like Chris Matthews defended conservatives and the Tea Party. (video below) Via The BlazeHe then asked Matthews, “Is it rare to see that kind of brazen intellectualism, particularly in populist candidates like this?” “Well, first of all, I don’t think you can assume that the liberals are smarter than the conservative professors,” Matthews immediately shot back. “I think that’s crazy talk like that and it’s exactly the kind of...
  • BIZARRO Chris Matthews: “This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop”

    06/12/2014 5:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Once again, I’m wondering what in the world has happened to Chris Matthews. I mean, this guy has said some horrible stuff about the Tea Party and if anyone has eve looked down at Tea Party candidates, it’s Matthews. But here he is on Ronan Farrow’s show, chastising him looking down his nose at ‘tea party people’: “This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they’re as American as any liberal is, and they’re really angry of the failure of the system. We can’t control the deficit, we can’t control the...
  • MSM Narrative: Tea Party is a thorn, then the GOP absorbed them, but now with Eric Cantor losing...

    06/11/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... what will the new narrative from the MSM be? Before the first GOP primaries this year, we heard from the MSM the long-held narrative: A.) "There is a huge war within the GOP. The GOP needs to do something with these "extremists" (Tea Party)!" Then when Boehner and some others won their primaries, the MSM narrative quickly shifted (as in goal-posts): B.) "The GOP has absorbed the Tea Party!" Now with Eric Cantor losing to David Brat (and that was a huge loss), the MSM won't go back on their narrative, even though they logically would have to admit...
  • (Tipping Point) Chris Matthews Is Not a Fan of This Bowe Bergdahl Deal

    06/05/2014 7:36:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Rutz
    Chris Matthews Is Not a Fan of This Bowe Bergdahl Deal MSNBC’s Chris Matthews doesn’t seem to have gotten the channel’s memo on the Bowe Bergdahl deal. Many liberal pundits on his network have shown nearly lockstep support for the Obama administration’s handling of the trade of five Taliban commanders for Bergdahl, who’s been accused of desertion by many of his fellow soldiers. However, Matthews, usually a huge fan of the president, has sharply criticized the cost of the trade, the national security consequences of releasing dangerous “Johnnies” as he put it, the actions of Bergdahl himself and the legality...
  • Matthews Slams White House For Saying Soldiers Are ‘Swift-Boating’ Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 6:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter. Matthews, who strongly questioned the trade even while facts continued to pour in on Monday, has been the only host on his network so far to even remotely challenge the Obama administration’s narrative on the prisoner trade and Bergdahl’s history of service. And on Wednesday, he angrily...
  • MSNBC's Matthews Hits Obama for Violating Law with Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Swap

    06/03/2014 6:33:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 3, 2014 | Ken Sheperd
    On his June 3 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews expressed his disapproval of the president having broken federal law in the process of securing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for transferring five high-level Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatari government custody.
  • Chris Matthews: This ‘Duck Farm’ Guy Is A Part of GOP’s Problem [VIDEO]

    05/31/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Heather Smith
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC host Chris Matthews was baffled Friday night by the GOP’s choice to invite “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson to speak at the Republican Leadership Conference. Matthews told his “Hardball” audience that the GOP’s “showing up with this guy from ‘Duck Farm or whatever’ is part of the problem. They’re playing to people who have rebel license plates on their cars. That’s who they’re talking to with this character.” “I guess the GOP is more desperate than I thought to call someone like me,” Robertson had told the audience at RLC on Thursday. MSNBC commentator Michelle Bernard joined Matthews in...
  • Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

    05/10/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: " By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one."
  • Chris Matthews Plummets To Last Place In Cable News At 7Pm

    05/05/2014 2:20:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5,2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews' ratings collapsed last week, falling behind even Headline News's (HLN) Jane Velez-Mitchell.
  • Chris Matthews Thinks It's 'A Little Ridiculous' to Blame Obama Admin for Benghazi Security

    05/02/2014 3:24:30 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 01 2014 | Matt Hadro
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews ranted on Thursday's Hardball that "it's a ridiculous" to hold the Obama administration culpable for the lack of security around the Benghazi compound during the September, 2012 attacks. "But the idea that somebody else should have been covering for him [Ambassador Chris Stevens], that someone else should have the army there waiting to defend him, I think it's a little ridiculous," Matthews insisted. "How would the President even know he [Stevens] was going on that trip out there to Benghazi?
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Chris Matthews Accuses Obama Opponents of 'Scorched Earth' Tactic; Predicts Clinton, Paul Face Off

