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  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Mathews: "I Don't Get Hillary's Foreign Policy" On Iraq War,Libya,And Syria

    06/15/2016 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews stated that he doesn’t get Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy with regards to the Iraq War, Libya, and Syria on Tuesday.
  • Matthews on New Mexico Trump Protesters: ‘I Don’t Think They’re That Violent’

    05/25/2016 4:56:01 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews stated of the unrest outside presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in New Mexico, “I don’t think they’re that violent.” Matthews said, while talking to Albuquerque Police Officer Tanner Tixier “I don’t see violence yet. I did see that police car with the windshield smashed. I’ve heard about other incidents of violence — low-key violence so far.”
  • Andrew Sullivan: Trump a ‘Reality TV A-hole,’ ‘Dangerous Neofascist’

    05/03/2016 3:24:56 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” while discussing his New York Magazine article about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump entitled “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny,” the former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan said Trump was a “reality television asshole,” to which host Chis Matthews apologized to his audience for at the end of the segment.
  • Chris Matthews’s “Hardball” Guests Have Given $79,050 to His Wife Kathleen’s Congressional Campaign

    03/12/2016 8:17:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Jamie Schram March 11, 2016 | 11:20pm
    Chris Matthews at Center of NBC’s Latest News Scandal MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews isn’t much for keeping his promises of transparency when it involves political contributions to his wife’s congressional campaign. Last June, the blabbermouth commentator insisted on his show that he would be “transparent and fair in our coverage” after his wife, Kathleen, announced that she was running as a Democrat for the open seat in Maryland’s 8th District. Since then, Kathleen Matthews, a former news anchor and Marriott exec, has received a total of $79,050 in campaign contributions from prominent former and current politicians featured on her...
  • Chris Matthews: Reince Priebus' 'Goal is to Keep Blacks from Voting'

    02/25/2016 4:28:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Wednesday's edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, a shouting match about how the black community views Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was brought to a screeching halt when Matthews insisted: “You’re right about Reince. I agree with your one point or a lot of what she says. But when Reince Priebus’—his number one goal is to keep blacks from voting.” Both of Matthews's guests, Republican strategist Matt Schlapp and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, who is liberal and African-American, were caught off guard and shocked by his comment. “No, no, no, no, no. He’s talking about getting...
  • Ten Thousand Demand Chris Matthews’ Suspension, MSNBC Silent

    02/13/2016 1:48:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A MoveOn.org petition demanding that MSNBC suspend "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has garnered just under 10,000 signatures, even as the network has refused to address what Huffington Post called a "clear conflict of interest." The petition began in response to outrage over Matthews' "constant shilling for Hillary Clinton." The number of petition signees has almost tripled in size since The Daily Caller reported that Hillary Clinton's biggest donors are bankrolling the congressional campaign of Matthews' wife, Kathleen. One woman who signed the petition said was "crying thinking 'my' media source is so biased." Another petitioner called Matthews' behavior an "egregious"...
  • Mathews: Hillary's Campaign "Doesn't Have A Soul"

    02/08/2016 2:25:54 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews declared that the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “doesn’t have a soul” and has “no focus” on Friday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • Chris Mathews: Rubio's Repetitive Debate Responses Were "Strange," "Not Human"

    02/07/2016 10:08:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while discussing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performance at Saturday’s ABC News Republican presidential debate in which he repeated several times that President Barack Obama’s policies are no accident but instead he knows exactly what he is doing, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews called it “strange” and said it was “not a human response.”
  • Chris Matthews Changes Election Prediction in Just Over a Minute

    02/01/2016 1:59:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 1, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you want Chris Matthews to change his mind, just wait a minute. In just over a minute on Morning Joe today, Matthews changed his election prediction from agreeing with Joe Scarborough that Trump would win and that Bernie Sanders would squeak out a victory to changing his prediction to a win by Hillary Clinton. However, the most fascinating part of his quick change of prediction was his frozen face when put on the spot by Scarborough as weird undulations played out over the surface. A body language expert could have a field day analyzing what was going through the...
  • Mathews: "I Do Believe In Reparations" If You Can Figure Out "What It Would Be"

    01/21/2016 3:30:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that “I do believe in reparations, if he could figure out what it would be” in a discussion on Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders ’ (I-VT) position on the issues on Wednesday.
  • Is Hillary Clinton really worried about Bernie Sanders all of a sudden?

