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Chris Matthews Accuses Newt Gingrich Of Racially Charged Use Of The Name ‘Juan’ (Watch Video)
MediaIte ^ | 01/18/2012 | Jon Berhshad

Posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A big moment of last night’s debate came when moderator Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich argued over Gingrich’s comments that many have seen as condescending towards blacks. However, Williams really should have been offended due to Gingrich’s incredibly insensitive pronunciation of the word “Juan.” At least, that’s the opinion of Chris Matthews who accused Gingrich of a racial motive in the way he used Williams’ name.

RELATED: Newt Gingrich And Juan Williams Rumble Over Proposed ‘Child Janitors’ Claim

Matthews’ comments came during an appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports in which he and Mitchell discussed the tone in yesterday’s all white audience. Matthews accused Rick Perry of using terms bordering on “succession” when he talked about the South Carolina people’s “war” with the government. However, the focus was on Gingrich and Williams and particularly Williams’ first name. While Matthews agreed with a lot of what Gingrich said, he argued that this was a coded message to the crowd.

“That use of the name ‘Juan,’ the way he did it. You can’t argue these things. You either see them or you don’t. It’s just the way he did that. I sensed a little applause when he said ‘Let me help you’ when he answered the Juan question. It’s in the eye of the beholder. And, by the way, calling someone a racist is the worst way to get them to stop being racist because everyone gets defensive. … So it’s stupid to say it but, honestly, if you notice it, you sort of ought to blow the whistle. Because there is a dog whistle going on here.”

Matthews isn’t the only one accusing Gingrich of being condescending to WIlliams. Meanwhile, the Right is accusing Williams of race baiting Gingrich.

And so the Circle of Anger continues spinning, forever onward.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; gingrich; juanwilliams; newt
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So now using somebody’s first name is racist??? Gads, these people must thing but eat, sleep and breathe “racism.”


2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:01:35 AM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure the dozen or so people watching Chris were impressed by his logic.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:01:41 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: SeekAndFind

Chrissy, that syphilis eats your mind, eh? Shoulda had that checked out long ago.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:01 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Naw, he just borrowed the intonation that Brit Hume always uses when getting ready to slam Williams. “Juan....Juan...”


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:27 AM PST by Scanian
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To: SeekAndFind
Once, I saw a spittle-spewing asshat who had just come off a 7-day drunk, who was redfaced and ranting about some totally insane idea that had just percolated up from his mind, a mind soaked in gin and failing-liver enzymes.

I changed the channel away from Chris Matthews, but people on Free Republic kept giving the guy threadspace.

6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:34 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Imus (of all people) was on the race card band wagon this morning as well. Going off on his food stamp comments. The MSM will do its best to knock him down a few notches before Florida. And they will do it with the race card.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:57 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hispanic is not a race nor is the name Juan so stuff it up your arse you POS. Oops! I forgot; missy crissie might enjoy that too much.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:57 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would pay good money to see a battle of wits between Chris Matthews and a tennis ball.

The drama and intensity would be absolutely amazing.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 7:05:11 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: SeekAndFind

CM has no brains. His skull contains supernumerary salivary glands he has somewhat trained to compensate for the absence of gray matter.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 7:09:04 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: livius

Now wait a minute!

You mean this ISN’T satire?!!!


11 posted on 01/18/2012 7:09:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Spit'n Chrissy and is rabidly liberal ilk try to hide behind charges of racism to cover up for the worst president ever, The Food-Stamp President!

The fact is Bari, Pelosi & Reed focused the complete 2 years of this administration's super majority in congress, not on jobs and the economy, but on socializing America's medical system.

12 posted on 01/18/2012 7:11:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Scanian
Naw, he just borrowed the intonation that Brit Hume always uses....

Absolutely the BEST part of any Fox broadcast.

13 posted on 01/18/2012 7:11:54 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: SeekAndFind

TINGLEBro


14 posted on 01/18/2012 7:12:57 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My only question remains “Why on earth would anyone want to know what Chris Matthews says about ANYTHING?”