    04/10/2014 7:18:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Nicola Menzie
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews claimed Wednesday while sitting on a politics panel at a heavily-attended event in New York City that President Barack Obama's opponents were hell-bent on hindering his progress before he even took the oath of office. The "Hardball" anchor also called the 2016 presidential party tickets for Democrat Hillary C"President Obama is president of the United States, and he will be president for three more years. We have to get that into our heads ... three more years," Matthews reminded the several hundred in attendance at the Al Sharpton-organized National Action Network 2014 convention unfolding this week...
  • The ‘Othering’ of Ted Cruz

    04/04/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals don’t like Ted Cruz. Many hate him. But why? Is it his conservative politics? That might have something do with it. The most plausible explanation is that liberals fear any politician who dares to be non-white, non-conformist, and non-complacent, and who challenges their 1940s Rooseveltian worldview. Whenever someone like Ted Cruz comes along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as “othering.” According to Yahoo! Answers: Othering is a way of defining and securing one’s own positive identity through the stigmatization of an “other.” Whatever the markers of...
  • Chris Matthews: Doesn't Donald Rumsfeld Look Like a Car Bomber?

    03/29/2014 8:49:34 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    The Known Unknown is a documentary that premiered this week about two time Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. On his MSNBC show yesterday, Chris Matthews interviewed documentary maker and producer of the film Errol Morris. Matthews described Morris' work as "mystifying" before going on to describe Rumsfeld as looking like a car bomber. "I found this long documentary mystifying," Matthews said. "Yet it is the Donald Rumsfeld I have always known, that fey, sort of eccentric, sort whimsical face of his, that I swear has the look of a car bomber because he has to smile about the most serious,...
  • Chris Matthews: Let’s face it, Democrats are going to lose the Senate

    03/13/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Corner, an atypically clear-eyed assessment of the national landscape or a mindless overreaction to the GOP’s big win in FL-13 earlier this week? Could be that this is just standard partisan alarm-sounding after a supposed bellwether: Just as Karl Rove’s warning Republicans not to get cocky and assume that ObamaCare alone will deliver the Senate on a silver platter, Matthews wants Dems to fear the reaper and go on offense over the minimum wage, voting rights, etc. Both are motivational tactics. Maybe we can settle this by turning to a dispassionate election observer, RCP’s Sean Trende, who’s been...
  • Chris Matthews: Minimum wage is “a great way to screw the other side”

    02/22/2014 7:31:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yes, I suppose that might be true. Democrats certainly picked this not-ObamaCare battle strategically, seeing as majority of Americans do like at least the idea of a minimum-wage hike on the federal level. It’s really just so good of the Democrats to mercilessly exploit that economic populism with more intellectually bankrupt lies about the ostensible benefits of mandating employers to pay all of their workers a certain arbitrary wage — instead of doing the harder thing, like Republicans, and campaigning to make sure that Americans don’t get screwed in the process. Via RCP:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)They come walk in the door, we would...
  • Chris Matthews Still Claiming Benghazi Attack was a Spontaneous Movie Review

    02/06/2014 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC has become the Pravda of the US media, the loyalist outlet that clings to discredited government propaganda even long after the government stopped repeating it. If Chris Matthews put on a uniform, he could be Baghdad Bob. In Chris Matthews’ world, time never moves forward. The old lies are still good enough.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO MATTHEWS: This is my problem Joy with that interview and the questioning from O’Reilly, and I’m not a media critic. But the information’s out there that Susan Rice told the truth. It was a spontaneous attack on our facility in Benghazi… In...
  • How Much Longer Will Liberals Accuse Most Americans Of Being Racists With No Evidence?

    01/25/2014 6:50:27 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 35 replies
    And now we have "Chuck U.Schumer" acting stupidly accusing the tea-party of accepting large donations.But it's OK for Democrats,right?From Chris Matthews to Chuck Shoomer! We are all racists,yet not one Liberal,or Liberal Host has any "Video Evidence" of a conservative stating that they hate blacks and latinos.Nadda!,But Conservative hosts possess plenty of video/audio evidence of liberals spewing racist remarks.It has gotten beyond the point where the likes of Chris Matthews needs to Put Up or Shut Up!,Hey Chrissy! Where Is The Video Of A Conservative Ranting On Their Hatred Of All Minorities!?
  • Chris Matthews and Joy Reid Think Benghazi and Fast & Furious are HILARIOUS

