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Leering Chris Matthews Asks Female CNBC Anchor to Move in Closer to Camera
NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 08/12/2007 6:54:44 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Apparently Hardball host Chris Matthews has a bit of a problem keeping his lust in check on the air. On Friday evening's Hardball, Matthews was interviewing CNBC's Street Signs anchor, Erin Burnett, about the latest Wall Street news when suddenly he switched gears as you can see in this video. The official transcript isn't up yet on the MSNBC website but here is a transcription of the conversation as best I could understand it:

MATTHEWS: Could you get a little closer to the camera?

BURNETT: What is it? Is it (garbled) in strangely?

MATTHEWS: Come in closer...no...come in...come in further...come in closer...really close.

(Burnett leans towards camera.)

BURNETT: What are you, what are you doing?

MATTHEWS: Haw! Haw! Just kidding! You look great! Anyway, thank... Erin it's great to have...look at that look... You're great...

BURNETT: I don't even know. I'm going to have to go look at the tape here. I'm in a strange location.

MATTHEWS (laughing): No, you're beautiful! I'm just kidding! I'm just kidding! You're a knockout! Anyways thank you, Erin Burnett. It's alright getting bad news from you even. Okay. Thanks for coming on Hardball.

Chris, I know it was Friday night and Erin Burnett is indeed a knockout. However, perhaps you could be a little more subtle about your attraction for Erin. After all, among the few dozen of your Hardball viewers, Mrs. Matthews could have been watching your leering performance.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; erinburnett; hardball; lecherous; pervert
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This was a case of lust overcoming common sense. However, I can't blame Chris for drooling over Erin Burnett. She is really a "knockout" as he claimed on the air.
1 posted on 08/12/2007 6:54:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

IB4 “I’d hit it”!


2 posted on 08/12/2007 6:56:47 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: PJ-Comix
Chris Matthews actually said all that - on live TV??? That's astonishing.

(I can't see videos where I'm at)

3 posted on 08/12/2007 6:58:06 AM PDT by tlj18 (Keep your eye on China....)
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To: PJ-Comix
Can’t she sue him for sexual harassment? What a slobbering old fool. Anyone else notice how much he’s aged recently?
4 posted on 08/12/2007 6:58:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, with a brilliant subtlety such as that, he must have no problem cruising for the babes.


5 posted on 08/12/2007 7:00:35 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She should get a pack of bull dyke NOW lawyers and proceed to shred him.
6 posted on 08/12/2007 7:02:10 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (If there's lead in the air,there's hope..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t he Tip O’Neil’s love child?


7 posted on 08/12/2007 7:02:44 AM PDT by borntoraisehogs (Our lives,our fortunes,our sacred honor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a slobbering old fool. Anyone else notice how much he’s aged recently?

Hey! Us slobbering old fools need love too, ya know! If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?

8 posted on 08/12/2007 7:02:55 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: PJ-Comix

That was a very strange video. She looked confused and kinda stunned by the situation. Chris should not have done that.


9 posted on 08/12/2007 7:03:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Maceman

Very nice


10 posted on 08/12/2007 7:04:47 AM PDT by TheConservator (Confutatis maledictis flammis acribus addictis. . . .)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes, I did a search and Erin Burnett is pretty good looking. Still, to say all that on the air....


11 posted on 08/12/2007 7:04:55 AM PDT by tlj18 (Keep your eye on China....)
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To: Maceman

Damn right! And we haven’t lost our ability to oogle!


12 posted on 08/12/2007 7:04:59 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: PJ-Comix

Oh, come now. You know it is okay for liberals to engage in this type of behavior.

They all “mean well” and their “hearts are in the right place”.

They couldn’t ever be demeaning towards women or minorities. Tsk Tsk. I am very dissapointed in you.

/s


13 posted on 08/12/2007 7:04:59 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He did that a few weeks ago with another woman, the drooling fool.
It was a gal who made a campaign video, can’t remember which candidate. He was just digusting.


14 posted on 08/12/2007 7:05:34 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is going to be 62 this year. Although I am 30 years younger I hope I look that “bad” at 62. He is a lot of things, but old looking is not one of them.


15 posted on 08/12/2007 7:05:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Maceman

Tickles and pricks...I think Chrissy is in enough trouble as it is, don’t you?


16 posted on 08/12/2007 7:05:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: PJ-Comix
I know I'm biased, but in my experience -- as a general, not universal rule -- conservative men treat women in a gentlemanly manner, with respect and they avoid openly sexist comments, especially in public.

Progressive men, on the other hand, revel in the sexual revolution, and find nothing wrong with putting the moves on anything that moves. Hey, Baby, it's a compliment!

And, really, the whole sexual revolution was about the freedom to treat all women like whores. This is the world the feminists have given us.

17 posted on 08/12/2007 7:06:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: PJ-Comix

chris should have asked erin burnett to unbutton another button....

cleveage....after all....chrissey was drooling over the piap’s lowcut mansiere!!


18 posted on 08/12/2007 7:06:26 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: PJ-Comix
Erin Burnett's really beautiful and intelligent. A very classy lady. Chris Matthews is just a dirty old man.

"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

19 posted on 08/12/2007 7:07:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: napscoordinator

I just watched “Softball” or whatever it’s called the other day and he looks like he’s lost weight (not in a good way—like a cancer patient) and is wan and sickly looking. Or it could just be my old Panasonic, I suppose...


20 posted on 08/12/2007 7:08:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is she a candidate for the “Ann Rule”?


21 posted on 08/12/2007 7:09:02 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: PJ-Comix

One could hardly imagine Edward R. Murrow pulling this sort of juvenile stunt on TV.


