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Blackball (Republicans plan to boycott MSNBC's Hardball and Chris Matthews during the RNC)
US News & World Report ^ | 8/30/04 | Washington Whispers

Posted on 08/21/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT by Cableguy

You might notice something missing from Hardball With Chris Matthews soon: Republicans. " Hardball may seem more like badminton during the Republican National Convention," threatens a GOP insider. What's up? The GOP thinks Matthews has gone over to Sen. John Kerry 's side and is too critical of the Bush campaign's editing of a Hardball interview with Kerry posted on the party's negative site, www.kerryoniraq.com. As payback, they've stopped urging Republicans to appear on the show. Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased: "We beat everybody up." So far, nobody from the White House has told her of the show's being blackballed.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycott; chrismatthews; hardball; malkin; matthews; msnbc
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To: Tall_Texan

Republicans are boycotting the HOSTILE liberals, not nice liberals (like at CNN).


51 posted on 08/22/2004 12:50:35 AM PDT by Cableguy
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To: oreolady
Does anyone know if watching thru satellite t.v. gets them ratings?

Actually, no human activity has ever gotten MSNBC ratings.

52 posted on 08/22/2004 12:50:37 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: beyond the sea

Just go to his Web site at hughhewitt.com -- it has a station listing. He's smart, informed, has great guests and an excellent blog.


53 posted on 08/22/2004 12:52:36 AM PDT by inkling
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To: NYCVirago
I must be serious. I think Ms. Breitweiser is very pretty. I like the way she dresses, black, white, and browns - very conservative for a nutball. She looks like alot of the Boarding School girls I used to know when I was young and had hair!

;-)

P.S. Where were 'The Jersey Girls' when Sandy Pants Berger was stealing 9/11 papers? Quiet as church mice weren't they?

54 posted on 08/22/2004 12:54:03 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: countess
Then he said that while the first half of the movie F9/11 contained some mistakes, the second half was absolutely true.

How many mistakes will he allow Unfit For Command to contain? What parts of Unfit For Command does he concede to be true?

55 posted on 08/22/2004 12:55:32 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: beyond the sea
I must be serious. I think Ms. Breitweiser is very pretty. I like the way she dresses, black, white, and browns - very conservative for a nutball. She looks like alot of the Boarding School girls I used to know when I was young and had hair! ;-)

P.S. Where were 'The Jersey Girls' when Sandy Pants Berger was stealing 9/11 papers? Quiet as church mice weren't they?

Since I'm a female, I didn't get until recently that anybody other than Chris Matthews found her attractive, as she doesn't look too great to me. Somebody mentioned in another thread about how he'd rather see her than the Senate or House members talk, and I couldn't understand why (I was assuming it was because of what she said, not how she looked), until he explained it. Duh!

Anyhow, the Jersey Girls were very quiet not only on the Berger thing, but on McGreevey appointing Cipel to the homeland security job. I wonder why!

56 posted on 08/22/2004 1:03:11 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
How many mistakes will he allow Unfit For Command to contain? What parts of Unfit For Command does he concede to be true?

On Thursday show he ripped into Michelle Milkin about the book .. call her comments irresponsible and kicked her of his show

Turns out He NEVER read the book

I went on a boycott of Hardball .. but I heard that one of the Swiftboats was going to be on and I wanted to see how Chris treated him ..

After what I witness that night .. I refuse to watch anything from MSNBC any more

57 posted on 08/22/2004 1:06:07 AM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: NYCVirago
I just found this short account of an interview of Ms. Breitweiser. It puts new light on her experience and her pain. This is very sad:

KRISTEN BREITWEISER, HUSBAND KILLED ON 9/11: He was on the 94th floor. He called at 8:51 to tell me that he was OK. He said “Sweets, don’t worry. I’m fine.” And I didn’t know what he was talking about. I didn’t have the television on. And he said, “You don’t know?” You know, I was sitting at my desk and...

DONAHUE: Now, wait a minute. Didn’t he say something about heat and...

BREITWEISER: That’s what I was just going to say.

DONAHUE: Oh, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Go ahead.

BREITWEISER: He was sitting at his desk and had a window seat. And he said “My cheek got warm, and I looked over and there was this huge fireball” and...

