Chris 'I Lost on Jeopardy!' Matthews Mocks Miss USA Contestants for Not Knowing VP's Name

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews bombed on the game show Jeopardy! three weeks ago missing questions many fifth graders would have had no problem with.

Clearly forgetting his shameful performance, the Hardball host on Monday mocked Miss USA Pageant contestants for not knowing the name of the current Vice President (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Next, in the lead-up to the Miss USA Pageant, which aired last night on ABC, some of the contestant participated in a little USA trivia contest. They didn`t fare too well when the subject was politics, specifically the question of, who is the current vice president of the United States?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, God.

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, God. Oh, shoot.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is so bad. I just read an article.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Joe Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don`t know anything about politics, so I don`t know.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Joe Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Joe Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is bad.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don`t know.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m blanking.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Joe Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: World peace.

(LAUGHTER)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MATTHEWS: World peace? Anyway, one of the contestants was confronted -- I think that was a catch-all question -- anyway, about the mixed results during the competition last night, thanks to Arsenio Hall. Let`s watch.

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ARSENIO HALL, ACTOR: How do you explain so many of them not knowing this answer?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, I have to say I went through that process. We were all -- about 4:00 in the morning. And we were very tired, and I think a lot of the girls answered the question. They weren`t very positive, but they really do know who the vice president is. It was just a really long day. It was like midnight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who is it, they want to know.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. She got it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Biden.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK.

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were up late.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MATTHEWS: Well, that earned her a lot of applause. Anyway, it reminds me of "Jay-walking." I guess ignorance is bliss.


Speaking of ignorance, our friends at Washington Free Beacon have created a marvelous video exposing Matthews' hypocrisy:

Now THAT'S entertainment!

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