Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,002
88%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 88%!! Less than $10k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: chrismatthews

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Chris Matthews: Jeb Would Be Hillary's 'Worst Nightmare'

    02/26/2015 6:04:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In this week of the CPAC straw poll, the kiss of death for a Republican hopeful might be to say "endorsed by Chris Matthews." But that dubious honor has been bestowed on Jeb Bush. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews declared that Jeb would be "the Hillary people's worst nightmare, if he runs, because if he wins the nomination the middle is in play." So Bush would be formidable because he's a moderate? Stop, Chris, you're killing Jeb! View the video here.
  • Matthews: Netanyahu Started ‘Crapstorm,’ Should Apologize (MSNBC host loses it big time)

    02/26/2015 8:16:37 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Matthews said, “Let me finish tonight with this crapstorm that has Netanyahu has started. All the Prime Minister had to do to avoid all this fighting with Washington was to speak out. That’s what he could have done, speak out the second he heard that the invitation for him to address the US Congress was issued without the knowledge of the American President. All he had to do was say ‘I will only come if this invitation is bipartisan, and certainly only if the President of the United States has approved it.’ All he had to do was that just...
  • State Dept. Spox on ISIS: “We CANNOT win this war by killing them

    02/17/2015 8:06:22 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 140 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | February 16, 2015
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc…
  • State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:54:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/15 | foxnews
    What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program. That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these...
  • We can’t stop ISIS by killing them, we need to give them jobs

    02/17/2015 9:33:04 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 79 replies
    Young Cons ^ | 2/17 | Josh Riddle
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews that ISIS can be stopped if we just create jobs for them. She is literally living in an alternate reality. Guess what happens if we stop trying to kill ISIS? They grow stronger and keep killing the infidels.
  • Obama Admin. Spokeswoman Says This Is the Key to Defeating Islamic State

    02/17/2015 7:10:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | february 16, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. can’t defeat the Islamic State by “killing them,” State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war,” Harf said. Instead, she said the U.S. needs to focus on the “medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” such as...
  • State Dept. Spox on ISIS: “We CANNOT win this war by killing them” (Bimbo Alert)

    02/16/2015 8:11:38 PM PST · by Islander7 · 123 replies
    RightScoop ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc… “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to...
  • Mad Matthews: America 'Getting Humiliated, Sounds Like We Can't Stop' ISIS

    02/16/2015 6:24:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If once is an MSNBC aberration, is twice is a trend? Earlier today we reported on Ed Schultz getting surprisingly angry over the fecklessness of the Obama administration's weakness in confronting ISIS, calling the situation a "religious war." Just two hours later, Chris Matthews sounded a similar alarm, saying "if I were ISIS I wouldn't be afraid . . . the American people are getting humiliated . . . it sounds like we can't stop it." Have we reached a watershed moment among normally dutiful MSM supporters of President Obama? View the video here.
  • Chris Matthews Calls Christie 'The Fat Guy From New Jersey'

    02/11/2015 5:37:50 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine a Fox News host making an unflattering remark about some aspect of Hillary Clinton's appearance. Now imagine the MSM going into 24/7 outrage mode. But on tonight's Hardball, Chris Matthews casually referred to Chris Christie as "the fat guy from New Jersey." And in walking back the crack, Matthews actually compounded his mistake. Rather than acknowledging that it's simply wrong to insult someone for his obesity, Matthews instead observed that he shouldn't call Christie a fat guy, because "he's losing weight." So fat cracks are fine if the target is actually fat? View the video here.
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 9:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • Chris Matthews: C’mon, you’re crazy if you think Al Qaeda’s going to stop torturing if we do

    12/10/2014 1:07:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller. He’s right, but … I’m not sure anyone, up to and including nutty Joan Walsh, is claiming otherwise. (If Al Qaeda ends up ratcheting down the barbarity, it’ll be because of lessons they’ve learned from ISIS, not from the U.S.) On the other hand, opponents of EIT do frequently say that we need to set an example for the rest of the world in renouncing torture and I’ve never understood that argument either. Who are we setting an example for? Which countries are going to change how they handle terrorists because Dianne Feinstein released the...
  • Four Times in One Show, Chris Matthews Compares Ted Cruz to Joe McCarthy

    12/05/2014 7:27:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 5, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    In case MSNBC viewers didn't understand that Ted Cruz is the new Joe McCarthy, Hardball's Chris Matthews on Thursday repeated the attack four times. Smearing the Texas Republican as unhinged and paranoid is a favorite of Matthews. This time, the host lashed out against Cruz's opposition to Barack Obama's executive order amnesty. At 7:35, Matthews jeered, "Big surprise there. Joe McCarthy is at it again." Five minutes later, at 7:40, the cable host ranted about "this plan by the new Joe McCarthy which is always to blame the government as lawless." Repeating himself, he wondered of Cruz, "Where is he...
  • Here’s What Chris Matthews Says Will Get Conservatives To Support Mass Immigration

    11/22/2014 8:52:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews offered his theory about what kind of mass immigration would be acceptable to conservatives. During an exchange on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Maher was discussing President Obama’s recent amnesty action and began discussing America’s attitude towards immigrants in general. “When has America ever, ever been welcoming to immigrants?” Maher asked. “Certainly not the Irish. Need not apply.” Matthews, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family, chimed in, saying “probably the last time Heidi Klum visited,” referencing the German supermodel. “What, you mean because she’s hot?” asked Maher. “Yes!” exclaimed Matthews, adding...
  • Watch: Chris Matthews Turns Against Obama In Spectacular Fashion

