By Curtis Houck | September 28, 2016 | 3:23 PM EDT

The opening panel on the Tuesday edition of MSNBC’s Hardball briefly derailed from its scheduled topic of Monday’s presidential debate when host Chris Matthews lost his mind in relentlessly screaming at The Blaze host and conservative author Dana Loesch to explain “[w]hat was it that you folks think was the evil” Hillary Clinton committed concerning Benghazi.

By Curtis Houck | September 21, 2016 | 9:15 PM EDT

The roundtable on MSNBC’s Hardball early Wednesday evening dismissed and ridiculed the findings of the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finding that only Russian President Vladimir Putin is more disliked among Americans among U.S. politicians, selected global leaders, and major U.S. institutions.

By Curtis Houck | September 20, 2016 | 9:11 PM EDT

With the first 2016 presidential debate approaching on Monday, a portion of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC was dedicated to looking back at some iconic moments from past debates and host Chris Matthews used the time to express his sheer anger that still permeates four years later at Mitt Romney for his “terrible performance” in the first 2012 debate where he “walked in like he’s a better man” than President Obama.

By Curtis Houck | September 14, 2016 | 9:25 PM EDT

When it comes to MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, one constant throughout the last decade plus with him has always been an obsessive dislike of former Vice President Dick Cheney and his family with Wednesday offering the latest installment as he admitted to his guests that it “makes me happy” and even “mirthful” that Colin Powell’s leaked e-mails showed a similar sentiment.

By Curtis Houck | September 13, 2016 | 10:56 PM EDT

As if MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had done enough fawning over liberals in President Obama on Tuesday night, he dialed up the eye-rolling worship once again with the help of former Salon columnist Joe Conason to tout the latter’s new pro-Bill Clinton book and oozed praise for how the Clintons are driven by their desires “to change the world” for the better.

By Curtis Houck | September 13, 2016 | 8:59 PM EDT

Right from the start of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC, it was clear that host Chris Matthews was in a giddy mood thanks to President Barack Obama having stumped hours earlier for Hillary Clinton. Of course, he was enamored from the get-go exclaiming that Obama was “back” and rhetorically asked viewers if they saw Obama’s Philadelphia rally so he could assert it included some “magical” lines. 

 

By Curtis Houck | September 7, 2016 | 8:06 PM EDT

Moments before Wednesday night’s MSNBC/NBC News commander in chief forum, MSNBC host/NBC News Clinton correspondent Andrea Mitchell informed viewers on Hardball that such questions about Hillary Clinton’s ability to serve in that top job leading the military in both a competent and tough fashion shouldn’t be given the light of the day because “[s]he proved her commander in chief bona fides” over her career.

By Curtis Houck | September 2, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

It’s been 273 days since Hillary Clinton last held a press conference and even some on MSNBC are starting to lose patience with Clinton’s antics that even-keeled legal correspondent Ari Melber flipped out during Thursday’s Hardball on EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock for the shameless talking point that Clinton “talk[s] to the press all the time.”

By Curtis Houck | August 25, 2016 | 2:13 PM EDT

The panic on the faces of Clinton Foundation defenders grew more palpable on Wednesday night as the questions surrounding donors having meetings with Hillary Clinton’s State Department remained a part of the news cycle, so it was up to liberal journalists like Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews to defend and deflect these concerns as merely “political” ploys by Republicans. 

By Curtis Houck | August 23, 2016 | 10:04 PM EDT

With even traditional outlets like the Associated Press and liberal journalists raising concerns about the Clinton Foundation, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock did their best on Tuesday to stave off the damage by making sure viewers knew that the foundation has been “very transparent and ethical” in doing “great work.” 

By Curtis Houck | August 18, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT

On multiple occasions throughout Thursday’s Hardball on MSNBC, liberal host Chris Matthews made his feelings clear that he was livid at the Obama administration over revelations hours earlier that they indeed waited to give Iran $400 million that they claimed to have been repayment for money frozen during the 1979 revolution until four American hostages had left Iran. 

By Curtis Houck | August 17, 2016 | 5:43 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had always been a big admirer of now-former Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, so he was naturally beside himself on Tuesday night as he gave a news brief on Kane being found guilty of nine criminal charges stemming from a series of leaks to a grand jury concerning a legal and political rival.