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  • Matthews: Ryan Wants To 'Screw' The Poor

    08/14/2012 6:00:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Chris Matthews exposed the ugly face of class warfare politics at its most primal. Matthews claimed that Paul Ryan wants to "give" money to rich people but "doesn't like" people who depend on government, and indeed, as a conservative, wants to "screw" them. View the video here.
  • Matthews: Cheney TV Appearance 'A Proof Of Life Thing'

    07/30/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews let his nasty side show on Morning Joe today, callously calling Dick Cheney's weekend television interview, the first since his heart transplant, "a proof of life thing." For good measure, Matthews called Cheney "pretty much hated in this country." For that matter, don't look for Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough to be having dinner together any time soon. After Scarborough mockingly introduced Matthews as "our Joey Heatherton", the pair sparred over the correct pronunciation of Dick Cheney's last name. A palpably peeved Matthews, champion of the chee-ney variant, eventually snapped "do some reporting" at Scarborough. View the video...
  • The Tingle's Gone, Baby

    07/18/2012 5:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 18, 2012 | John Ransom
    Obama’s latest mea culpa just confirms how far gone this presidency is. In an interview with CBS’s Charlie Rose, Obama says that the problem he’s had isn’t with the failed policies of his first term, but rather that he failed “to tell a story to the American people,” according to a report in the Christian Science Monitor. "The mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that...
  • Chris Matthews: 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'

    07/17/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews got another thrill up his leg for Barack Obama Tuesday. Without any regard for how pathetic it's become for him to regularly gush and fawn over the current White House resident like a school girl around a rock star, the Hardball host said of his beloved, "He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American" MATTHEWS: Everything he’s done is clean as a whistle. MATTHEWS: HE'S NEVER NOT ONLY BROKEN ANY LAW, HE'S NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG?
  • Chris Matthews: 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'

    07/17/2012 4:42:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 17, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews got another thrill up his leg for Barack Obama Tuesday. Without any regard for how pathetic it's become for him to regularly gush and fawn over the current White House resident like a school girl around a rock star, the Hardball host said of his beloved, "He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American" CHRIS MATTHEWS: Based upon the rhetoric, you’d think the president was a radical lefty and not the center-left politician he actually is based on the record, but then do people care on the right about reality? Keith Ellison’s a Democratic Congressman...
  • Matthews Counsels Obama: Treat Americans As If They Were ‘Two-Year Olds’

    07/17/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe said he "might get into trouble" for saying that President George W. Bush has done a dignifed job of staying out of the limelight since leaving office. Was Wolffe being facetious? He seemed straight-faced. Earlier, Chris Matthews counseled President Obama to explain his accomplishments to the American people "as if he were talking to a two-year old." View the video here.
  • Caption This: Obama's Cheerleaders

    06/23/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This fun little post was made for my friend The Lonely ConservativeI think it lends itself to a caption "contest."Well, it's not really a contest, but people should definitely try to one-up each other :-DIll start.....2-4-6-8 What do we depreciate? America! America! NOOOOOOOO AMERICA!
  • Left Party wants men to pee sitting down (Sweden)

    06/16/2012 10:01:28 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 89 replies
    The Local, Sweden's News in English ^ | 6/11/2012 | The Local (Sweden English)
    Men who work for the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden should sit down rather than stand up when urinating in office toilets, according to a motion put forward by the local Left Party chapter. The Left Party in Sörmland is taking a stand to ensure men take a seat when emptying their bladders in the county council's own toilets. According to the party, there are two very important reasons for the proposal encouraging men to sit instead of stand when they urinate. One reason has to do with hygiene and a desire to ensure that no one who uses...
  • Chris Matthews: Jesus Would Have Protected Kid Romney Chased

    05/28/2012 9:28:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    While discussing gay marriage with two black religious leaders on different sides of the issue, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Jesus would not have chased a kid and cut his hair like Mitt Romney reportedly did as a youth in high school. Matthews says Jesus would have protected the kid. "I remember that Jesus always stood against the people being stoned," Matthews said to gay marriage opponent Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church. "He was the one who said, 'don't condemn people.' His friend was Mary Magdalene, right?" Matthews asked rhetorically. "He wasn't out there saying obey the law...
  • Very Annoyed Matthews Rips Horse’s Ass Right-Wingers Who Cite Thrill Up My Leg, Calls Host a Jackass

