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Matthews Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Panic
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 4, 2012

Posted on 10/04/2012 4:13:38 PM PDT by raptor22

Bias: Their ideological champion having been verbally undressed by a competent challenger, the tingles that used to run up the legs of the mainstream media have been replaced by the mother of all anxiety attacks.

Perhaps Clint Eastwood's chair would have given a better and less-wooden debate performance than President Obama did Wednesday in Denver, site of his coronation in 2008 amid faux Greek columns and with a full set of TelePrompters loaded with slogans on hope and change.

As GOP challenger Mitt Romney masterfully and relentlessly pummeled an emperor revealed to have no clothes with incontrovertible facts and figures on the most dismal four-year record in presidential history, no greater evidence of buyer's remorse was found than in the studios of MSNBC and in the person of Chris Matthews.

There were no tingles running up Matthews' leg as Romney pulled back the curtain to reveal Obama was no wizard, but a charlatan. His ballistic response to Romney's verbal waterboarding of the empty suit to his left confirmed the observation of ABC's Jake Tapper that the media were in the tank for Obama in 2008 and are again. The fourth estate has been Obama's fifth column.

"Where was Obama tonight?" Matthews shrieked at MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "He should watch, well, not just 'Hardball.' Rachel, he should watch you, he should watch the Reverend Al (Sharpton), he should watch Lawrence (O'Donnell), he would learn something about this debate."

Maybe he has been, and maybe that's the problem. An endless supply of failed nostrums unsupported by facts or history is what the likes of MSNBC provides its limited viewersh

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; ibd; mediabias; msnbc

1 posted on 10/04/2012 4:13:46 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

You didn’t have to listen to the talking heads at MSNBC, you just had to look at their devastated faces to know how the debate turned out. It was a beautiful thing.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: raptor22

The line of the night that really took hold:

“Trickle Down Government”


3 posted on 10/04/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I went over to CNN to check out the wake. LOL I don’t know how you folks can stomach MSNBC.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama got Mitch-Slapped in that first debate.)
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To: raptor22
I almost feel sorry for Matthews.

He seems to have some sort of on-air meltdown or unsavory public incident every couple of weeks. He's the Zelda Fitzgerald or Lindsey Lohan of the MSM.

Last night's emotional collapse was truly an overwrought epic.

5 posted on 10/04/2012 4:20:09 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: raptor22
On most nights watching MSNBC is nausea-inducing, but it is soooo good tonight. They're all weeping tears of impotent rage. heh heh heh
6 posted on 10/04/2012 4:20:16 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: raptor22

I actually for the first time in a long time tuned into MSDNC just to watch them cry and it was VERY enjoyable..Matthews, Schultz, and Maddow looked like their best friend died last night, and in a way, thats exactly what happened. The whole media persona that Obama is this God like figure who is a genius that they have been shoving down our throats for the last four years was destroyed last night. Everyone saw Obama for the dumb ass that he really is. Without his teleprompter he is just like Clint Eastwood said, an empty chair


7 posted on 10/04/2012 4:21:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: raptor22

Here’s the money line from the editorial:

“Yes, there’s a debate going on in this country, but it’s not at MSNBC. It’s held every night around millions of kitchen tables and it’s about jobs, gasoline and food prices, and a president who worries about the distribution of the golden eggs rather than the economic health of the goose.”


8 posted on 10/04/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Kind if like “You’re not entitled to your own facts.”


9 posted on 10/04/2012 4:23:02 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: raptor22

Here’s a link to Matthews’ rant for those who haven’t had the pleasure:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/03/chris_matthews_freaks_out_at_obama_after_debate_romney_was_winning.html


10 posted on 10/04/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Poor Chrissy! He went from having a tingle run up his leg in 2008 to something warm running down it in 2012. ;o)


11 posted on 10/04/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: mojito
"He seems to have some sort of on-air meltdown "

No tingle down his leg?

