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  • The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)

    04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 62 replies · 2,959+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | Karl Rove
    "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign. Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis,...
  • Palin, Steele and Other Conservative Christians Not ‘Normal’? More Hypocrisy from ‘Hardball’

    03/27/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    Fox Forum ^ | 3-27-09 | S. E. Cupp
    Chris Matthews, along with Lois Romano of the Washington Post and David Corn of Mother Jones, devoted 10 minutes of last night’s “Hardball” to lamenting the religiosity of Republicans. “Why does everything sound like the 700 Club?” Matthews flippantly probed his like-minded panelists. The criticism came in response to recent sound bites from Sarah Palin and Michael Steele — two very popular go-to targets of the left. [snip] “Suspicious” is a good characterization of the liberal attitude toward Christianity. The media was “suspicious” of Palin throughout the campaign, accusing her of speaking in tongues, and admonishing her for her pro-life...
  • Matthews: Obama v. Limbaugh Like 'Walrus Wrestle,' 'Peeing' with 'Skunk,' 'Snoopy' & 'Red Baron'

    03/05/2009 5:23:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 2,076+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 5, 2009 | Goeffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews used several different animal references to depict the battle between Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh as he likened the fight to wrestling with "a walrus," and getting into "a peeing match with a skunk," and claimed Limbaugh thinks he is Charlie Brown's dog: "He's Snoopy! He thinks he's taking on the Red Baron." Matthews devoted several segments to the Democratic strategy of attacking Limbaugh and opened the show with the following monologue/diatribe: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Leading off tonight. Pomposity on parade! Not since Snoopy challenged the Red Baron in the Peanuts cartoon have we...
  • Does Chris Matthews fantasize Obama is Captain Kirk (and he’s a sexy green alien girl)?

    02/26/2009 12:17:23 PM PST · by slomark · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    [video of Chris Matthews dancing for Obama] Chris Matthews revealed a little too much about himself on Wednesday night’s Hardball. “The Conservative Political Action Conference begins its three day meeting tomorrow in Washington,” Matthews stammered, “and take a look at some of the panels being offered. ‘Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals Are Destroying the American Election System. ‘Will Congress Take Your Guns?’ ‘The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria.’ If you like Star Trek conventions, you’ll love this baby.” Sounds to us like Chris may have attended a Star Trek convention or two in his time. Probably in costume....
  • Throw the Hardball Out...

    02/25/2009 10:29:31 PM PST · by sldghmr300 · 20 replies · 1,498+ views
    2/26/09 | sldghmr300
    Chris Matthews MUST GO!!! Bigotry has no place on MSNBC.
  • Shocker: Hardball Panel Critical of Obama on Stimulus, Leadership, Tim Geithner - Video 2/23/09

    02/23/2009 5:06:03 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 673+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Is the bloom on the rose starting to fade? Here is video of a Hardball Panel led by none other than Chris Matthews himself actually being critical of the leadership of Barack Obama thus far on the economy! They have typically been as partisan for Obama as possible, but Matthews, along with Howard Fineman and Euguene Robinson, are more than a little critical of the Stimulus Plan and Obama's ability thus far to really convince the nation that he knows what he is doing. NOTE: Matthews calls Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner "Barney Fife" during the discussion, and Eugene Robinson calls...
  • Hardball moderator recalls life in Scouts

    02/23/2009 4:47:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies · 872+ views
    The Daily American ^ | February 20, 2009 | DAN DiPAOLO
    JOHNSTOWN - Television news anchor Chris Matthews is a Boy Scout for life, or rather a Life Boy Scout, and he can prove it. “I was Life, I'll be glad to show you my documentation,” he said, holding up a number of merit badges during the press conference for the 39th Annual Greater Johnstown Partners for Scouting Harry E. Mangle Memorial Dinner. Matthews, widely known as the host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC, was in Johnstown Thursday as the dinner's keynote speaker. The fundraising event also honored Concurrent Technologies Corp. President and CEO Edward Sheehan Jr. as the...
  • Rush Limbaugh gave Chris Matthews incurable hydrophobia