    05/25/2012 7:12:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 2/25/2012 | Brent Baker
    In February of 2008, NewsBusters first highlighted MSNBC’s Chris Matthews oozing “I felt this thrill going up my leg” while listening to a speech by Barack Obama. Conservatives reminding him of it has certainly annoyed Chris Matthews ever since, so much so that he lashed out at C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, sinking to including the non-profit cable network’s senior executive producer as amongst the “jackasses” who dare to ask him about his infamous Obamagasm moment. The confirmation of Matthews’ incredibly thin skin came Tuesday at a panel session during the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s convention in Boston. “I hope you...
  • Furious Chris Matthews Explodes: Cory Booker 'Betrayed' and 'Sabotaged' Obama

    05/21/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 62 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/21/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his "betrayal" and "sabotage" of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President. Howling over Booker's break from party loyalty, Matthews snarled, "... I think [this] was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, [Booker] was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer." The Hardball host then played a clip of Obama "trying to defend himself against what looked like something like a betrayal." [MP3 audio here.] Talking to liberals David Corn and Howard Fineman, Matthews attempted to...
  • Chris Matthews Bombs on 'Jeopardy!' After Repeatedly Mocking Palin for How She'd Do

    05/15/2012 5:35:08 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    On at least four occasions, MSNBC's Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she'd do if she were ever on the hit television game show Jeopardy!. In a delicious example of instant karma, the self-proclaimed brainiac got his chance to show American how smart he was in a special "Power Players" version of the show Monday, but came up quite short finishing dead last with the paltry sum of only $2,300 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: 'I Hope You Evolve'

    05/14/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2012 | 18:38 | Scott Whitlock
    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews, who routinely smears his political opponents as racist, on Monday lectured an African American minister who opposes gay marriage, "I hope you evolve." The host patronizingly added, "I'm just teasing." How would he (or MSNBC for that matter) react if a conservative said such a thing to a black leader? Matthews interviewed Bishop Harry Jackson, who has spoken out against Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage. Speaking of Jesus Christ, Matthews ridiculously linked accusations that Mitt Romney once bullied a teen, nearly 50 years ago: "Do you think [Christ] would have been chasing after the kid...
  • Leftist Race-baiters

    05/09/2012 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 9, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, in a recent debate with former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, called the Republican Party the "grand wizard crowd." Grand wizard is the title given to the leader of the Ku Klux Klan. It is truly misinformed to call Republicans the party of the Klan. Throughout our history, most Klansmen and most racists have been Democrats. Here are a few racist quotes from major Democratic figures. The late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., a former Klansman, wrote during World War II: "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side. ... Rather I...
  • Chris Matthews Compares Obama Speech to Troops in Afghanistan to Henry V

    05/02/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother. I have to wonder how the St. Crispin's Day speech by Henry V as written by William Shakespeare would sound if read from a teleprompter. The reason for this strange speculation is that Chris Matthews yesterday on Hardball compared President Obama's speech to the troops in Afghanistan to Henry V as you can see on this video and below the fold.
  • Chris Matthews Calls Republican Party "The Grand Wizard Crowd" (video)

    04/23/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 32 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    After arguing with MSNBC contributor and former chairman of the RNC Michael Steele over Mitt Romney being a "flat-earther," Chris Matthews called the Republican party the "Grand Wizard crowd." Michael Steele called out Matthews, who eventually doubled-down on his remark. "I resent that. What is this 'grand wizard' nonsense?" Steele asked. "I should say the far-right party," Matthews retorted.
  • Matthews: Will Voters Be Reluctant To Dump The First Black President? (video)

    04/19/2012 2:52:32 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 72 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    On Thursday's broadcast of "Hardball," host Chris Matthews discussed a path to victory for a second Obama term: being afraid to kick out the black guy. Matthews wondered if there would be "a reluctance on the part of the voters and the political community" about "dumping the first African-American president." Chris Matthews: "Let me ask you about something which is not in the polling, but I want you as experts -- Barack Obama is the first African-American president, okay. Is there going to be a reluctance on the part of the voters and the political community that talks politics as...
  • Chris Matthews: I’m pretty surprised to learn that the mandate might be unconstitutional

    03/30/2012 6:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Newsbusters and Ace, who points to Karl’s piece in the Greenroom as a reminder that our very open-minded friends on the left have a little echo-chamber problem of their own. Says Jay Cost: The problem for the left is that they do not have a lot of interaction with conservatives, whose intellects are often disparaged, ideas are openly mocked, and intentions regularly questioned. Conservative ideas rarely make it onto the pages of most middle- and high-brow publications of news and opinion the left frequents. So, liberals regularly find themselves surprised when their ideas face pushback.I think that is exactly...
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS; I’m pretty surprised to learn that the mandate might be unconstitutional

