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Blackball (Republicans plan to boycott MSNBC's Hardball and Chris Matthews during the RNC)
US News & World Report ^ | 8/30/04 | Washington Whispers

Posted on 08/21/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT by Cableguy

You might notice something missing from Hardball With Chris Matthews soon: Republicans. " Hardball may seem more like badminton during the Republican National Convention," threatens a GOP insider. What's up? The GOP thinks Matthews has gone over to Sen. John Kerry 's side and is too critical of the Bush campaign's editing of a Hardball interview with Kerry posted on the party's negative site, www.kerryoniraq.com. As payback, they've stopped urging Republicans to appear on the show. Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased: "We beat everybody up." So far, nobody from the White House has told her of the show's being blackballed.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycott; chrismatthews; hardball; malkin; matthews; msnbc
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Anybody in NY during the convention should FREEP MSNBC's Hardball and Chris Matthews as well
1 posted on 08/21/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT by Cableguy
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To: Cableguy

Put him in the Janitor's closet with no windows and a 40 watt lightbulb.


2 posted on 08/22/2004 12:02:50 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: Cableguy

Let Matthews play with his fellow liberals, he shouts over and filibusters Republicans anyway. I once had a slight interest in his show, but his shows with the WTC widows just ended it for me. I can't take the bias, he can, as his goddess Teresa would say, "Shove it."


3 posted on 08/22/2004 12:04:00 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Cableguy

Hanoi John "Sissy" pitch to the Dems.

Hardballs to the right.

I would not come on his show unless I would be allowed to spit on him (WFB, jr.).

Blessings, bobo


4 posted on 08/22/2004 12:04:58 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Cableguy

Who says we're waiting til the RNC?


5 posted on 08/22/2004 12:07:05 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: bobo1
Hardballs to the right.

And WiffleBalls to the left..!

6 posted on 08/22/2004 12:07:27 AM PDT by Jay Howard Smith
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To: Cableguy
Chris Matthews is a spitting coward. The sleazy wimp had to resort to harrassing, interrupting, and ranting at Michelle Malkin. He has become so biased, he is a disgrace to political speech. He is the Jerry Springer of political talk. The only difference is that Jerry Springer is a decent man off the show with a fine sense of humor.

Matthews, on the other hand, is an impolite boor, and it may not be a bad idea to place a pie in his fat, arrogant face. Matthews has about as much polish as a thousand year old piece of rusty pig iron.

Go RNC.

7 posted on 08/22/2004 12:10:01 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy
So far, nobody from the White House has told her of the show's being blackballed.

Long overdue. At least when Carville's ranting at guests he's not piously pretending to be objective. Matthews' treatment of Malkin was nothing short of vile. If he wants to have a nice friendly left-wing propaganda show, fine and dandy. Nobody to the right of center should deign to appear on it.

8 posted on 08/22/2004 12:11:17 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: dc-zoo

It would be great if we could FREEP Chrissy Matthews live on air. He would probably do his show with a backdrop of people. We just need some people to show up there.


10 posted on 08/22/2004 12:12:13 AM PDT by Cableguy
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To: KellyAdmirer
I once had a slight interest in his show, but his shows with the WTC widows just ended it for me.

You're right. Those sycophantic shows put me over the edge. I thought Matthews was getting sexually aroused over the attractive, private school looks of Kristin Breitweiser. I was waiting for him to ask her out to dinner, so he could spit through the main course.

11 posted on 08/22/2004 12:14:09 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy
After the 2000 Republican convention Matthews was on a MSNBC panel where he remarked about how it looked like "a minstrel show with all the black faces parading around the stage and all the fat GOP delegates sitting in the audience with their trophy wives."

That was it for me. No more Matthews.

12 posted on 08/22/2004 12:14:10 AM PDT by Deb (Lee Harvey Oswald Served With Honor.)
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To: LandofEnchantment

LOL, if you want to watch programs to "take your medicine," feel free. I have better things to do with my time. Btw, I don't watch any of those shows you mentioned, either, I hate shouting people in general. Matthews just happens to be the worst of the lot.


13 posted on 08/22/2004 12:14:31 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: LandofEnchantment; Admin Moderator

Looks like we got another live troll....

coordinates: Chrissy Hissy Mathews closet.

14 posted on 08/22/2004 12:16:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: Cableguy
"Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased: "We beat everybody up."

BAHAHAAHAHAHA!

Yeah, like this:

MATTHEWS (to Kerry): Do you think this administration and its political handlers like Karl Rove are capable of realizing they can‘t beat you on the jobs issue, they can‘t beat you on foreign policy, so they are going to drop this nonsensical stuff?

Read the rest of the single most softball puff-piece interview I have EVER IN MY LIFE read here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4853531/

Seriously. I've never seen anything like it. I only gave one quote, but that's because if I wanted to show you every question from that interview that boils down to "Senator Kerry, why are you so adorably wonderful and why is Bush such a complete bastard?", well, I'd have to reprint the entire interview.

Oh, alright, here's a couple more:

MATTHEWS: Do you think the people around the president have hoisted themselves on their own petard by bringing up this issue of your service?

KERRY: That‘s up to the American people to decide.