    01/10/2016 2:43:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    While much of the ongoing evaluation of the Democrat primary remains both hypothetical and anecdotal until we start counting some votes, I can say with 100% certainty that Bernie Sanders has two big fans in my household. One is my wife, a Democrat who really likes Bernie for the next president and despises Hillary Clinton to the point where she suggested one evening (after a glass of brandy) that she might even vote for Trump over the former First Lady. The other, of course, is me. I still have to believe that running an avowed socialist on the Democrat ticket...
  • Chris Matthews Makes His Case That Ted Cruz Is ‘Enemy of the State’ and ‘Scarier Than Trump’

    12/23/2015 12:54:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 23, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance yesterday on MSNBC, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that if progressives weren’t so consumed with discussing the antics of Donald Trump, they’d realize that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a “scarier” candidate for president. “I expect if [Trump] keeps in there fighting against somebody like Cruz they’re going to realize something that really is scary to most moderates and progressives, that Cruz is scarier than Trump and that will be a frightening prospect to realize that Trump is the more – well, he’s not acceptable to progressives, but when you look at him against Cruz,” Matthews said....
  • Mathews: "Some People's Words" "Encouraging" PP Shooting, Fiorina "Enjoying It"

    12/01/2015 3:26:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “some people’s words are encouraging this kind of behavior” and “Carly Fiorina seems to be” “enjoying it” while discussing the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Plans to be 'Next Mandela'

    11/09/2015 5:53:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say, Obama and Mandela. I say, Obama taking flirty selfies at Mandela's memorial service with the Danish PM, much to Michelle's displeasure. But not Chris Matthews. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews said that Obama's post-presidential goal is to be "the next Mandela." You've got to be [insert unprintable modifier] kidding me! View the video here.
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tells Bill Maher: We “Nailed” Trump

    09/19/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 19, 2015 | Greg Evans
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tells Bill Maher: We “Nailed” Trump Greg Evans September 19, 2015 Could this be the end of the Summer of Trump? Both MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and HBO’s Bill Maher wouldn’t be surprised. “We nailed him,” Matthews said last night on Real Time With Bill Maher, crowing about MSNBC’s playing – and replaying – Donald Trump’s non-response response to a supporter’s ludicrous birther assertions and Islamophobic aspersions. During Real Time‘s mostly-Trump discussion Friday, Maher recalled how just days before he’d teased Hardball host Matthews about MSNBC’s Trump obsession, “and you said that’s because you want to be there...
  • Wow, MSNBC Really Loves Mocking the GOP 'Clown Car (Clown Car or Paddy Wagon?)

    06/07/2015 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 06/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    This is too good not to share. MRC’s Dan Gainor wrote for Foxnews.com on the liberal tendency to describe the Republicans with the term “clown car.” He found that since January 1, MSNBC hosts and their guests have dragged out the phrase 38 times. Hardball host Chris Matthews by far the worst repeat offender, with 29 mentions since the beginning of the year -
  • Mathews: Obama Not "Very Disturbed"Over Yemen,"More Forcused" On Trade

    04/22/2015 11:59:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that President Obama “didn’t seem that disturbed” over Iran’s actions in Yemen and “was more focused on the trade fight” on Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
  • Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Speech a Foreign ‘Takeover Attempt’

    03/03/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/3/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader. “Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly. “He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I...
  • Matthews: Republicans Helping Israel ‘Take Over’ Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 11:37:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews began by saying that Netanyahu “implied that he would be a better bargainer than the president, but no one believes that.”
  • Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris Matthews (unbelievable)

    10/03/2007 8:37:56 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 104 replies · 6,572+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 3, 2007 | Greg Mitchell
    See the video here. Also, see the transcript here. Now for the main story:Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris MathewsIf you have ever bemoaned the turn Matthews -- a former newspaperman -- has taken in recent years, you have to check out what happened on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night. Matthews called it "the worst interview ever." By Greg Mitchell (October 03, 2007) -- You may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when TV gasbag Chris Matthews was a respectable hard news reporter. He worked in Washington, D.C. for the San Francisco Examiner from 1987 to around...
  • 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...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Hardball Panelist: Progressives Don’t Dumb Things Down for Public Consumption, Hence Midterm Loss