    03/29/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 29, 2012 | Allahpundit
    ...The problem for the left is that they do not have a lot of interaction with conservatives, whose intellects are often disparaged, ideas are openly mocked, and intentions regularly questioned. Conservative ideas rarely make it onto the pages of most middle- and high-brow publications of news and opinion the left frequents. So, liberals regularly find themselves surprised when their ideas face pushback.
  • Chris Matthews: GOP Willing To "Outsource" Election To A Mormon

    03/14/2012 4:35:29 PM PDT · by italyconservative · 33 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-13-2012 | Real Clear Politics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews says Republicans are willing to outsource the election to a Mormon in order to win the presidency. Matthews also likened the process to calling India or another third-world country to get your computer fixed. On top of that, Matthews called Romney a cultist as well as his two opponents who are Catholics.
  • Santorum’s views on the Earth is questionable (as is Chris Matthews' grammar)

    02/24/2012 4:28:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Thu Feb 23, 2012 | Chris Matthews
    The other day Rick Santorum attacked President Obama for having a "phony theology," an apparent reference to the President's belief that man should do what he can, whatever he can, to protect this earth on which we all live, the earth that is, not counting the Newt Gingrich plan for lunar colonization, the only place we, our children, their children and forever into the future have to live. Santorum called this concern for a healthy planet as being a religion that puts the earth "above man." I suppose he's talking about the concern scientists and most thinking people have with...
  • Chris Matthews Calls For Media To Blacklist Franklin Graham

    02/22/2012 1:37:38 AM PST · by italyconservative · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 21, 2012
    On the heels of MSNBC dismissing conservative commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan, Chris Matthews, the network's staunchest Obama supporter, called for news programs to stop inviting Rev. Franklin Graham on television to talk politics. "I think we should stop inviting this guy to talk about politics. He should stay out of the -- I mean, I love the bookings on "Morning Joe." I love the guests. In this case, I think this guy should not be in the public square talking politics," Matthews said on his "Hardball" program. "He's got his own little thing and he ain't his father's...
  • Chris Matthews: Catholic Church a haven for conservative bigots, or something (Watch video)

    02/21/2012 9:38:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, did Chris Matthews make this complaint when Barack Obama won the Catholic vote in 2008 by a 54/45 margin? Naaaah:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO SCOTT WHITLOCK: Hi, Mr. Matthews, my name is Scott Whitlock. I’m with the Media Research Center and-CHRIS MATTHEWS: What’s the Media Research Center? WHITLOCK: Uh, we write about liberal media bias. [Matthews visibly sighs and looks irritated. Audience laughs.]MATTHEWS: Earlier tonight, you were talking about Nixon and the Southern Strategy and bigotry and things like that you and you said, quote, “If you’re really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now.” [Audience laughs.] I was...
  • Matthews to sexually-assaulted JFK intern: Shut up

    02/21/2012 7:00:07 AM PST · by newheart · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.21.12 | Michelle Fields
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews told The Daily Caller that he would still consider John F. Kennedy a hero and still would have written his new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” if his daughter had been one-time White House intern Mimi Alford. Alford recently wrote “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath” about an affair she says started when she was 19 years old. In the book she claims Kennedy took her virginity and then asked her to perform oral sex on his aides. TheDC caught up with Matthews on Monday at Ford’s Theatre...
  • Chris Matthews: 'This May Come To Civil Disobedience'

    02/10/2012 5:39:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If President Obama didn't already see a sea of red flags, a thunderbolt by Chris Matthews this morning should surely inform him that he has badly misstepped with his decision to force Catholic institutions to provide services that violate their religious principles. Appearing on Morning Joe, Matthews said that "even liberal Catholics are going to be proud" of Catholic leaders who stand up to Obama, and indeed that the Catholic response "may come to civil disobedience." View the video here.
  • Matthews: People Who Believe God As The Creator Are "Troglodytes" (video)

    01/26/2012 2:44:35 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 26, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Chris Matthews: In other words, there is no manmade influence on climate change? Is that your belief, Ron Christie? I didn't know that. Are you out there with the full-mooners on this one? Ron Christie, Republican strategist: Let me enlighten you on this one, Chris. I think global climate change is the biggest fraud that's been perpetrated in this country. The scientific evidence isn't there. This is something that Al Gore and his cronies have made millions of dollars of perpetuating a myth. That's what I think. Matthews: How are you standing on evolution these days? Christie: I'm feeling pretty...
  • Who Are the Real Racists, Newt and Rick, or Juan and Chris?

