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“Chris Matthews Show” Gets America’s Priorities Right This Morning -- (SHOCKING!!!)
NewsBusters ^ | 12/18/05 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/18/2005 6:44:21 PM PST by Only Waxing

Unlike the other major broadcast network Sunday talk shows (as reported by NewsBusters), NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show” led with Thursday’s historic elections in Iraq, while mentioning the surveillance scandal raised in a New York Times article Friday as almost an afterthought. Then, after the break, Matthews began on another topic that is likely much more of a concern to Americans than the legality of wiretaps on terrorists, illegal immigration.

After introducing his guests – Joe Klein of TIME, Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, David Brooks of The New York Times, and syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker – Matthews went right into Thursday’s Iraqi elections. With the notable exception of Klein, the panel seemed in agreement that this was an historic event on Thursday, and that democracy in Iraq now seems possible...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chrissy; matthews; prissy

1 posted on 12/18/2005 6:44:22 PM PST by Only Waxing
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To: Only Waxing

who has a gun to Chris's head?


2 posted on 12/18/2005 6:45:55 PM PST by wardaddy (They took most of my Dixie heritage......they'll have to take Christmas from my cold dead hands)
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To: Only Waxing

Chris is a weather vane. Maybe he knows the worth of the spying allegations (none).


3 posted on 12/18/2005 6:46:18 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Only Waxing

Whatever. Chrissy is still a whore.


4 posted on 12/18/2005 6:46:21 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Only Waxing

Only because Chrissy's weekend crapfest was taped before the NY-Slimes story really had time to hit the fan...


5 posted on 12/18/2005 6:47:19 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Happy Holidays? No thanks. I'm having a Merry Christmas instead.)
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To: Only Waxing
...democracy in Iraq now seems possible...

A constitution, two elections with record turnouts and no election hijinx, no shortage of candidates...nah, just a fluke.

6 posted on 12/18/2005 6:48:12 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Only Waxing

Chris Matthews eats his shorts


7 posted on 12/18/2005 6:48:45 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Only Waxing
Chris Matthews is a triangulation journalist. He learned from the object of his man crush.
8 posted on 12/18/2005 6:54:17 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: saganite
Maybe he knows the worth of the spying allegations (none).

I agree with your assessment of the validity of the allegations. I would, however, make a distinction between their worth and their significance.

This may be the last, desperate, gamble of the left in what is turning out to be the war for the future of human civilization. At least their last tactic that is even modestly within the bounds of "acceptable political combat." They are falling back on their playbook of 1973 and attempting to frame this as they did their "silent coup" against Richard Nixon. Well, George W. Bush is not Richard Nixon and their gambit will fail on that level.

So, this is a good thing, right? Not necessarily. When vicious animals are backed into a corner and see that they are going to be wiped out they don't just give up, they strike back. Look at what is beginning to happen in Latin America, Russia and some parts of Africa. The forces of death are on the march and their target is us. We beat them back on this BS gambit and bullets are going to start flying, bombs are going to start going off in unexpected places, oil supplies will be cut off and any available American targets will be attacked.

We are going to win this particular skirmish and, in fact, will likely give the forces of evil a serious drubbing in the process. I think Harry Ried may end up in an orange jump suit, along with several other choice demon seed. But don't mistake that for victory. This is the last skirmish before the all out war. Check the ammo, sharpen your swords and gird your loins. This isn't going to be pretty.

9 posted on 12/18/2005 6:58:53 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Only Waxing

too little too late for me to ever have any respect for this jerk.


10 posted on 12/18/2005 6:59:11 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: finnman69
Chris Matthews eats his shorts

Before or after he loads them up?

11 posted on 12/18/2005 7:04:18 PM PST by umgud (uncompassionate conservative)
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To: Phsstpok

falling back on their playbook of 1973 and attempting to frame this as they did their "silent coup" against Richard Nixon

Yup, except Walter Cronkite and the NYTimes does not control information.


12 posted on 12/18/2005 7:06:41 PM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: Only Waxing

Like I say, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then....


13 posted on 12/18/2005 7:11:13 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: Only Waxing

You guys want to know why the NSA story is no longer a story? Consider the following...

An uncomfortable Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted on Sunday that he was briefed on the Bush administration's decision to have the NSA monitor domestic communications in the wake of the 9/11 attacks

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi confessed late Saturday that she signed off on President Bush's decision to have a top intelligence agency conduct "unspecified activities" to gather intelligence on possible terrorists operating inside the U.S.


