Skip to comments.'Hardball' Accused of Going Soft: GOP Advised to Boycott at Convention
Posted on 08/23/2004 3:28:37 PM PDT by GulliverSwift
August 23, 2004 -- REPUBLICAN insiders are giving cable-TV political host Chris Matthews the cold shoulder believing that he has gone over to the Kerry camp according to a published report.
U.S. News and World Report says Matthews protested too sharply about the Bush campaign's editing of an MSNBC "Hardball" interview with Kerry posted on the party's negative site, www.kerryoniraq.com.
As a result, GOP officials are quietly advising Republicans not to go on his show.
" 'Hardball' may seem more like badminton during the Republican National Convention," the magazine quoted one GOP insider as saying.
"Hardball" executive producer Tammy Haddad didn't know her show was being blackballed, she said.
"We beat everybody up," she told the magazine.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
MSNBC has been trying their hardest to woo conservative viewers, and then that little prick shows what a partisan @$%!* he is.
I think at the convention Republicans should make an extra effort to appear on Joe Scarborough's show.
The article also doesn't talk about his nasty behavior to Michelle Malkin
Of course, if little Chrisy apologizes for his behavior, then he can be forgiven.....maybe.
Let's take a look at how to play the new Hardball:
Chrissie Matthews...the only guy who can spit and suck at the same time.
Crissy got his visa stamped a long time ago.
Kiddies, cover your eyes! ;>
When I was in my early 20's I worked for CNN as a temp at the 88 and 92 RNCs. I met Tammy Hadaad, when she was the producer of Larry King Live. She sucked then and apparently still does. Meeting people associated with television only served to confirm what many here have stated often: these people live in a dream world completely disconnected from reality.
No, MSNBC is not trying to woo conservative viewers, not since they hired that new head guy, that has been moving the station to the left of CNN. Remember when he first came there, this winter and the Joe Scarborough show got really bad. Pat Buchanan would be his only conservative against two or three lefties. It only lasted about two weeks and the viewers complained enough that Scarborough was able to get some control back, but he still has to have that one lefty flunky on regularly to try to ridicule any conservative guest that he might have. (I haven't watched lately, so my opinion may be out of date).
Taking Michelle Malkin to task proved to be wrong in two ways - he was unprepared as to the topic and his distain for women of her ilk (brainy) became apparent...See 'ya 'round Chris, maybe..........
I will never watch him again after he was so rude to Michelle and virtually cut her off from talking. He NEVER listens!
The difference in his treatment between Michelle Malkin and former Mayor Willie Brown was like night and day.
Yep, Christine went over the line. Can we say he's the press version of HOWARD Dean.
He's not a journalist. He's a hack. Would many Republicans volunteer to be interviewed by James Carville as a host? There's no difference.
Matthews' treatment of Malkin, on and off camera, exposes him as an egotistical mysogynist scumbag.
Does anyone else think Chris Matthews is cracking up because of his loss of popularity? Remember when he was one of the hottest political shows around? Now he's at the bottom and he can't handle it. He thinks going negative works...it did against Clinton!
Soon, Chrissy will only have his fingernails and a blackboard to entertain himself.
Nice photo of Matthews and his troll wife, Kathleen. She's one of the awful local news anchors here in the DC area.
When one dismisses any inkling of objectivity they cease to be worth listening to.
Hell I've even heard Rush change his opinion. Rarely but when objectivity is swayed with reason you yield.
big man Chrissy has lost his facade of objectivity.
IMO, "bought by billionaire foreign national George Soros" instead of "gone over to the Kerry camp" would be more effective and probably more accurate.
Remember the outrage when that big bully Rick Lazio dared invade Hillarys space during the NY senate race? He dared walk over and hand her a paper and almost got crucified for it.
Heard Michelle on Rush after this happened and he sounded a little in awe of her for the way she stood her ground. Matthews came looking like an *ss but no media outrage here.
Hope you have fire-retardent hair!
The proof was in the book they were discussing which he ADMITTEDLY HAD NOT READ.
