Chris Matthews Articles

The MSNBC host loves Barack Obama and respects Jimmy Carter. What more need be said? His last independent thought occurred during the Clinton impeachment hearings.

Joan Walsh has done a remarkable job of making herself look completely unqualified to work on network television. She’s racking up a series of idiotic quotes that, if continued, will merit her a personalized section in Roget’s Thesaurus.

She showed up with Michael Steele on the Chris Matthews show and hilarity ensued. Well, Steele was, admittedly, the only one who found Walsh’s comments funny, but he found them very funny.

Walsh: Well, right. Well, Reagan was very much a conservative, and I didn’t agree with him on much, but he was a pragmatist and a compromiser. And the fact of the matter is, Chris, I heard my friend Michael talk about the Constitution and the Tea Party likes to talk about the Constitution and the Founders, but the fact is the Founders didn’t agree on very much at all.
Steele: Right.
Walsh: The Founders argued about a lot of things, and they created a system in which we had to talk to one another and had to compromise. This President, President Obama, who I don’t always agree with either, is actually the Reagan figure here.
Steele: [Laughs]
Walsh: He is the person saying…
Matthews: Why are you laughing?
Walsh: …you know what, I’m going to disappoint some folks.
Steele: Okay. [Continues laughing]
Walsh: Please don’t laugh at me, Michael. I didn’t laugh at you.
Matthews: Why are you laughing, Michael?
Steele: When you say something funny, I’m going to laugh.
Matthews: Why’s it funny?
Walsh: Why’s it funny?

This exchange explains the theory behind in a nutshell: The left can’t stand being laughed at.

In this case, we can’t figure out which they like least: Being laughed at or being unable to figure out why they’re being laughed at.


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Last week we shared a video clip of President Obama just plain making up crap about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad. Chris must have seen this clip and said to himself, “Hey, this job’s a lot easier if you can just make up history to fit your agenda.” So that’s what he did.

In this clip Matthews says that rich people committed suicide during the Depression because they were ashamed of “what they did.”

Chris, buddy, it was raining stockbrokers on Wall Street because they’d lost everything, not because they felt bad about other people losing everything.

But if that’s the story you want to believe, we’re pretty sure there won’t be any convincing you otherwise. After all, you work for MSNBC so there’s no real incentive to tell the truth.

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As we near the half way mark of 2011, Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz are locked it a tight race to determine which MSNBC host can say the most stupid things in one twelve month period.

Schultz currently holds a narrow lead despite serving a one week suspension for calling Laura Ingraham a slut.

Matthews seems determined to win this competition for the third year in a row (the famed Three-peat) and racked up another point Tuesday night for saying this:

“I hate that so-called evenhanded so-called objective journalism. You know, you know, you can’t say something isn’t true if it’s true in the interest of evenhandedness.”

Matthews is, of course, an expert at so-called journalism, since it is the the only kind of journalism practiced at MSNBC.

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The idea tank is running on empty over at MSNBC. Chris Matthews is out of reasons to badmouth conservatives. He’s used stupid and evil and racist and sexist, so now he’s forced to get a bit more creative in his criticism.

That being said, “He makes funny hand motions” seems pretty weak.

C’mon, Chris, you didn’t have any problem with the way Anthony Weiner used his hands.


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Chris Matthews proved he’s no Einstein when he announced that President Obama has an IQ of 160.

Apparently this is something that Matthews has gleaned from his own observations and analysis, because far as we know there’s never been any direct evidence produced to prove this remarkable genius. No high school transcripts. No college transcripts. No results of any testing. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

On the other hand, there is considerable evidence that Barack Obama falls considerably short of Matthews’ fantasies.

The classic “57 states” comment:

“Uhhh … uhhh … uhhh … uhhh”

[Click to see 5 more examples of Obama’s intelligence…]

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Chris Matthews. In this video clip the MSNBC host downplays Anthony Weiner’s recent, shall we say, indiscretions. To summarize Matthews’ position: Hey, Weiner didn’t get caught with another woman. This is nothing more than high school level embarrassment. A mere trifle. Nothing to see here. Move on.

