Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Scoffs at 'Irrelevant' Rush Limbaugh
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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Don’t think you’re too far from the truth.
I’ve seen this guy on quite a few occasions and heard him a few times on the radio as a guest. I say this with all seriousness...I believe the dude is mildly retarded.
Seems Chris has his view of what constitutes relevance completely out of wack
I may be exaggerating but I doubt it.
Well maybe the people who want to claim Rush is irrelevent should look at who nominated McCain. McCain won with Independents and “Moderates” he lost 2-1 over those who describled themselves as “Conservative” or Republican. So McCain won on non party member votes. The only reason he got the nod was the Conservative split there vote too many other ways thus letting a minority canidate like McCain win.
I’m working on it.
Rush has mentioned Chissy and his spitting speech many times, not just in this one clip.
Here we have a Pinto calling a Hummer dangerous...
Conservatives need to make sure that EVERY Veep choice is a conservative . . . every time . . . scream bloody murder for it . . . whether the candidate is conservative or moderate. Bush I, and a dead in the water as far as future prospects Dan Quayle gave us 20 straight years of RINO candidates. Just picture what would have happened if Quayle had been an articulate conservative (that candidate or his Veep choice would have potentially been the been the leader in ‘96 and/or ‘00 . . . and no Bush). Better yet, picture a conservative Veep being elected as a follow up to Reagan. A real revolution.
You McCainacs are going to get an abject lesson on where elections are won in Nov. It base plus. Elections are not decided in the middle, they are decided by who best mobilizes their base. You can get all the "moderate" votes you want and still lose if the 10 of millions of self described Conservatives stay home.
This is a 40-40-20 Country. 40R 40L 20I, spitting on the 40% to suck up to the 20% is moronic. But then you McCainbots are too busy screaming your arrogant McCainbot Cult of Personality drivel to actually listen to anyone who know politics.
You all should take a lesson from Karl Rove in 2004. Losing in the latter half of Oct he had Bush move hard right to fire up the Evangelical vote. That won him an election he was losing by trying to be "moderate"
Matthews spat on Michele Malkin.
Rush has more listeners in his three hours than MSNBC has all week.
Well it would be close but Rush probably does have more listeners in 3 hours then MSNBC has all week. None of their shows attract more then about 250-300,000 viewers
I’m still waiting for the “duel” with Zell Miller!
Hey Chris, just because Rush knows more than you doesn’t make him irrelevant. Makes you a non-issue.
“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.”
Oh the horror, the HORROR!
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.
Oh the horror, the HORROR!
Upon reflection, they may reach the bulk of that audience with their current programs.
Rushs audience is reported at 13 million + per week, NOT 13 million + per day.
In your dreams, Matthews. Shall we compare Limbaugh’s audience with yours?
I like morning joe sometimes
Limbaugh - 20 million listeners per week. matthews - less than 2 million hardvall viewers per week.
Now, that's funny!
No, he has always encouraged everyone to vote as they please, but to make it an informed vote. Do not delude yourself to justify your vote, etc.
yes they are decided by the middle. That’s why battleground states are so important.
And McCain would be much better with the base than romney, rudy or huckabee. Romney and Rudy would have turned off the evangelicals and Huckabee would have turned off the fiscal conservatives who want less spending.
usually a candidate wins the primary by appealing to the right and moves to the middle for the general. The problem is that weakens the base.
Because mccain won the primary by appealing to the middle all these years, he can actually afford to move to the right and fire up the base as we get closer to november.
I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks for that correction.
I guess Peter Alexander probably got another one reamed after Matthews ended that segment. How dare he have a clip of Rush using Matthews name as one in the media who is untrustworthy! I love it!
I don’t know about that, but I’d bet the farm that in a fair fight of any kind Ann would take the weenie Mathews.
Fact is I have an 8 year old nephew that could whip him.
Who is this Chris Matthews? Is he a sports person?
"Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant here. Irrelevant. He doesn't know anything more than what he read in the New York Times."
He doesn't know about love! He doesn't know about that feeling that spreads up his leg in the aura of god-man brought to earth!"
More people hear the irelevant Prissy Chrissy when Rush plays a clip than ever hear him on DNC TV
Chris Matthews is a self-pimping media whore who’s no more than a turd stain on the bottom of Rush Limbaugh’s shoe.
Chrissy should talk...he is the lightweight among talk show hosts.
Chris Matthews is a moronic, tiresome, juvenile horse’s ass with no audience and no intellect who only reaches the outside world with his fifth rate garbage out of an act of charity and political bias by NBC and Bill Gates’ news dabbling who pays for this colossal waste of time.
Irrelevant??? Doesn’t Rush have the largest audience in the history of radio? I couldn’t even tell you the station or time Chris Matthews comes on. He’s a sorry excuse if I ever saw one.
I think Rush and Chrissy Poo should do 5 rounds in a UFC fight, with the lose being bannished forver from radio, tv, or print media.
Tomorrows New York Times headline:
‘Sources: Lobbyist was Surrogate
Mom for McCain-Alien Baby!’
Right. If you say so.
No kidding...but this is after he railed on McCain endlessly as being the nominee who would destroy the Republican party.
Elections are not won in opinions polls, they are won in the Electoral College. Being popular in an opinion poll 8 months before an election does not necessarily translate into winning enough state to win a National Election
The green eyed monster got hold of Chris.
No. Get your facts right. Rush simply laid out the facts, as he sees them, concerning the Republican candidates and how their nomination would impact the general elections and the Republican Party as a whole. The fact that a McCain nomination has so many negatives isn’t Rush’s fault. The fact that Rush discusses the McCain negatives logically and intelligently is not an “attack” or some kind of bashing of McCain - it is what it is - the truth.
the GOP really didn’t have a strategy in 2006. they thought they could just spend $ on pork and that would be the ticket to victory
McCain will probably come up with a national agenda, like the contract with america. Balance the budget, overhaul the tax code, reform entitlements. Those are big things conservatives want.
Hey, Chrissy. Hillary’s got your nads in a vise. Who’s irrelevant? And what are your numbers compared to Rush?