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Matthews Rips Guest For Ignorance of History, Then Claims Cole Attack Happened Under Bush
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/15/2008 3:37:04 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

A Hardball epic . . .

Message to Chris Matthews: when ripping a guest for his lack of historical knowledge, try to avoid making a history mistake of your own in the same segment.

It happened on this afternoon's Hardball. After lambasting a guest for not knowing his Neville Chamberlain history, Matthews surmised that the attack on the USS Cole in October, 2000 happened under . . . President Bush.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; bds; chrismatthews; clintonista; clintonlegacy; coleattack; dnctalkingpoints; fakebutaccurate; kevinjames; msnbc; nevillechamberlain; obamagasm; revisionisthistory; usscole; warmtingle; waronerror
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1 posted on 05/15/2008 3:37:04 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Epic Hardball video ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/15/2008 3:37:52 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What a boob.


3 posted on 05/15/2008 3:38:16 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews brain only works one way, it spews and the intake is clogged.
4 posted on 05/15/2008 3:39:06 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Cole happened on Bushes’ watch and 60 states make up the United States of America. /sarcasam


5 posted on 05/15/2008 3:41:35 PM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR A LIBERAL N' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS and OUTA' GAS!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Probably gets his history from John “Christmas ‘68 in Cambodia under orders from President Nixon” Kerry.


6 posted on 05/15/2008 3:42:20 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why didn’t Bush DO something after the bombing of the US embassies??? < /s > Or the FIRST WTC bombing attack???


7 posted on 05/15/2008 3:44:29 PM PDT by weegee (Vote NO on Marxism in 2008.)
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To: BallyBill

Matthews has other things on his mind, like his Victorian home...

8 posted on 05/15/2008 3:45:47 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: A. Morgan

I think earlier this week OB said 57 states.


9 posted on 05/15/2008 3:46:01 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: A. Morgan

The Cole happened on Bushes’ watch and 60 states make up the United States of America. /sarcasam

Revisionist history at its best,, or its worst? tough call. ;-)

Good ol’ Chrissy.


10 posted on 05/15/2008 3:46:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotlineĀ—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ole Chrissytard!


11 posted on 05/15/2008 3:50:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Video of Chamberlain
12 posted on 05/15/2008 3:51:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Poor Matthews. Some say that he is so jealous of Larry Sinclair that his brain is simply fried.

"Obama is so hot that he sends tingles running up my legs."

13 posted on 05/15/2008 3:53:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews: “Wasn’t Cole under Bush. I mean, I don’t know what I’m talking about here.”

[Chris was partially right.]


14 posted on 05/15/2008 3:53:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is there any actual content on American talk TV? (Just asking.)


15 posted on 05/15/2008 3:54:00 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Not on MSNBC at least.


16 posted on 05/15/2008 4:01:16 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s actually quite telling that the lib is in denial about Cole. He doesn’t want to disturb the narrative that they attack us because of Republicans and he doesn’t want his audience to remember that Democrats fail at dealing with terrorists.


17 posted on 05/15/2008 4:01:40 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

No. That’s why I spend most of my TV time watching satellite tranmissions of footy ;-)


18 posted on 05/15/2008 4:02:41 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: purpleraine; A. Morgan
I think earlier this week OB said 57 states.

A. Morgan is right. Obama said he'd visited (i.e. campaigned in) 57 states so far, and had one to go, and wouldn't be able to visit Alaska and Hawaii. 57 + 3 = 60. Obama was asserting the United States was made up of 60 states, including Alaska and Hawaii and the one continental state he'd yet to visit.

19 posted on 05/15/2008 4:06:04 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chrissy hates Republicans so much his hatred has blinded him to the truth. The only thing keeping him from running for the US Senate seat in PA is the fear that he might lose his job. He so badly wants to defeat the GOP that he would resort to anything.


20 posted on 05/15/2008 4:06:09 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And this guy wants to be the next senator from the Keystone State.. Hah!


21 posted on 05/15/2008 4:06:30 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It's the alcohol. Matthews is currently so obviously a juicer it isn't worth watching him simply to find out what his interview guests are saying.

He's not long for the broadcast industry at this rate.

22 posted on 05/15/2008 4:11:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Has he started letting his guests talk?


23 posted on 05/15/2008 4:16:58 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Kevin James was really stupid not to just shut-up, but leave it to Chris to come to the rescue and reveal the true idiocy in the MSM. Keep it up, Chris... I feel this tingle running down my leg!


24 posted on 05/15/2008 4:29:34 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chrissy the Sissy will get a pass on that one, like all his others.


25 posted on 05/15/2008 4:31:41 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: stop_fascism

Not anymore. He interrupts them as though he hasn’t heard a word. Before he started to turn into a terminal alcoholic he did let at least the mind-numbed, robot-like, knee-jerk Liberals talk a little bit, but even that’s gone away.


26 posted on 05/15/2008 4:40:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Diogenesis
Poor Matthews. Some say that he is so jealous of Larry Sinclair that his brain is simply fried.

Winner! Post of the Week.

27 posted on 05/15/2008 4:43:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: muawiyah
It's the alcohol. Matthews is currently so obviously a juicer it isn't worth watching him simply to find out what his interview guests are saying.

I heard him say a few years ago that he gave up alcohol...

28 posted on 05/15/2008 4:48:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

He lied.


29 posted on 05/15/2008 4:51:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The moonbats are so upset today, I wonder why??

Could they have heard something not so good about their Messiah, coming down the pike?

