NEW YORK -- To his boss, Chris Matthews has become a statesman. His critics probably have other words. The veteran MSNBC host raised his profile as much as any member of the television commentariat during the presidential campaign. His 5 p.m. "Hardball" show has seen viewership jump by 24 percent this year from 2011, 17 percent for the rerun two hours later. Matthews symbolized MSNBC´s growing comfort in being a liberal alternative to Fox News Channel. He engaged in an uncomfortable on-air confrontation with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, seemed nearly apoplectic when President Barack Obama flubbed his Headline split by staff.
Comments: Chris Matthews has become a statesman?? Uhh, being a statesman usually refers to someone with respect and integrity. Those are not even considered where Matthews is concerned! Good. Grief. These morons are completely delusional.
He has a nervous breakdown every time he opens his mouth. The station has to resort to promoting him, I guess. He´s such a loser. Spittle out of the corners of his mouth when he talks about Republicans! Yuck.
`I´ll never forget this idiots mouth foaming over Valerie Plame or the firing of states attorneys by Bush.This guy tried to manufacture a crisis out of each.Compare that to his complete disinterest in anything Obama. He constantly labelling people racists who don´t agree with Obama´s 3rd world political style. All these kooky leftists think Obama has a holy grail answer for society´s problems,although all he does is spend money and vacation at the end of the day. I simply can´t stomach this clown any more as he´s gone way off the reservation to fit with his fellow nut jobs on the station.
I really thought MSNBC did the best job covering the Iraq invasion.They stood behind the troops. Somewhere around 2006 these people made a huge left turn and are sutck with the Huff and Kos low info crowd as their main unhinged viewers.
This whle crowd of people think Obama "cutting his vacation short" is nothing but an act of pure heroism when we´re in this position because of his hard left wing ideology and foot dragging.
There´s no such thing as being a counterbalance to Fox because Fox gives an objective take on the news most of the time. They have way more leftists on the payroll,while I don´t know of any conservatives on PSNBC because they´re too insecure in their positions to allow some sunlight in. If you never saw the clip of Matthews badgering Michelle Malkin and then throwing her off the show,you don´t know what your missing.Totally unglued.
FTA- - - - "He is sort of the model figure for who we are," Griffin said. "He doesn´t stick out loving politics and being passionate about politics. It comes across in everything we do ... And that´s Chris."
"being passionate" appears to mean unrestrained by logic or compassion for one´s adversary. Mathews doesn´t debate with anyone. He only shouts them down. In so doing, he trains little prog fascists how to win without thinking. How to win with the MOB.
FTA: "He´s at a place in his life where he´s really comfortable in his own skin. He´s a statesman. He has so much knowledge and I think he understands it better. He´s always been great, but I really think he´s been at the peak of his game."
Happy I wore my boots today. It´s getting a little deep around here.
I say more Chris Tingle. Does anyone anywhere actually believe a more conspicuous Chrissy is a positive development? For all his many faults, taking criticism very poorly is very near the top. That´s right, let this buffoon dictate the dialog. Bring it on, pillow face.
I almost choked when I saw they put Chris Matthews and the word "statesman" in the same sentence! Gak!!! You HAVE to be kidding!! Oh and MSNBC is NOT a liberal alternative to anything. They are NOT liberal at all. They are leftists!! When are we going to stop letting the left get away with using the word "liberal" when it is only being used to mislead the public. Leftists are NOT liberal in any real sense of the word. They are controlling tyrants who want to create a totalitarian nightmare where they (the elite) are in charge and everyone else is a slave to the state. That is NOT liberal. Liberal (in the classic sense of the word) has to do with freedom, liberty, equality under the law...everything that our Founders and most of today´s conservatives stand for. Let´s STOP helping the left by using that misleading word and call these cretins what they really are...leftists, socialists, communists, tyrants, control-freaks, evil...
The ass-press´s Bauder calling Chrissie "Tingles up my leg" Matthews a statesman is like that Kenyan foreign student Obama referring to hairplugs wearing Joe "Bite Me" Biden as a Genius....it´s the daily drumbeat of the same old crap, different day. It´s all BS all the time from the big mouth idiots on the left, isnt it? Too bad the Jonestown-like kool-aid sucking idiot low-information larvae gulp it down with a smile, that´s the reason the Staue of Liberty is crying her eyes out.God help us all in our America.
On election night in 2000, Chrissy referred to the people in the central time zone of Florida as "those toothless hicks in the panhandle" Such class, such statesman like character. /sarc At that time he colored his hair Tweety Bird yellow. Does he still?
Hopefully Comcast comes to it´s senses and fires everyone on NBC and PMSNBC. They should try to emulate FoxNews. Otherwise they go down the toilet. Matthews is a complete fool and "man-whore" for Obama. No credibility at all.
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