    01/22/2012 5:50:19 PM PST · by stolinsky · 11 replies · 2+ views ^ | 01-23-12 | stolinsky
      Who Are the Real Racists, Newt and Rick, or Juan and Chris? David C. Stolinsky Jan. 23, 2012 I used to work at a major university medical center. One of my most respected colleagues was a pediatric hematologist. She was an expert on sickle-cell disease, which afflicts mainly blacks. It causes repeated painful episodes, chronic anemia, and premature death. She established a clinic for these patients. One day a liberal activist wandered in, looking for trouble. That’s what activists do. The activist noted that almost all the patients in the clinic were black children, teenagers, and young adults....
  • Chris Matthews Accuses Newt Gingrich Of Racially Charged Use Of The Name ‘Juan’ (Watch Video)

    01/18/2012 6:59:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 01/18/2012 | Jon Berhshad
    A big moment of last night’s debate came when moderator Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich argued over Gingrich’s comments that many have seen as condescending towards blacks. However, Williams really should have been offended due to Gingrich’s incredibly insensitive pronunciation of the word “Juan.” At least, that’s the opinion of Chris Matthews who accused Gingrich of a racial motive in the way he used Williams’ name.RELATED: Newt Gingrich And Juan Williams Rumble Over Proposed ‘Child Janitors’ ClaimMatthews’ comments came during an appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports in which he and Mitchell discussed the tone in yesterday’s all white audience. Matthews...
  • Romney surrogate ...: This is not about picking someone who shares your beliefs and principles

    01/06/2012 10:22:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:52 pm on January 6, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Well, there you go. Never will you hear the core principle of the Romney campaign stated so succinctly. Just one question: If he’s right that electability matters to the exclusion of all else, shouldn’t he be backing Huntsman? I’m giving you two clips to whet your appetite for tomorrow night’s feast of acrimony, one of this guy Lambert uttering his shut-up-and-fall-in-line pitch for Romney and the other of Gingrich’s latest media therapy session to work out his rage over Mitt’s Super PAC attack ads. I know you’re bored with him complaining, but trust me and watch. It’s his most entertaining...
  • Surreal: Gingrich Hater Chris Matthews Goes To Iowa To Confront Him (video)

    01/02/2012 2:53:35 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 32 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    In what seems to becoming a trend, MSNBC's partisan hosts are going on the trail in Iowa not to observe the Republican presidential candidates, but to question them as if they were a campaign embed or a reporter without bias. Consider the following. Last week MSNBC's liberal stalwart Ed Schultz followed rising candidate Rick Santorum, a strong social conservative, in Iowa for a few days. Chris Matthews, an admitted Obama supporter and Newt Gingrich hater, caught the candidate off guard in Iowa yesterday to ask him about PAC money among other topics. If you recall, last year Matthews said Gingrich...
  • Chris Matthews Goes Al Campanis: Perry Doesn't Have 'Necessaries' To Be President

    12/30/2011 3:31:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Twenty-four years ago, Los Angeles Dodgers VP Al Campanis was forced to resign his position for saying on national TV that blacks lack "the necessities" to be baseball managers and executives. On today's Hardball, Chris Matthews was so enjoying himself mocking Rick Perry's intelligence, that he decided to use a slightly mangled version of the same line on the Texas governor. View the video here.
  • Fox News commentator calls Obama a 'skinny, ghetto crackhead' on air

    12/24/2011 6:32:43 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec.23, 2011 | Meghan Keneally
    Mr Bozell took issue with the fact Mr Matthews said that Mr Gingrich 'looked like a car-bomber' in a video clip this past March. Mr Matthews repeated the comparison several times, adding that he thought Mr Gingrich has 'got that crazy Mephistophelian grin of his. He looks like he likes torturing.' Feud: Mr Bozell brought up his remarks when he was talking about an insult Chris Matthews (pictured) made in March Feud: Mr Bozell brought up his remarks when he was talking about an insult Chris Matthews (pictured) made in March Mr Bozell then argued that similar comments would not...
  • Brent Bozell: Obama 'might' look like a 'skinny ghetto crackhead'(Video)

    12/22/2011 8:31:38 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Back in March, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might have a tough go at being elected president because he looked like “a car bomber.” At the time, that was thought to be over the top, even for Matthews, and it landed him a spot on the Media Research Center’s “The Best of Notable Quotables” list for 2011. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel with guest host Mark Steyn to talk about the list. He posed a question: What if someone made similar disparaging remarks...
  • Radio Host Nails Chris Matthews: 'You're Clearly Working for the Re-Election of Barack Obama'

