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Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'
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Posted on 12/11/2012 6:19:04 PM PST by chessplayer

An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the Hardball anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "Well, who's paying your salary?" [See a montage video below. MP3 audio here.]

A calm Hagerstrom appeared on the show to discuss the just-passed right-to-work law in Mighican. He explained, "I work for Americans for Prosperity...This is about freedom for everybody." Matthews repeated over and over: "Who's paying your salary?...No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's paying your salary to do what you're doing right now?...Who's paying your– to do this today?"

At the end of the segment, Matthews whined, "Again, for the fifth time, who pays your salary?...Who pays your salary?" It was actually the 13th time he had asked the question.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Why are Republicans and your organization against unions? Because this is pretty much a union gutting operation. You would like to see-- you work for the Koch Brothers-- they don't like unions. Why are you working for them?

SCOTT HAGERSTROM (Americans for Prosperity) You know, I work for Americans for Prosperity. This is not about the Koch Brothers. This is about freedom for everybody.

MATTHEWS: Well, who's paying your salary?

HAGERSTROM: I work for Americans for Prosperity. We're a non-profit.

MATTHEWS: Who's paying your salary?

HAGERSTROM: Unions are– Americans for Prosperity. I came here to talk about the policy and this is about freedom. This is about economic liberty.

MATTHEWS: No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's paying your salary to do what you're doing right now?

HAGERSTROM: I just told you. Americans for Prosperity. We're a 501C4.

MATTHEWS [Incredulous]: What's that?

HAGERSTROM: And we've been advocating– I'm sorry?

MATTHEWS: Who's paying your– to do this today?

HAGERSTROM: We– I just told you. Americans for Prosperity.

MATTHEWS: You're not answering my question.

HAGERSTROM: We're a non-profit. I

MATTHEWS: We're not getting anywhere.

HAGERSTROM: I just told you what the answer is!


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1 posted on 12/11/2012 6:19:10 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Stuff Chrissie up an elephant’s @$$! He’s the most unhinged libtard on the planet. FUCM


2 posted on 12/11/2012 6:23:23 PM PST by Route395
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To: chessplayer

Isn’t Matthews a Comcast employee?


3 posted on 12/11/2012 6:25:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: chessplayer

4 posted on 12/11/2012 6:25:27 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: chessplayer

How Sissy Matthews keeps his job is beyond me. What a frothing moron.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 6:25:40 PM PST by Ditter
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To: chessplayer

Well Chris, it’s not Iranian profits, laundered through G.E.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer

It is starting

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/11/fox-news-contributor-punched-in-face-at-pro-union-protests-in-michigan/


7 posted on 12/11/2012 6:27:23 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: chessplayer

Hmmm, Chris, who is paying your salary?


8 posted on 12/11/2012 6:27:22 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Salaryof retired US Presidents .............$180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid

Salary of Speaker of the House .............$223,500 FOR LIFE! This is really stupid

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ....... $193,400 FOR LIFE! Ditto last line

Average Salary of a teacher ............... $40,065

Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN ....... $38,000
Think about this.
Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE.
She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year. PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader. That’s $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to US...the taxpayers? She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!


9 posted on 12/11/2012 6:33:19 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: chessplayer

It’s stupid for any conservative to go on any TV network other than Fox News. Most libs and Dems refuse to go on Fox. Go Galt on the MSM.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 6:33:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Personally, I think a better question for Chrissy is WHY is anyone paying you a salary......


11 posted on 12/11/2012 6:33:22 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: chessplayer

I’m getting so tired of waiting for this guy’s head to explode. Just do it already! The anticipation is torture.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 6:35:54 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Ditter
How Sissy Matthews keeps his job is beyond me.

Microsoft/NBC.

13 posted on 12/11/2012 6:37:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

I have come to the opinion that Matthews is a homosexual, and he is somebody’s boyfriend in NBC management. I honestly believe that. There is no other reason he could
keep his job and do the things he does.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 6:39:28 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m still wondering why people even let him interview them let alone watch him on TV.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 6:39:55 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Those figures are just not true to the extent that the salaries are not “FOR LIFE.” Depending on length of ‘service’ Members of Congress have a generous pension plan, but not what’s shown here. If anyone claims these figures are accurate, please give a source.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 6:43:11 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

Why do conservative spokesmen bother going on ANY of these shows? Let the liberals do their circle jaw jerk among themselves. The time for talk is OVER.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 6:45:17 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: chessplayer
I keep sayin', and I mean it seriously, this drunk has alcoholic dementia, at the least. He may also have a significant mental illness, masked by the brain damage done through chronic alcohol abuse.
18 posted on 12/11/2012 6:45:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: chessplayer

Chris Tingle needs to stop drinking those brown-bag lunches.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 6:46:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: chessplayer

About 20% of Americans suffer from a major mental disorder. NBC has gone after this demographic. They hire schizoids like Brian Williams, Chris Matthews, Schultz, Maddow, O’Donnell, turn on the camera and its a demented circus for the nuts. If a conservative goes on that network it should be strictly for laughs and bucks.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 6:46:12 PM PST by allendale
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To: basil
Personally, I think a better question for Chrissy is WHY is anyone paying you a salary......

