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Chris Matthews Continues Slide Toward Bottom
Accuracy In Media ^ | Aug 31, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid (blog)

Posted on 09/12/2004 6:15:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Chris Matthews is "worried that MSNBC parent Microsoft might pull funding and shutter 'Hardball.' That would force Matthews to look for another berth - possibly on Fox." ...Matthews' contract reported has a provision saying he gets a job at NBC if MSNBC gets sold. It is reported by several sources that Rick Kaplan, who left CNN in the wake of the Tailwind scandal and now runs MSNBC, is a big backer (for whatever reason) of Matthews.

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Matthews on Fox? He'll be competing with John Kerry, who will be looking for (what the rich call) work pretty soon now.
George W. Bush will win reelection by a margin of at least ten per cent.

1 posted on 09/12/2004 6:15:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: ValerieUSA; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; blam
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2 posted on 09/12/2004 6:16:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe he could proof for Dan Blather.


3 posted on 09/12/2004 6:16:49 PM PDT by pipecorp (If they pull the great electronic plug, where will all the ones and zeros go?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kerry, Gore and Mathews are going to form a coalition.

The Coalition of the Unhinged.


4 posted on 09/12/2004 6:18:13 PM PDT by samtheman (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why doesn't Matthews get a job for the WWE?


5 posted on 09/12/2004 6:18:18 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: SunkenCiv

He keeps this up and he'll joing pat buchanan in standing outside of Network gates holding a "Will Trash The President For Air Time" sign.


6 posted on 09/12/2004 6:18:20 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: SunkenCiv

How far up does he have to go to get to the bottom?


7 posted on 09/12/2004 6:18:43 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: SunkenCiv

Considering the direction MSNBC is obviously heading, they'll probably be bringing back Phil Donahue anytime now.


8 posted on 09/12/2004 6:19:00 PM PDT by Shqipo (The gloves are on and the corners are empty.)
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To: SunkenCiv

If he can master the "cans on bottom, soft items like bread on top" skillset, he might find a new job.


9 posted on 09/12/2004 6:19:19 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: woofie

Yeah, crack me up, Woofie. That was good.

Chrissie would have to be ten times as good as he is just to be awful


10 posted on 09/12/2004 6:20:16 PM PDT by OhMike (He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart...we would not die in that man's company.)
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To: CWOJackson

Why not, Fox is taking on all the liberal rejects. Can you hear me Greta, Geraldo, Wallace Juan Williams and the list goes on.


11 posted on 09/12/2004 6:20:20 PM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: SunkenCiv
"force Matthews to look for another berth - possibly on Fox."

Shep: "Chris how many tmes do I have to tell you? ONE sugar! Okay? I want my coffee with just cream and one -what?"
Chris: "Sugar, sir. One sugar"

12 posted on 09/12/2004 6:20:44 PM PDT by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: SunkenCiv

While I appreciate your humor, there's no way Kerry could hold down a talk show, not even a fractional role.
The guy has no core, doesn't know what he stands for, and is only capable of whining.


13 posted on 09/12/2004 6:20:59 PM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: samtheman
Kerry, Gore and Mathews are going to form a coalition. The Coalition of the Unhinged.

LOL!

14 posted on 09/12/2004 6:21:12 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: SunkenCiv
The spitter just needs some time off. Like a couple of years to think about what being an idiot will get you, just when you have success in the palm of your hand.
15 posted on 09/12/2004 6:21:22 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hardball behind the 8-ball?


16 posted on 09/12/2004 6:22:21 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SunkenCiv

Aw geez, I got tired of wiping the spit off of my tv screen while watching Hardball. Then I switched to Fox. Now, I may have to wipe off the rabid wetness once again? Geez..........


17 posted on 09/12/2004 6:23:10 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: sarasotarepublican
I agree with a minor exception to Geraldo. Strange as it seems, I think Fox and Geraldo are a good mix. Since Fox put him out in the field reporting I can actually stomach the guy, and he seems to trive on going anywhere. One day you see him with the troops (who seem to get a real kick out of him once he learned security rules) the next he's standing in the middle of a hurricane and loving it.