    12/15/2011 4:06:47 PM PST · by · 15 replies
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews ran into trouble on Thursday when an Iowa radio host mocked the TV personality: "I just want to make sure we're starting with some honesty. You're clearly working for the re-election of Barack Obama." WHO-AM's Simon Conway appeared on the December 15 Hardball and promptly started sparring with the liberal anchor. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] After Matthews' bland introduction, Conway struck: "Well, first of all, it's always a pleasure to welcome a Democrat to the Simon Conway Show, Chris." (The interview was simulcast on Conway's program.) A rattled Matthews responded, "This isn't going to go...
  • Chris Matthews Attacks Newt Gingrich: 'Don't Give WMD' to a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

    12/15/2011 3:51:30 PM PST · by radioone · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 14, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    If you had any question who the folks at MSNBC would prefer President Obama run against next November, what happened on Wednesday's Hardball should make it crystal clear. About thirty minutes after host Chris Matthews apologized for his network's pathetic Ku Klux Klan smear of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he disgustingly attacked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich saying, "You don't give WMD to someone known even by his old former allies to be in a crunch, or even whenever things get edgy, to be himself a weapon of mass destruction" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Matthews Apologizes for MSNBC's KKK Smear of Romney: 'Appalling Lack of Judgment'

    12/14/2011 3:36:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 12/14/11 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday apologized for his network's "appalling lack of judgment" in comparing a Mitt Romney campaign slogan to the Ku Klux Klan. The Hardball host conceded, "It was irresponsible and incendiary of us to do this, and it showed an appalling lack of judgment. We apologize. We really do, to the Romney campaign." [See video below. MP3 au
  • MSNBC ads on USA pushing a tax increase

    12/14/2011 10:43:07 AM PST · by Military family member · 7 replies
    12/14/2011 | Military Family Member
    I've been seeing a series of ads on USA network today, including one with Chris Matthews, talking about "unfair" the current tax situation is. Does anyone know anything about this?
  • Matthews: Newt a 'devil' sent to 'kill' Obama

    12/13/2011 5:12:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 13, 2011 | Joel Gehrke
    Remember when liberals blamed Sarah Palin's rhetoric for the shooting Rep. Gabbie Giffords, D-Ariz.? Hold that thought, and consider that MSNBC's Chris Matthews developed a sustained allusion to Goethe's Faust in order to call Newt Gingrich a "false god of hatred" and a "devil" sent by the Republican primary voters to "kill" President Obama. "Why are [Republicans] on the verge of enlisting in the Army of Newt?" Matthews asked rhetorically last night. "Because he voices in cold, nasty, deadly tones the words of their contempt. Because he an opportunist ready to seek any route to his opponent's heart and thereby...
  • Unhinged Chris Matthews Shrieks:'Deadly,' Satanic Newt GingrichIs a 'Political Killer'

    12/12/2011 6:09:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/12/11 | Scott Whitlock
    Hardball's Chris Matthews on Monday spewed hatred for Newt Gingrich, excoriating him as voicing "deadly" contempt for Barack Obama. Matthews trashed, "He's a political killer, a gun for hire." The unhinged Matthews compared Republicans who support the former Speaker to those who would make a deal with the devil. Using violent rhetoric, the MSNBC anchor constructed reasons why conservatives embrace Gingrich:
  • Chris Matthews' Republican Baby Bro Faces Perjury Charges

    12/07/2011 12:13:05 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 4 replies
    The not-really-conservative Republican brother of Obama-zombie MSNBC commentator Chris "Tingles" Matthews has been arrested and charged with perjury. James R. Matthews, 62, the lame-duck chairman of the Montgomery County (Pa.) board of commissioners, allegedly lied to a county grand jury investigating corruption in the county when he denied that Keenan Mortgage Co., which he owns, had not done business since 1995 with Certified Abstract Co., which was awarded a contract in 2010 to provide title insurance services with the county. It was learned that Keegan Mortgage had done business exclusively with Certified since early 2010, said the grand jury.
  • Brother of MSNBC host Chris Matthews arrested on perjury charges

    12/06/2011 12:21:20 PM PST · by Neverforget01 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Montgomery County Commissioners chairman James R. Matthews, was arrested for perjury charges. Matthews, the brother of MSNBC talking-head Chris Matthews, is accused of misleading a grand jury about his campaign contributions and county contracts.
  • Chris Matthews Gushes Over Obama‘s ’Smile‘ While Blasting GOP’s ‘Reign of Terror’