    01/10/2014 8:07:04 PM PST · by absentee · 32 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/10/14 | Caleb Howe
    Today on Hardball, host Chris Matthews had a discussion - and you may want to sit down for this because it's a real shocker - had a discussion about the so-called "Bridgegate" "scandal" in New Jersey, with guests David Corn and Joy Reid. MATTHEWS: Okay. There was an editorial for action right there. It's like a little set of buttons. I said it's almost like in Manchurian Candidate, just show the queen of diamonds. Just show it, just show the words. Just say Benghazi and the right wing starts twittering and quittering and they go excited. And just say Fast...
  • Hannity Guest Leo Terrell: Yes, Woman, There Is Apartheid In America, So Stop Hating On Blacks

    12/14/2013 2:08:23 PM PST · by absentee · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/14/2013 | Caleb Howe
    On Fox News’ Hannity on Wednesday, Sean had on two guests to discuss the idea of apartheid in America: civil rights attorney and talk show host Leo Terrell, and conservative commentator and columnist Crystal Wright. The guests were asked to comment on two clips, one of Chris Matthews suggesting apartheid leadership in South Africa were more patriotic than the GOP in the United States, and the other of Jesse Jackson claiming “apartheid remains in America.” Leo Terrell’s comments, both about the clip and regarding his colleague Crystal were far less than cordial, and in fact got downright ugly. (VIDEO)
  • (Chris) Matthews: The Tea Party is Festering and Growing

    12/09/2013 8:09:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 9, 2013
    During a Monday segment about possible Tea Party vs. GOP establishment candidates in many southern states, Chris Matthews moved away from comparing Obama to the Pope and Jesus and on to bashing the Republican party. Matthews was joined by MSNBC contributor Michael Steele and Michelle Goldberg from The Nation. He and Goldberg immediately jumped to saying that the Republican middle has "lost control" of the crazy right wing of the party and have disassociated themselves and marked themselves for "obstructionism."
  • Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal (I say it is a bald-faced lie)

    12/09/2013 5:44:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/9/13 | j curl
    Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. That’s a fact. Congress held hearings — embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay “Circus” Carney called the IRS‘ actions “inappropriate.” Fact. But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media. “When we do things right,...
  • Matthews: South Africa's Last Apartheid Era Ruler More of a Patriot Than Mitch McConnell

    12/06/2013 9:07:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    With the recent high profile dismissal of hosts Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir, you would think MSNBC executives would have warned their on air employees to tone down the inflammatory rhetoric. Apparently not, for on Now with Alex Wagner Friday, Chris Matthews actually said that South Africa's last apartheid era leader F.W. de Klerk was more of a patriot than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell CHRIS MATTHEWS: I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a couple minutes ago in five years. That is the most perceptive thing I’ve seen. It just rocks me. The...
  • Matthews: South Africa’s White Apartheid Leaders Were More Patriotic Than GOP

    12/06/2013 2:08:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | December 06, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Fresh off his interview with President Barack Obama, MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared on Now with Alex Wagner to review what the president said and to express his thoughts on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Matthews linked the GOP to South Africa’s white apartheid advocates and declared that those who facilitated the transition to Mandela’s presidency were more patriotic and had greater regard for their country than the Republicans in Congress. Matthews acknowledged a point that Rev. Al Sharpton had made earlier in this broadcast where he noted that the last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk,...
  • In Lunacy, Veritas

    12/07/2013 11:41:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 7, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Chris Matthews is crazy. Nevertheless, when left-wingers talk openly with one another, their craziness can be revealing. That is the case, I think, with this remarkable MSNBC clip. Matthews, fresh from his kneepad interview with President Obama, praises what he terms a uniquely brilliant insight by Al Sharpton: South Africa’s white politicians of the apartheid era were more patriotic than today’s Republicans: I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a moment go in five years. The difference between the way F.W. de Klerk handled the need for change and the election – democratic election...
  • Chris Matthews gets all biblical in praising Obama

    12/06/2013 9:03:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2013 | Rick Moran
    I will say one thing for bigtime Obama bundler James Chanos: he doesn't let his politics get in the way of making money. Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reports: James Chanos made his fortune by short-selling companies before the value of their stock plummeted, most notably the defunct energy firm Enron.His latest target is CGI Group, which is the parent company of CGI Federal. CGI Federal is the lead contractor responsible for Healthcare.gov, the glitch-plagued website of the federal Obamacare insurance exchange.Chanos "has placed potentially lucrative bets that CGI shares will fall in value,"Newsweek reported on Wednesday, citing "persons...
  • Obama Fan Fiction: the Hardball Series