He's got more energy and guts then most young reporters.

18 posted on 09/12/2004 6:23:17 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: SunkenCiv

Chris did rally against Clinton when Lewinsky hit. He is a fat liberal but he is also an opportunist for the losing side.


19 posted on 09/12/2004 6:23:22 PM PDT by NotchJohnson
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To: SunkenCiv

I would watch Mathews on Fox if he promised not to do the Scott Peterson murder trial like O'Reilly and Greta who I rarely watch anymore. A Fox paycheck did wonders to clean up Whoraldo's act.


20 posted on 09/12/2004 6:23:44 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: SunkenCiv

Tell Matthews not to worry, Dan Rather will be at the Bottom to soften his fall.


21 posted on 09/12/2004 6:24:07 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: SunkenCiv

I think AP would gladly hire him because his is just as "fair and balanced" as they are. BWAHAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA!!!


22 posted on 09/12/2004 6:24:07 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: mrsmith

On Fox? Doing what? News satire? Comedy?


23 posted on 09/12/2004 6:24:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch)
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To: pipecorp

As I posted on another thread, his Sunday show tonight was a big surprise. On his segment, "Tell me something I don't know," Marie Bartoroma predicted a 10 to 12 point win for Bush and then, surprise, surprise, COKIE ROBERTS told Chris to watch the white, Catholic vote. Chris asked her if that meant that they (meaning most of the panel) were all going to become Republicans, she said YES!!!!!!


24 posted on 09/12/2004 6:25:04 PM PDT by upcountry miss
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To: quantim

I've suspected that Kaplan has been egging Matthews on with his crazed rants. Matthews had better be careful in kissing up to such a brazen partisan.


25 posted on 09/12/2004 6:25:34 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dogs for Bush!)
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To: quantim

"...just when you have success in the palm of your hand."

Is that what he calls his little (ahem) member?


26 posted on 09/12/2004 6:26:04 PM PDT by Socratic (Kerry/Edwards - Forging a New Reality)
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To: combat_boots

He used to be somebody.... I used to enjoy his show... Not for 2 years now. He's gone.... the old Chris Matthews....is gone. the new guy is a hack.


27 posted on 09/12/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: CWOJackson

OK, we can keep Geraldo, as long as they don't put him behind a desk. Keep him way out far in that field.


28 posted on 09/12/2004 6:26:57 PM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: SunkenCiv
.... That would force Matthews to look for another berth - possibly on Fox."

Doesn't FOX already have a janitor?

29 posted on 09/12/2004 6:27:09 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fox should hire Matthews so that they could bolster their "fair and balanced" credentials and point to Matthews as another example of a flaming lunatic lefty in their employ. Of course, Fox would provide Matthews his researchers and producers, so his material likely wouldn't include forgeries and the usual DNC "talking points" faxes. He'd have to distort the truth on his own.

Fox would probably also have to keep him on quaaludes so he doesn't turn everybody off with his incessant, rude interruptions of guests who sound like they are about to make a good point.


30 posted on 09/12/2004 6:27:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: woofie
How far up does he have to go to get to the bottom?

Well, I heard he was spotted last weekend at home depot looking at ladders.

ba-da-bing!

31 posted on 09/12/2004 6:28:03 PM PDT by det dweller too
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To: sarasotarepublican
"...as long as they don't put him behind a desk. Keep him way out far in that field."

ABSOLUTELY.

32 posted on 09/12/2004 6:28:07 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: SunkenCiv
Why would FOX want him....Is Combs quitting???

Pray for W and Our Troops

33 posted on 09/12/2004 6:28:24 PM PDT by bray (Some men have skeletons in their closets, some have killing fields!!)
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To: G Larry

Isn't Kerry just going to continue as Senator Rich Snob?