    11/08/2014 10:46:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | 8:48 PM EST | Ken Shepherd
    Appearing as a panelist on the November 6 Hardball, liberal talk show host Joe Madison offered his assessment for why Democrats lost the 2014 midterms: Liberals, being the intellectuals they are, talk above the heads of the average voter, rather than communicating their ideas in an accessible manner for the layman to understand. They need to “put it where the goats can get it,” as Madison’s grandfather would say. …
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • (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...
  • 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...
  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging...
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Far Right'

    04/15/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 15, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    Just hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right." He then reconsidered and suggested, "...That’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] During live coverage, the Hardball host highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy's presidential library and thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party: "...But going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the Freedom Trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern...
  • Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The city’s mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives — and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrat’s three-year foray...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again

    03/10/2013 2:47:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again MSNBC host Chris Matthews just can’t say enough nice things about President Obama. Already remembered for 2008 remarks about Mr. Obama’s speech sending a “thrill” up his leg, Mr. Matthews has now suggested the president may be “the perfect American.” Mr. Matthews‘ comments on Wednesday’s episode of “Hardball” came in context of discussion of Southern Poverty Law Center findings of a correlation between White House pushes for gun control and a rise in patriot group memberships. “I look at Obama as perfect American,” Mr. Matthews said, according to the show’s...
  • Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary’s 2016 Campaign: "We’ll Get You In There"

    02/26/2013 4:04:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's Chris Matthews offered his services to Hillary Clinton - along with those of MSNBC contributors Howard Fineman and Joan Walsh - in order to get her elected president in 2016 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary).
  • MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama

    02/25/2013 6:14:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You've surely heard by now that Michelle Obama presented the Academy Award for Best Picture last evening. On Monday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, appearing on Hardball, said, "Could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me ask you about the Obamas. This is the second time politicians have gotten into these awards. Bill Clinton was involved with...
  • Chris Matthews, Who Used the Phrase 'Shuck and Jive,' Now Calls Sarah Palin Racist for Saying [same]

    10/24/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 24, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal cable anchor Chris Matthews, who in 2010 used the phrase "shuck and jive," on Wednesday assailed Sarah Palin as racist for using the phrase "shuck and jive." Referring to a Facebook post the former Alaska governor wrote about Obama and Libya, Matthews ranted, "You know, a dog whistle is a dog whistle...A trumpet call is another." The MSNBC host insisted that "shuck and jive" has "a particular ethnic connection" and "to throw it at the president as an ethnic shot is pretty blatant." On July 7, 2010, Matthews, while talking to Rachel Maddow and her visit to Afghanistan, wondered,...
  • Oh Chris (Chris Mathews) This One Is For You!

    10/04/2012 6:45:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 4, 2012 | annem040359
    Last night’s first United States of America Presidential 2012 national elections for the United States of America Presidential elections between President Barack Hussein Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Last night, Governor Romney came out on top and won the first of three presidential debates. He presented himself and the issues in a very clear, full, and direct manner for all who took part in either the live audience viewing in Denver, Colorado, United States of America and also via tv, radio, and the internet. I watch via internet the C-Span channel. What was the highlight of last night...
  • Chris Matthews Angrily Denies Having Ghostwriter's Help with New JFK Book

    11/02/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ken Shepherd
    "F*** you!" is how MSNBC's Chris Matthews reportedly objected to the notion that he used the services of a ghostwriter for his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." In a November 2 blog post, Forbes.com's Jeff Bercovici detailed the Hardball host's testy reaction to the suggestion that just as Matthews's boyhood hero heavily relied on Ted Sorensen, Matthews had a professional scribe assist him on his latest project (emphasis mine): Matthews’ genial, boyish face darkens. “Forget you,” he says. (Only he doesn’t say “forget you.” Both Matthews and my editor asked me not to print what he actually said, so...
  • Chris Matthews Is Not Playing Hardball With Operation Fast And Furious

    10/25/2011 3:46:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | October 25, 2011 | Mary Chastain
    Considering NBC as a collective is ignoring Operation Fast and Furious, I think each show on NBC and MSNBC needs to be examined and called out. The MSNBC website is a complete mess and difficult to navigate. Most websites allow you to sort the results by date or relevance and a certain time period. Not MSNBC! You’re only allowed a keyword. And, for some reason, each article is listed by its latest update rather than its original publishing timestamp (but when you click on the article the date of the last update doesn’t match) so they’re completely out of order....
  • 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' 9/27/2011 (‘Outlaw discrimination based on employment record’)

