Enchanted Matthews Holds Up His Own 'Health Reform Is a BFD' T-Shirt

Touting how “the Democratic National Committee has turned a lemon into lemonade,” MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Friday afternoon proudly held up a DNC-produced T-shirt which picks up on Joe Biden's comment that passage of health reform is a “big f***ing deal.” Matthews exclaimed: “Just $25 for a piece of delightfully unscripted history!”

The Hardball host reported “the shirts have temporarily sold out, but,” he boasted as he held up one in front of him, “I've got my own right here. If you had to ask, extra large. There it is. 'Health care reform, BFD.' There it is.”

He then plugged his next topic: “Up next, the latest example of the far right gone mad...”

You couldn't write this stuff for an April Fools joke.

Matthews, in the “Political Sideshow” segment on the Friday, April 2 Hardball:
...The Democratic National Committee has turned a lemon into lemonade. They've taken the catch phrase, slapped it on a T-shirt and are now selling it online. You too can get your BFD shirt with a donation of $25. It reads: 'Health Reform, a BFD.' Just $25 for a piece of delightfully unscripted history. Tonight's 'Big Number.'And by the way, the shirts have temporarily sold out, but I've got my own right here. If you had to ask, extra large. There it is. 'Health care reform, BFD.' There it is.

Up next, the latest example of the far right gone mad. Three dozen governors across the country have received identical threatening letters urging them to resign...
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center