    11/09/2014 3:07:22 AM PST · by IChing · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/7/14 | Norvell Rose
    VIDEO AT LINK It was truly a remarkable two-and-a-half minutes. The other panelists alongside Chris Matthews on the MSNBC Election Special sat in stunned silence as the long-time liberal Democrat tore into Barack Obama following the president’s post-midterms news conference.
  • Chris Matthews Predicts Huge GOP Wave Will Pick Up 10 Senate Seats

    10/30/2014 5:13:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Thursday at the Aspen Institute's "Washington Ideas Forum," MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews said the Republicans could pick up as many as 10 Senate seats because the democrats have nothing to offer voters except running away from the unpopular leader of their party, President Barack Obama. Matthews said, the Democrats have no message.
  • Chris Mathews Likens Mitch McConnell To Saddam Hussein

    10/29/2014 3:21:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Saddam Hussein by saying, "remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting that kid's head," after running the Republican minority leaders latest ad in his reelection bid against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda

    06/18/2010 11:48:00 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 229+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | 18 June 2010 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda 2010 June 18 by J. Christopher Pryor tags: Chris Matthews, Gaza flotilla, Lift the Siege of Gaza, Pat Buchnan While Chris Matthews’ special “Rise of the New Right” was nothing less than insulting to the intelligence, and pure propaganda, conservatives can learn something from it. If we do not clean our own house, somebody else will. There are many who march under the banner of conservative America, but who have their own agenda. They often keep this agenda to themselves until they are presented with the proper...
  • Scarborough and Matthews Squabble Like Schoolboys: 'It's My Show!'

    10/07/2014 5:32:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Early in today's Morning Joe, teasing Chris Matthews' upcoming appearance, Mika Brzezinski admonished "you two be nice now." They weren't. Yet again, the two MSNBC hosts came to verbal blows. The detonator wasn't political differences. Instead, the two MSNBC hosts squabbled over personal supremacy like a pair of eighth-grade boys in the schoolyard. Matthews was on a riff, offering a extended rundown of his predictions on the various Senate races. He didn't want to stop when Scarborough sought to interrupt. "Just a minute, Joe. Just a minute," insisted the Hardball host. Shot back Scarborough: "no, no. It's my show. I'm...
  • Chris Matthews "Obama Said It Was Unlikely. It Has Happened. It's Here"

    10/01/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Matthews and Emanuel also spar over President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It's here," Matthews said. Dr. Emanuel said there is some "fear mongering" going on here, but Matthews said he was just quoting the president and stating facts.
  • Matthews: 'I Remain a Skeptic' About Obama's ISIS Strategy

    09/11/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This might sound strange to regular NewsBusters readers, but what Chris Matthews said tonight makes sense. His critique of President Obama's ISIS strategy was simple . . . and devastating. Yes, we can bomb from the air. But since President Obama has ruled out American boots on the ground, we'll have to rely on foreign partners on to hold territory. And there's no way we can rely on the dismantled likes of the Free Syrian Army or other non-existent forces. And so, admitted Matthews, he's a "skeptic" about the potential for success of President Obama's plan. View the video here.
  • Engel, Matthews, Rip Obama ISIS Speech (Barf Alert)

    09/11/2014 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Breitbart TV
    NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and MSNBC’s “Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews criticized President Obama’s address on ISIS during MSNBC’s special coverage of the speech on Wednesday night.
  • Chris Matthews surrenders to ISIS: ‘More force is not the answer’

    09/10/2014 12:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Chris Matthews isn’t much for logical consistency. In the wake of the gruesome beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists, an act explicitly designed to send a warning to the United State of America, the MSNBC host appeared visibly agitated by President Barack Obama’s inattentiveness. “No American president can survive if he lets Iran get nuclear weapons, and no American president can survive if he lets Americans be beheaded on international television with impunity. Impunity!” an impassioned Matthews asserted. “He has to strike back, as an American, it’s in our soul!”A few weeks and another beheading later, the...
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • Chris Matthews' Ultimate Obama Quote

    08/21/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Google Plus ^ | August 21, 2014 | Staff
  • Howard Fineman on Beheading: "First Time I've Seen Obama Take Something Personally" (video)

    HOWARD FINEMAN, HUFFINGTON POST: I think the president doesn't think in mano a mano terms. He likes to think of himself, and I know he thinks of himself, as a broad-gauged deep guy who plays a long-term game. Has allies, has a plan. Doesn't take it personally. This is the first time I've ever seen him sort of take something personally. Now there is also a school of thought --
  • Chris Matthews: "No Matter How We Got Into This, It's Obama's War Now" (video)

    08/20/2014 4:58:39 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 20, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think a lot of Americans watching that execution set-up we were just witness to, they would like to push the button and have all of the people killed. They can't stand what they saw. This will cause rage in this country to see the way they did this... No matter how we get into this, it is Obama's war now. I think he is saying that himself right there. They decapitated this guy on tape to get even with him for starting the war on ISIS. He's coming back. And we also have at least one other...
  • Chris Matthews: Executive Action on Immigration Obama's "Emancipation Proclamation"

    08/07/2014 6:39:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    RCP ^ | 08/07/2014
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • 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 · 59 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...