    02/19/2009 4:31:21 PM PST · by slomark · 22 replies · 994+ views
    Chris Matthews is foaming at the mouth again, driven to a wild-eyed frenzy by Rush Limbaugh. Matthews barraged a recent Republican Hardball guest with these questions about the conservative talk titan: “Would you live in a country where he wrote the Constitution?” “Would you live in a country where he wrote our rights? Listed our rights? Where he listed our rights. Would you live, would you live in that country?” “Is he a sacred cow?” “Say something, say something wrong, say something nasty about Rush Limbaugh!” The Center for Disease Control is expected to issue the following statement: Future Hardball...
  • WHAT IS MICHAEL STEELE GOING TO DO ABOUT SNOWE, COLLINS AND SPECTRE? (vanity)

    02/09/2009 3:43:12 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 52 replies · 842+ views
    vanity | 2/09/09 | Mamzelle
    I know he probably can't stop the two hens and the old coot from giving cover to the Porkulus.
  • Chris Matthews hates witches. And the Constitution

    01/26/2009 4:51:41 PM PST · by slomark · 20 replies · 974+ views
    (see source article for video of Matthews saying we should do a "witch hunt" against Bush for war crimes) You could fill one of those big, heavy 3-ring binders with a list of nutty comments made by Chris Matthews, host of CNBC’s “Hardball.” But his latest comment may just earn him a ticket straight to the Wacko Wing in the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Matthews was discussing a call by Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) for a war crimes trial for Bush administration officials and terrorist detainee interrogators. “Why,” Matthews asked, “would a show trial or witch hunt be bad?” To...
  • Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams 'So Lame,' Sarah Palin

    01/08/2009 5:47:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-09 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews played several clips from documentarian John Zeigler's interview with Sarah Palin, in which the former GOP VP candidate criticized Katie Couric and the press as a whole for bias against her but his guest, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, dismissed Palin's charges as "So lame," and called her "a Nixonian Nanook of the North." The following exchanges were aired on the January 8, edition of "Hardball": First up, after Matthews aired a clip of Palin criticizing the McCain campaign for forcing her to conduct continuing interviews with Couric, Alter called the Alaskan governor: "So lame."...
  • Specter shows questionable taste (ethinic jokes)

    12/13/2008 12:44:25 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 62 replies · 2,430+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 13, 2008 | Salena Zito
    While most people will agree that being “politically correct” has gone too far -- Sen. Arlen Specter R-PA reminds us why political correction began in the first place: tasteless ethnic jokes. At the swanky once-a-year Pennsylvania Society (where all politico’s large & small from the Keystone State trek up to NYC to converge on Park Avenue for luxurious power- broking) Specter thought it appropriate to tell “Polish Jokes”. One insider said before Specter gave his speech at the Commonwealth Club he asked the audience if anyone there was Polish. Since only ten or so out of a few hundred raised...
  • Shame on Chris Matthews

    12/11/2008 1:14:17 PM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 11 | Ron Radosh
    Last night Bill Ayers appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews. One can hardly wait for Matthews to leave MSNBC and run for the Senate. Or, he should at least change the name of his program to “Softball with Chris Matthews.” Because, as the video of his program shows, Matthews allowed Ayers to get away with everything, and to use Ayers’ 10 minutes of air time to repeat his standard litany of lies over and over. Matthews obviously has not done his homework...
  • Matthews Worries About Obama Cabinet: 'Why No Lefties?'

    12/08/2008 6:30:34 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 37 replies · 1,525+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 8, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Looks like Chris Matthews is actually disappointed in Barack Obama, but only in the sense that he's worried Obama isn't moving to the left fast enough. Throughout Monday night's "Hardball," after reciting recent appointments like Robert Gates, Jim Jones and yes even Hillary Clinton, Matthews repeatedly asked his guests questions like: "What happened to the victory of change, and I hate to use the phrase, the Left? Who won this election?" and "Why do we have no lefties in this cabinet?" Matthews even invited on two "lefties," Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America and David Corn of The Nation,...
  • Western PA Dem leader confirms Matthews inquisitive