    09/30/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    tvguideonline video ^ | September 27, 2011 | Matthews/Moore video
    Chris Matthews: And speaking of the president`s jobs plan, there`s one part that hasn`t gotten a great deal of attention, according to "The New York Times." The president is backing a proposal to prohibit employers in this country from discriminating against job applicants who are unemployed, in other words, if you`re out of work, you can`t apply for work. A company can`t discount you based on the fact that you don`t currently have a job. It would also stop job boards and employment agencies from advertising for positions that exclude unemployed workers. I never heard anything like this. Is it...
  • Hardball: Why the Tea Party Loves Rick Perry

    09/17/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 115 replies
    MSNBC Video ^ | September 13, 2011 | CHRIS MATTHEWS
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  • Chris Matthews Slams 'Evil' Rush Limbaugh for Spreading Climate Change 'Lies'

    06/22/2011 4:45:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 22, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    A frothing Chris Matthews on Wednesday excoriated Rush Limbaugh as "evil" for spreading "lies" about global warming. The Hardball host highlighted a new Rolling Stone article by Al Gore that chides Barack Obama for not doing enough on climate change. Matthews, however, chose to attack Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh: "These people are evil in what they're doing. I'm not saying their souls are evil, but what they're doing is really, really wrong and it's not the President." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The MSNBC host declared no room for debate on global warming, announcing, "But here is a...
  • NJ gov. cuts more than the budget: his poundage

    02/19/2011 9:36:34 AM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has cut more than the state budget in his first year in office. The heavyset head-of-state has also dropped a few notches in his belt. Exactly how much he's lost he's isn't saying, but his suits have been getting noticeably baggy. The 48-year-old Republican credits his recent weight loss to eating better and working with a trainer three mornings a week. He started working with a trainer in June 2009, but for the past year says he has been more consistent.
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • Playing Hardball with Bachmann

    01/31/2011 4:10:45 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/31/11 | Dan Flynn
    Chris Matthews would eliminate much needless confusion if he changed the name of his television program to The Michele Bachmann Report. Such diversions as a State of the Union address, the teetering Egyptian government, and Rahm Emanuel’s Second City soap opera didn’t prevent the Hardball host from fixating last week upon an obscure speech by a not-so obscure Congresswoman on three of his five broadcasts. “We know there was slavery that was still tolerated when the nation began,” Michele Bachmann declared in a speech oft-quoted on MSNBC. “We know that was an evil, and it was a scourge, and a...
  • Hey, Chris Matthews: I Like Big Guns and I Cannot Lie

    01/31/2011 4:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | Doug Giles
    Chris Matthews told his two brothers, Larry Fine and Curly Howard—I mean Larry O’Donnell and Ed Schultz—on air last Tuesday night that BHO is queuing up with a special ‘Presidential Address’ in which he’s going to talk to us bitter, clingy patriots about “gun control.” When I heard Chris say that, I immediately opened up another tab on my Mac and logged onto MidwayUSA.com and bought an additional case of ammo for every caliber and gauge that I own. Y’know, just in case there’s any validity to Matthews’ inside dope on the Hope & Change menu. Oh, in addition to...
  • "This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Matthews"

    01/20/2011 9:22:11 PM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 11 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 01/20/11 | Jim Bennett
    In the same program, Matthews questions Congresswoman Bachmann’s civility, and later refers to her as “almost a nutjob.” He has also, at other times, called her “zombie-like” and mocked her appointment to the Intelligence Committee. ”Civility,” indeed.
  • Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the (radical) Tea Party' [VIDEO]

    12/30/2010 7:54:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 296+ views
    Observer ^ | 12/29/10 | David Freedlander
    Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the Tea Party' [VIDEO]By David Freedlander December 29, 2010 | 3:27 p.m Charlie Rangel appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this morning and he seemed to think that Republicans will have a hard time fending off some of their more radical Tea Party members. The first test, he noted, would come next spring when Congress must decide whether or not to lift the debt ceiling. If an increase in the current debt limit of $14.3 trillion does not pass, it would suggest the country may not meet its obligations and could...