Well, may we suggest that you don’t move on too quickly. Because we’ve found a couple other video clips where Matthews seems absolutely horrified by the sexual hijinks of Republicans Mark Foley, Larry Craig and David Vitter.

First, here’s Matthews downplaying Weinergate:

The video clip above makes it clear that Chris thinks it’s no big deal that Anthony Weiner sent a photo of his weiner to a young man, but in the following clip he is horrified that Mark Foley asked young men to come to his apartment for a drink. He actually compares it to the last days of the Roman Empire.

And here’s Matthews calling for the heads of Senators Larry Craig and David Vitter.

We’d say Matthews is a hypocrite, but he’s on MSNBC so that’s probably not necessary.

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Ol’ Chris has found something new to be upset about. Republicans have come up with a new way to insult his Tingle Maker in Chief.

We wish we were making this one up but, no, there’s a video clip to prove Chris Matthews actually said these words. And to prove that spittle was flying from his mouth as he said them.

“This is not a funny thing. There is a weird thing about your political party [Republican]. It’s nativist. It is weird. Obama — you still have a big bloc of Republicans that say he wasn’t born in this country, in Africa or somewhere. Now you’ve got this sophisticated, this prep school educated governor of Massachusetts out there saying ‘he’s awfully European.’ What in hell does that mean? … I don’t get it at all. I just consider it a slur.”

For once, Michael Steele was a rational, steadying influence who tried to explain the whole thing to Matthews.

But the MSNBC host was having none of it.

H/T: Weasel Zippers

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Believe it or not, CNN has been on top of the Weinergate story. The normally leftist network has covered the story as if that was a Republican erection in Anthony Weiner’s pants.

MSNBC, on the other hand, seems to find the story less than interesting.

Here’s a funny juxtaposition of two video clips. In the first, Wolf Blitzer says, “I don’t think ths story is going away” despite Weiner’s attempts to make it do just that.

In the second, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews devotes less than seconds to the story.

H/T: here and here

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Chris Matthews is having trouble separating fiction and reality.

Not that this is anything new. He’s always seemed to be lost in some sort of liberal lalaland, but it all came together on Tuesday night’s Hardball. That’s when he actually compared the President of the United States to Batman.

batman-robin-in-bedHe really did.

Matthews: Let me finish tonight with the Joker. Remember him? He was played by Jack Nicholson in that great “Batman” movie by Tim Burton. He was the key to the movie. Why? Because his dark world of malevolence and revenge set in contrast the goodwill, generosity and glamour of our hero. He was to the movie on the bad side what Batman was on the good. Batman stands on tall buildings looking for evil to be perpetrated, people to be saved. The Joker looks for ways to manipulate public opinion, interrupt the TV news, and bring his evil intentions and motives and instincts into reality. Maybe the President today is our Batman, trying to do good, a bit mysterious, a bit cool and technocratic, a bit removed from the world of emotions, but right, right there on the side of good, always using his brains and wit to look out for the people in trouble. Well, maybe he’s not that good.

You might view Matthews’ comments in a different light when you read what Wikipedia says about Batman:

Homosexual and pederastic interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual”. He claimed, “The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious” and “Only someone ignorant of the fundamentals of psychiatry and of the psychopathology of sex can fail to realize a subtle atmosphere of homoeroticism which pervades the adventures of the mature ‘Batman’ and his young friend Robin.

Our best guess? Matthews fantasizes about Obama dressed in tights and a mask, six-pack abs rippling, a long dark cape rippling in the breeze. And he pictures himself as Robin, Batman’s young protégé, dressed in a colorful costume and performing whatever deeds his master wants done. If you know what we mean.

Suddenly, we understand why Matthews get a tingle up the leg every time he hears Obama speak.



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Jan Schakowsky is like Alan Grayson without balls. On second thought, that may not be an accurate description because we’re not convinced that Grayson has any more balls than he has brains.

But we digress.

The following short video clip tells you all you need to know about this lunatic. She tells Chris Matthews that America was a loser until we whacked Bin Laden.

“This was a seminal event in their lives, you know? This is the big deal for them growing up. And so I think that there is this feeling now, not just with young people, but getting over this feeling that America is kind of loser and now we’re a winner.”