At least you lurkers are doing a little bit better job and not getting banned immediately. Five days and counting.
WHY WAS THAT ATTACK ON MS. MALKIN NOT A HATE CRIME????
HAS ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CONSIDERED CHRIS MATHEWS FOR THIS POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
Go back to MoveOn.org and tell them you infiltration attempt has failed.
For Hardball, of course, you have to be mature, and at least beyond the third grade level.
Who's the woman standing between Chris & Andy Rooney?
I don't think he should be forgiven for his LAZINESS in not even reading the book before trying to slam it -- or for the fact that he was TOO STUPID to realize that "self-inflicted wound" does not mean that it was done intentionally.
Yeah, well he was a downright bully with the swift vet who came on before her. He looked like a jackass, which is another way of saying Democratic party hack.
He did nothing of the sort. He not even once gave her more than 2 seconds to explain her position. On top of that, the conversation was about a subject of which he was completely ignorant. Not only did he neglect to read the book, he stole Michelle's from the green room.
Speaking of left wing shills, welcome to FreeRepublic.
Malkin: Well, I...
Matthews: What's your favorite planet? Mine's the sun 'cause its the biggest.
There is no fair shake for Bush coming from ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC or any of the so called "Mainstream Media". Bush is fighting the largest corrupt political machine in the history of American politics.
Bullshit. He wouldn't let her get a word in edgewise. He's a OBVIOUS partisan hack/shill for Kerry. He's on my boycott/blackball list forEVER.
Every Republican should go on Hardball.
And talk non-stop about their favorite Michelle Malkin columns.
I used to like Chris, but he seems to have become much more partisan -- just like the MSNBC web site. The way he treated John O'Neill and Malkin was beyond the pale. Hardball and MSNBC seem to have completely lost all objectivity in their drive to get Kerry elected. BTW, even if you're watching other shows on MSNBC, your still adding viewers to MSNBC, thus helping to keep the current blatantly pro-Democrat version of MSNBC viable...
On the Swift Boat / Kerry issue, the MSNBC web site has been so slanted, it's laughable...
Troll; ZOT® him! Call the AdminModerator...
1. Perp MUST be WHITE Victim MUST be NON-WHITE.
2. Perp MUST be STRAIGHT Victim must be HOMOSEXUAL.
3. Perp MUST be CHRISTIAN Victim must be NON-CHRISTIAN.
There can be NO HATE crimes unless one or all of the above are FACTS.
Reagan had it worse. He had no FR, no Rush, no FOX news, etc. It is one of the examples of his greatness that he overcame it.
If so, then cutting her off every time she tried to *make* her argument by answering his questions was a mighty strange way to do it.
He may have been a little terse,
Buy a dictionary. All definitions of "terse" include the word "concise", and Matthews was anything *but* concise in the way he motormouthed while talking over Malkin.
but I suspect he would do the same thing to a left wing shill.
You suspect very incorrectly.
That is all Malkin had to do, ala Reagan, is to say:
"There you go again, Chrissy!"
Here a word count analysis of the Michelle muggings by Chris where he said she talked 80% of the time and that saying he wouldn't let her answer is an old conservative ploy. Well the totals are in Chrissy - 820 words, Michelle - 500 and Willie ( who is still trying to determine why he was on the show) 300. These are rough numbers but Chrissy spoke for 51% of the time compared to 49% for the combine Michell and Willie team. Stick it Chrissy.
Steaming load of BS. It's in O'Neill's book: Kerry wounded himself when he fired an M79 grenade into rice bags, and caught ricochets of rice and shrapnel in the butt.
DID YOU READ THE BOOK? Chrissy Matthews didn't.
She didn't PHRASE or EXPLAIN it very well; "self-inflicted" sounds like an intentional foot-shot. But the rabid Matthews didn't allow her to explain.
Matthews is lib-dem garbage.
You are... Nah, I don't want to get banned. I'll let the AMs handle it, chump.
Horse shit!!!!!!!!!!! I dont think you are stupid enough to believe what you just posted. And then again hhhhmmmmmm.
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