14 posted on 12/18/2005 7:16:46 PM PST by UglyinLA
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To: Keith in Iowa

An excellent point.


15 posted on 12/18/2005 7:17:56 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: Howlin

Back when this program started in 2001, the Dems controlled the Senate.


16 posted on 12/18/2005 7:22:14 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees have decided to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Only Waxing

Very strange.

Andrea Mitchell reduced all concerns about illegal aliens to "racism", and Matthews immediately challenged her on it by reminding her that illegal aliens are breaking the law.

If I recall, he actually raised that point several times in the discussion.


17 posted on 12/18/2005 7:27:39 PM PST by angkor
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To: UglyinLA

I would still love an investigation to see who is leaking this information. I think Bush and the AG should stop being on the defensive and go offense.


18 posted on 12/18/2005 7:27:50 PM PST by caffe
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To: UglyinLA
The NYSlimes bubble of bullship has burst and the fallout landed on the dems.

The story will just fade away along with all the other false stories pushed by the left.

19 posted on 12/18/2005 7:29:10 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: UglyinLA
You guys want to know why the NSA story is no longer a story? Consider the following...

Also because they now have nowhere else to go with it, since 50 USC 1802 details precisely how surveillance may be employed without a FISA "warrant".

Briefing Pelosi was no doubt part of the statutory requirement in 50 USC 1802 to inform the House and Senate Intel Committees when warrantless operations are being conducted.

I've posted much of 50 USC 1802 on other threads, ot you can Google that phrase and go directly to the complete text of the law.

No laws were broken.

20 posted on 12/18/2005 7:33:02 PM PST by angkor
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To: Only Waxing

Chris remembers Clinton's Project Echelon, the screening of hundreds of millions of emails, while the Old Gray Lady has Alzheimers.'


21 posted on 12/18/2005 7:50:10 PM PST by cookcounty (Army Vet, Army Dad.)
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To: Phsstpok

"The forces of death are on the march and their target is us."



And this is what makes the Democrats and their media lapdogs so incredibly dangerous. They are not only encouraging and enabling our Jihadist foes...they are doing the same for all those who want to harm us. They are so shortsighted that they can't see that their own vitriol is not only creating a hatred among the Left and the Islamic world towards America...but also from our historic enemies, who will use this same rhetoric to excuse and justify their own distrust and hatred for us.

This continued propagation of a divided house is only going to further embolden our other enemies to take risks they might not otherwise take...the Tiny Tyrant in Venezuela comes to mind. It's so hypocritical to listen to the Democrat's so-called concern for America's image, when they are directly responsible for perpetuating this negative image. The mediacrats are playing an extremely dangerous game with our lives as they inspire old enemies and create new ones.


22 posted on 12/18/2005 7:59:46 PM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: cwb

Ditto
Bump


23 posted on 12/18/2005 8:06:37 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: wardaddy
"who has a gun to Chris's head?

It's his boyfriend McCain, and it ain't a gun ;-)

24 posted on 12/18/2005 8:08:34 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: saganite

I heard Matthews say on Friday, that if Iraq does succeed in the formation of a democratic government then Bush deserves to be put on Mt.Rushmore. I then sh*t my pants and looked outside to see if Superman was circling the earth to make time turn back.


25 posted on 12/18/2005 8:12:21 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Only Waxing

Chris use to fool us lots. He taught me to never trust him. Moral of this story is: NEVER TRUST THIS SCUMBAG...EVER!!!!!!!


26 posted on 12/18/2005 8:12:37 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: Only Waxing

Lil Chrissie is trying to blunt the screeching sound of panic that his fellow rats will make when another one of their lame misguided attempts to bring Bush down fails.

Even he knows this story is going nowhere, plus his pal clintoon ALSO used the NSA to eavesdrop back in the 90s, when WE WEREN'T AT WAR.


27 posted on 12/18/2005 8:50:16 PM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: Only Waxing
CHRIS MATTHEWS: 'BUSH BELONGS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE'
IF HE WINS 'GREATEST GAMBLE SINCE ROOSEVELT BACKED BRITAIN BEFORE WWII'


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28 posted on 12/19/2005 5:39:50 AM PST by Mia T
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