BTTT, it certainly isn't market demand.

21 posted on 12/11/2012 6:46:39 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: chessplayer
It's almost funny seeing old white men get a hate-on against old white men in general.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 6:48:26 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ronnie raygun
Average Salary of a teacher ............... $40,065

Pfft, spare me

When teachers start getting paid for results, let me know.

Yes, the other aspects of your post are valid, teachers and their unions can kma.

23 posted on 12/11/2012 6:52:47 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: chessplayer

NABLA pays chris matthew’s salary.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 6:57:13 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: chessplayer

Not to defend Mathews, but the answer he was looking for was David Koch. This is the kind of crap that hurts conservative credibility. Hagerstrom’s answer is no more valid than the guy at 7-11 if he told you that he worked for Americans who want frozen drinks.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 6:59:18 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: chessplayer

Chris doesnt have a problem with George Soros paying the salary of half the commies in the media.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 7:00:19 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: chessplayer
I channel surf the opposition during commercials on Kudlow and Fox and I heard this. I flipped the channel away after the third iteration. Occasionally one of Chrissie's quests says something interesting but never Matthews. Bullying is a bad and liberals are always going on about it, except when they are doing it.
27 posted on 12/11/2012 7:03:54 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: chessplayer

Communist Enabler File.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 7:04:14 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ronnie raygun

My cousin and her husband are retired teachers in the New York area.

They EACH receive a pension of nearly $100,000 per year.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 7:23:10 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: chessplayer

Wouldn’t it have been great to see this man grab Mathews by the collar and punch him right in his friggin teeth.

I would pay a pretty penny to watch it.


30 posted on 12/11/2012 7:26:46 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Gene Eric

Yes indeed, boycott Comcast, the corporate leadership is a reflection of MSNBC’s on air personalities, the nuts do not fall far from the Comcast tree, truly a crazy corporation, very elitist!


31 posted on 12/11/2012 7:32:30 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Melas

If that is the answer Chris was looking for why did he not say”In reality you work for Koch Bros.” Instead of harrassing this man with his crazed rantings.

By the way it sure sounds like you are defending Mathews.


32 posted on 12/11/2012 7:32:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Melas

Yes, Matthews was looking for that answer.

But that answer would be a lie.

Do you want Hagerstrom to lie?

Maybe I don’t understand your point ...


33 posted on 12/11/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: chessplayer

The libthugocracy is emboldened with Dear Leader’s re-election...


34 posted on 12/11/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Melas

Not to defend Mathews, but the answer he was looking for was David Koch.
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That may have been the answer Chrissy was wanting, but the guy does not work for Koch. He works for the AFP and it’s probably the Treasurer of that organization that pays him.


35 posted on 12/11/2012 8:06:05 PM PST by octex
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To: chessplayer

Who’s paying yours, Chrissy - they’re certainly not getting their money’s worth......


36 posted on 12/11/2012 9:10:53 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

I read somewhere that Chrissie Matthews has NOT payed any U.S.Federal Income taxes in something like five years. If that’s true he should have to pay, just like every other worker.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 9:17:20 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Drango

You can’t take the man out of the boy.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 10:30:39 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Melas
You're right, of course. If a liberal had tap danced around such a question, people here would have been properly outraged by it.
39 posted on 12/12/2012 12:53:07 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: chessplayer

Interesting that forcing people into unions is a “good thing”
and giving them the choice is a “bad thing”.

Ah... the thought processes of a totalitarian leftist.


40 posted on 12/12/2012 1:00:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Travis McGee

That guard and the barbed wire?

That’s to keep liberals OUT.

On the lib side, they’ll have to set up barriers to keep freedom seekers IN.


41 posted on 12/12/2012 1:03:56 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EveningStar; Melas
You're right, of course. If a liberal had tap danced around such a question, people here would have been properly outraged by it.

He wasn't tap-dancing around the question. He was giving a straight and honest answer. If you asked the desk clerk at a Motel 6 who pays his salary, would you expect him to say, "the Blackstone group," which owns the chain?

42 posted on 12/16/2012 12:37:36 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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