Chris Matthews: Religious Right In America Resembles The Taliban

Is there no depth MSNBC's Chris Matthews won't sink to?

Judging from a truly disgraceful comment he made on Thursday's "Hardball," the answer has got to be a resounding "NO!"

Chatting with guests Frank Gaffney and Ron Reagan Jr. about conditions in Afghanistan, Matthews ended a really heated discussion between his guests -- which included the former scolding, "Your father would be ashamed of you," and the latter responding, "You better watch your mouth about that" -- by disgustingly saying (video embedded below the fold, h/t NB reader Kirk Wikoff):

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Gentlemen, one of the great ironies of American politics is the group in this country...

FRANK GAFFNEY, CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY: Your father would be ashamed of you.

RON REAGAN JR, AIR AMERICA RADIO.: Oh, Frank, you better watch your mouth about that, Frank.

MATTHEWS: That's not fair. The group in this country that most resembles the Taliban, ironically, is the religious right.

To that, Gaffney marvelously responded, "Rubbish."

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.