What he needs is a boot up his @$$

12 posted on 10/04/2012 4:27:33 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Matthews makes people’s skin crawl. Does he drink too much?


13 posted on 10/04/2012 4:29:30 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: raptor22

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
Mongol General: Wrong! Willard! What is best in life?
Willard: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women and Chris Matthews.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mojito

Thank you


15 posted on 10/04/2012 4:32:09 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: DoughtyOne

I went to CNN also. Carvil was a trip! Had me laughing pretty hard. I can’t watch MSNBC either. Can’t stand those idiots and watching them makes me feel like I did when I was a kid getting sent to my room for being bad! Thanks but no thanks. I appreciate those that do watch for us though.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 4:35:55 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Media bias ping


17 posted on 10/04/2012 4:43:10 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: DoughtyOne

I watched MSNBC for about 15 minutes after the debate and was laughing my ass off. These dolts were looking for the Malcolm X side of Obama and got Opie Taylor instead. It was a pathetic display.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 4:43:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: wmileo

“What he needs is a boot up his @$$”

Can I suggest something that he might NOT enjoy?


19 posted on 10/04/2012 4:48:28 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: raptor22

Obama was doomed in this debate! How do you defend being the architect of failure?


20 posted on 10/04/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by doc
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To: raptor22
He's gone from the tingle up his leg to the trickle down it. (Not mine).
21 posted on 10/04/2012 4:57:52 PM PDT by JAWs (Ne puero gladium)
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To: FreedBird

I’ve heard that he is a dried out drunk but he sure acts wasted most of the time.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: JerseyDvl

brain cells may be cooked from too much alcohol.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: raptor22

So sorry, but I have to turn y’all in to JimRob or the mods for unfair piling on. It’s not nice to gloat so over poor Chrissy Matthews one his accomplices on the strange, vanishing network they pollute. Of course, if you can prove you’re having fun doing it... well, that’s a whole ‘nother matter.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc
Oops. Matthews one should be Matthews or
25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:33 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc
Oops. Matthews one should be Matthews or one
26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: raptor22

Best comment I heard last night: Matthews’ tingle had moved to his left arm!


27 posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: raptor22
Raptor, you're killing me!!!

Matthews Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Panic

Just a smidgen of literary artistic license, and you could have had:

Matthews Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Maelstrom

Just think of the alliteration glory you missed out on. You hit a triple when you could have had a walk-off grad slam.

28 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:02 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: raptor22

Soup herb editorial, Herb, as always from the IBD!


29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: raptor22

This article just tickles me to death. It’s impossible to describe the depth of disgust I feel toward Matthews, David Gregory, Brian Williams, et al. I refuse to watch any of them; it gets so old to see them fawning over Hussein, no matter how rotten a president he shows himself to be. I long for the days past when you could watch newscasters and they never showed any bias toward or against any candidate. They have sunk low in the world of TV journalism.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:10 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Eastwood might need to start to get some credit for that “empty chair” thing. Looks like it was true.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:27 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: raptor22

MSNBC Hack Andrea Mitchell Visibly Shocked After Sununu Calls Obama “Lazy,” Asks Him If He Would Take It Back . . . Sununu Says, No…

I thought she was going to cry.....

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/04/msnbc-hack-andrea-mitchell-visibly-shocked-after-sununu-calls-obama-lazy-asks-him-if-he-would-take-it-back-sununu-says-no/


32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:51:18 PM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: raptor22

Can you imagine the stench of Matthews today after he climbed out of the ditch where he spent the night drunk, spewing, and pissing himself.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: raptor22
Barack Obama has been savaged over his performance in last night's presidential debate, with one commentator even suggesting that he was less effective than the hapless Jimmy Carter.

As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:

ROMNEY LOST THE DEBATE! OBAMA IS IN TOTAL CONTROL!


It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!

