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Chris Matthews Scoffs at 'Irrelevant' Rush Limbaugh
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Posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:51 PM PST by RatherBiased.com

Appearing on Thursday's 1pm hour of MSNBC News Live, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews couldn't resist taking a few swipes at Rush Limbaugh. After anchor Peter Alexander played a clip of the conservative talk show host discussing the New York Times story on John McCain, Matthews irritably claimed, "Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant here. Irrelevant. He doesn't know anything more than what he read in the New York Times."

The radio clip, from todays edition of Limbaugh's program, featured the host urging the presidential candidate to learn a lesson from the front-page New York Times story speculating about a improper relationship with a D.C. lobbyist. In the clip, Limbaugh argued that Republicans should learn never to trust the liberal-leaning news media as they will always turn to help Democrats.

Matthews's apparent annoyance at Limbaugh might have something to do with being mentioned in the clip. At one point during the monologue, Limbaugh asserted, "[McCain] has thought Chris Matthews and these other people in the drive-by media, are his friends. They aren't."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; msnbc; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:52 PM PST by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

Just because Rush didn’t return Matthews’ mash letters...


2 posted on 02/21/2008 12:20:56 PM PST by oblomov
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To: RatherBiased.com
Isn’t Matthews the one that Ann Coutler slapped?
3 posted on 02/21/2008 12:21:02 PM PST by nyconse
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To: RatherBiased.com

No thrill in the thigh from Rush, Crissy?


4 posted on 02/21/2008 12:21:39 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: nyconse

Matthews is a temporary flash in the night sky.


5 posted on 02/21/2008 12:21:51 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: RatherBiased.com

The flea thinks the elephant is irrelevant. Too funny.


6 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:11 PM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: nyconse

Matthews is just envious of Rush’s audience numbers.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris raise your hand if you own a jet.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am the watchman on the tower sounding the alarm.)
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To: nyconse
Isn’t Matthews the one that Ann Coutler slapped?

Probably, and some 99 year old senator beat him up as well at a convention.

9 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:30 PM PST by 1Old Pro (I feel sooo calm, that I'll probably forget to vote for McLame.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I think MSNBC is irrelevant ......Chris Matthews??? Who’s he? Anybody watch Hardball?????


10 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:59 PM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: RatherBiased.com
Chris who?
11 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:20 PM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: Greg F

Didn’t Crissy want to be a substitute host for Rush awhile back?

Why would he want to sub in for someone who’s irrelevant?


12 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:44 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris who???


13 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:44 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

When it comes to being irrelevant, who better than Chris Matthews would know?


14 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:34 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
How can he be such an ignoramus and make more money than me?
15 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:26 PM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: RatherBiased.com

What does Chrissy know that he didn’t read in the NYT?


16 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:37 PM PST by libbylu
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To: RatherBiased.com

That’s the definition of irony.


17 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:57 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: RatherBiased.com

Cwissy must be trying to raise his audience of moonbats from fifteen to twenty.


18 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:58 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Chris Matthews?

Who’s she? Never heard of her.


19 posted on 02/21/2008 12:28:03 PM PST by Milton Miteybad
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chrissy gets about 15% of Rush’s ratings in any one day (and that is probably being very generous). It would take him several weeks to be considered relevant ‘cause it would take that long for him to say anything worth listening to (still unlikely).

Rush practices broadcast excellence every day and is heard by many many more people with a brain.


20 posted on 02/21/2008 12:28:32 PM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel, FreeRepublic and pookie18 Rocks!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris is a real punk!


21 posted on 02/21/2008 12:29:06 PM PST by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Could it be that Chrissy needs a reminder of how many listen to Rush every day and how many watch him??


22 posted on 02/21/2008 12:30:13 PM PST by trustandobey
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To: Milton Miteybad

Chris is a classic example of the Pussification of America. What a mouse!


23 posted on 02/21/2008 12:30:53 PM PST by King Hawk
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To: King Hawk

Rush Limbaugh scoffs at irrelevant Chris Matthews is probably more of a real world view


24 posted on 02/21/2008 12:33:08 PM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Limbaugh asserted, "[McCain] has thought Chris Matthews and these other people in the drive-by media, are his friends. They aren't."

As President Truman once said 'If you want a friend in Washington ... get a dog.'
Truman was a old school democrat of course, certainly not that popular during his years in office, but history has been kind to him ... deservedly so.

25 posted on 02/21/2008 12:33:09 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: RatherBiased.com

Give Matthews credit. Somehow, he keeps getting them to give him shows, even though no one watches them.
If I were Rush, I’d tell Chris Matthews to “shut up before I hit you with my wallet and give you a concussion.”


26 posted on 02/21/2008 12:33:19 PM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Hacklehead
The flea thinks the elephant is irrelevant. Too funny.

Now, there's no reason to bring Rush's weight in to this.