    12/06/2013 8:37:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-6-2013 | MOTUS
    Are you familiar with fan fiction (FF)? “Fiction written by fans about an extant fictional universe.” Often written when the fans don’t like the ending; for example, thousands of fans have re-written the ending of “Titanic,” some with very creative plot twists.In this animated FF version, Jack and Rose live on and on…as vampires.All of which may explain why people trash the genre: Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's...
  • Date Night: Chris Matthews Tosses Softballs to Obama

    12/05/2013 7:03:26 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Dec 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With President Obama’s approval ratings sinking thanks to the failing Obamacare rollout and the unpopular nuclear deal with Iran, Obama broke the media emergency glass to access the MSNBC host Chris Matthews. Matthews, who has compared Obama to Jesus and Henry V, and said that he was “the perfect American,” tossed Obama softball after softball, to which Obama gave stock answer after stock answer. Matthews began by asking Obama about young people not signing up for health insurance. Obama said they should. Obama then made this stunning statement: “Sometimes on your station, MSNBC, I've been blasted for being too willing...
  • Chris Matthews to Obama: ´Everyone Knows´ Republicans Want to Stop Minorities From Voting

    12/05/2013 6:29:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/5/13 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican
  • Young ballerinas kicked out of theater for MSNBC's Obama interview

    12/05/2013 5:27:07 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    A group of young ballerinas rehearsing for “The Nutcracker” was kicked out of American University’s theatre so MSNBC host Chris Matthews could interview President Obama on Thursday. American University admitted they dumped Ballet Petite’s two final dress rehearsals so they could host MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour.” Matthews will be presiding over a one-hour conversation with the man he’s likened to President Kennedy’s last brother, President Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ. The ballet company had been scheduled to rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for their opening performance on Sunday.
  • Obama Takes Swipe at the Media on MSNBC: Actively Trying to 'Divide and Splinter' Us

    12/05/2013 5:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/5/13 | Josh Feldman
    As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long “makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier,” and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. “The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes
  • Matthews on Obama Interview: ‘He Came Amongst Us’ [Barf-bags at the ready, please]

    12/05/2013 6:04:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews said President Obama “came amongst us” in an awestruck voice during a post-interview analysis on Hardball Thursday.Panelist David Corn said Obama appeared to remain frustrated with the media culture in Washington, but Matthews countered with Obama’s appearance on his program.“David Corn, you skeptic,” Matthews said. “He came to us today. He came amongst us.”Full exchange: DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political media culture that he has to work within, and that he’s really looking to rally people, students here–CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, if that’s the case –CORN: – and supporters, and people within the...
  • Chris Matthews Elated By Obama: "He Came To Us Today, He Came Amongst Us" (video)

    12/05/2013 5:18:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    <p>DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he's looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media.</p> <p>CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us.</p>
  • Chris Matthews: 'Pissant' Of Boehner To Blame Inaction On Divided Government

    12/05/2013 6:20:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Martin Bashir was fired from MSNBC this week for his ugly scatalogical suggestion about Sarah Palin. But there was Chris Matthews on the same network this morning using a barnyard epithet to attack another Republican. On today's Morning Joe, Matthews called John Boehner's comments on divided government "pissant." That p-word has apparently become a favorite Matthews meme in attacking Republicans. MRC's Tim Graham recently noted that Matthews used it against Rand Paul. View the video here.
  • Scarborough Mocks Chris Matthews' Shrinking Schedule

    12/04/2013 5:33:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it a case of interview envy--in the context of an ongoing feud between two MSNBC hosts. There has been bad blood between Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews for years, as here, here and here. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took the occasion of Chris Matthews' impending interview of President Obama to mock the way Matthews' on-air schedule has shrunk. In a particularly low blow, Scarborough even compared the Hardball host to Regis Philbin. View the video here.
  • Chris Matthews to interview Obama

    12/03/2013 9:27:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/3/13 | HADAS GOLD
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews will interview President Barack Obama this Thursday, the network announced Tuesday. The interview is part of Matthews' "Hardball College Tour," and will take place at American University in Washington, D.C. According to a news release from MSNBC, Matthews, along with university students, will "discuss a variety of topics with the president including voter suppression, healthcare, the decline of confidence in the government and the overall political dysfunction in Washington."
  • Chris Matthews On Benghazi: "Where Were The People That Could Have Come?"