30 posted on 05/15/2008 4:56:20 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: saltnlemons

I’m sure Soros is just ramping up to get this brainess bozo
into Congress!


31 posted on 05/15/2008 7:20:02 PM PDT by saltnlemons
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for posting the article
I only get minimum basic cable, if I want to hear what is mostly the truth, I crank up Free Republic. Min basic $14.85. Chris is the scum of the earth et al.


32 posted on 05/15/2008 8:07:40 PM PDT by machenation ("it can't happen here" Frank Zappa)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I actually saw that show, however inadvertenly .. first time I saw either Matthews or MSNBC in eons. The poor fellow was trying to answer his question, Matthews would reframe his question and press for an answer to his updated query before the fellow could answer. Just one rude SOB.


33 posted on 05/15/2008 8:24:10 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews was unbeleivably rude. The guy was making the point that Chamberlain was an appeaser just like Obama, and Matthews kept berating him over a minor detail.


34 posted on 05/15/2008 8:36:05 PM PDT by balch3
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Obama talks to Stinky what does he have to offer? Israel or Israel’s nukes, that’s what BHO has to offer. Just like Chamberlain ended up offering the Sudetenland to Hitler in exchange for a piece of paper he could wave at the crowd at the airport.


35 posted on 05/15/2008 9:35:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama: "America is the greatest country on earth, help me change America.")
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To: balch3
Matthews was unbeleivably rude. The guy was making the point that Chamberlain was an appeaser just like Obama, and Matthews kept berating him over a minor detail.

The 'minor' detail was that the conservative speaker didn't know what Chamberlain did to be considered an appeaser.

Doesn't anyone read anymore?

Now to be fair, Matthews didn't ask the other guest, who might not have known as well and then stuck his foot in his own mouth by not knowing who was President when the Cole was attacked.

36 posted on 05/15/2008 10:52:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
...Matthews surmised that the attack on the USS Cole in October, 2000 happened under . . . President Bush.

Matthews never fails to amaze me... What a moron.

37 posted on 05/16/2008 12:38:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for the ping and the summary. I find Matthews utterly unwatchable.


38 posted on 05/16/2008 12:41:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews: “look, we're not getting anywhere here.”

You can say that again!

39 posted on 05/16/2008 1:01:14 AM PDT by endthematrix (Now that we use our corn for fuel, when do we eat coal for dinner?)
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To: Stultis
That was so embarrassing I almost felt sorry for Obama...almost. ;-)
40 posted on 05/16/2008 1:03:34 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: Lancey Howard

To give him credit he did say after that “he did not know what he was talking about”. James, OTOH came off as an idiot.


41 posted on 05/16/2008 5:53:22 AM PDT by JNL (uot)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

42 posted on 05/16/2008 6:02:02 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A Matthews-Specter Senate campaign will be a triumph for the mentally challenged.


43 posted on 05/16/2008 6:19:21 AM PDT by AU72
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
With the hysterical way the lefties are playing the President's remarks, we all know it hit a nerve. I heard the applause in the Knesset. Israeli's know the President is right.

Lefties are even saying that President Reagan met and signed a nuclear treaty with the USSR! I thought the big thing about that meeting was that President Reagan walked out of the meeting. No deal with liars.

President Bush's statement hit a big nerve for sure. I even heard the local radio, NY social and entertainment guru, who is a lefty, Joan Hamburg, start her show with how what President Bush said was "Dirty politics...like the Republicans do..." I had just had it on after the John Gambling show. And I shut it right off.

I can't stand Imus and our local AM 74 music had one of there infomercials on while I was doing laundry until 9:30. Now I'm back to Curtis on WABC I am so grateful for your monitoring the craziness on the TV and other media.

I believe an Obama Presidency may bring back "Camelot" along with the incompetence that brought about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The media never wants to point out, that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the result of Kennedy's inexperience. And we'll never know, how Kennedy's faculties were affected by his tranquilizer and narcotic use.

Why doesn't the media focus on the latest OBL spin? "9/11 was caused by the Palestinians not getting Israelis driven into the sea yet." The evolution of OBL's statements is startling. It show's Al-Q is on the ropes for support. That's news.

Have you noticed that the crawls on the bottom of Fox etc. now spell OBL U-s-a-m-a Bin Laden. We don't want to confuse Osama with Obama, right?

44 posted on 05/16/2008 8:11:32 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: JNL

No sale. Everybody with a clue knows that the Cole attack happened under Clinton, as did the first WTC bombing that blew a 30’ crater in the parking garage. Somebody who has been doing his own political talk show for a decade should know this stuff by rote even in a drug-addled, drunken stupor.


45 posted on 05/16/2008 9:25:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It must take every bit of strength he has to keep his knuckles from dragging on the ground.


46 posted on 05/16/2008 9:29:23 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Man, I watched it, and it was horribly embarrassing. Kevin James had to feel like an idiot.


47 posted on 05/16/2008 6:22:15 PM PDT by A.P.M. (TANSTAAFL)
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To: A.P.M.
Feel like an idiot? The guy is an idiot. If you don't know that Neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler not by talking to him, but by giving him part of Czechoslovakia . . . oy vey.
48 posted on 05/17/2008 3:59:51 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Still does not take away from the fact that James looked and acted like a total moron.


49 posted on 05/17/2008 6:16:02 AM PDT by JNL (uot)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Demagogue from the Demogogic Party.


50 posted on 05/31/2008 10:21:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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