DONAHUE: The other building.

BREITWEISER: Which was the other building. And he knew that I wouldn’t know what building he was in. And he said, “I didn’t want you to worry. I just wanted you to know that I’m OK and that it’s not my building and that I love you and I just didn’t want you to worry.” I said, “OK,” you know? He said, “Turn the television on,” and I turned the TV on. And he’s, like, “I have to go. We’re going to go watch it on the television. Don’t worry, though. I love you.” And I’m, like, “OK, just be careful.” And that was the last I spoke to him. And about three minutes later, I saw his building explode.

DONAHUE: So you’re watching live television. You have received the call from your husband saying “Don’t worry.” You turn on the TV, you see the second plane hit and you know, don’t you?

BREITWEISER: I knew right away. I knew approximately where his office was because he said that he was looking directly across at tower one. And I just had a feeling inside. And then when I saw the building subsequently collapse, I just said, “My God, he is gone.” And I fell to the floor and...

DONAHUE: Was your 3-year-old daughter there?

BREITWEISER: And my dog and...

Very sad.......

58 posted on 08/22/2004 1:15:21 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: beyond the sea

Get the Internet stream here, and listen to Savage right after:

http://www2.krla870.com/listen/


59 posted on 08/22/2004 1:15:39 AM PDT by BurbankErnie
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
What would be even better - every Republican shows up on Chris Matthews but refuses to talk about anything other than their favorite Michelle Malkin columns.

LOL, yes, that would be a better approach. Chrissy & his producers think they have a fine guest all lined up, and then he/she just goes off on a tangent about Michelle & her ideas. Then the next day, and the next... That would be hilarious!

60 posted on 08/22/2004 1:56:56 AM PDT by jennyp (It's a gift........And a curse.)
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To: beyond the sea
I just found this short account of an interview of Ms. Breitweiser. It puts new light on her experience and her pain. This is very sad:

Of course it's sad. But that doesn't mean that she's right in her crusade.

61 posted on 08/22/2004 1:58:14 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago
Of course it's sad. But that doesn't mean that she's right in her crusade.

I didn't say she is right! Where did you get that idea?

In fact that's why I questioned where she and her 'Jersey Girl' friends had been during the 'Sandy Pants Berger' fiasco!

Personally, I think she is doing harm to her husband's memory by being used by the Democrat party in the way she has been.

But people do strange things when they have lost a loved one!

62 posted on 08/22/2004 2:10:22 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy
Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased: "We beat everybody up."

I think he meant to say "O'Reilly whips our ass."

Anyway, I never watch that blowhard Prissy Matthews because I've always known he's WAAAAY out there. But I tuned on for Michelle Malkin and Steve Gardner just this once. After that, I thought "I don't care who has on. I'm not going to watch him again."

63 posted on 08/22/2004 2:37:30 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: NYCVirago

Ms. Breitweiser is average looks. Nothing spectacular. Perhaps she comes across as very sincere and not an attack dog. I have not seen her on the tube so I dunno


64 posted on 08/22/2004 2:45:43 AM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: GeronL
I love the picture by GeronL. I always think of the Matthews show as "Hairball."
65 posted on 08/22/2004 2:53:45 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Cableguy
All of this over nothing. Mathews ratings just like the rest of the programs at MSNBC are in the toilet. Mathews could have made first contact with an alien civilization on his show, and no one would care. It is because he is a liberal goofball that no one watches his show. O'Reilly has better ratings and he is a "centrist". You ever wonder how long it will take the networks to figure out the real ratings would be with a real conservative? And I don't mean Tucker Carlson.
66 posted on 08/22/2004 3:25:33 AM PDT by Mike1973
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To: Cableguy
"Hardball executive producer Tammy Haddad dismisses charges Matthews is biased."

Black is white. This qualifies for this week's "Head In The Sand Award".

67 posted on 08/22/2004 3:35:13 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: countess
Matthews substituted for Rush a couple of years ago. His cursing and obnoxious behavior created so many angry complaints, he's never been asked back. Matthews lost me years ago. I can't stand his screaming over right-leaning guests and not letting them talk. How his wife stands him, I can't figure.
68 posted on 08/22/2004 3:49:12 AM PDT by Humal
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To: oreolady

A Nielsen monitor attached to your TV, or Nielsen sending out logs to write in your viewing habits during "Sweeps", is the only measure of who is watching. Even this method is under extreme scrutiny within the industry.

