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Out of Control: Chris Matthews Drops F-Bomb In MSNBC Rant Against Bush
NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2007 | Rich Noyes

Posted on 02/07/2007 8:41:26 AM PST by RatherBiased.com

"Hardball" host Chris Matthews lurched even further off the deep end on Wednesday’s "Imus in the Morning." After praising the “great job” Rudy Giuliani did in cleaning up New York City — which Matthews again suggested was done with just “a pinch” of fascism — the MSNBC star went on a rant declaring how he’s “sick of southern guys with ranches running this country.”

Losing control, Matthews dropped the F-bomb on national television: “I want a guy to run for President who doesn’t have a fucking — I’m sorry, a ranch.” As host Don Imus began to snicker, Matthews plowed ahead with his Democratic talking points: “Wouldn’t that be good, Don, a guy who wasn’t on the ranch during Katrina, he was on the street corner answering questions?”

Video clip (1:25): Real (2.32 MB) or Windows Media (5.39 MB), plus MP3 audio (409 KB)

Radio listeners were spared Matthews’ cursing, but no such luck for those watching the MSNBC simulcast. After saying goodbye to Matthews about three minutes later, Imus and his crew mocked their MSNBC colleague. MSNBC's on-screen file photo of Matthews was altered to include a black censor bar over his mouth. Executive Producer Bernard McGuirk suggested Matthews was the sort who would “put on a diaper and drive 900 miles to abduct Dick Cheney or somebody,” and someone else offered that “he’s crazy.”

Imus was the diplomat: “But isn’t that what we like about him? I love his energy, his passion.”

Here’s the transcript of Matthews’ comments, which happened at about 7:45 ET.

“We love good mayors because we love our cities and Giuliani is the city guy, and I’m so sick of southern guys with ranches running this country. I want a guy to run for president who doesn’t have a fucking — I’m sorry, a ranch. Wouldn’t that be good, Don, a guy who wasn’t on the ranch during Katrina, he was on the street corner answering questions?”


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KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; fbomb; fword; imus
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1 posted on 02/07/2007 8:41:29 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

I'm wondering if "put on the diaper" is going to enter the national lexicon like "going postal."


2 posted on 02/07/2007 8:43:22 AM PST by wideawake
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To: RatherBiased.com
Spitn' Chrissy Hates All Southerners!!

Time for in-house rehab wouldn't you say?

3 posted on 02/07/2007 8:44:04 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: RatherBiased.com

MSNBC is unwatchable... It would rather watch an MTV "My Sweet 16" marathon than just 5 minutes of ANYTHING on MSNBC.


4 posted on 02/07/2007 8:44:31 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: RatherBiased.com
I swear occasionally but only when there's good cause. Chris Matthews is f*cked because of his hatred for a decent man. There, I said it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 02/07/2007 8:44:39 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris needs to resign.


6 posted on 02/07/2007 8:44:55 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Was Matthews drunk when he called in? He certainly wouldn't be the first.


7 posted on 02/07/2007 8:45:04 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: RatherBiased.com
"Wouldn’t that be good, Don, a guy who wasn’t on the ranch during Katrina, he was on the street corner answering questions?”

What a complete and utter baffoon.

8 posted on 02/07/2007 8:45:27 AM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: wideawake

Imagine that, Pissy Matthews with a potty mouth. Who would have thought that?


So, whats the FCC violation fine going to be?


9 posted on 02/07/2007 8:45:33 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: RatherBiased.com

What's the difference - at a ranch, on a boat off Nantucket, on a ski slope?


10 posted on 02/07/2007 8:45:34 AM PST by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

OT:

Does anyone have the quote Peter Jennings made some years ago to the effect that "It's not news until we say it is."


11 posted on 02/07/2007 8:45:57 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Ought to just change his name to Chris Olberman and ride off into the sunset. 'Course he'd have to steer clear of any southern ranches when he does so.


