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Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking 11 Conservatives
NewsBusters.org ^ | December 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/25/2013 8:22:31 AM PST by Kaslin

Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.

Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking Conservatives

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Hello, I'm Chris Matthews in Washington. You know, politicians on the right have done some disturbing and destructive things this year. They derailed every major legislative item they could including legislation on gun control, immigration, the budget, and even workplace discrimination. When they did take up legislation, it looked like this: more than 45 separate votes to kill the Affordable Care Act; abortion laws cooked up by the extreme right, and; countless measures attacking the poor like slashing food stamps.

They also advanced bills in three dozen states to suppress the voting rights of minorities. They nearly toppled the economy by bringing us to the brink of our first ever default, and they shut down the government.

But if you think that what they did was outrageous, just wait to hear what they said this year. The far-right has uttered some of the most shocking, offensive, disgraceful, and even crazy things you can expect to hear in politics. And over the next hour we'll show you most of them.

That’s how the program began.

After introducing his exclusively liberal guests – the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Mother Jones’s David Corn, the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, and Salon’s Joan Walsh - Matthews began his attack on a total of eleven conservatives.

Many were household names such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx,), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and Evangelist Pat Robertson. Others - such as Congressmen Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Tx.) - were likely lesser-known.

What had to strike viewers – though certainly not MSNBC officials who truly seem oblivious to what goes on at their network! – was the level of bile and contempt being spewed at fellow Americans as the nation begins to observe a Christian holy day celebrated by the vast majority of U.S. citizens.

At times, the discussion devolved into what happens on schoolyard playgrounds when a group of kids get together to talk behind the back of a classmate they don’t like with some of them giggling or even uproariously laughing at the offensive gossip being shared.

As you might imagine, many of the targets were predictable.

An entire segment was devoted to attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.). Another to Congressman Steve King (R-Ia.).

People who had the nerve to criticize President Obama were targeted, as were those opposed to the Affordable Care Act.

To give you a taste of the level of childishness on display, this occurred near the end of the show:

DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: We can make fun of Steve King, because this is on one level quite ridiculous and absurd. But he comes from Iowa, that’s the first caucus, the beginning of the 2016 election. There will be a lot of people looking for his endorsement, trying to play to his crowd. The crowd he's playing to will be played by Ted Cruz and Rand Paul

MATTHEWS: Hardball plays in his district. What do they think when they watch this clown show?

HOWARD FINEMAN: Beyond Iowa, beyond Iowa and beyond the laughter, this is a serious issue and problem in American life. We just had an hour laughing at and enjoying the extreme statements of these people.

MATTHEWS: Right

FINEMAN: But these people are important in American politics, and not just because of Iowa, but because they represent a strain in American life that is very large right now in which there's no faith in any source of authority.

MATTHEWS: Okay, it's more fun to laugh. We’ll be right back after this.

Before the camera cut away for commercial, Matthews was seen laughing as others joined in with him.

After the break, Matthews concluded, “Well, it obviously doesn't hurt too much to laugh, because we've had a lot of fun talking about this craziness on the right.”

And that’s how Matthews spent his final show before Christmas.

Did he mention any craziness on the left? Did he bring up the Lie of the Year uttered by President Obama? Did he address the craziest, most vile statement of the year said on his own network by Martin Bashir?

No.

Instead, Matthews and his guests thought it would be fun to spend Christmas eve attacking eleven of their political opponents on MSNBC.

How very Christian of them.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barack0bama; chrissy; chrissymatthews; davidcorn; pmsnbc; tinglechrismatthews

1 posted on 12/25/2013 8:22:31 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Was the word “Christmas” even said out loud during the show?

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2 posted on 12/25/2013 8:25:43 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Kaslin
I guess that's how Chrissy has a Merry Christmas:
3 posted on 12/25/2013 8:27:00 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

He needs Jesus. Too bad he chose to ignore His Spirit and couldn’t set aside his party agenda even at this time of celebration of the Savior’s birth. Yes, I understand this is what liberals/leftists do. The bottom line is: he needs Jesus.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 8:28:47 AM PST by Faith
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To: Kaslin
“Hey Scrooge, enjoy your coal!”

S. Claus

6 posted on 12/25/2013 8:30:00 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: TLI

I wouldn’t know, besides MSNBC what?


