Daily Show: 'Matthews Doesn't Just Routinely Have Egg on His Face - He Has a Chicken Copping a Squat Onto His Face'

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews last Wednesday predicted Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

On Monday, John Oliver while substitute-hosting Comedy Central's Daily Show marvelously illustrated Matthews' propensity to make horribly wrong predictions concluding, "Chris Matthews doesn't just routinely have egg on his face - he has a chicken copping a squat onto his face" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

JOHN OLIVER, SUBSTITUTE HOST: It's not just that the media is already ramping up their 2016 coverage, it's that some of them are already trying to wind it down.

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CHRIS MATTHEWS: I predict the hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul. You watch. This is what I do for a living.

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OLIVER: Ooh! Really? Because all this time I thought you were paid to spit on a camera lens. (Laughter) But, look, if making sound predictions is what Chris Matthews does for a living, then he may have a bit of a problem because finding soundbites of people saying things that directly contradict the claim they've just made, that's what we do for a living. (Cheers and applause)

So off the top of my head, who did Chris Matthews see going all the way to the White House in 2008?

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MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about Rudy Giuliani. I believe he's not only running, I thing hes’ going to win this whole thing come around the next election.

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OLIVER: That's right, yeah. You remember him? Current President Rudy Giuliani? (Laughter) You remember the formidable contender in the 2008 election who won in the primaries only one more delegate than I did? (Laughter) But look, let's be fair. That was a whole presidential election ago. Everyone is allowed a mulligan, and Matthews made up for that by completely nailing his prediction of who would win the Republican primaries in 2012.

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MATTHEWS: You watch Bachmann. She's got the action this time. She stands for something...She's going all the way. She's going to win this thing. I tell you right now. I predict she beats Romney.

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OLIVER: It's what he does for a living. (Laughter) He’s paid to do this. Money, human money. Is he a psychic or a time traveler? Either way, we must burn him as a witch.

Chris Matthews doesn't just routinely have egg on his face - he has a chicken copping a squat onto his face, laying an egg between his eyes, s—ting on that egg, punching the egg and then rubbing it all over his face.

(HT Mediaite)

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