15 posted on 01/18/2012 7:14:36 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: SeekAndFind

The left is terrified of Gingrich. Do they seem scared of Romney? not so much. Do the math folks.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 7:16:34 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I want to know who signed this guys release papers to let him out on the streets?


17 posted on 01/18/2012 7:18:09 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: MrB

LOL! I know...it’s really hard to imagine what their tiny minds must be like.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 7:19:07 AM PST by livius
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To: RC one

Gingrich understands and can teach conservatism.
This is why he’s such a threat to the left.
They survive on ignorance.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 7:22:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Matthews is always saying crazy things and seems like a very paranoid person.


20 posted on 01/18/2012 7:23:21 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Matthews is one of the sorriest people on tv. He is obviously nothing more than a democrat operative who will say anything to help his side and hurt the other, regardless of whether he believes what he is saying or not. And this tact is especially low, even for him. Go back and look at how Gingrich responded to Wolfe Blitzer when he brought up the fact that many of Newt’s top advisers left his campaign early on — or look at any other time during the debates that he took the media to task — and you’ll see that he handled them the same way he did Juan. Chris Matthews knows this and is simply trying to find something, anything, to try to dampen the great moment that Newt had. So of course he turns to the ever reliable race card since he has nothing else.

But this once again shows that it is Newt who the democrats really fear. Otherwise, if they really feared Romney, they would be cheering Newt on. They don’t and so they aren’t.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 7:23:55 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually it was every MSNBC show last night they were trying (as is typical) to characterize Newts various comments as being racially charged and his Republican audience as being fellow racists.
It was interesting to see them play clips of Newt and then comment that he said something much different than what I and other Republicans were hearing.

Much boo-hoo-ing for Juan Williams last night too on MSNBC, yet when NPR fired him they thought it was funny.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 7:24:01 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: livius

Newt may have seemed condescending in his reply to Willams, but it was not because Juan is a negro. It is because he was being a race-baiting idiot.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST by Walrus (Proud "racist" ... at least until these people learn to behave)
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To: livius
This is nothing more than a manifestation of desperation. Gingrich absolutely destroyed Juan on this and the entire debate was a clear indictment of Obama and his administration . . . and it was successful.

Rush is right, folks, Obama's internal polling is abysmal and they are growing in desperation.
24 posted on 01/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Scanian
"Naw, he just borrowed the intonation that Brit Hume always uses.."

And Brit's been brutal to Juan in the past. Doesn't even try to hide his disdain.

25 posted on 01/18/2012 7:30:22 AM PST by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind

Gingrich knows Juan personally. I guess we are supposed to address so-called minority friends as “sir” or “madame” or by their last names. Mathews is an idiot racebaiter.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 7:30:53 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: sickoflibs

“Much boo-hoo-ing for Juan Williams last night too on MSNBC, yet when NPR fired him they thought it was funny.”

Exactly, when Juan went off the reservation and NPR fired him, the left was only too happy to crucify him. Now they have a use for him again to further their agenda.


27 posted on 01/18/2012 7:35:08 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: moehoward

Such a tone of disdain should always be used when addressing someone who is race-baiting.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 7:36:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind; SpinnerWebb
You can’t argue these things. You either see them or you don’t.

You either have your head up your libtard ass ... or you don't

29 posted on 01/18/2012 7:37:08 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Off topic, but you mentioned syphillis which prompts me to ask......

I caught Shepard Smith yesterday on TV for the first time in a long time and I nearly lost my lunch! WTH is up with HIM? He looks absolutely emaciated!


30 posted on 01/18/2012 7:38:39 AM PST by battletank
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To: SeekAndFind
I saw the name Chris Matthews and said to myself naw I am going to pass this since it was something the Moron Matthews had to say..ever time this fool opens his mouth crap comes out so this is no more than another Matthew crap fest..He makes a fool out of himself ever time he opens his mouth.
31 posted on 01/18/2012 7:39:34 AM PST by PLD
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To: headstamp 2

I like to watch what the libs are up to first hand and form my own opinions, and yes, I would love to pull a transcript of them cheering Williams being fired and post it here.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 7:46:35 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: livius

They “eat, sleep and breathe” panic at the thought of Newt or Rick or Rick being the nominee.


