Skip to comments.Hardball with Chris Matthews' for June 27 Read the transcript to the Monday show (Barf Alert)
Posted on 06/29/2005 1:03:48 AM PDT by Catholic Iowan
"I‘ve seen big crowds before, but this is the biggest religious crowd I‘ve seen. Very religious people here coming in this case to be saved, not just to observe, but to participate. It‘s pretty strong medicine."
MATTHEWS: Do you think that people like the late pope, John Paul II, do you have any sense of whether he accepted Jesus?
GRAHAM: Oh, I know he was a—I‘ve talked to him three separate times. I just love him. And I followed his suffering and his death. He taught us how to suffer. He taught us how to die. He taught us about Christian living.
I never knew a more wonderful man than Pope Paul II. I think the new pope is going to be the same way.
MATTHEWS: Really? Do you think you‘ll meet him in heaven?
GRAHAM: Oh, absolutely. I‘m looking forward to it.
GRAHAM: Maybe he‘ll come to see me.
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Anyway....if anyone saw this interview, I just have to say that Chris Matthews, once again, proves what a complete and utter moron he is. I like and respect Billy Graham (aside from his comments supportive of the Clintons), but 90,000 is the biggest religious crowd Matthews has seen?!? Was he in a coma during Pope John Paul II's funeral? For that matter, never saw any of his numerous appearances in the U.S. where hundreds of thousands turned out, or the World Youth Day appearances he made. Or perhaps he never considered these people a "religious" crowd. I guess these huge crowds just didn't have anything else to do, so they showed up to see the Pope out of curiousity.
Also, I thought it interesting to see how Matthews somehow missed out how Pope John Paul II was so incredibly holy and prayerful, that he could even ask Billy Graham if he thought the Pope had accepted Jesus. Please. If John Paul's love of Christ wasn't most evident in his words and actions, I don't know what was. I think Graham put Matthews in his place, though, to his great credit. Then Matthews completes his performance as an imbecile by acting surprised that Graham had such great respect and admiration for the Pope, and looks forward to seeing him in heaven. What a boob.
Matthews is an East Coast cradle Catholic, unless I'm much mistaken. As such, he may suffer from the very outdated belief that older Southern evangelicals like Graham don't regard Catholics as Christians.
He does make a fool of himself at times, but I don't know that there was necessarily an intent to embarrass Graham.
Bush. Clinton. Graham. Three families I no longer listen to.
At least he gets paid to do it. What's your excuse for watching?
Oh, I didn't take it as Matthews trying to embarrass Graham. It seemed more likely that he was taking a cheap shot at Pope John Paul II. Matthews is of the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, liberal Catholics, so chances are, he didn't have much use for the likes of JPII, or Pope Benedict XVI, for that matter.
My excuse for watching? Well, it was 3am and O'Reilly didn't have anything interesting on, so I scanned through the other cable news channels. I saw he was going to interview Billy Graham, so I thought I'd watch and see if it would be a predictable Matthews interview. It was. But, I guess that makes me an UNPAID complete and utter moron, to you. Glad to see you NEVER watch these types.
Matthews is a waste of time.
I think it was just ignorance.
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