LLS


69 posted on 08/22/2004 5:56:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Yeah, what CHENEY said"!)
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To: All

If I were a Republican I would never go on Mathews' show.

Why would anyone subject themselves to be spit on by Mathews(literally) during an interview?

Hardball = Spitball.


70 posted on 08/22/2004 6:11:35 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye ((Kerry is a flake))
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To: tobyhill
Put him in the Janitor's closet with no windows and a 40 watt lightbulb.

No, put him in there with a 100 watt bulb...In no time flat, he'll be sweatting like the pig he is.

71 posted on 08/22/2004 6:21:45 AM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Cableguy

Hardball? What's that? Some new sort of game?


72 posted on 08/22/2004 6:33:29 AM PDT by NeonKnight
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To: beyond the sea
I didn't say she is right! Where did you get that idea? In fact that's why I questioned where she and her 'Jersey Girl' friends had been during the 'Sandy Pants Berger' fiasco!

Sorry, I should have phrased that better -- I was just talking in general.

Personally, I think she is doing harm to her husband's memory by being used by the Democrat party in the way she has been. But people do strange things when they have lost a loved one!

Yep. There was a story yesterday about a British war widow who had lashed out at the govt when her husband died, who is now cautioning other war widows from doing the same thing.

73 posted on 08/22/2004 10:56:10 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

I hear you. Thanks for writing back. Be well up there in the big city!


74 posted on 08/22/2004 11:02:48 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cableguy
I hope no conservative pundit will honor his show with his/her presence. Without someone to ambush, this Pug Ugly has no show.

Any links to Kathleen Matthews' stuff...?

75 posted on 08/23/2004 6:39:00 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: All

People, this is stupid. Just don't watch. You are missing nothing. Email his sponsors and tell them you are not going to watch again. Also tell them you will not encourage them to censor him because censorship is generally bad, but best they be aware that you will not purchase their products again while they sponsor him because, simply, one is judged by the company one keeps.


76 posted on 08/23/2004 6:48:25 AM PDT by Owen
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To: Cableguy

On Laura Ingraham's radio show this morning she gave the number of words spoken by Chris Matthews (on the show with Michelle Malkin) and the number of words spoken by Malkin and also Willie Brown.

I cannot remember the exact number of words (darn) but Matthews spoke well over 800, Malkin in the 500 number, Brown was in the 200 number. Matthews' word count was in excess of Malkin and Brown combined at 51% - I know, big shocker!

Indeed, he does not really need a guest nor does he deserve any Republicans considering the manner in which he treats them.


77 posted on 08/23/2004 11:44:32 AM PDT by BlueHorseShoe
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To: Numbers Guy
Matthews' treatment of Malkin was nothing short of vile.

Would anyone have a link to a transcript of said show?

78 posted on 08/25/2004 8:36:14 PM PDT by solitas
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To: tobyhill
wrote: Put him in the Janitor's closet with no windows and a 40 watt lightbulb.

why a 40 watt lightbulb? how about cancelling the light and adding a potbellly pig that just finished 5 Lb of refried beans. Oh and lock the door from the outside, envronmental contamination and all. {;->

79 posted on 08/25/2004 8:38:38 PM PDT by det dweller too
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Blackball Hardball.


80 posted on 08/25/2004 8:53:04 PM PDT by keats5
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To: Liberty Valance

OMG! I haven't heard about Jumpin" Jim Jeffords well,....since he JUMPEd to the Democrats!! HAHAHAHHA The Dems USED him and threw him away like the old used Kleenex he is....full of snot.


81 posted on 08/25/2004 8:53:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: beyond the sea

Chrissy's mean, sour, dour wife, his Queen Kathleen, probably would have SLAPPED Michelle!! She is a mean old haggy B*tch.


82 posted on 08/25/2004 8:57:25 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: keats5

They should call it what is really is--"Slimeball".


83 posted on 08/25/2004 9:01:01 PM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: Cableguy

"Out in the cold."


84 posted on 08/25/2004 9:11:35 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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