Hardball with Chris Matthews: Shut Up, Tweety
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 11:38 AM
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Posted Apr 17, 2004 @ 1:08 PM
That being said...I regularly tune in. I enjoy watching his blowharded approach to politics.
Posted Apr 28, 2004 @ 8:14 AM
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Posted May 1, 2004 @ 4:05 AM
Edited by edoug, May 1, 2004 @ 4:08 AM.
Posted May 3, 2004 @ 8:36 AM
Posted May 17, 2004 @ 3:30 PM
This happened a few months back. The SS She-Harpy was on, bleating out her usual bullshit and lies about how every liberal was a communist etc, and Matthews had finally had enough and said, "Facts mean nothing to you, Ann."
That shut her up.
Edited by WSLer, May 17, 2004 @ 3:30 PM.
Posted May 27, 2004 @ 4:05 PM
He was also about 10 times louder than any other speaker at the graduation.
Posted May 28, 2004 @ 10:37 PM
There's so much wrong with that statement, I don't know where to begin, lol.
Posted Jun 9, 2004 @ 11:39 AM
Posted Jun 11, 2004 @ 11:11 PM
MSNBC has had the best (and most) coverage of the Reagan funeral, not counting C-Span. Matthews has managed to make a comment about himself everytime he speaks - which is WAY to often.
If he tells us that he knows Ron Reagan (the son) one more time, I'm going to hire someone to mess him up. Will someone please tell him this day is not about him!
Posted Jun 11, 2004 @ 11:26 PM
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 10:07 AM
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 10:55 AM
I have no problem with journalists who disagreed with him politically pointing out things he did that were good, etc., but so many of them talked as if they had been his acolytes which I found very off-putting (when in fact their hate and bashing over the past 20 years has been so evident).
And Katie Couric kept re-running her interviews with Nancy from over the years as if she was best buddies with Nancy...yeah, sure, Katie!
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 11:52 AM
What I do resent is the constant attempts from Chris Matthews, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, etc. to associate themselves with the Reagans. Their efforts for the 'picture of the year' and 'story of the year' are so annoying. This ceremony is something that the nation hadn't seen for over 30 years. Let us experience it and if you want to go back later and commentate to death, do so then. Let us grieve in peace.
I have a new admiration for Lester Holt. During the ceremony at the National Cathedral when Matthews was trying to fill every single second with his horrible voice, Lester Holt kept reminding him to just be quiet and 'experience the moment'.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 12:42 PM
I've always liked Lester Holt - he's one of the few TV people who doesn't seem stuck on himself, doesn't try to 'prove himself' or be cute or hardcore, etc. and who actually is a genuinely good guy. I have a friend who used to work at MSNBC and knows Lester and said he really is a great guy, that everyone there adores him unlike the case with Katie and the NBC folks who can't stand her and her diva/temper tantrum ways.
And Lester isn't the kind of guy, IMO, who's "all about me" in the way that BaBa WaWa, Katie and Chris try to insert themselves into everything. He's happy to allow folks to experience the moment and to focus on the subject, in this case, the Reagan funeral.
And Chris Matthews? Is there a TV person who loves the sound of his voice more than him? And he bugs me with his pronunciation of "America" - he says "Amurr-ika". As much as Bill O'Reilly also loves the sound of his own voice, at least O'Reilly speaks clearly and not so super-sped up. Chris reminds me of people who speak very sloppily because they're talking so fast. But I like Howard Fineman (or Finerman, can't remember which - he's a Newsweek writer) so I put up with Chris to get Howard's input.
Edited by BibiBella, Jun 13, 2004 @ 12:43 PM.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 4:59 PM
My biggest hate about Chris Matthews is that he'll make a comment that he thinks is funny. Then, just to be sure that every living soul on the face of the Earth has heard it, he repeats it and repeats it and repeats it. Get over yourself, fool!
I have only occasionally watched 'Hardball' because I hate Chris Matthews and his attitude. During the week of the Reagan memorials, MSNBC had the best coverage (well, ABC had the best picture and some good tribute montages, but my Chris Matthews hate is only surpassed by my hate for Peter Jennings - and Star Jones, also on ABC - so I chose MSNBC) so I had to put up with listening to this guy fall in love with himself every minute.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 5:43 PM
You can tell from watching him just how much of a control freak he is - the way he talks so loud, so fast, repeats himself and talks over everyone else.
Well, a few times this past year he's been on Jay Leno (one time to hawk a book he wrote). Wow, I've never seen anyone so uncomfortable being "on the other side" of the interview! I'm serious - he could not sit still in his chair, squirming like a kid, talking nervously, etc., etc. Really pointed out to me that he is only comfortable when he's in total control. It was stunning to watch!
Posted Jun 13, 2004 @ 6:02 PM
One of the things that bugs me is the way the man can't sit up straight. I guess he would make a better radio announcer, but he sat there throughout the funeral coverage and my main thought when I saw him was, sit up straight you hunch-backed idiot.