    12/03/2008 11:21:53 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 8 replies · 576+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 3, 2008 | Salena Zito
    The chair of the Allegheny County Dems, Jim Burn, has confirmed that “Hardballer” Chris Matthews has kept in touch with him about where things stand in "the west” since the weeks leading up to the Pennsylvania primary. “Chris was very inquisitive about the dynamic here in the west,” said Burn, “but equally as coy regarding whether or not he would actually run for the U.S. Senate.” Burn said before this year's primary that he and Matthews mostly discussed the presidential race between Senators Clinton and Obama. “In fact,
  • 'Final Daze': New Hardball Feature Taunts W

    11/24/2008 4:29:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President and Mrs. Bush couldn't be handling the transition more graciously. But rather than celebrating the peaceful transfer of power that is the hallmark of our democracy, Hardball has announced a new feature, "Final Daze," intended to mock W as we count down his last weeks in office. Mike Barnicle, sitting in for Chris Matthews, announced the new segment on this evening's show. MIKE BARNICLE: And that brings us to a new, regular item we're starting tonight called "Final Daze." President Bush has 57 days left in office, and many are asking "where's Dubya?" With the economy tanking and the...
  • Hillary plays hardball

    11/23/2008 5:25:08 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 10 replies · 1,668+ views
    Agonist.org ^ | 11/23/08 | Leonard Doyle
    Hillary plays hardball The first sign of friction in the Obama camp as Mrs Clinton demands - and gets - a purge of her critics before accepting Secretary of State role By Leonard Doyle in Washington Sunday, 23 November 2008 Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama's top foreign policy team has begun. The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady's foreign policy credentials on the campaign trail are being brutally shunted aside, as the price of her accepting the job of being the public face of America...
  • MSNBC Hardball Video: Will the GOP Back Palin? (RGA Conference)[Discussion gets heated]

    11/14/2008 11:56:03 PM PST · by flattorney · 68 replies · 3,196+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 13, 2008 | Chris Matthews/Transcript Staff
    11.13.08 MSNBC Hardball Video - Will the GOP Back Palin? (11:33 minutes) - - Is Palin the future of the Republican Party, or does the somewhat chilly reception she's received from her fellow governors at the Republican Governors Association Conference in Miami suggest tougher times ahead for her? Discussion by moderator Chris Matthews, Pat Buchanan, and Republican strategist Mike Paul. They also discuss what GOP changes are necessary. The conversation becomes heated between Buchanan and Paul. Watch how RGA Chairman Gov. Rick Perry of Texas jumps in and rudely cutoffs off press questions to Gov. Palin. Transcript
  • MSNBC Hardball: Ex-RNC Chairman Gov. Haley Barbour RGA Conference Interview (5 Stars)

    11/13/2008 11:09:54 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,836+ views
    MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews ^ | November 12, 2008 | Staff – Transcript Service
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: We begin with the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami today. And with us now, a guest we like to have on the show, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. Governor Barbour, let me ask you about the South and the Republican Party. You helped build the South as a bastion of Republican strength all these years, but if you look at the map that was put out by "The New York Times" - and I think it's an accurate map - it shows that the only places in the country, the only counties where the Republicans picked up strength...
  • Matthews: Palin 'Talking About God,' is 'Troubling'

    11/11/2008 4:43:54 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 161 replies · 1,130+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    After airing an interview clip of Sarah Palin telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that she was looking for guidance from God about running for national office again, an appalled Chris Matthews called it "troubling," when he let loose this rant on Tuesday's "Hardball": Is, is this commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval? We've been through that with President Bush who said he, "didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father." And we've been through this sort of Joan of Arc period. Are we gonna get another piece of this where God's leading...
  • Tom DeLay hammers Pelosi-Democrats, “Will run circles around Obama” (More)

    11/06/2008 5:47:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 4,996+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 4, 2008 | Chris Matthews TV Interview
    In this election night interview with Chris Matthews, Tom speaks about Pete Olson beating Nick “SorosBoy” Lampson in his old House district (Texas CD-22). He also states that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will further destroy the economy with their increased seats and power in the U.S. House of Representatives. - FlA VIDEO - - 11.04.08-SFG: Will Pelosi "run circles" around Obama? - So says one expert on congressional power, former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, a.k.a. "The Hammer." DeLay told MSNBC tonight that, with Democrats expected double-digit gains in the House, “Pelosi will be the most...
  • Chris Matthews, William Ayers Favorite Journalist (must see video)

