Chris Matthews: Benjamin Netanyahu Should 'Stay Out of Our Elections'

Chris Matthews doesn't just hate American conservatives.

On MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday, the Hardball host said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should "stay out of our elections" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


TOM BROKAW: I thought that Sunday was a missed opportunity for Governor Romney to talk in an elevated way, in a kind of global view about what’s at stake here, and not give up any of his determination to be a strong Commander-in-Chief, and to raise the alarm about what’s going on Iran. But to say that, "The Prime Minister of Israel is meeting at this moment with the President of the United States. There’s things going on I’m not aware of. So I’m not prepared to get involved in their negotiations."

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Well said.

NICOLLE WALLACE, FORMER BUSH COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Well, I’d just say that that’s probably more Romney’s DNA, and to bring it back to what we were talking about before, I think Romney needs to trust his instincts.

JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: He needs to be himself.

WALLACE: I think that what Obama did on Sunday was very strong, and if it hadn’t been, he’d be getting killed from the Right.

SCARBOROUGH: Alright, Chris Matthews, thank you so much.

MATTHEWS: Yeah, how about telling Netanyahu to stay out of our elections? That would be a [unintelligible], stay out of our elections!

You think Matthews would make such a statement on national television if Netanyahu was an outspoken supporter of President Obama?

Quite the contrary, he'd be singing Bibi's praises.

Maybe someone should tell Matthews that he just insulted the Prime Minister of America's most vital ally in the Middle East.

Or would that even matter?

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