12 posted on 02/07/2007 8:46:08 AM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: RatherBiased.com

Matthews oversimplifies everything, and he lost all credibility with the"fascism" comment. As far as the ranch - whi CARES? Would we be better with "Mrs" Clinton and her 2 million dollar homes? Funny that Chris didn't mention any of the democrats involved in the Katrina aftermath - also, as if the president of the united states is going to be "on a street corner" asking questions! I guess President Bush should come to my hometown and address the pothole situation as well?


13 posted on 02/07/2007 8:46:56 AM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: TexasCajun

I'd rather have a president who rides horses than a president that rides whores.


14 posted on 02/07/2007 8:47:19 AM PST by dblshot
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chrissy Boy has graduated from BDS to RDS: Ranch Derangement Syndrome.

Ranch hater!


15 posted on 02/07/2007 8:47:22 AM PST by Cecily
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To: wideawake; Nailbiter; BartMan1

Matthews lets the cat out of the bag on this one.

He wants an academic urban socialist who can fix things with other peoples' money; not someone who actually works for a living and earns it

What a contemptible scumbag


16 posted on 02/07/2007 8:47:32 AM PST by IncPen (When Al Gore Finished the Internet, he invented Global Warming)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Liberals are really vile people. If you doubt it, go to the daily Kos website and read through some of the posts. They can't restrain themselves from vulgar language.


17 posted on 02/07/2007 8:47:35 AM PST by Elpasser
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To: wideawake

Yes, it will. We already know plenty of people in diapers and they don't normally drive very far. They are at DU and in the MSM.


18 posted on 02/07/2007 8:48:54 AM PST by rabidralph (Hoo-ray, Beer!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Imus: "If you were on ‘Meet the Press’ would you say that? Of course not.”

Matthews: "I think I said something like that on my show once.”

Imus: "Yeah, your show, but nobody watches your show.”

Matthews: "Would you stop?”

Imus: "I actually have several million people that advertise that I can lose as a result . . . There’s something wrong with you.”

Apparently, Imus' national radio show which airs with a tape delay "beeped" out the expletive, but MSNBC did not catch it.

Earlier in the interview, Matthews said he likes Giuliani and thinks he could win the presidency in 2008. He qualified praise for Giuliani by saying, "but there's a little bit of fascist in him."

19 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Producer Bernard McGuirk suggested Matthews was the sort who would “put on a diaper and drive 900 miles to abduct Dick Cheney or somebody,”

LOL ping.

20 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Hot Air now has the video up.

Also provided me with a new tag line!

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/02/07/video-chris-matthews-drops-f-bomb-on-imus-during-bush-bush/


21 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:12 AM PST by Republican Red (Chris Matthews would put on diapers and drive 900 miles to abduct Cheney.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

He does hate southerners...I remember during Katrina he was interviewing Trent Lott and he called the Gulf Coast area, the "Redneck Riviera". Trent Lott just glared at him and said "We call it the Gulf Coast".


22 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:13 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: RatherBiased.com

Cwissy is going to end up in a padded cell one of these days.


23 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:21 AM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: RatherBiased.com

He does hate southerners...I remember during Katrina he was interviewing Trent Lott and he called the Gulf Coast area, the "Redneck Riviera". Trent Lott just glared at him and said "We call it the Gulf Coast".


24 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:23 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: RatherBiased.com
the MSNBC star went on a rant declaring how he’s “sick of southern guys with ranches running this country.”

Yeah. He wants a democrat with 3 or 4 million dollar mansions, because only a filthy rich democrat can understand the plight of the poor.

25 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:32 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: RatherBiased.com
"We love good mayors because we love our cities..... Wouldn’t that be good, Don, a guy who wasn’t on the ranch during Katrina, he was on the street corner answering questions?"

Is Chrissy shilling for Ray Nagin?

26 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:04 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: standingfirm

sorry, don't know why that posted twice.


27 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:18 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: RatherBiased.com
"Hardball" host Chris Matthews lurched even further off the deep end on Wednesday’s "Imus in the Morning."

Diaper Chrissy has plummeting TV ratings.

28 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:20 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Mikey_1962

"It would rather watch an MTV "My Sweet 16" marathon".