    11/03/2008 1:05:45 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 14 replies · 1,083+ views
    youtube/MSNBC ^ | Oct 17,2008 | MSNBC/ Chris Matthews
    Buchanan : "Suppose we had a clan bomber who had bombed black churches in the 1960s and was unrepentant and said I wish I has done more” ….. “ and if I had started one of my campaigns in his home Chris, it would be an issue" . Matthews: "Because one guy was anti-war and the other was anti-black, it's a difference in values there", Buchanan : " You would not let me get away with that without ramming it home saying what are you doing hanging around with trash like that."
  • Matthews Mocks Palin For Saying God Blessed America With Natural Resources

    10/29/2008 4:00:05 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 31 replies · 981+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 29, 2008 | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Chris Matthews heard America the Beautiful lately? What could be a more broadly acceptable sentiment than to suggest that God has blessed America with many riches? But when Sarah Palin expressed that thought in a speech today, Chris Matthews mocked her. With Michelle Bernard and Joan Walsh in as guests, Matthews played a clip of Palin giving a speech on energy today in Ohio in which, discussing oil independence, Palin said: "God has so richly blessed our land with the supplies that we need." That set Matthews off. CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well there you have the evangelical and the energy...
  • Politicians Play 'Patriot Games( help Bachmann, freep polls)

    10/22/2008 6:26:20 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 26 replies · 757+ views
    aol ^ | Oct 22, 2008 | aol
    Oct. 22) - A Minnesota congressional race has drawn national attention since incumbent Michele Bachmann called Barack Obama's patriotism into question on MSNBC's 'Hardball.' "I am very concerned that he might have anti-American views," Bachmann said, although she later expressed regret for the remark after initially denying making the comments. Her original comment galvanized Democrats who flooded her opponent with campaign donations. Accusations, denials and regrets have consumed the airwaves as Republicans question their rivals' patriotism in the waning days of the presidential campaign. On Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said of Barack Obama, "I am very concerned that he...
  • NRCC Pulls Funding for Bachmann- Chris Matthews Wins

    10/22/2008 2:40:49 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 131 replies · 3,842+ views
    additional info ^ | 10/22/2008
    NRCC pulls their funding of Bachmann. This hands Matthews a huge win. I just called NRCC to confirm they were glib and nonplussed about the move. Tom Cole runs NRCC-- clearly they aren't interested in the preservation of Conservative seats. NRCC Main Number - (202) 479-7000 News Media Inquiries - (202) 479-7070 Information on Contributing - (202) 479-7000
  • Michelle Bachmann goes toe to toe with Chris Mathews

    10/18/2008 12:10:05 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 24 replies · 1,942+ views
    Youtube ^ | Oct. 18, 2008
    This change between Chris "He gives me a chill up my leg" Mathews and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. She didn't give an inch and she wasn't at all rattled by Mathews.
  • Lib Tanks Have Been Deployed to Attack Michele Bachmann (She needs our support!!)

    10/18/2008 11:20:48 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 42 replies · 2,127+ views
    From what I'm hearing, lib rats have raised close to $200K since the airing of yesterday's show with Chris RATthews. There's also a site to censure her. What is this post about? Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (Minn.) accused Barack Obama Friday of holding “anti-American” sentiments. “I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views,” Bachmann said on MSNBC’s Hardball. “That’s what the American people are concerned about. “In his book, Barack Obama had pointed to Jeremiah Wright as one of his mentors and also Father Pfleger as one of his mentors. Two of the three mentors are Father Pfleger and...
  • Chris Matthews must go, women's (sp) group says

    08/14/2008 4:22:21 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 40 replies · 568+ views
    A new women’s organization is setting out to get Chris Matthews fired from his job at MSNBC, calling his treatment of women on his show sexist. The nonpartisan group, called The New Agenda, held its first meeting this week in New York and established as one of its goals the sacking of the host of "Hardball with Chris Matthews."..........snip.......... The 30-some women who attended New Agenda's inaugural meeting included representatives of other women’s (sp) groups from around the country, along with supporters of Hillary Clinton’s defunct presidential campaign, according to one of the founders........snip..........“The goal of the group is when...
  • Unanimous: Hardball Panel Agrees Obama Playing Race Card