7 posted on 12/25/2013 8:32:02 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

His words have the same value as spit in my book...but he is a constant and resounding reminder that yes Virginia, there is 2 Americas...

Merry Christmas ya’ll!


8 posted on 12/25/2013 8:32:59 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Faith

He sure does


9 posted on 12/25/2013 8:34:12 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Pat Robertson? Boy, talk about kicking a dead dog.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 8:34:51 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Kaslin

The good news was only 10 people were watching.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 8:35:53 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Kaslin

Exactly, who is this “Chris Matthews” of whom you speak? What is an “MSNBC”? Sounds like a an acronym disease, and one of its most famous of those infected


12 posted on 12/25/2013 8:37:49 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

Since he’s never had a coherent thought it’s no wonder.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 8:38:07 AM 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: Kaslin

MATTHEWS: Hardball plays in his district. What do they think when they watch this clown show?

I would imagine they don’t think much of your clown
show.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 8:39:55 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

And Hardball had about 11 viewers last night, one of which was probably Pajama Boy with his hot chocolate.

So it really doesn’t matter much.


15 posted on 12/25/2013 8:43:13 AM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: Kaslin

I have every lack of confidence in the intellect of the others, but is Howard Fineman really that stupid?


16 posted on 12/25/2013 8:43:48 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Ticonderoga34
Hardball had about 11 viewers last night

Beating out Wulf Blister by a couple....

17 posted on 12/25/2013 8:45:17 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Kaslin

Gee I wonder how it affected the two people who watch his show.


18 posted on 12/25/2013 8:45:31 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Kaslin

Hardball still on the air????? Who knew!!!?


19 posted on 12/25/2013 8:48:07 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Kaslin

To Matthews, the show was perfect for the occasion. They love heaping bile on their opponents, so he was celebrating the most Holy day of the year, in his own version. They love to hate us.


20 posted on 12/25/2013 8:48:23 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: SZonian

21 posted on 12/25/2013 8:54:03 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Absolutely disgraceful to launch partisan political attacks on conservatives on Christmas Eve.

This further proves that the Democrats have no class an no respect for the Christmas season and for what it represents.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 8:56:39 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Kaslin
Luckily, a "merciless attack" by Prissy Krissy doesn't amount to chit.
23 posted on 12/25/2013 8:59:15 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Kaslin

Remember that a lot of atheists (and Christians in name only, as well as Jews who hate Judaism) get extremely unhappy and depressed during the Christian holiday season.

For them it is a time of bitterness, drunkenness, the nursing of grievances, and generally lashing out at those who are not miserable. They also tend to cynical materialism, while snarling at what they consider cynical materialism in others.

There is no love or joy there. No giving or receiving true gifts made out of friendship and love. No caring or kindness.

We really shouldn’t be too mean to them, because they are punishing themselves. Just keep them away from the liquor cabinet, and do not let them try to foist their misery off on others.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 9:17:10 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Kaslin
Down Chrissy! Down! Leave Obama alone.


25 posted on 12/25/2013 9:18:38 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Kaslin

He has no Christmas spirit


26 posted on 12/25/2013 9:22:44 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kaslin; All

so 10 people (his audience) watched him bash 11 conservatives....big deal...


27 posted on 12/25/2013 9:22:46 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Matthews and his sponsors are disgusting degenerates, just like the imposter in the Oval Office.


28 posted on 12/25/2013 9:23:55 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Kaslin
The fact that Tingles is afforded the credibility to have a talk show speaks volumes about how much the left has corrupted this country. ...Mother Jones(?) ...I had a liberal poli sci professor who wouldn't allow it as a research reference because it is a leftist rag, an Enquirer for Marxist kooks.
29 posted on 12/25/2013 9:29:16 AM PST by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Merry ChrisMathhurl to MSNBCease.


30 posted on 12/25/2013 9:29:46 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Kaslin

Someone is Chrissies family should hold him down, show him their new healthcare premium and put a Christmas pie in his face.


31 posted on 12/25/2013 9:38:59 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Kaslin

“Mercilessly ?”
Who needs mercy from THAT hankytwister?!


32 posted on 12/25/2013 9:56:27 AM PST by Tucker39 (ed eith a hot iron.")
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To: Kaslin

Best wishes for Christmas
and a Happy New Year,
to the birth of Christ brought
with him the joy , peace, hope and love.

AND a hearty laugh at Chis Matthews...
Chris is a parody of himself..


