Skip to comments.Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'
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!
Stuff Chrissie up an elephant’s @$$! He’s the most unhinged libtard on the planet. FUCM
Isn’t Matthews a Comcast employee?
How Sissy Matthews keeps his job is beyond me. What a frothing moron.
Well Chris, it’s not Iranian profits, laundered through G.E.
It is starting
Hmmm, Chris, who is paying your salary?
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. Thats $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!
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.
Personally, I think a better question for Chrissy is WHY is anyone paying you a salary......
I’m getting so tired of waiting for this guy’s head to explode. Just do it already! The anticipation is torture.
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.
I’m still wondering why people even let him interview them let alone watch him on TV.
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.
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.
Chris Tingle needs to stop drinking those brown-bag lunches.
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.
BTTT, it certainly isn't market demand.
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.
NABLA pays chris matthew’s salary.
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.
Chris doesnt have a problem with George Soros paying the salary of half the commies in the media.
Communist Enabler File.
My cousin and her husband are retired teachers in the New York area.
They EACH receive a pension of nearly $100,000 per year.
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.
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!
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.
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 ...
The libthugocracy is emboldened with Dear Leader’s re-election...
Not to defend Mathews, but the answer he was looking for was David Koch.
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.
Who’s paying yours, Chrissy - they’re certainly not getting their money’s worth......
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.
You can’t take the man out of the boy.
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.
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.
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?