Hardball

By Noel Sheppard | September 22, 2011 | 7:42 PM EDT

Chris Matthews was tremendously impressed by an obviously political photo-op Barack Obama did Thursday at a bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky where he pushed for his jobs bill to be passed so that a new modern span could be erected between the two states.

Not at all surprisingly, the "Hardball" host failed to tell his viewers that there's absolutely no mention of this bridge in the President's bill (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | September 21, 2011 | 8:05 PM EDT

While most of the media continue to obsess about millionaires supposedly not paying their "fair share" of taxes, the liberal Brookings Institution has let the cat out of the bag concerning just how absurd this whole thing is.

According to the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, he discussed this issue with Brookings' William Gale, and disclosed his findings to Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball" Wednesday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Scott Whitlock | September 21, 2011 | 5:56 PM EDT

On Wednesday's Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews trashed Rick Perry, accusing him of calling Barack Obama "pro-Nazi." Matthews attacked the Republican presidential candidate for claiming that the President's policy towards Israel is "appeasement." The anchor shrieked that Perry had pulled "the rug out from under [Obama] and accuse[d] him of, basically, pro-Nazi behavior."

Matthews added, "We know what appeasement means. It means Neville Chamberlain." Liberal guest Joan Walsh piled on, theorizing, "He's pulling Hitler into this, which is a very horrible thing to do. It's ignorant, Chris."

[See video below. MP3 audio here.]

 

By Noel Sheppard | September 21, 2011 | 9:45 AM EDT

Today is the three week anniversary of the beginning of the Solyndra scandal, and the prime time programs of the so-called "news network" named MSNBC have yet to report one single word about it.

This is despite daily revelations about the growing controversy for the Obama administration including the following from the San Jose Mercury Tuesday:

By NB Staff | September 17, 2011 | 5:09 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Friday, despite the growing scandal involving solar panel company Solyndra and President Obama being sixteen days old, the prime time programs of MSNBC have not said a single word about the matter.

When "Fox News Watch" discussed the media coverage of this issue Saturday, the "American Conservative's" Jim Pinkerton noted our findings (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Ken Shepherd | September 16, 2011 | 6:14 PM EDT

"What Texas miracle?" Chris Matthews snorted at the open of his September 16 program, noting that "Today we learned that the Texas unemployment rate hit 8.5 percent last month" and that "the state actually lost jobs last month, even worse than the national figure of zero jobs created."

"So where's the Texas miracle now?" a smug "Hardball" host asked his audience.

By Noel Sheppard | September 16, 2011 | 9:54 AM EDT

As the scandal involving failed solar panel company Solyndra and President Obama grows, the prime time programs at the so-called "news network" known as MSNBC continue to ignore it.

Despite the announcement of the Solyndra bankruptcy on August 31, "Hardball," "PoliticsNation," "The Last Word," "The Rachel Maddow Show," and "The Ed Show" have not done one single report on the subject.

By Scott Whitlock | September 15, 2011 | 6:17 PM EDT

Chris Matthews on Thursday delighted in slamming "ignorant" Republicans and their hostility for anyone "who's even slightly an intellectual." Matthews began a segment on the Republican Party's supposed hatred of science by gleefully announcing, "This is going to rip the scab off with all the conservatives watching."

The Hardball host wondered if the "GOP [has] become a party that celebrates ignorance." He continued, " Look at how the presidential candidates in the field proudly oppose mainstream scientific thought like, well, global warming, evolution."

By Noel Sheppard | September 14, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT

Despite having been exposed for at least twice calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme, MSNBC's Chris Matthews continues to pound Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for saying the same thing.

Here's what the "Hardball" host hypocritically said on Tuesday's program (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | September 13, 2011 | 7:27 PM EDT

Exactly how do anchors on MSNBC get away with routinely stating complete falsehoods without any repercussions?

On Tuesday, Chris Matthews wrongly accused Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of saying during the previous evening's debate he would let a critically ill person die if the patient didn't have health insurance (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

By Noel Sheppard | September 13, 2011 | 11:03 AM EDT

Whether or not Social Security is a Ponzi scheme was again a source of great discussion during Monday's Republican presidential debate, and it appears this is likely going to be a hot issue throughout this election cycle.

What should be interesting to participants and pundits alike is that during the last presidential campaign, on November 5, 2007, the late Tim Russert, and Chris Matthews, while talking about the Democrat candidates on an episode of MSNBC's "Hardball" broadcast exactly one year before America elected its first black president, agreed that Social Security was "a bad Ponzi scheme" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | September 12, 2011 | 10:39 PM EDT

In less than 30 minutes Monday, George W. Bush went from being a former president with "slight" "mental" and "rhetorical ability" to a "masterful and wonderful" speaker.

Such hypocrisy came from MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Let's play Oddball (video follows with transcript and commentary):