34 posted on 10/04/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: raptor22

Hitler ans Stalin were correct.. you tell lies often enough and spread broadly enough and people will believe them.. Obama learn from this and is currently operating this way..

Every single speach by Obama is peppered with lies both outright lies and partial lies...
The wonder is the people that are sucking them in..
What kind of mentality can be lied to so easily..
Actually prefer the lie, I think..


35 posted on 10/04/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: eyedigress

I don’t think obimbo was as smart as Opie Taylor, more like Barney Fife. Looks a lot like him also. We need to take his bullet out of his shirt pocket.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 6:29:28 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

I will rethink that. Let’s give Opie a break and put the comparison to Malcolm X on a serious drug. Obama was in some kind of weird withdrawal that he couldn’t shake. I’ve never seen him on a world stage act so lethargic.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mojito
mojito said: "Last night's emotional collapse was truly an overwrought epic."

It reminds me of "The Caine Mutiny":

Captain Queeg: "Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I'd have produced that key if they hadn't of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers..."

Matthews has lost his little metal marbles.

38 posted on 10/04/2012 7:01:33 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: DoughtyOne
I don’t know how you folks can stomach MSNBC.

I never watch MSNBC, but somebody posted the clip on Word for Today. Unbelievable. Wake is a good description. You'd have thought that somebody had died just from the expressions on their faces.

Probably looked just like I did as we closed down the polls in 2008 and I realized that Obama had actually squeaked out a vistory in my very conservative precinct. I couldn't watch the news, or look at my computer for a week afterwards.

39 posted on 10/04/2012 7:35:45 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: raptor22

They we’re freaking ecstatic to have Lehre as the moderator and even said he would be fair.

So now he’s a leper for letting these guys go at each other with one being a dorky, classless, professor with adolescent attributes pretending to be an adult

While the other was an accomplished man in his church, in his various business interests and like a responsible adult who excelled as a businessman was steeped in the details of his product and that of his competitor’s and man handled his competitor as one would when presenting their respective oroposals in the boardroom.

One has grand thoughts on how things work and the other figured out how they work through tireless hours in those activities of real world experience.

Obama pretends by way of professorial ambition to understand how a plane takes but Romney is both the engineer and very experienced pilot whose experience is very real and deep.

Ramble off.....


40 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I actually for the first time in a long time tuned into MSDNC just to watch them cry and it was VERY enjoyable..

Same here ... it was cathartic.

41 posted on 10/04/2012 8:45:34 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: raptor22

From tingles running up to piss running down
(The tragic story of Chrissie Mathews’ leg)


42 posted on 10/04/2012 9:00:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: tumblindice
Willard: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women and Chris Matthews.

But you repeat yourself....

43 posted on 10/04/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Matthews Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Maelstrom

Just think of the alliteration glory you missed out on. You hit a triple when you could have had a walk-off grad slam.

That's a grand slam +2, right?


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

44 posted on 10/04/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT by rdb3 (Democrats: Once a slave owner, ALWAYS a slave owner!)
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To: mojito
He's the Zelda Fitzgerald or Lindsey Lohan of the MSM.

You may have "stumbled uncontrollably into the truth!" </McLaughlin>

Chrissie may be a given-up love child of Zelda Fitzgerald and an anonymous neighborhood barfly. (That would explain his fascination with journalism and politics, and working for Tip O'Neill!)

45 posted on 10/05/2012 4:27:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Still Thinking
From tingles running up to piss running down (The tragic story of Chrissie Mathews’ leg)

Hmmm, if that was 110-volt house power running back up his streaming leg, that would explain the two-octave rise in the pitch of his bitch ....

Electric 'nads are too good for him.

46 posted on 10/05/2012 4:38:05 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: raptor22
As soon as I make my first $50 million, I'm going to endow a Clint Eastwood Chair of Public Speaking at Colorado. Or maybe Colorado State -- they're a smaller institution and could use the dough more.
47 posted on 10/05/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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