MATTHEWS: Is it relevant that you served in combat and faced enemy fire and the president of the United States did not? Is that a relevant fact, when picking a commander in chief for the next four years?

and...

MATTHEWS: The president of the United States was asked by the press the other day if he‘d ever made any mistakes as president. And he said he hadn‘t. What do you think of that answer?

Damn, Chris, stop beating on poor Kerry so bad, and stop putting words in his mouth, you big meanie!

You -really- gotta read the whole thing to understand just how much Kerry-flavored internal bodily fluids and solids Matthews had to be gulping down by the end of this interview.

Qwinn

15 posted on 08/22/2004 12:16:29 AM PDT by Qwinn2
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To: GeronL

16 posted on 08/22/2004 12:17:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: Cableguy

I always boycott Matthews.


17 posted on 08/22/2004 12:17:24 AM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: Cableguy

Perfect guest for Mathews: "Jumpin" Jim Jeffords...
Made for each other.


18 posted on 08/22/2004 12:17:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Grab a couple feet of tagline and jump right in)
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To: LandofEnchantment
Can't take your own medicine it seems

If Matthews is "medicine," I think I'd be looking for a new pharmacy. I don't like shoutfests either. That's why I like Hugh Hewitt.

19 posted on 08/22/2004 12:18:04 AM PDT by inkling
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To: Cableguy

I wish we could count on a REAL boycott!!!
That would RUIN Matthews, cuase he can't play "hardball" and spit on the democrat commies he loves.
He is desperately trying to copy Oreilly to get ratings by the hammering thing. (more intense than beofre)
Imagine how dull his show and how fast it would die if he had no back and forth, only libs, no fighting or argument, Hahaha, I would love to see that day!
Does anyone know if watching thru satellite t.v. gets them ratings?


20 posted on 08/22/2004 12:18:19 AM PDT by oreolady (please,please RNC BRING THE TRUTH OUT, BUT GOOD)
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To: Qwinn2
Quinn2??

didya lose your password?

They can fix that for you.

21 posted on 08/22/2004 12:18:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: LandofEnchantment

How's that Kool-Aid? Now leave!


22 posted on 08/22/2004 12:19:39 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: oreolady

I think every program on MSNBC should be boycotted. Someone on DU was crowing that a guy from CNN who was a big Clinton supporter is now running the show over there.


23 posted on 08/22/2004 12:20:06 AM PDT by Texasforever (God can send you to hell but he can't sue you. He can't find a lawyer.)
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To: Jay Howard Smith

And WiffleBalls to the left..!

Only if they are SLOW-pitched.

Looking at the sissy Kerry, I do not think that he could get a WiffleBall to the plate. He throws like a girl, ya know?

Actually, I know some girls that can throw pretty good (wife excluded). To compare him with a woman is a slight. SISSY is appropriate. Te-RAY-sa, can I have my allowance.

I would rather be celebate than be like him.

blessings, Bobo


24 posted on 08/22/2004 12:22:05 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Numbers Guy
At least when Carville's ranting at guests he's not piously pretending to be objective. Matthews' treatment of Malkin was nothing short of vile.

Exactly. His attempt to pretend to a segment of his miniscule audience that he is "objective" is so transparent it's absurd. How does a punk like that sleep at night? I wonder how his newsie D.C. wife feels about his behavior to Michelle the other night.

I have watched his show on and off for years, and I never saw him act that insane. I think he's been told his days are numbered if his ratings don't increase. He has taken the low road to get those numbers up, OR, he's just a low class slob...........or both!!!

25 posted on 08/22/2004 12:22:25 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: GeronL

I not only lost my password, but I moved and lost my old email account at the same time. So I basically have no way to verify my identity :(

I have a petition to Jim Robinson in at the moment, but last I heard he was still on vacation. Here's to hoping.

Qwinn


26 posted on 08/22/2004 12:23:04 AM PDT by Qwinn2
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To: Cableguy
I hope the Pubbies really do refuse to show up on this totally discredited bigmouthpiece for the DNC's propaganda for Kerry revue.
27 posted on 08/22/2004 12:23:17 AM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: Cableguy
Chrissy Matthews was on Jay Leno last month (July 13). He claimed that it was his job to express his opinions because he was a journalist. I thought maybe he was a little tipsy and twisted his words. Then he said that while the first half of the movie F9/11 contained some mistakes, the second half was absolutely true.

I never watch him anyway because he is a pompous poofball, but I knew when I heard him that night he was off his rocker. His slide into complete insignificance continues.

28 posted on 08/22/2004 12:23:17 AM PDT by countess
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To: Texasforever

MSNBC lost what little critical thinking they had when Jerry Nachman passed away. It's gone downhill fast.


29 posted on 08/22/2004 12:23:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Grab a couple feet of tagline and jump right in)
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To: Texasforever

Yep.......Rick Kaplan, an original FOB.


30 posted on 08/22/2004 12:23:27 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Deb
After the 2000 Republican convention Matthews was on a MSNBC panel where he remarked about how it looked like "a minstrel show with all the black faces parading around the stage and all the fat GOP delegates sitting in the audience with their trophy wives."