OK, we finally came up with the proper description for Schakowsky:

Alan Grayson in drag.

Yup. That works.

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What are the putting in the water over at MSNBC? Whatever it is, it’s some powerful stuff.

For example, in this video clip Matthews strangely compares Barack Obama to movie cowboys. Make believe movie cowboys. The kind that Democrats used to accuse Bush of being like.

He seques from that into comparing Obama to old Hollywood actor Gary Cooper, a man of not just few words, but one word – “Yup.”

Matthews must have been watching a different President Obama than we’ve been watching for the last two and a half years. This is a guy who’s never met a camera he doesn’t love and will always use ten words when one would suffice.

Oh, by the way, Chris, we didn’t capture Osama, we killed him. Dead.

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Oh, my god. Chris Matthews gave up all pretense of objectivity Friday and moved directly into oohing and ahhing over President Obama.

“If you think about him as a guy out in the sun, with the sun in his face, looking like a cowboy with his sleeves rolled up . . . here he is out in the sun, short sleeves, he’s always been fit, looking like a million bucks, looking like a guy.”

This is obviously a doctored video clip. In the original Matthews continued by saying “… looking like a million bucks, looking like a guy all shaved and covered with Crisco and lying naked on bed of roses just waiting for a boyish, blonde-haired reporter to finish his provocative nightly cable TV news show.”

At least that’s the way we heard it.

H/T: WeaselZippers

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Apparently someone at MSNBC decided they should follow Rachel Maddow’s example and come out of the closet. As extremists, that is.

No more pussyfooting around claiming they’re moderates. They’ve even given up claims that they’re merely liberal and gone straight to extremist.

The new ad campaign gives each of the hosts a chance to one-up the others by revealing just how out there they are.

Lawrence O’Donnell doesn’t think Barack Obama is liberal enough. Probably doesn’t think Stalin was, either.

Don’t loan Rachel Maddow money. Since she seems to think the country’s finances are in great shape we’d hate to see what her checking balance looks like.

Ed Schultz is a regular guy. A Cheers bar, neighborhood diner kind of guy. Oh, yeah, and a guy who hates big business. Pray to God you don’t get stuck with the stool next to him at the diner.

Poor Chris Matthews. Looks like all the other good commercial ideas were taken, so he got stuck with the birther concept.

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Is there anything better than seeing Chris Matthews embarrassed on national television? OK, sure, seeing Keith Olbermann pantsed by midgets might be funnier, but seeing Chris Matthews embarrassed runs a close second.

Chris hosted four British journalists this weekend and in an effort to demean George W. Bush, made the ludicrous claim that former Prime Minister Tony Blair “was much closer emotionally and politically to Bill Clinton.”

Surely, Matthews never expected them to unanimously disagree. Liberal blogger Andrew Sullivan shook his head no. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times did the same. Katty Kay of the BBC said, “No.” Matt Frei said, “Wrong.”

Kay and Frei didn’t stop there.

Watch the video clip. You’ll love Matthews’ pathetic closing line.


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In this interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Joe Biden clearly states his position that a President should be impeached for launching an attack on a nation that hasn’t attacked the United States.

Of course, the tough-talking Biden was only a Senator when this interview took place and he was speaking of President Bush, but one would hope that his argument remains consistent.

“I was chairman of the Judiciary Committee for 17 years or its ranking member. I teach separation of powers in Constitutional law. This is something I know. So I got together and brought a group of Constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole Unites States Senate pointing out the President has no Constitutional authority to take this nation to war against a country of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that, but I would lead an effort to impeach him. The reason for my doing that, and I don’t say it lightly, I don’t say it lightly….”

Perhaps the three words no American wants to hear: President Joe Biden.

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Out of the mouths of boobs: Chris Matthews committed two Freudian slips in one paragraph this weekend. And we’re pretty sure he’d like to take both of them back if he could.

Matthews: If the Republicans get a real opportunity next year because President Carter, President – there’s a mistake – President uh, uh, Obama doesn’t seem to have a grip on it, he doesn’t seem to be able to pull the economy back. He’s not, it’s not working. Who would be the best to exploit that situation? Because that’s the person who would win.