33 posted on 12/25/2013 10:01:53 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: F15Eagle

Believe it or not, Matthews was a hard-nosed reporter. He was well-respected here on FR during the Clinton days. That link you posted was truly his last objective moment, or he might have done it just to appear not in the tank with Obama. But he has lost it and is just a shill.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 10:05:50 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: All

Hate will eventually eat them up. One day what they wish upon their “enemies” will be hoisted upon them.


35 posted on 12/25/2013 10:21:39 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Kaslin

Chrissy Mathews - proof positive that being stupid doesn’t preclude being evil.


36 posted on 12/25/2013 10:26:07 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Kaslin

But we still love Jesus Chrissy. Merry Christmas.


37 posted on 12/25/2013 10:33:31 AM 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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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Your post sounds like a description of Festivus!


38 posted on 12/25/2013 11:20:53 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

That’s part of it. Perhaps the more passive-aggressive form of it. Trying to turn the holidays into an angry joke.

The idea was created by the father of one of the writers on Seinfeld. He also wrote a book called Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic.

As one reviewer noted: “(the author suggests that magic is) a means of the individual’s defense against social pressures: against the socializing force of religion,
against collective morality.”

It’s pretty easy to see how this turned into Festivus, a pseudo-holiday that rebels against religion and morality.

As such it justifies their antisocial attitudes and sneering resentment of the happiness and joy of the holidays.


39 posted on 12/25/2013 12:57:31 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Kaslin

MSNBC: the DNC’s einsatzgruppen.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 1:21:05 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Thanks for that info!
‘Merry Christmas!


41 posted on 12/25/2013 1:32:19 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TLI

Big whoop. Nobody was watching.


43 posted on 12/25/2013 6:26:54 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Kaslin; mickie; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; oswegodeee
If you thought Matthews was bad you should have heard O'Reilly tonight blaming the whole mortgage meltdown and, by extension, today's economic woes on GWB, the GOP and Wall Street (lumping them together as co-conspirators).

His lady guest told him emphatically and truthfully that he "was wrong" in several parts of his "analysis" but he's always right, ya know, and he let her know in no uncertain terms.

She should have called him what he is.....an obnoxious and serial liar like his idol, Obama......but she has one thing he lacks, CLASS.

Leni

44 posted on 12/25/2013 6:41:13 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
I did not watch O'Reilly last night because it was a repeat of his previous programs. I did record the repeat though after I read your post and watched it this morning. I do remember the segment you were talking about. It was on in October I believe. He had on Kirsten Powers and Kate (somebody) who is a republican strategist or analyzer.

You have to understand O'Reilly. He is a true Independent. With this I mean he goes after both sides, not just one side. And as far as that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave goes, O'Reilly believes he should be respected because the Office of the President should be respected. I do agree with that, but I do disagree that the holder of the office should be respected and I refuse to respect the current resident

45 posted on 12/26/2013 5:56:05 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

What else did you expect him to do? Obama was out of town so his mouth was empty and he could not do what he does best.


46 posted on 12/26/2013 5:59:47 AM PST by sport
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To: Kaslin
You have to understand O'Reilly.

Oh, I do...he sucks.

He is a true Independent.

No, he's a "moderate" RAT, and a buffoon.

he goes after both sides, not just one side.

He's simply a contrarian. He tries so hard to portray himself as an "independent" that he makes a stupid comments and reveals his ignorance and lack of show-prep on many issues.

He's one of the reasons I don't purchase FNC, another is Schlepper Smith...then there's Whoraldo.

47 posted on 12/26/2013 6:11:36 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Blah, blah, blah. Well stick with abccbsnbccnnmsnbc who are totally leftist, for all I care


48 posted on 12/26/2013 6:30:45 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
abccbsnbccnnmsnbc

You don't have that right either. Everyone knows it's:

ABCNNBCBS

As for watching them...no thanks, they all suck full time, just like O'Reily.

FNC only sucks part-time, but their news is good.

Odd, you seem not to have noticed that Ted Baxter is a self-important narcissist who is frequently wrong, or doesn't know what he's talking about.

You also seem to have overlooked the blowhard referring to the FreeRepublic as a "Hate site" and the fact that he's been sued by Factor associate producer Andrea Mackris for sexual harassment.

But other than that, he's not particularly ugly.....looking.

49 posted on 12/26/2013 9:33:15 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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