    07/31/2008 4:26:24 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 116+ views
    NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    You might say nothing could be more unsurprising than a panel of political pundits admitting the obvious: that Barack Obama is playing the race card when he accuses John McCain of saying Obama "doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency." But what makes the punditry panel's unanimity notable is that no one would accuse them of being McCain backers, and what's more, that they turned up on Hardball. Surely Chris Matthews, were he not on vacation, would have found one diehard to deny reality. But with Mike Barnicle guest-hosting, a consensus of truth-telling broke out. View video here.
  • Wilson Waxes Wexler/Matthews Double-Team [Must See Video]

    07/25/2008 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Tom_Busch · 30 replies · 115+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2008 | Mark Finkelstein
    The screencap captures it nicely: Heather Wilson, smiling. Robert Wexler, mouth agape. On this afternoon's Hardball, the feisty, brilliant [bio: high honors Air Force Academy grad, Rhodes Scholar] GOP representative from New Mexico took on the duo of the combative congressman from Florida and host Chris Matthews, and walked away a winner. The subject was Obama's Berlin speech, and by extension his presidential qualifications. You'll find excerpts below, but they don't do begin to do justice to Wilson's brio and the coolness under verbal fire she displayed. That's why I'd strongly encourage readers to view the video. Wilson kicked off...
  • ANN COULTER: BUT WILL THEY RESPECT HIM IN THE MORNING? ("hot lap dances")

    07/23/2008 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Syncro · 82 replies · 478+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 23, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    BUT WILL THEY RESPECT HIM IN THE MORNING?July 23, 2008 Back before the Republican Party was saddled with John McCain as its nominee, The New York Times called him "the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe." The paper praised him for "working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation" and predicted that he would appeal to "a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field." At the same time, the Times denounced "the real" Rudy Giuliani as "a narrow, obsessively secretive,...
  • Bernard: So What if Michelle Obama Were a Black Panther?

    07/14/2008 7:08:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 112+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not that she is, but if Michelle Obama were in fact a Black Panther, what's the big deal? So seems to think Michelle Bernard. Anyone who thinks that Bernard adds conservative balance to the MSNBC panels on which she regularly appears should think again. Yes, Bernard is head of the Independent Women's Forum, an organization with strong conservative roots. And true, Bernard served on the 2000 Bush-Cheney Presidential Inaugural Committee. But as the Daily Howler has documented [see about 1/3 down page], her pronouncements on Hardball have been very supportive of Barack Obama. More evidence of that was on display...
  • TV Host Takes Strong Stand Against 'Whitey' Story [Chris Matthews]

    06/08/2008 2:23:29 PM PDT · by freespirited · 38 replies · 135+ views
    Chris Matthews may be an appeaser when it comes to confronting radical Islam; but he is tough as nails, apparently, when it comes to standing up to his own American TV news network. New York media industry insiders say the liberal MSNBC anchor and talk show host of Hardball and the Sunday morning program named for him has threatened to resign if the network is the first to air a rumored video recording of Michelle Obama ranting about "Whitey." In fact, the sources add, Matthews, who clearly supports Barack Obama, has threatened to resign if the network aggressively pursues the...
  • Seeing Evil: The Arms of John McCain

    05/27/2008 5:03:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies · 368+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 27 may 08 | Jeffrey Lord
    What did Chamberlain do? What is appeasement? And what happened to John McCain's arms? One of the little election year mini-dramas making the Internet rounds is of MSNBC's Chris Matthews' insistent questioning of talk show host Kevin James over the issue of appeasement. "What did Chamberlain do?" Matthews asks his Hardball guest repeatedly. Mr. James was unable to answer with historical specifics. As it happens, I've met Mr. Matthews, spending an afternoon with him several years ago at his MSNBC office in the company of a friend who was interviewing him for a profile in the Financial Times. The article...
  • DFU SONG: Peaceful Easy Feeling (Chris Matthews gets a thrill up his leg over Obama)

    04/17/2008 8:37:25 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 81+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 4-17-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    WATCH CHRISSY MATTHEWS PROFESS HIS LOVE (OR LUST) FOR OBAMA "It's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." MIDI - PEACEFUL EASY FEELING (No. 140)
  • Todd Bursts Matthews' Balloon on Casey's 'Spiritual' Endorsement of Obama