Freudian Slip #1: Calling President Obama “President Carter.”

A completely understandable error. The two Presidents are now united by such equally inept foreign and domestic agendas that anyone could easily mistake one President for the other.

Freudian Slip #2: “He’s not…it’s not working.”

No, he’s not working. He’s attending parties and playing golf and voting present and showing absolutely no leadership on any issue.

Consider this proof that the only time you get the truth out of Chris Matthews is when he makes a mistake.


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It’s not like any more evidence was really necessary, but just in case you still had even the slightest lingering doubt that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is completely insane, please watch the following video clip.

According to Matthews, pointing your finger is some kind of secret Christian gesture.

Perhaps the only thing worse than Matthews’ bizarre claim is that fact that neither of his guests responded by saying, “You’re completely bat shit crazy, Chris.”

We have another gesture for you to interpret, Chris. It also involves one finger, but it’s definitely not Christian.

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It’s not just partisan Republicans who’ve noticed Chris Matthews unhealthy obsession with Democrat presidents. Even the Huffington Post finds something distinctly odd about Matthews’ much-hyped Bill Clinton special.


Whatever gets you off, Chris. It's really none of our business.

But let’s just have HuffPo tell you in its own words:

Even die-hard Bill Clinton fans had to have been a little creeped out by Chris Matthews’ overly-fawning docu-special, “President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon.” While the former president’s humanitarian efforts and his diplomatic reach are undeniably critical, even inspiring, with Matthews playing Clinton’s personal hype man, town crier and super fan all rolled into one, it’s kind of hard to focus on the message and not the messenger.

Surely we’re not the only ones who think that Matthews may fantasize that he is Monica Lewinsky.

Go to his house and we fear you’ll find a closet full of blue dresses that are 44 longs.

Source: Huffington Post

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The comparison is inescapable. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews really is beginning to sound like an abused spouse. “Yes, officer, he whacked me around but I love him and don’t want him punished.”

Mediaite delivers the details:

Chris Matthews had an immediate reaction to President Obama’s statement on the ongoing unrest in Libya and it was not positive. Even liberal commentators Howard Fineman and David Corn agreed that Obama’s statement was weak, and since Libya is no Egypt, Obama will have to talk tougher in the future.

Matthews’ surprising review of Obama’s speech:

“This statement could have been put out by the first President Bush. It has the aspect of an Arabist statement. I shouldn’t be too strong here, but it doesn’t have any dignity. I mean — Ronald Reagan — to his credit, said ‘evil empire’ before the fall of the wall.”

No dignity? This coming from a guy who publicly kisses Obama’s butt five nights a week? Hah! Good one, Chris.

Source: Mediaite

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Damn those American people. Damn them to hell and back. They’ve gone and disappointed MSNBC’s Chris Matthews again. Disappointed him horribly, in fact.
How? By telling Gallup that the greatest president in history is Ronald Reagan.

“The greatest president in history according to the American people with their limited memory is Ronald Reagan,” Chris sputtered. “Keep in mind these are not historian rankings, these are people’s. By the way you should insist, before anybody participates in one of these ridiculous polls – please list the presidents and then pick the best. Don’t just go with the ones you can remember. It’s like the greatest movie of all time was the one I just went to.”

Just one problem with that “the greatest movie of all time was the one I just went to” theory, Chris.

Reagan got 19% of the votes, but every subsequent president got fewer votes, including Clinton who got 13%, Barack Obama got mere 5% and Jimmy Carter who somehow got 1%.

You might want to start working up a different excuse, Chris.

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Poor Chris Matthews has apparently decided that people aren’t watching his show because he’s not extreme enough. In Las Vegas, they’d call this doubling down.

The MSNBC host interviewed Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman and got schooled by the Repubican lawmaker:

Matthews: Let me go to the Republican, Senator Grothman. My question of course is why does the Governor pick on the unions that didn’t endorse him in the last campaign but give a free ride to the firefighters and the cops who did and the localities? Why did they get off and are allowed to continue to negotiate collectively?