Wow, I missed that. Matthews is a sick man. I'm sure he didn't learn that kind of thinking from Tip O'Neill.

31 posted on 08/22/2004 12:26:12 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy

All Republicans should avoid Chrissy's show, SPITBALL. It's not a fair show with the nutjob screaming them down. He needs to have his meds adjusted.


32 posted on 08/22/2004 12:26:22 AM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: MamaLucci

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2241916


33 posted on 08/22/2004 12:26:56 AM PDT by Texasforever (God can send you to hell but he can't sue you. He can't find a lawyer.)
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To: tobyhill
"Put him in the Janitor's closet with no windows and a 40 watt lightbulb. "

No, he should be bound and gagged and left in the trunk of a Fiat in the middle of the desert from sun up to whenever his ugly carcass is found.

34 posted on 08/22/2004 12:27:18 AM PDT by mass55th ( “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”)
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To: beyond the sea

Probably from his idol, Mario Cuomo.


35 posted on 08/22/2004 12:29:01 AM PDT by Deb (Lee Harvey Oswald Served With Honor.)
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To: Qwinn2

good luck. I remember having to use GeronL2 for a few weeks.


36 posted on 08/22/2004 12:29:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: Texasforever

They are just too cute over there. Such purists, lusting for their Phil Donahue. LOL.


37 posted on 08/22/2004 12:31:52 AM PDT by countess
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To: Texasforever

I feel so diiiiiiirty........thanks. ;)


38 posted on 08/22/2004 12:32:10 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Cableguy
Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased: "We beat everybody up."

Really? I'm still waiting for Matthews to ask Kristin Breitweiser a tough question, but he's too busy flirting with her to do so.

39 posted on 08/22/2004 12:35:51 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: inkling
That's why I like Hugh Hewitt.

I've heard so many people say how good he is. I have never had the good fortune to hear him. When is he on? And would you happen to know a station near Pittsburgh, PA where he could be heard?

I love a good interview(er), there are so few these days. For instance Hannity is on the right side, but is a terrible interviewer. He takes so long making a speech about his simplistic opinions that he barely gets the question out. And the question itself, once it finally arrives, usually has to do with something on Hannity's mind rather than that of the guest!

40 posted on 08/22/2004 12:36:06 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy

It's been said (by Malkin herself) that Matthews doesn't need a guest at all. Just him and a microphone is enough for him to answer his own questions.

As far as I'm concerned, why whould he need a microphone?

Just a hairbrush (as a faux mike) and a mirror should be enough during his hospitilization for 'Poopball' to continue.


41 posted on 08/22/2004 12:37:08 AM PDT by Petronski (Like sittin' on pins and needles, things fall apart. It's scientific.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Jerry Nachman passed away.---

He was a good man.

42 posted on 08/22/2004 12:37:34 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: oreolady
That would RUIN Matthews, cuase he can't play "hardball" and spit on the democrat commies he loves.

So true. He could have Hillary on and spit on her all he wants. Kidding, that would be a lovefest. Speaking of lovefests, remember the lovefest interview by Tim 'Mr. Potatohead' Russert with Satan's Daughter, Madame Hamhocks back around February? Russert almost kissed her feet. When I see Russert do an interview like that with Hillary, I really feel that America is done. 'Big Media' is so horribly biased that to this day a great majority of voters are still being influenced by the soft treatment of liberals. It's sick.

43 posted on 08/22/2004 12:43:45 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy

What would be even better - every Republican shows up on Chris Matthews but refuses to talk about anything other than their favorite Michelle Malkin columns.


44 posted on 08/22/2004 12:43:55 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: beyond the sea

Your right, Sean is definitely more a commentator then an interviewer. But O'reilly is like that to. Same thing with Rush. Joe Scarborough is more an interviewer and sometimes puts in a commentatary. Greta Van Susterin is just talking about Scott Peterson either way. Lmao


45 posted on 08/22/2004 12:44:05 AM PDT by Lori675
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To: beyond the sea

Why stop with Hardball? Let's think big picture. I say we boycott all NBC networks. Yes, even the Olympics. Be strong, don't be tempted by all the synchronized swimming and table tennis. Let's pluck every feather off that pesky Peacock, AARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


46 posted on 08/22/2004 12:44:17 AM PDT by bamaroots04 (Kerry/Edwards Platform: A lie told often enough becomes the truth.)
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To: NYCVirago
I'm still waiting for Matthews to ask Kristin Breitweiser a tough question, but he's too busy flirting with her to do so.

Agreed, see post # 11.

47 posted on 08/22/2004 12:46:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: countess

Phil Donahue got much better ratings then Keith Olberman does now.


48 posted on 08/22/2004 12:46:57 AM PDT by Lori675
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To: beyond the sea
Agreed, see post # 11.

I saw that after I made my post. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's noticed his drooling over her!

49 posted on 08/22/2004 12:47:56 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Cableguy

If the Republicans boycotted all the liberals in the media, they would only have five tv reporters left to talk with and four of them would work for Fox.


50 posted on 08/22/2004 12:48:13 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Let's REALLY Split The Country! (www.righteverytime3.blogspot.com))
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