    10/29/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Oct. 28, 2013 | Chris Matthews
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me go to Brandon first. I guess this is the question that gets to me. If you're out there pinned down and the word gets back to Washington in real time at the National Security Agency or the national security desk, why didn't we try to send somebody from somewhere? What happened? BRANDON WEB: Hi, Chris. I think people need to understand this is a situation where as much as the people on the ground working with the State Department in Libya knew that the threat was there and requested the security, the State Department just wasn't...
  • Fuming Chris Matthews: 'Thug' Ted Cruz Wants to 'Kill' Obama's 'Baby'

    10/23/2013 3:07:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | October 23, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, conservatives have gone from wanting to kidnap babies to "killing" them. On October 1, the Hardball anchor insisted that Barack Obama "will not give up his baby" to pro-shutdown conservatives such as Ted Cruz. On Tuesday, still angry over the partial-government closure, the anchor fumed, "Today and in the future, Cruz will be remembered as the one who ignited the fire of government shutdown and general political mayhem." Matthews added, "He'll go down in history as the Mrs. O'Leary's cow of the 2013 disaster." According to the liberal journalist, the "thug" Republican senator from Texas thinks...
  • Matthews Takes Break from Calling Opponents Racist to Lecture America on Civility

    10/18/2013 7:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 18, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Okay, that headline is a little misleading. MSNBC host Chris Matthews never really took a break from calling his opponents racists and paranoids while engaging on a media blitz promoting his book about civility and amity in politics. Matthews is presently touring the media universe and recalling the history which he was privileged to witness and record in his new book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked. The theory is that politics in the nation’s capital used to end at 6 o’clock when bitter partisan rivals would drop their disagreements and have a friendly scotch together. That era of...
  • Raul Labrador turns the tables on Chris Matthews, reminds him that his former boss shut down the gov

    09/30/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | september 29, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador confronted MSNBC “Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews over his insistent claims that Republican “terrorists” were threatening a government shutdown to defund Obamacare. Labrador reminded Matthews that his one-time boss, former Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, was partially responsible for a number of government shutdowns while Ronald Reagan was president — and yet Matthews had never referred to O’Neill as a terrorist as he has with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Matthews: Remember when US had a real leader, like … George W. Bush?

    09/12/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 12, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like Chris Matthews isn’t going to get a tingle over Barack Obama’s latest pivot. On last night’s Hardball, Matthews ripped Obama for a lack of leadership and focus, complaining that the President jumps from issue to issue with no particular purpose or plan. Matthews even went so far as to suggest that he misses George W. Bush … a little, anyway (via Jen Rubin on Twitter):
  • The Racial Chris Matthews Meltdown You May Have to Watch Twice: ‘This Will Sound Partisan'

    08/29/2013 5:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is famously known for saying President Barack Obama once sent a “thrill” up his leg, and on Wednesday the TV host continued to pile on the praise in a very animated way. Reacting to Obama’s inspiring address commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “Dream” speech, Matthews bizarrely argued that Obama is “everything the white conservative should have designed” as the “perfect African-American president.” “This will sound partisan – to hell with it,” Matthews began. “The speech the president gave today is an example of why there is no credibility to his right-wing critics....
  • Dennis Kucinich says attack on Syria will make U.S. "al-Qaida's air force" (Does MSNBC & CNN agree?

    08/28/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 8/28/2013 (8:17 am) | Sabrina Eaton
    Former Cleveland congressman Dennis Kucinich, who has met repeatedly with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, was quoted yesterday in a Capitol Hill newspaper as saying that a U.S. military strike on Syria would turn the U.S. military into "al Qaida's air force." ...
  • MSNBC Has Full Deck of Race Cards

    08/23/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?" So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience." The "they" in question are conservatives and journalists asking, among other things, why President Obama hasn't inserted himself into this case the way he did in the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The irony-impaired Reid was asking that question about a heinous murder in Oklahoma, where, according to police, an Australian...
  • Chris Matthews: Republicans call Obama “Obama” to delegitimize him

    08/21/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2013 | Allahpundit
    All you really need to know about MSNBC is that Matthews isn’t the first host on the network to make this claim. This isn’t some special fever dream born of one too many leg tingles. This is, to some degree, network groupthink. And the point, now as before, is to create a special standard for Precious that spares him from the crap that other presidents routinely deal with. It’s a corollary to RodeoClownGate: Bush was delegitimized in vicious and sometimes violent ways (Nazi comparisons, chimp imagery, heavy-breathing about Diebold and the 2004 election, etc), but a guy in an Obama...