27 posted on 02/21/2008 12:34:10 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: RatherBiased.com
I found Rush by accident in the summer before Clinton was first elected and have been a devoted listener since.
I get him here in Slovakia via WABC online.
Chris Mathews? Who is he? I gather he is some jerk on cable TV..the one they call Chrissy?
I have not seen US TV in three years. I don’t miss it at all.
28 posted on 02/21/2008 12:35:07 PM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris Matthews Scoffs at ‘Irrelevant’ Rush Limbaugh...

Said the guy who pulls in about 800,000 listeners/viewers a day about the guy who pulls in between 13 and 20 million listeners per day.

You know Chris, you are one space cadet there fella.


29 posted on 02/21/2008 12:35:14 PM PST by DoughtyOne (We've got Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dumb & Tweedle Dumber left. Name them in order. I dare ya.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

“Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant...”, said the imminently, imminently, imminently, relevant Chris Matthews.


30 posted on 02/21/2008 12:36:20 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: RatherBiased.com
I love Rush, but he urged the GOP faithful to vote against John McCain, and MCCain is never the less winning nomination.
It is no surprise this will be used to claim Rush is irrelevant. By the left, and even many on the right.
31 posted on 02/21/2008 12:37:07 PM PST by Jorge
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To: guinnessman
Didn’t Crissy want to be a substitute host for Rush awhile back?

Why would he want to sub in for someone who’s irrelevant?


He did sub for Rush! It was early 2000, and he lied and said, "I don't know who I'll vote for! I really like Bush and Gore equally!"
32 posted on 02/21/2008 12:37:26 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Vision
How can he be such an ignoramus and make more money than me?

Because making money has to do with creating value for others and not your own innate merits...and there are plenty of liberals who value Matthews telling them what they want to hear. ;)

33 posted on 02/21/2008 12:37:44 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris Matthews? Didn’t she just get married to Greg Norman?


34 posted on 02/21/2008 12:37:48 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: RatherBiased.com

Those who don’t read the NY Times are uninformed.
Those who DO read the NY Times are misinformed.


35 posted on 02/21/2008 12:38:27 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: DoughtyOne

800,000 is giving him way too much credit.
From what I have read, the number is more like 300,000.


36 posted on 02/21/2008 12:38:34 PM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: threeleftsmakearight
If I were Rush, I’d tell Chris Matthews to “shut up before I hit you with my wallet and give you a concussion.”

Fabulous!
37 posted on 02/21/2008 12:39:02 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Rastus

That’s because he secretly wanted Bernard Sanders (Socialist Party).

Good thing for Chrissy is that Obama’s voting record is to the left of Sanders’.


38 posted on 02/21/2008 12:40:01 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: guinnessman

Didn’t Crissy want to be a substitute host for Rush awhile back?
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Well, at least he honestly believes that Rush is retarded, because that would be what it would take for Rush to take Crissy up on that offer. That, along with Crissy’s thigh thrills, and his obliviousness to how wierd saying that made him look, combines to make me think Prissy Crissy Thigh Thrills has a screw lose. He and Keith Olbermann need to team up and do a show piped only into insane asylums, psychologist office waiting rooms, and the homes of people under house arrest.


39 posted on 02/21/2008 12:40:17 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

So basically Mathews agrees that the “fairness doctrine” is unnecessary?


40 posted on 02/21/2008 12:40:59 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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Poor Chrissy wishes he was the irrelevant one, after all the screw-ups he’s been busted on lately. Chrissy and Olberboy have really screwed the pooch with their left-wing cheerleading. They leapt to spread the McCain smear even as the rest of the MSM saw it was an obvious hit and were running from it. Now they’re even fighting each other, which would be great entertainment if either one of them was man enough to throw a punch.
41 posted on 02/21/2008 12:41:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: threeleftsmakearight

I tried to look it up. About all I could find was second hand information making it look like the 800k figure was probably a good number. For all I know, you may be correct though.


42 posted on 02/21/2008 12:41:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (We've got Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dumb & Tweedle Dumber left. Name them in order. I dare ya.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Chris Mathews is irrelevant.


43 posted on 02/21/2008 12:44:44 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Jorge
I love Rush, but he urged the GOP faithful to vote against John McCain

Link please...
44 posted on 02/21/2008 12:45:24 PM PST by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Jorge

Jorge, Rush never “urged” us to vote for or against any candidate.


45 posted on 02/21/2008 12:46:47 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Personal for both.


46 posted on 02/21/2008 12:46:53 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Then I would ask why you even comment on it crisssy?


47 posted on 02/21/2008 12:47:11 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Has Chrissy quit tingling yet?


48 posted on 02/21/2008 12:47:40 PM PST by avacado
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To: RatherBiased.com

actually Rush NAILED the current act of the NYT months ago and repeatedly in other circumstances.

Mathews is of course part of the fake but accurate school of journalism. (or is this “journalism”?)


49 posted on 02/21/2008 12:48:41 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kevinm13

you can’t really compare a radio show with a cable tv show. Also, Chris (and this is also true of Bill O’) is able to reach a demographic that can make or break any election: the middle.


50 posted on 02/21/2008 12:48:49 PM PST by ari-freedom (Never a dude like this one! Obama's got a plan to stick it to The Man!)
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