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MSNBC Boss Calls Chris Matthews a 'Statesman,'
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Posted on 12/28/2012 6:24:07 AM PST by chessplayer

The AP gets it right with this headline: “Chris Matthews now the broadcaster that conservatives love to hate.” AP reporter David Bauder begins: “To his boss, Chris Matthews has become a statesman. His critics probably have other words.”

MRC assistant research director Geoff Dickens had other words in this piece, but get a load of MSNBC president Phil Griffin on this “statesman” business:

"He's as good as he's ever been," said Phil Griffin, MSNBC president. "He's at a place in his life where he's really comfortable in his own skin. He's a statesman. He has so much knowledge and I think he understands it better. He's always been great, but I really think he's been at the peak of his game."...

"He is sort of the model figure for who we are," Griffin said. "He doesn't stick out loving politics and being passionate about politics. It comes across in everything we do ... And that's Chris."


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1 posted on 12/28/2012 6:24:11 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Hope I can make it to the bathroom in time!


2 posted on 12/28/2012 6:26:21 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: chessplayer

Come on chief! Shouldn’t that be “statesperson”? It’s a metrosexual world.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 6:26:58 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: chessplayer

4 posted on 12/28/2012 6:27:14 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

I always enjoy a good laugh to start off the day.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 6:27:32 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: chessplayer

Well, if John Quisling Kerry is a statesman, I guess Chris Matthews is, too.


6 posted on 12/28/2012 6:27:49 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: chessplayer

Well, if John Quisling Kerry is a statesman, I guess Chris Matthews is, too.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 6:27:59 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: chessplayer

As much as Professor Irwin Corey was.....


8 posted on 12/28/2012 6:30:15 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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9 posted on 12/28/2012 6:33:00 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer
but I really think he's been at the peak of his game.

Wonder how many bottles of booze Griffin gives him to keep him there?

10 posted on 12/28/2012 6:33:46 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: chessplayer
DEMOCRAT Statesman. Here's another one: Al Franken Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 12/28/2012 6:36:31 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer

I guess that makes him the perfect broadcaster for the perfect American.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 6:39:46 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: BenLurkin

A statesman of Libtopia. A general in the Progressive Army. A Captain in Marx’s crime family.

That’s Chris.

But more like a useful idiot.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 6:40:42 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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“State’s man”

yep, a man who worships the State, that’s him.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 6:46:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer

15 posted on 12/28/2012 6:47:20 AM PST by PLD
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To: chessplayer

Apparently Mathews isn’t the only drunk at MSNBC.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 6:50:31 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: chessplayer

MSNBC would’nt know a Statesman if he walked up to them and slapped their President in the face.What an unlikeable bunch of clowns running a fourth rate network.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 6:51:01 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: chessplayer
Phil Griffin has stated openly that MSNBC is the "the place to go for progressives". Contrast that with Fox, who only presents all viewpoints, and "You decide". Griffin lives in the political echo chamber called Manhattan, NY.

Frankly, I'm surprised. I would have thought that the ad-hominum-loving, fact-challenged, on-the-verge-of-shouting-at-all-times, tossed-out-of-his-home-country British wanker Piers Morgan would have been Griffin's first choice, over that sputtering, spittle-flecked half-drunk Matthews.

18 posted on 12/28/2012 6:54:17 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: chessplayer

LOL, I wonder if the Comcast execs also think that race baiting jackwagon is a “statesman”.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Lazamataz

“He’s as good as he’s ever been”

At least, they got that part of the story correct!


20 posted on 12/28/2012 6:59:43 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: chessplayer

Matthews is alot of things......statesman is not one of them.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 7:02:36 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: chessplayer

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/28/2012 7:02:55 AM PST by maizey (maizey)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, his nose is so far up the state’s a$$, “statesman” is a pretty accurate term for the kneepad wearing sissy boy.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 7:24:25 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: chessplayer

Why quote they at all? Everything is a lie.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 7:27:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: chessplayer
Chris Mathews is a petulant, perpetually adolescent, School Yard Bully.
25 posted on 12/28/2012 7:35:41 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Falcon4.0

He’s a grossly infected, suppurating hemorrhoid!


26 posted on 12/28/2012 8:03:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chessplayer

I betcha 99.9% of “TV” people don’t even know who Phil Griffith is.

Amybe it’s time for him to become a much vilified household name, like the way Rupert Murdoch’s seems to be.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 8:15:07 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: PLD
My favorite from despair.com below. I think they took it offline on their site and had to get it off of a cache site. I had a manager at Lockheed Martin where I wanted to go in after-hours, print it out and glue it to his door. He was so full of himself too ! All of us who worked for him knew if we wanted to get anywhere, we had to kiss up to him a lot, something I refused to do to my detriment.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 9:42:30 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: chessplayer

The things that I wouldand do, call Sissy Chrissy may not be said around children or in mixed company.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 9:49:55 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: CORedneck
Most people need to have people KTA when they get a little power .and that is Obamas he lives on AK..
30 posted on 12/28/2012 10:26:02 AM PST by PLD
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To: chessplayer

is “statesman” suppose to be a compliment? to me its like calling someone “special” lol.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 11:04:41 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: chessplayer

“he’s at the peak of his game” Yeh, he’s a demented troll.


32 posted on 12/28/2012 12:06:35 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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