Grothman: Well one more time you’re completely uninformed. The firemen’s union around this state have campaigned against Republicans, and the statewide police have repeatedly campaigned against Republicans. Governor Walker is doing this out of financial necessity. And out of financial necessity the state with a $3 billion budget deficit has to do something. Governor Walker as well as the cities, counties and schools which all rely on state money can either lay people off or have everybody take a mild reduction in take home pay. Myself with a mild reduction in take home pay is part of that. Now we understand…

Matthews: Okay, you just said I’m wildly, once again I’m wildly out of, out of, wrong on the facts.

Grothman: Absolutely.

Matthews: You’re telling me that there aren’t local affiliates, there aren’t local union organizations at the county level, municipal level that didn’t endorse your governor candidate when he ran. Are you saying they didn’t endorse him, the firefighters and the cops?

Grothman: I can think of two small locals. The vast majority, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the vast majority of firemen’s unions worked against Walker in this campaign and to say otherwise is completely to mislead your listening audience.

MSNBC mislead its audience, Senator Grothman? This is a gross distortion of the truth, sir, because everyone knows MSNBC doesn’t have an audience.


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Damn, it must be painful to be a Chris Matthews guest and have to sit there listening to his inane comments without rolling your eyes. Republican strategist Ron Christie was Monday night’s victim as Matthews explained not only how stupid Sarah Palin’s supporters are, but how intelligent his viewers are.

Both of them.

Matthews: Okay, do you know what I think she’s doing? Hey Ron…
Ron Christie: Yeah.
Matthews: …think about this, because I respect you. Do you know what I think she’s doing? I don’t think she is a thoughtful politician. I think she’s talking to people who don’t read newspapers, don’t pay attention to serious television broadcasts, whether the Lehrer Hour or anything like it or even this program, don’t pay attention to anything that’s even in the middle, who don’t have any effort at all to learn anything, believe her when she says they’re keeping the truth from us when the people who believe her are making absolutely no effort to find out what the truth is. So they’re willing to believe it’s somebody else’s fault. She’s in an interesting little game she plays with people.

We believe that Christie’s career as a Republican strategist is over. How can he ever overcome the fact that he’s respected by Chris Matthews?


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That thrill up Chris Matthews’ leg has turned into a lump in the back of his pants.

Believe it or not, MSNBC’s leading Obama sycophant appeared on Morning Joe to harshly criticize the way President Obama has handled the Egyptian crisis.

Matthews said Obama’s words and actions have made him “ashamed as an American.” He reamed the President for his disloyalty to Egypt’s leader, Hosni Mubarak.

“Barack Obama,” Matthews said, “as much I support him in many ways, there is a transitional quality to the guy that is chilling.”

“I believe in relationships…” he continued. “You treat your friends a certain way. You’re loyal to them.”

Don’t read too much into this, because Matthews is like an abused wife who has her husband arrested and then drives down to the jail to bail him out. By this time next week he’ll once again be telling us he loves Obama.

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Off the top of our heads, we’d say every Monday through Friday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST on MSNBC. Mr. Matthews, as you might expect, has a slightly different take on the whole thing.

On his Friday broadcast of “Hardball,” Matthews boasted to MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe and’s Joan Walsh they, especially himself, are capable of knowing when to say when as it pertains to making dumb remarks – which he claimed made him unlike Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.
“We have superegos,” Matthews said. “We have that thing that Freud says, ‘Slow down, stop it – you’re making an ass of yourself.’ These people who are running this country don’t have that thing. Michele Bachmann just goes right to the top. She just runs for president without any pretense of having the material to run with.”

The only question remaining is whether or not Chris realized he was making an ass of himself with that comment.

Freud aside, we somehow doubt it.


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OK, well, it wasn’t actually Imus who said it, it was his sidekick Benard McGuirk. But Imus had plenty of other choice words for Matthews.

Such as “angry,” “vile,” “psycho,” “spittle-spewing,” “irrelevant,” and “Nobody takes Chris Matthews seriously.”

But he ended with the best one of all, “He’s angry because he didn’t end up being Tim Russert.”

We kind of wish he was a little more like Tim Russert, too. If you know what we mean.

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