    03/28/2008 7:13:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1,469+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    He calls it Hardball but Chris Matthews showed again tonight he's a softy when it comes to Barack Obama. Poor Chris was palpably crestfallen when NBC News political director Chuck Todd laid out the case, chapter and verse, that political payback, even revenge, explained Sen. Bob Casey's endorsement of Obama as much or more than the "spiritual" reasons Chris so wanted to believe in. CHRIS MATTHEWS: I didnÂ’t expect this guy. HeÂ’s a very cautious U.S senator in his first year, his first term, and what did he do? Almost a spiritual announcement he made today: IÂ’ve got to be...
  • Chris Matthews' Next Apology Coming In 5, 4, 3, 2 ....

    02/15/2008 7:31:00 AM PST · by jdm · 18 replies · 37+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Chris Matthews has spent the primary cycle alternately opining and apologizing for his remarks about Hillary Clinton. It looks like he may have either tired of the cycle, or wants another round of YouTubed capitulation to make the blogospheric rounds. Sam Stein at the Huffington Post notes that Matthews erupted on Joe Scarborough's morning show at MS-NBC, calling Hillary's media-response team "knee-cappers": Chris Matthews fired a salvo at the Clinton campaign this morning after both he and his MSNBC colleague were privately rebuked for recent comments deemed misogynistic or inappropriate. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, the Hardball host went off...
  • What I really wanted to say to Chris Matthews

    02/08/2008 5:13:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies · 46+ views
    Salon ^ | 8 Feb 08 | Kate Michelman
    The "Hardball" host wanted to know how a feminist like me could support someone other than Hillary Clinton. Well, here's how. By Kate Michelman Feb. 8, 2008 | As the red light atop the camera went dark on Monday night, there was still much more I wanted to say to Chris Matthews, much more that I needed to say. So for the moment, my time on "Hardball" continues here. Knowing that I had just announced my support for Barack Obama for president after having earlier supported my old friend John Edwards, Matthews had me on his show Monday. His first...
  • Ed Schultz: Bill Clinton Is Lying

    01/23/2008 4:26:22 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 59 replies · 421+ views
    YouTube ^ | January 23, 2008 | invit63x
    On Hardball With Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz responds to a series of attacks Bill Clinton has leveled at Barack Obama.
  • Media Matters' "Take Action" Campaign Aimed at Matthews (Spitball host attacked by libs)

    01/14/2008 4:03:17 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 64+ views
    TV Newser ^ | January 14, 2008 | Staff
    Media Matters, which describes itself on its web site as a, "progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media," has taken aim at MSNBC's Chris Matthews for what it says is a trend of "sexist displays." Media Matters has started a "take action" campaign, urging readers to contact MSNBC and express their disapproval of Matthews current attacks on Sen. Hillary Clinton and past comments. Karl Frisch, Media Matters spokesperson, tells TVNewser, "We encourage people to take action for a variety of reasons — being able to point to a clear...
  • Prof: US Attack to Stop Nuke Program Would 'Hand Iran a 9-11'

    11/21/2007 5:57:54 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 142+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Moral relativism alert: a professor appearing on this evening's Hardball has declared that a US attack to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons would be handing Iran "their very own 9-11." Jo-Anne Hart, of Lesley College and Brown University, was a guest on this evening's Hardball. Host Chris Matthews set us up the bomb with a leading question. CHRIS MATTHEWS: What do you think were the lessons, the WMD lessons of Iraq? Going to war over WMD to a large extent. What did we learn? View video here.
  • Chris Matthews 'Believes' Disastrous Book Interview Left Jon Stewart Crestfallen

    10/05/2007 6:42:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies · 3,195+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Talk about a case of false bravado! Just about everybody who watched the recent Comedy Central book interview (video) of Chris Matthews by Jon Stewart about Matthews' book, "Life's A Campaign," agrees that it was complete disaster for Matthews who exclaimed at one point, "This is the worst!" The opinion that Matthews came off horribly is almost universally shared by all observers whether conservative or liberal. However, Matthews himself is now claiming that everybody else is all wrong about that interview as you can see at the tail end of an Examiner.com article about the 10th year anniversary party for Hardball: On a...
  • Laura Ingraham Knocks Out Chris Matthews on 'Hardball'