    12/06/2011 8:30:30 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 19 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11052011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    But alas, the man who once said Obama sent a “thrill up his leg” (a statement he will surely never live down), wore his heart on his sleeve yet again, stating that Obama’s “smile’s worth a million bucks.”
  • The Thrill Is Back: Matthews Says Obama's 'Smile's Worth a Million Bucks'

    12/06/2011 6:57:22 AM PST · by · 34 replies · 1+ views
    After MSNBC's Chris Matthews bashed Barack Obama a few weeks ago for having "the worst kind of a notion of the presidency," people were wondering if the Hardball host no longer got a thrill up his leg for the Commander-in-Chief. Let not your heart be troubled for on Monday the man many in the blogosphere refer to as "Tingles" said the current White House resident's "smile's worth a million bucks" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Chris Matthews: Tea Party "Un-American" For Not Compromising

    12/01/2011 11:38:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 30, 2011 | NA
    In an appearance Tuesday at Washington, D.C.'s Politics & Prose bookstore, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews told a standing room-only audience that his new book "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" was important because it taught "leadership," and that's something many people today don't know about - especially under President Barack Obama, Jeff Poor at The Daily Caller reported.Chris Matthews on the Tea Party: "This crowd doesn't want to deal because they believe the word 'deal' is bad," Matthews said...
  • Even Obama's Cheerleaders Are Falling Away

    11/22/2011 5:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's cheerleaders are starting to peel away along with his approval ratings, and it's a fascinating sight to behold. They offer different reasons, but they all boil down to one obvious thing -- Obama is first and foremost about Obama -- and one less obvious: He has been a failed president. Democratic pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, admittedly more centrist than most of their Democratic counterparts, penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal urging Obama "to abandon his candidacy for re-election." The authors conclude that the only way Obama could possibly win in 2012 would be "to...
  • Thrill Is Gone ? Matthews Turns On Obama; ‘I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe’

    11/20/2011 1:30:00 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 169 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2011 |
    In an explosive interview on MSNBC, Chris Matthews has harsh criticism for President Obama and his team of advisers.
  • A Little Hardball With Chris Matthews About John Kennedy

    11/17/2011 5:43:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 17, 2011 | Larry Elder
    I just interviewed MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews about his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." You know things didn't go well when, a few minutes after the interview concludes, Matthews' booker emails my producer: "I wish you would've let me know that Larry was planning on attacking Chris. Chris is always up for a good, healthy debate, but that was really not professional or cool." To which my talented, hardworking producer, Jason Rose, responded: "Larry addressed historical accounts directly related to the subject matter of Mr. Matthews' book. Larry doesn't agree with the one-sidedness of the book's portrayal of...
  • Former Wash. Post editor discusses Cain sexual harassment story while pawing D C reporter

    11/04/2011 7:04:16 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Daily Caller Productions
    On Wednesday evening The Daily Caller spoke to Washington Post Executive Editor Bob Woodward, and Washington Post vice president and former executive editor Ben Bradlee, about Chris Matthews’ new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” — and about the sexual harassment allegations facing GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Video at link
  • Chris Matthews: Herman Cain Isn’t A Serious Candidate, Nor A Newspaper Reader

    11/02/2011 11:20:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | November 2, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    This afternoon, Martin Bashir invited MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews onto is program to discuss both the personal and policy-related issues surrounding GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain‘s campaign. Where policy is concerned, asked Bashir, “is Herman Cain a serious candidate for president?” Matthews’ response was simple, and blunt: No. And the reason he’s not is he is not prepared even to the point of being a newspaper reader. I can tell — we all can — when someone is unfamiliar with a term like “neoconservative,” which has been at the heart of the whole debate over the war with Iraq, with...
  • Chris Matthews Angrily Denies Having Ghostwriter's Help with New JFK Book

    11/02/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ken Shepherd
    "F*** you!" is how MSNBC's Chris Matthews reportedly objected to the notion that he used the services of a ghostwriter for his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." In a November 2 blog post,'s Jeff Bercovici detailed the Hardball host's testy reaction to the suggestion that just as Matthews's boyhood hero heavily relied on Ted Sorensen, Matthews had a professional scribe assist him on his latest project (emphasis mine): Matthews’ genial, boyish face darkens. “Forget you,” he says. (Only he doesn’t say “forget you.” Both Matthews and my editor asked me not to print what he actually said, so...