34 posted on 09/12/2004 6:28:25 PM PDT by montomike (Gay means happy and carefree not an abomination)
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To: Shqipo

There is no way MSNBC would take off Matthews.
He's the only show that gets ratings on there.
No one on MSNBC gets any ratings.
I'v read that Microsoft might just just sell there part of MSNBC to someone else.


35 posted on 09/12/2004 6:29:12 PM PDT by Lori675
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To: SunkenCiv

Kaplan was Clinton's buttbuddy and is a major lib....who just happens to run a network.

Damn, I'm shocked.

(He's also the "biggest G-D Jew I've ever seen" according to Ted Turner....his infamous words not mine)


36 posted on 09/12/2004 6:29:14 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: AmericanMade1776

I hope you are right!! but in case Cris falls alone-- too bad!!


37 posted on 09/12/2004 6:29:22 PM PDT by BobFromNJ (go-Star-go)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe he can go back to writing a column in the San Francisco Examiner. Ooops, that is out of business also.


38 posted on 09/12/2004 6:29:40 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: sarasotarepublican
as long as they don't put him behind a desk. Keep him way out far in that field.

Or opening Al Capone's empty vault.

39 posted on 09/12/2004 6:29:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Graybeard - Illinois resident - Keyes voter)
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To: mrsmith

Shep..."and Chris, NO spitting in my coffee this time!"


40 posted on 09/12/2004 6:30:03 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Chuzzlewit

Chris descent began when his son decided to become a drama major at NYU.


41 posted on 09/12/2004 6:30:25 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Shqipo

Donahue actually got much better ratings then Keith Olbermann.
Deborah Norville, she's got to go. I dont know she's on at 9. Then again, why is Greta on Fox.


42 posted on 09/12/2004 6:30:32 PM PDT by Lori675
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To: SunkenCiv; xsmommy; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; hobbes1; dubyaismypresident

Fat pants-load PING.


43 posted on 09/12/2004 6:30:54 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Pull for Lucky Jack! Pull for Lucky Jack!")
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To: CWOJackson

On his weekend show..not Hardball...Matthews has a segment at the end of the program called..."Tell me somethign I don't know"..each of his panelists gets a chance to offer a new nugget..Today..Cokie Roberts, when asked...said ..Zell Miller's outside llookign for you..."


44 posted on 09/12/2004 6:31:40 PM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: CWOJackson

Geraldo is terrible. He's been caught twice lying about his reporting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fox got in trouble because of this.
Fox needs to get rid of Geraldo and Greta.


45 posted on 09/12/2004 6:31:52 PM PDT by Lori675
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To: SunkenCiv

If Fox hires Matthews, my family and I will no longer watch Fox News. Mr. Matthews is reprehensible, there are no words that can describe how much we detest him.


46 posted on 09/12/2004 6:32:35 PM PDT by Jmouse007 ("Negotiate and die!" Brought to you by "Islam the Religion of Peace tm")
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To: SunkenCiv
Matthews on Fox?! God help us. With Geraldo, Juan and Gretta there already, there's enough sludge and plutonium in what could be a perfect martini! Fox does not need that many loudmouthed, snide, and interrupting snots to provide flattering contrast for its steady professionalism.

Maybe he should set his alarm clock ahead about ten hours and join the Today show. He could call his segment "Softball" and be thankful that he has a job at all after the continuation of an already steep decline in ratings for liberal "mainstream" television news shows.
47 posted on 09/12/2004 6:33:03 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: G Larry
:') So, MSNBC then? ;'D
George W. Bush will win reelection by a margin of at least ten per cent.

48 posted on 09/12/2004 6:33:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv


Chris slides to the bottom
49 posted on 09/12/2004 6:33:24 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: SunkenCiv

That would force Matthews to look for another berth - possibly on Fox." ...Matthews'

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I would puke if Matthews got a job at FOX.


50 posted on 09/12/2004 6:33:29 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER (Concealed Carry)
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