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Chris Matthews Admits to Verbally Accosting GOP Delegates at Restaurant
News Busters ^ | 8.31.12 | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 08/31/2012 10:09:40 PM PDT by cdchik123

Just hours after a producer for deranged MSNBC host Chris Matthews was accused of physically assaulting Republicans outside the party’s national convention last night, Matthews himself has admitted to verbally confronting several GOP delegates at a restaurant in Tampa, Florida calling them a “douchebag convention.”

According to The Hill newspaper, the perpetually angry liberal television host confronted the delegates early Friday morning following taunting questions they asked about whether he felt “thrilled” following GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.

he controversy began, according to a witness interviewed by The Hill when Matthews twice refused to acknowledge a New York delegate named Eric Ulrich who had greeted him. This prompted other Republican patrons of the restaurant to begin heckling him for the perceived slight:

He headed back into the restaurant to mix it up with them. “I wanted to confront them,” Matthews said, describing his exchange with the men as “towel-snapping” among guys.

Matthews said he told the rowdy group, “What’s this, a douchebag convention?”

The Republicans became angry and retorted back.

“I told him that’s next week," said New York delegate Anthony Nunziato, referring to the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., that will start on Tuesday.

Matthews was far less confrontational in a subsequent email to the newspaper, claiming that, “I was trying in my way to engage, as I often do, with critics, hoping to find some common ground. Sometimes it works out better than this.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; msnbc

1 posted on 08/31/2012 10:09:47 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123
It takes a douchebag to know a douchebag.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 10:15:15 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: cdchik123

Alcohol and bile in that blood stream. Bad combination.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 10:16:01 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: cdchik123

“I wanted to confront them,” Matthews said, describing his exchange with the men as “towel-snapping” among guys.

Gay.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 10:17:52 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: cdchik123
Matthews is a drunkard and his hero is a Marxist.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/08/31/msnbc-producer-accused-attacking-chris-matthews-heckler-over-ting

5 posted on 08/31/2012 10:17:55 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: cdchik123

Didn’t ANYBODY there have a nice fat piece of cake to mash into his stupid face???;)


6 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:00 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: cdchik123

Well, this is now 2 missed opportunities to justifiably knock every tooth out of this miserable turns mouth.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:00 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: cdchik123
MSNBC needs to put Matthews out to pasture...he does not belong on television with the attitude and nasty mouth he has...
8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:19:12 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: cdchik123

“Matthews said he told the rowdy group, “What’s this, a douchebag convention?”

Yes, and the Republicans are the ones waging a “war on women”

Matthews is into the early stages of “Olbermann Syndrome” and may soon be working at Current TV.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:11 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: haircutter

a nice size law suit in the pockets of the MSNBC corporate might just get Matthews off the screen and out to pasture.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:35 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: cdchik123

11 posted on 08/31/2012 10:23:01 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: cdchik123

“I told him that’s next week,”

What a great comeback. That guy is quick witted.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 11:05:00 PM PDT by albionin
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To: cdchik123

Liberals are so totally illogical.

He ignores someone who says hello twice. People start razzing him on it. He then calls them “A Douchebag Convention”.

His takes: “I was trying to engage them, in my way, to find common ground.”

But we are supposed to take his political views seriously!


13 posted on 08/31/2012 11:24:12 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: South40

Wow! What a beauty in the eyewitness interview at the link.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:30 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: cdchik123

I suppose Matthew’s tingle for Zer0 has turned into tinkle—tinkle in his panties for a alcohol addled mind past due for a pair of Depends to keep from |>issing himself.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 11:32:57 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: cdchik123
Hey Chris, this tingle is for you. You can sing this to Obama when you visit him in Hawaii next year.

Roxy Music Just Another High (HQ)

16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:33:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: haircutter

“MSNBC needs to put Matthews out to pasture”

They won’t put him out to pasture because as low as his ratings are, believe or not, they would go even lower without him.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:55:59 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: cdchik123

...shouldn’t he be at MSNBC writing more propaganda?


18 posted on 08/31/2012 11:57:55 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: luvbach1
Wow! What a beauty in the eyewitness interview at the link.

Her name is Kim and yes she is. :-)

19 posted on 09/01/2012 12:17:23 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: cdchik123

Why didn’t the delegates just ignore him instead of picking a fight?


20 posted on 09/01/2012 12:21:36 AM PDT by turn_to
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To: albionin

Yeah! That comebacker was from a New Yorker... not a good target for insults.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 12:54:01 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: cdchik123

“Towel snapping”? Isn’t that what Sandusky said???


22 posted on 09/01/2012 2:51:20 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: cdchik123

“Towel snapping”? Isn’t that what Sandusky said???


23 posted on 09/01/2012 2:52:19 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

The controversy began, according to a witness interviewed by The Hill when Matthews twice refused to acknowledge a New York delegate named Eric Ulrich who had greeted him. This prompted other Republican patrons of the restaurant to begin heckling him for the perceived slight:

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Erich Ulrich was not only a Convention delegate but ALSO a member of the New York City Council and I believe he is running for higher office this year. He is a very important and well respected Republican leader in New York City, where there are so few Republicans.

Matthews is a ‘double’ bag man: Douche & Scum!