Hahahaaa! Did you see the South Park episode?


29 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:30 AM PST by 007girl
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To: Elpasser

Vulgar indeed.


30 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:42 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Conservatism - For Thinking People)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I wish I had a f****** ranch.


31 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:52 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Hey...there should be an A$$clown alert on this one!
Chrissy in a Hissy.


32 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:57 AM PST by oust the louse
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To: TexasCajun
This exchange is priceless . . .

Imus: "If you were on ‘Meet the Press’ would you say that? Of course not.”

Matthews: "I think I said something like that on my show once.”

Imus: "Yeah, your show, but nobody watches your show.

Matthews: "Would you stop?”

Imus: "I actually have several million people that advertise that I can lose as a result . . . There’s something wrong with you.

33 posted on 02/07/2007 8:51:12 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: RatherBiased.com
What does Chrissie Fit have to say about the Breck Girl's new compound? It isn't exactly a ranch, but it does resemble South Fork.


34 posted on 02/07/2007 8:51:34 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I guess since IMUS has a ranch, he won't be getting a Christmas card from Crissy this year.


35 posted on 02/07/2007 8:52:26 AM PST by chuckles
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To: RatherBiased.com

Doesn't Imus have a ranch, somewhere in the Southern half of the country?

But, again I'm hearing the Democrats smear the south, all but New Orleans, of course.


36 posted on 02/07/2007 8:52:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: RatherBiased.com

Classic example of engaging the mouth before the brain.

That fits Matthews to a T.


37 posted on 02/07/2007 8:53:01 AM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: dblshot

BA-DA-BING!


38 posted on 02/07/2007 8:53:33 AM PST by SargeK
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To: RatherBiased.com

The guy's a no-class, slobbering old fool.


39 posted on 02/07/2007 8:54:30 AM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: TexasCajun

"Spitn' Chrissy Hates All Southerners!!"

Can't be. There is no bias against Southerners. Read it right here on FR. Must be true.


40 posted on 02/07/2007 8:54:45 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Looks more like the Branch Davidian compound.


41 posted on 02/07/2007 8:54:58 AM PST by SargeK
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To: dblshot

"I'd rather have a president who rides horses than a president that rides whores."

Right you are!


42 posted on 02/07/2007 8:55:30 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: RatherBiased.com
Has anybody ever actually confirmed that Christy is a male?
43 posted on 02/07/2007 8:55:44 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Peach

One of the last commercials Jenning did had him making the statement that his job as anchor was to explain what the news meant.


44 posted on 02/07/2007 8:55:47 AM PST by Republican Red (Chris Matthews would put on diapers and drive 900 miles to abduct Cheney.)
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To: TexasCajun
I'm Southern by birth and choice, and I hope all Southerners, and Northerners who have no animosity toward the South, will bombard MSNBC with complaints about Matthews. His ratings are in the tank, and I hope this loses him even more viewers or listeners. He's too stupid to be allowed in public. I'm surprised someone hasn't thrown a net over him and committed him to a psychiatric ward.
45 posted on 02/07/2007 8:56:06 AM PST by PeskyOne
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To: TexasCajun
but there's a little bit of fascist in him."

I think that's a slur against Italians.

46 posted on 02/07/2007 8:56:09 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: RatherBiased.com
..what a disgrace

I'll never forget the night Gore gave his concession speech--Matthews nearly broke down and cried on camera...

47 posted on 02/07/2007 8:56:10 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Let's face it, he has about 300,000 viewers to O'reilly's 2.6 million.

He has to do something outragious to attrack attention.

Next he'll do a strip tease, or wear a thong or something.


48 posted on 02/07/2007 8:57:07 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: RatherBiased.com
I was actually watching this when my wife started yacking, as usual and I missed the F-bomb.

God forbid if I interrupt her precious American Idol however.

49 posted on 02/07/2007 8:57:13 AM PST by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who thinks he is a Conservative)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I stopped watching that bloated gas bag years ago.


50 posted on 02/07/2007 8:57:24 AM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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