    09/20/2007 7:08:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies · 234+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Sticking and moving like a prize fighter, talk show host and author Laura Ingraham, outnumbered in a three against one fight, took out not only "Hardball" host Chris Matthews but his colleague David Shuster and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, as well. View video here. (courtesy NB contributor Mark Finkelstein)On Thursday night's "Hardball" Ingraham took Matthews to task for his outrageous claims about the Iraq war being about oil as she threw his past bias in his face: "What? What? Chris are, were you the one, the other night, correct me if I'm wrong, who said that we...
  • Liberal reaction post-9/11

    08/27/2007 10:29:40 PM PDT · by TrappedInSF · 9 replies · 314+ views
    I have a question. On a number of occasions, Rush and other conservatives have said that following 9/11, liberals were bemoaning the fact that it didn't happen on Clinton's watch because then his handling of it would be his legacy. It would be a chance for him to look good. I've done countless Google searches and can find nothing. Can anyone point me to specific examples? Thanks.
  • On Hardball: Larry Craig a 'Moral Insult' to Katrina Victims

    On the Wednesday night edition of MSNBC's "Hardball" Chris Matthews and David Shuster continued to use the Larry Craig scandal to bury the GOP and while Matthews declared "the downfall of" Bush's party was "driven by every movement of the body politic" it was his colleague Shuster who outdid him when, after running down a litany of GOP troubles ranging from Craig to the resignation of Alberto Gonzales, charged:
  • Leering Chris Matthews Asks Female CNBC Anchor to Move in Closer to Camera

    08/12/2007 6:54:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 117 replies · 10,819+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently Hardball host Chris Matthews has a bit of a problem keeping his lust in check on the air. On Friday evening's Hardball, Matthews was interviewing CNBC's Street Signs anchor, Erin Burnett, about the latest Wall Street news when suddenly he switched gears as you can see in this video. The official transcript isn't up yet on the MSNBC website but here is a transcription of the conversation as best I could understand it: MATTHEWS: Could you get a little closer to the camera?BURNETT: What is it? Is it (garbled) in strangely?MATTHEWS: Come in closer...no...come in...come in further...come in closer...really close.(Burnett leans...
  • Vets for Freedom Get Loud

    08/08/2007 4:19:40 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 5 replies · 381+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/8/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    On Capitol Hill, politicians hear only those who get loud enough to cause a ruckus on their turf. Many times, these are anti-war groups like Code Pink or 9/11 “truthers”. That’s why 40 Vets for Freedom members from across the country (with only four days notice) stormed the Hill on July 17 and refused to be silenced. Vets for Freedom (VFF) is a group of nearly 15,000 veterans -- 7,000 of whom are Iraq and Afghanistan vets and some that are currently deployed. One of the group’s key purposes, according to news reports, is to advocate that Republican leadership not...
  • Duncan Hunter on Hardball with Al Sharpton

    07/02/2007 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 118 replies · 2,028+ views
    Youtube ^ | 07/02/2007
    Al Sharpton - in place of Chris Matthews - interviews Duncan Hunter on Hardball. You can handle it. ;)
  • FAIRNESS DOCTRINE ALERT...Al Sharpton guest hosting for Chris Matthews, interviewing Howard Dean

    07/02/2007 2:04:27 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 15 replies · 249+ views
    one man's opinion
    Attn: Diane Feinstein, John Kerry, Joe Bieden
  • Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV (Al Sharpton Hosting While Chris Matthews Is On Vacation)

    07/02/2007 2:46:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies · 834+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 2, 2007 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on July 2, 2007 - 17:12. Chris Matthews, presumably away on vacation, handed the reigns of MSNBC's Hardball to Democratic activist Reverend Al Sharpton. The first two guests, in the first half-hour, of the Sharpton hosted July 2 episode, were Democrats - Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe. The hot topic of the discussion with Dean was about how the John McCain campaign and the GOP, overall, were suffering in their fundraising efforts. The following "hardball" segment, with McAuliffe, featured the Hillary Clinton campaign chairman crowing about her fundraising success. After the McAuliffe segment, Sharpton, actually interviewed a Republican. Predictably, Sharpton's questions...