24 posted on 09/01/2012 2:53:29 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile never dies.'')
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To: Mach9
Matthews was far less confrontational in a subsequent email to the newspaper, claiming that, “I was trying in my way to engage, as I often do, with critics, hoping to find some common ground. Sometimes it works out better than this.”

Whoa there, Chrissy! This is just a half-a$$ed Step 8 if you ask me. Besides, you've got Steps 1 through 7 to complete before you even attempt crap like this.

The very first thing you have to do is to STEP AWAY FROM THE BOTTLE.

25 posted on 09/01/2012 2:58:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kevcol

How about the one on his backside above the crack that says “PROPERTY OF OBAMA?”


26 posted on 09/01/2012 2:59:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: turn_to
"Why didn’t the delegates just ignore him instead of picking a fight?"

Because he and his ilk violated a public trust by becoming nothing more than propagandists for an Afro-Marxist regime. They chose to play hardball with us, and accordingly must be confronted, rattled, tweaked, badgered, and pushed back at every opportunity. Welcome to Major League baseball, Chrissy. Batter up.
27 posted on 09/01/2012 3:07:30 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: turn_to

Because we like to fight, that’s why.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 3:45:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: cdchik123
He headed back into the restaurant to mix it up with them. “I wanted to confront them,” Matthews said, describing his exchange with the men as “towel-snapping” among guys.

After the name-calling and crude comments, what is there to Chris Matthews? Did Chris have difficulty in school, in a rational debate? How can someone so shallow become a newsman? Do people watch and listen and learn anything from this poor man?

29 posted on 09/01/2012 3:47:02 AM PDT by olezip
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

Would stupid Chris even recognize a New York City politician? He never seems to know anything about NYC when it comes up in conversation.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 4:13:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: cdchik123

chrissie is very angry and nerous these days because he knows what’s coming.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 4:26:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Gaffer

Progress not perfection...


32 posted on 09/01/2012 4:30:01 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: GEC

There was no progress here. It wasn’t even an attempt at apology; it was and excuse because he is a coward afraid to explain outrageous behavior in a venue in which he is not in complete control - typical Democrat ideologue.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cdchik123
I am gonna go out on a limb here...

If someone got it all on a 4G phone and puts it up on You-Tube or to Brietbart, He is done for career wise...tell me where I am wrong here...

34 posted on 09/01/2012 4:51:54 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Didn’t ANYBODY there have a nice fat piece of cake to mash into his stupid face???;.............

I would have much preferred it to have been a fist versus a cake.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 5:43:52 AM PDT by Progov
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To: headstamp 2
A network that has an opening since even Al Gore couldn't stomach Olberass!!
36 posted on 09/01/2012 5:45:47 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Mach9
Alcohol and bile in that blood stream. Bad combination.

His favorite drink is water and vinegar.
37 posted on 09/01/2012 5:48:47 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: kevcol

[image]...


I think you got the picture of 0bama upside-down...


38 posted on 09/01/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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Chrissy's contract is up after this election. He's trying to get into a situation where he'll look like a Southie tough guy in order to convince MSNBC -- currently not talking to him about renewal -- to give him an extension.

These guys from NY showed a lot of proper restraint in keeping it verbal, because it's obvious what malarial masochist Chrissy wanted.

39 posted on 09/01/2012 5:51:48 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: cdchik123
Garbage in, garbage out. Come to think of it, that ought to be the theme of the DNC convention.
40 posted on 09/01/2012 5:56:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: cdchik123

This is why I enjoy living in New Jersey and working in NYC. I like the attitude we get to use in situations like this in the home of news media. It’s tons of fun!


41 posted on 09/01/2012 6:14:42 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: cdchik123

Bachmann was fabulous in that clip. She didn’t let Tingles re-direct her from speaking about jobs. Chris wants to know all about investigations, that’s not what the public is interested in. Michele won big time!


42 posted on 09/01/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: I still care

“I was trying to engage them, in my way, to find common ground.”

To quote Chrissy - “HAAH”


43 posted on 09/01/2012 7:30:54 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: StAnDeliver
Chrissy's contract is up after this election. He's trying to get into a situation where he'll look like a Southie tough guy in order to convince MSNBC -- currently not talking to him about renewal -- to give him an extension.

Quite interesting.

Telling, too, on why he's been particularly rabid.

But I don't think that's the right strategy. His best strategy for MSLSD is to -- while always maintaining Dem Hack Status -- at least PRETEND to be a salient and cogent commentator.

And at least PRETEND to be mentally-balanced.

44 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I don’t have a problem with that at all, but the headline makes it sound like Matthews was the aggressor. A real shoddy piece of yellow journalism.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 2:25:17 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: turn_to

Well, what can we expect from an a-hole? chrissy pissypants just happened to mess with the wrong crowd...New Yorkers.

I know we have not such a great “rep”......just don’t mess with one of our own...especially if we’re conservative (pubie in all other states).

We will bring a bat, guns are not so welcome here. However, we have learned to use that bat to disarm whatever they bring on.


46 posted on 09/01/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: turn_to
He was, and got his butt kicked. Don't mess with a conservative New Yorker.

We will take a bat to your head...metorhipialcallly speaking if course!

47 posted on 09/01/2012 4:37:10 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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