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Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV (Al Sharpton Hosting While Chris Matthews Is On Vacation)
http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 2, 2007 | Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 07/02/2007 2:46:36 PM PDT by lowbridge

Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV

Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on July 2, 2007 - 17:12.

Chris Matthews, presumably away on vacation, handed the reigns of MSNBC's Hardball to Democratic activist Reverend Al Sharpton. The first two guests, in the first half-hour, of the Sharpton hosted July 2 episode, were Democrats - Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe. The hot topic of the discussion with Dean was about how the John McCain campaign and the GOP, overall, were suffering in their fundraising efforts. The following "hardball" segment, with McAuliffe, featured the Hillary Clinton campaign chairman crowing about her fundraising success.

After the McAuliffe segment, Sharpton, actually interviewed a Republican. Predictably, Sharpton's questions to presidential candidate, Representative Duncan Hunter, were tougher than the ones to his Democratic colleagues. Following the Hunter segment, Sharpton quickly returned to his Democratic friends, as he invited on presidential candidate, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; bias; chrismatthews; hardball; liberalmedia; matthews; mediabais; msm; msnbc; sharpton
Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV

Wasn't it always DNC-TV?

1 posted on 07/02/2007 2:46:39 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Too bad we can’t see Matthews head explode about Libby.


2 posted on 07/02/2007 2:50:20 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: lowbridge

I can’t remember the last time I heard anyone insult Sharpton the way Christopher Hitchens did last week.
It was worth tuning in for five mins.


3 posted on 07/02/2007 2:53:41 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: lowbridge

Finally, a reasoned voice on MSNBC!!!


4 posted on 07/02/2007 2:54:20 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: lowbridge

Grist for the “Fairness” Doctrine mill. If it applies to radio, why not all other forms of media? They will turn them against it in a heartbeat.


5 posted on 07/02/2007 2:56:27 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: vetsvette

This is exactly why we need the Fairness Doctrine!!!! This is DISGUSTING TV!! Look at that HAIR!

6 posted on 07/02/2007 2:57:07 PM PDT by GRRRRR ("We the people..." say NO AMNESTY!!!)
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To: lowbridge

Why would Duncan Hunter allow himself to be interviewed by the likes of Al Sharpton?


7 posted on 07/02/2007 2:59:17 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: lowbridge
Did Sharpton just say, "Is anyone available from the administration to go through T & A on this..."?

T & A instead of Q & A ?

8 posted on 07/02/2007 3:00:12 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Rome2000
Why would Duncan Hunter allow himself to be interviewed by the likes of Al Sharpton?

Most likely the Sharpton switch was last minute... Spitboy probably got 'female problems' when he heard about Libby.

10 posted on 07/02/2007 3:07:26 PM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: lowbridge
That left the final guest tally, including Sharpton, at five liberals to just two conservatives.

To a liberal that means fair and balanced. On the other hand it takes at least 5 liberals to say anything of substance vice two conservatives. Even then it is doubtful on the substance issue.

11 posted on 07/02/2007 3:07:37 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: lowbridge

Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV

we demand a fairness doctrine....if rev run al gets TV time...

msnbc MUST give the same hosting time to Ann Coulter!!!!!


12 posted on 07/02/2007 3:10:38 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: lowbridge
Wasn't it always DNC-TV?

That's true. At least Sharpie-Sharp is funny.

13 posted on 07/02/2007 3:11:22 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: lowbridge
This would be like Michele Malkin substituting for O’Reilly.
14 posted on 07/02/2007 3:12:37 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: lowbridge

Sharpton...Matthews....what’s the diff?


15 posted on 07/02/2007 3:13:42 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: lowbridge

They must abide by the fairness doctrine the “progressives” so love. I want to see Ann Coulter get equal time as Hardball host.


16 posted on 07/02/2007 3:14:32 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: Hi Heels
what’s the diff?

One guy is black and the other guy is white?

17 posted on 07/02/2007 3:14:47 PM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: lowbridge

OMG!! Al Sharpton is filling-in for Sissy Chrissy while he’s on vacation.

I’ve got to watch this. This will turn off a lot of Southern, and conservative, Democrat fence-sitters with Chrissy and the entire lib movement.


18 posted on 07/02/2007 3:36:14 PM PDT by no dems (The only way to stop the Fairness Doctrine: Elect a President in '08 who would veto it.)
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To: lowbridge

Yeah but that’s the ONLY difference.


19 posted on 07/02/2007 3:55:37 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: lowbridge

MSNBC sunk to the lowest of the low by putting that racist bastard on.


20 posted on 07/02/2007 4:03:49 PM PDT by tobyhill (only wimps believe in retreat in defeat)
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To: lowbridge

Looks like MSNBC is responding to that “all white all night” taunt. Don’t sell out, Al! Demand Olberman or Matthews be fired so you can have their show.


21 posted on 07/02/2007 4:07:54 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Global warming? Hell, in Texas, we just call that "summer".)
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To: lowbridge

Finally, I can quit sputtering about David Letterman.


22 posted on 07/02/2007 4:11:22 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: lowbridge

Chrissy replaced by a guy who can barely string togeather a coherant sentence? Hummmmmm, it just may be an improvement.


23 posted on 07/02/2007 4:25:26 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: lowbridge

Hardball “turns into” DNC-TV?

How can MSDNC turn into something it always was?


24 posted on 07/02/2007 4:27:14 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Polls are for strippers and liberals." Caller to Rush, 6/5/2007)
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To: lowbridge

Maybe Ole Al is practicing for his Comedy show. Remember he wants to be a Comedian.


25 posted on 07/02/2007 4:52:46 PM PDT by glymers
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To: lowbridge

I wonder why he went on vacation.


26 posted on 07/02/2007 4:56:23 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: lowbridge

First Post, I’ve always lurked.

Anyway:
Imus got gonged, and now Sharpton is on.
Surprising how things worked out. Sarcasm on.


27 posted on 07/02/2007 6:58:44 PM PDT by mac aye
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