22 posted on 08/12/2007 7:09:26 AM PDT by Loyalist (Social justice isn't; social studies aren't; social work doesn't.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Matthews couldn’t get porked in a womens prison with a fistful of pardons..


23 posted on 08/12/2007 7:09:41 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: borntoraisehogs

LOL! I love your screen name. I should have called myself BornToSleepWithDogs!


24 posted on 08/12/2007 7:09:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: PJ-Comix

Looks like she’s had some work done if you view all her google images.


25 posted on 08/12/2007 7:09:51 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is very possible. His father died of cancer if I remember correctly. I try not to watch that show too much. If I need some liberal news than I will watch Tim Russert occasionally.


26 posted on 08/12/2007 7:10:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: JimRed
After the exposure Rush Limbaugh gave her, I thought she'd be canned. Good to know she's still around. When it comes to finance, she knows her stuff and isn't just an ornament piece like quite a few infobabes are.

"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

27 posted on 08/12/2007 7:10:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PJ-Comix

I 2 saw this and said to myself what a frig’en pig..wanted to address it with the higher ups but said screw it I have my life to live and pigs like this will get it in the end....Hes a slobering POS


28 posted on 08/12/2007 7:12:38 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: PJ-Comix

I do not watch television, so...I had to Google her to find out more about her. (ogle is part of Google, so I can say I am doing word research...:)

Is this a picture of her? She looks a lot different...is this earlier in her career...perhaps before makeover city? A very attractive person, indeed!

29 posted on 08/12/2007 7:13:37 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Matthews must be getting tired of Barney Frank types, but fat chance he’d ever be able to date an attractive woman such as this, LOL.

Just keep yer lips lubed AND SPLASHIN’ as always, KRISSEE!


30 posted on 08/12/2007 7:13:58 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: napscoordinator

I am 50 and I wouldn’t date him. yuck. I hope you look better than him when you’re 60, ok 62.
And remember, that’s with him wearing makeup.
ugh!! yuck! i could never lust after a man wearing makeup.


31 posted on 08/12/2007 7:14:05 AM PDT by PinkDolphin
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To: t1b8zs
Chris Matthews is rude, belligerent and just rants at length. Someone must watch his show. No one watches Keith Olbermann.

"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

32 posted on 08/12/2007 7:14:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well put.


33 posted on 08/12/2007 7:14:48 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: t1b8zs

PS: Maybe Imus ought 2 chime in on this one......womens groups dont care....


34 posted on 08/12/2007 7:15:03 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: rlmorel
She looks awesome... be still my heart. Every guy would want to bring her home to Mom.

"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

35 posted on 08/12/2007 7:15:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: t1b8zs

Just before you see Chris in full leer mode you can tell that he is getting bored with the interview. Already on his mind was getting into some “hot talk” with Erin.


36 posted on 08/12/2007 7:17:44 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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If I was a woman, I would have slapped him and just walked off the set.

"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

37 posted on 08/12/2007 7:18:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PJ-Comix
It's a hoot.

I left a comment rebuking a loon who found a way of attacking Fox News from this incident.

38 posted on 08/12/2007 7:21:33 AM PDT by lormand
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To: Loyalist
One could hardly imagine Edward R. Murrow pulling this sort of juvenile stunt on TV.

No back in Edward R. Murrows day it was expected of the women in TV to put out and keep their mouths shut, I think they referred to it as dues.

40 posted on 08/12/2007 7:23:45 AM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: goldstategop

“If I was a woman, I would have slapped him and just walked off the set. “

No leaving until Chrissy cries.


41 posted on 08/12/2007 7:23:53 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: rlmorel

Looks to me as if she’s wearing blue contacts in the first picture, because in this pic she’s got brown eyes.


42 posted on 08/12/2007 7:25:10 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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Chrissy thought he was being cute and funny. He came across as a lecherous old creep.
43 posted on 08/12/2007 7:25:47 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (All comments now being monitored by BOR. He's looking out for you!)
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To: PJ-Comix
She’s not only gorgeous but sharp. She goes nose to nose with Cramer every day and smacks him down regularly. By the way, anybody know whst's happened to another money honey missing from CNBC, namely Liz Clayman? Rumor says she's headed to FoxBiz.
44 posted on 08/12/2007 7:26:17 AM PDT by shove_it (nonilligitimus carborundum)
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To: goldstategop; All

I am sure she felt the same way Suzy Kolber felt when Joe Namath started slobbering on her. She was probably first a little confused and thinking “What is he doing?”

Namath was a drunk ex-jock who actually made me feel sorry for him when he did it. Just pitiful and sad.

Chris Matthews makes a blood sport out of stabbing people in the back and slandering him. There is no level of embarrassment or humiliation that might be heaped on him that woud give me pause.

Live by the sword.

Die by the sword.


45 posted on 08/12/2007 7:27:03 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I wonder if he didn’t like her message, so he used this tactic to undermine her.
46 posted on 08/12/2007 7:27:05 AM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: rlmorel

“slandering him” = slandering them


47 posted on 08/12/2007 7:28:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: ontap
And we haven’t lost our ability to oogle!

oogle..oogle...oogle...drool.

48 posted on 08/12/2007 7:28:29 AM PDT by woofer (Some strive to soar like an eagle, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.)
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To: rlmorel
I am sure she felt the same way Suzy Kolber felt when Joe Namath started slobbering on her.

That was my first thought. Reminded me of the drunken Namath incident. Maybe if they'd been in the same room, Crissy would have asked for a kiss.

49 posted on 08/12/2007 7:29:46 AM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: rlmorel

Where did you get a picture of my 12th wife?


50 posted on 08/12/2007 7:29:47 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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