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Matthews Brushes Off 'Brouhaha': 'I Think Kerry Meant To Go After President'
MSNBC/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/31/2006 2:43:56 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM troops have begun to rally around their man.

Interviewing Ted Kennedy on MSNBC, Chris Matthews referred to the controversy over Kerry's comments as a 'brouhaha' and a 'rhubarb. Kennedy was of course only too happy to agree, calling the controversy a "diversion" and even casting Kerry as the victim, claiming he is the "target of Republicans" reacting to his criticism of the war.

A bit later in the hour, Matthews flatly claimed that Kerry only meant to say that Bush hadn't studied enough before he became president and thus got us into a mess in Iraq, and later still:

"I think he meant to go after the President."

To quote that great student of human behavior, John McEnroe: "you cannot be serious!"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deathbyhanging; hack; hanoikerry; hypocrite; kerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; matthewpeeslikeagirl; matthews; military; operative; shill; tokyorosematthews; traitor; traitormatthews; treason; unfit
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1 posted on 10/31/2006 2:43:57 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Hardball/NewsBusters ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/31/2006 2:44:30 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They never tire of following Kerry around with a bucket and a broom.


3 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:02 PM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chrissy also said that the Valery Plame issue was too complicated to talk about anymore.

How convenient.

4 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:20 PM PST by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC = Matthews Sucks Nothing But Communists!!!!


5 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:46 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM is highly predictable.


6 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:49 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Global Warming Fears will do for the world what over population fears did for Europe.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Matthews; another Monica Lewinsky heard from.


7 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:51 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 3AngelaD

Don't forget the kneepads.


8 posted on 10/31/2006 2:45:58 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How well did Chrissy Matthews do in college?

Curious minds want to know.


9 posted on 10/31/2006 2:46:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 3AngelaD

Chris Matthews is spending his entire program lying, trying to rehabilitate Kerry. They have not the love of the truth.


10 posted on 10/31/2006 2:46:26 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CHRIS, get OVER it--Kerry won't marry you unless you move to Massachusetts!


11 posted on 10/31/2006 2:46:55 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: 3AngelaD

Chris Matthews is spending his entire program lying, trying to rehabilitate Kerry. They have not the love of the truth.


12 posted on 10/31/2006 2:46:55 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is this one college educated too?


13 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:06 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: 3AngelaD

Mr Matthers, and the other Democrat apologists are simply sickening. They will not even consider the plain meaning of Kerry's words. They have to make up an intrepertation to excuse him.

I hope to God this backfires on all these media shills.


14 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:06 PM PST by kjo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

After following all this for 2 days, I agree with Matthews. Kerry hasn't handled it well at all though.


15 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:17 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Complete.
Deceitful.
Coverup.
Whitewash.


16 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:31 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That's the DNC talking point of the day. Look for Rush to play a montage of these moonbat idiots claiming that Kerry really meant to insult Bush.


17 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:35 PM PST by Sister_T (A vote for DemocRATS is a vote for al-Qaeda!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I've never watched Matthews again after he dissed John O'Neill of the swift boaters.
18 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:41 PM PST by isthisnickcool (The City Council of Houston Texas is made up mostly of retards.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dork defends dork. They both look French.


19 posted on 10/31/2006 2:47:58 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Absolutely a joke for analysis. If he believes this he is just stupid. If he is just saying it he thinks we are stupid. But "stupid is as stupid does" and there is no way around that.


20 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:00 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I thought for the first time in god knows how long , teddy looked sober.

I think it shows just how bad the dems know it is that they sobered him up to respond to this.

21 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:01 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and Apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: lormand

In the pantheon of inummerable reasons why the democraps/socialist/journalists are the worst scum that ever lived, the most annoying one is the "we're objective, we're not liberals" BS.

He's one of the most egregious examples of a putz.


22 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:19 PM PST by Pharmboy (Vote American, not Democrat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I showed Kerry's quote to 3 people without saying who made the statement. I asked them how they interpreted it and all said it was insulting to the troops. No other way to spin it.


23 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:39 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: lormand
What makes guys like Matthews so despicable is their denial that they are unabashed GOP haters.

At least Hannity on FOX lets you know where he stands.

Chrissy claims he's not biased which destroys all his credibility.

24 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:52 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris who?


25 posted on 10/31/2006 2:48:57 PM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Kerry talking about President Bush could not have been in context of that statement because he was talking about individuals other than Bush getting an education.


26 posted on 10/31/2006 2:49:05 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Little Chrissy obviously got the memo.

Kerry, like all liberals, has no concept of duty, honor, or love of country.

Ergo, the only reason liberals believe that a person serves in the military is because that person is a moron with no other options.