The offense in question was on Dateline last night, but Chris Matthews hosted the interview so I guess my hate goes here.
I still feel emotional about all of the events of the Reagan funeral last week. As I mentioned, he was the first president that I remember and I feel so sad for Nancy and all she has had to go through.
Last night, on Dateline, Matthews interviewed Ron Reagan about his father's funeral and how his mother is doing, etc. I thought that Ron Reagan's eulogy was very touching and appropriate for the occasion. I found out last night that he used that opportunity to make a political jab against GWB.
I support free speech and I am all about political differences, but to use your father's funeral to make your opinions known? And then to use the grief of the people who loved him a week later to further make your point. So. wrong.
Edited by PostToastie, Jun 19, 2004 @ 9:31 AM.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 @ 1:54 AM
Well, anyway, I still wonder why they don't use that line.
Edited by Ingresgumball, Aug 5, 2004 @ 2:01 AM.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 @ 7:02 PM
I can't believe it. Chris Matthews has stolen my idea! He was telling Joe Trippi that if he were Kerry's ad strategist, he'd take a clip of Bush at the Al Smith 4 years ago saying "This is an impressive crowd of the haves and have-mores. Some people call you the elite; I call you 'my base'", and show it over and over again. I have said that every few months since the event.
You should run, not walk, to the phone and call Kerry's strategists. That's the kind of idea they get paid to come up with - what the hell are they doing? Maybe Michael Moore will charge them too much to use the footage or something.
I too enjoyed seeing the Katie interviews with Nancy, it was just the way Katie handled everything like she was Nancy's dearest friend. And don't get me started on Katie wearing no hose to the funeral...everyone in DC wears very conservative attire, hose/pumps, etc. and there was Katie sitting in her chair, short skirt and bare legs. It just seemed to be disrespectful, IMO.
Woo hoo! The Katie hate is alive and well here, too.
Yeah, Chris can be somewhat of a blowhard, but for some reason I like the guy. I like the fact that he lights into Democrats and Republicans alike.
I read on MSNBC.com that Howard Fineman was on Don Imus' morning show and bitched about how Chris never shuts up on Hardball. This may be true, but funny how Howard bites the hand that helps to feed him. He was basically a permanent fixture as a part of the roundtable on Chris Matthew's primetime coverage of the Democratic convention last week. Can't wait to see his next appearance on Hardball - that's going to be fun. Heh.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 @ 7:10 PM
Click here on "Gore and Bush Unplugged", or here to get the transcript (plus a Red State reaction).
Now this has been a hard fought race, but Governor Bush and I do have some things in common. Before I entered public service I was a religion student and an investigative reporter, so neither one of us has been a successful businessman. (No laugh) Let me run that by you again. Yeah, that didn't do well in the focus groups either.
It was on Hardball that they showed this as an example of his "alienating" voters! *sigh* But then I thought he won the debates, too.
Oh c'mon - this is hilarious:
Now, it is an honor to share the dais with a descendent of the great Al Smith. Al, your great-grandfather was my favorite kind of governor. The kind who ran for president and lost. But the America of the last century would have been a better place if he had won. In fact, Al Smith ran on an agenda that was revolutionary for his time. A 45 cent minimum wage, limiting the work week to six days, building a bridge to the 1930's and I must say that it is a tribute to Al Smith that Governor Bush has adopted the same agenda this year. (Boos) Uh….where is that next joke. Oh, here's a good one. A Southern Baptist and an Orthodox Jew walk into a room full of Catholics, and …no wait a minute, that my schedule for today.
Edited by Ingresgumball, Aug 5, 2004 @ 7:30 PM.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 @ 7:14 PM
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Posted Aug 13, 2004 @ 7:31 AM
Posted Aug 17, 2004 @ 2:42 PM
BTW, I only caught the last two seconds of Swiftboat Vets Against Kerry leader John O'Neill on Hardball. But if anyone catches [on C-Span] that Dick Cavett Show debate between 27 year old Lt. Kerry and 25 year old Lt. O'Neill? The now-bloated O'Neill was a dead ringer (personality-wise) for Fraternity Life's [Santa Cruz] Napoleanic co-koikilling pledge Robbie.
Edited by Ingresgumball, Aug 22, 2004 @ 2:56 AM.
Posted Aug 22, 2004 @ 2:15 PM
Posted Aug 22, 2004 @ 6:35 PM
Rush Limbagofshit was complaining that Chris "beat up" on Malkin. Of course, he didn't actually see it, he was relying on the email accounts of his fans.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 @ 12:07 AM
I am glad Chris kept at Malkin, but, in this kind of all-too-common situation where someone refuses to give the the "Simple yes or no?" the first 8 times you ask? I wish they'd just let them say whatever they have been dying to spit out, then say, "Okay, got it. I heard you. But AGAIN: Yes? Or no?". I always sort of want to hear what exactly they have to say that they think is makes a yes or no inadequate.
Edited by Ingresgumball, Aug 23, 2004 @ 4:19 AM.