33 posted on 01/18/2012 7:48:20 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: SeekAndFind
While Newt has, himself, been off the deep end in his comments about Iran & Bain, no one should take anything Chris Matthews says very seriously. He is the same mental spastic who talked about some form of tingle going up his leg over Obama's first election.

(Even if he had such an experience, no rational or normal person would announce it to the world. There is obviously something very far out-of-whack with the man's brain. The comment not only suggested some form of perverted impulse. In the context of what the Left, in general, was saying, and now coupled with this new outburst, it suggests a preoccupation with some form of bizarre reverse racial sensitivity--not that anyone, anywhere, would ever imagine Chris a dispassionate commentator.)

William Flax

34 posted on 01/18/2012 7:49:48 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: jersey117

You don’t mean IMASS is still on the air....


35 posted on 01/18/2012 7:50:53 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: SeekAndFind

Matthews isn’t too smart, but he’s bright enough to try to manufacture a controversy. I remember a few years back when Chrissy berated Michelle Malkin. Malkin had contended that one of JF’nKerry’s injuries had resulted from a ricochet from a discharge of his own weapon. Matthews intentionally misstated her actual words of a self-inflicted injury by claiming that Malkin had accused JF’nKerry of “intentionally shooting himself.”


36 posted on 01/18/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: X-spurt

Unfortunately, the Fox Business Network carries him.


37 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:14 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a load of crap!


38 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:13 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The argument: If you don’t think using Juan’s name is racist...that proves you’re racist.

Reality: If you don’t think Chrissy Matthews is a blind partisan, you’re a blind partisan.


39 posted on 01/18/2012 8:06:47 AM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: SeekAndFind
OMG ... how embarrassing for a grown man to be so desperate to please his handlers that he exposes he has no scruples, intellect, ...


No Chrissie. Your balls will remain in my lockbox.

40 posted on 01/18/2012 8:07:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jersey117

The Food Stamp comment is NOT racist!

There are far more whites on food stamps than blacks.

So the accusers are racist for associating food stamps with blacks.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 8:10:12 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Matthews is right!!!

The only acceptable way for a hopelessly insensitive white, male GOP candidate such as Gingrich to address Mr. Williams would be "Senior Guillermo."

42 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:02 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: G Larry

That’s what I thought.

But they hate to be confused by facts, don’t they?


43 posted on 01/18/2012 8:13:41 AM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: SeekAndFind

I came up with a new word after watching Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich. And now Matthews doubles down. “Raceploitation”


44 posted on 01/18/2012 8:15:48 AM PST by anglian
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To: SeekAndFind

Chrissy has “white guilt” big time. Everything is about race to him.


45 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:54 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: G Larry

Of course it’s not racist and Newt handled the question very well. But, as I said, Imus and his side kick were talking it up as racist. They said there were racial undertones in calling the first black president the food stamp president. I’m just telling you what he said. It actually surprised me considering what Imus went through with his Rutgers comments. I’m sorry I ever stuck up for him.


46 posted on 01/18/2012 8:28:34 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: moehoward

That’s what I’ve noticed too. I used to wonder why Brit never had him fired.

Williams’ doctrinaire liberalism is not only annoying, it is really old hat yet he hangs onto it for dear life in spite of all the strong arguments he hears against it, day after day.


47 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:35 AM PST by Scanian
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To: tx_eggman

You can’t argue these things....

Yes, Chris, precisely why you use racism as an accusation. You truly CAN’T argue anything because, based on facts or logic, ie “argumentation”, you would not have a leg to stand on. So much easier to just revert to playground name-calling, neener, neener, neener.


48 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:26 AM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: battletank

I haven’t watched this swish in a long, long time. But it wouldn’t surprise me.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 8:45:58 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: All
If I watched the news everyday and only had that as information to base my views on, I'd think that all white people are racist, according to MSM.
50 posted on 01/18/2012 8:52:26 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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