It was a candid moment caught on tape.


27 posted on 10/31/2006 2:49:16 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

this whole thing is stupid.


28 posted on 10/31/2006 2:49:17 PM PST by dollar_dog
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To: bnelson44

You agree with what part of what Matthews said?


29 posted on 10/31/2006 2:50:00 PM PST by highimpact
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To: jennyjenny

It's a pretty good perspective on what he really thought of the men he was commissioned to lead in Vietnam, too.

Later he called them rapists and murderers, but he clearly had nothing but contempt for them from the start.


30 posted on 10/31/2006 2:50:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell you that Chis would say such a thing.

NOT!!!!


31 posted on 10/31/2006 2:50:52 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: All

Just heard the show and Matthews quite clearly said Kerry was talking about the President...not the troops. It is obvious Kerry meant the troops.


32 posted on 10/31/2006 2:50:57 PM PST by cousair
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Democrats and the media are allies of the terrorists. Hanoi Kerry is a traitor, who should be tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging.


33 posted on 10/31/2006 2:51:24 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chris Matthews is a rooster-lollipop.
34 posted on 10/31/2006 2:51:26 PM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does anyone have a link to what Kerry said? Whatever Bush may be perceived as lacking, he seldom lashes out, and when he does it's not tinged with disdain and pure hate. These people are seriously acting like a bunch of psycotics.


35 posted on 10/31/2006 2:51:51 PM PST by Aliska
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe you misunderstood. After all, Matthews can sound a bit garbled due to the male appendage he has in his mouth anytime he interviews democrats...


36 posted on 10/31/2006 2:51:53 PM PST by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Office phones and FAX numbers for Sen. Kerry:

Washington D.C.
Phone--(202) 224-2742
FAX--(202) 224-8525

Boston
Phone--(617) 565-8519
FAX--(617) 248-3870

Springfield
Phone--(413) 785-4610
FAX--(413) 736-1049

Fall River
Phone--(508)677-0522
FAX--(508)677-0275


37 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:00 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews only says that because he's a shabby whore.


38 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:17 PM PST by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dick Army was a moron.


39 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:20 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Pharmboy; All

I think he probably was trying to attack Bush by saying he left the poor etc. in the military to serve in Iraq. But, he said it horribly awful.


40 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:26 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Cicero

He must have "orchestrated" about 10 times in the first minute of the program when talking of the GOP response.


41 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:36 PM PST by roostercogburn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hey Chrissy, it wouldn't be the first time Kerry insulted our brave sons and daughters...

VIETNAM WAR VETERAN (did you know he was in Vietnam?) JOHN KERRY'S TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, APRIL 22, 1971

"...they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country"

42 posted on 10/31/2006 2:52:49 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Petronski


BUMP!


43 posted on 10/31/2006 2:53:01 PM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Crissy and Keith Olbermoann are both failed abortions in my opinion. They are slimey and are both from the same mold. Can't stand either and I imagine that Olbermoann will really go off the hook on TV tonight.

That smell......the smell of the death of liberalism. That sweet pungent smell. Go farther left boys....we cannot wait. Go left Obama. Kerry. Hillary. Go left. Breathe it in.


44 posted on 10/31/2006 2:54:06 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Was Little Chrissy born without a spine, or did it just dissolve slowly over time?


45 posted on 10/31/2006 2:54:09 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: 3AngelaD
they should follow him around with the bucket used after the horse & buggie.....mathews & j f'n are so full of shi-ite that chrissey can't even keep up with the excuses!!!!!

j f'n is the best thing that could have helped energize the republicans....now all must get out and vote!!!!
46 posted on 10/31/2006 2:54:58 PM PST by hnj_00
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Chrissy, sorry but nobody's buying what your're selling. Almost everyone who heard Kerry's shameful remarks understands full well what he meant,, and that he has given a glimpse into what he really believes -- that he and his elitist Democrat cohorts are better than the rest of us, especially the average citizen who risks their lives in the service of our great nation by service in the US military. This could'nt be more clear.


47 posted on 10/31/2006 2:55:13 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Vote REPUBLICAN on November 7th!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course Prissy Chrissy will find no fault with the traitorous Kerry....

Not only is Chrissy an asswipe for the DNC -- he also squats to pee and doesn't want that to get out..

Semper Fi


48 posted on 10/31/2006 2:55:40 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did anyone not expect Mathews to cover for Kerry?


49 posted on 10/31/2006 2:55:54 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Republican - The thinking people's party)
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To: Perdogg

You owe me a new monitor.


50 posted on 10/31/2006 2:56:08 PM PST by andy58-in-nh
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