Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Admits to Verbally Accosting GOP Delegates at Restaurant
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 partys 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 Romneys 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, Whats this, a douchebag convention?
The Republicans became angry and retorted back.
I told him thats 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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Alcohol and bile in that blood stream. Bad combination.
I wanted to confront them, Matthews said, describing his exchange with the men as towel-snapping among guys.
Didn’t ANYBODY there have a nice fat piece of cake to mash into his stupid face???;)
Well, this is now 2 missed opportunities to justifiably knock every tooth out of this miserable turns mouth.
“Matthews said he told the rowdy group, Whats 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.
a nice size law suit in the pockets of the MSNBC corporate might just get Matthews off the screen and out to pasture.
I told him thats next week,”
What a great comeback. That guy is quick witted.
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!
Wow! What a beauty in the eyewitness interview at the link.
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.
“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.
...shouldn’t he be at MSNBC writing more propaganda?
Her name is Kim and yes she is. :-)
Why didn’t the delegates just ignore him instead of picking a fight?
Yeah! That comebacker was from a New Yorker... not a good target for insults.
“Towel snapping”? Isn’t that what Sandusky said???
“Towel snapping”? Isn’t that what Sandusky said???
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:
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!
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.
How about the one on his backside above the crack that says “PROPERTY OF OBAMA?”
Because we like to fight, that’s why.
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?
Would stupid Chris even recognize a New York City politician? He never seems to know anything about NYC when it comes up in conversation.
chrissie is very angry and nerous these days because he knows what’s coming.
Progress not perfection...
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.
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...
Didnt 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.
I think you got the picture of 0bama upside-down...
These guys from NY showed a lot of proper restraint in keeping it verbal, because it's obvious what malarial masochist Chrissy wanted.
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!
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!
I was trying to engage them, in my way, to find common ground.
To quote Chrissy - “HAAH”
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.
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.
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.
We will take a bat to your head...metorhipialcallly speaking if course!
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