By Ken Shepherd | February 11, 2016 | 8:52 PM EST

Last October, after about six months of dawdling, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally came out with an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. Yet on tonight's Hardball, anchor Chris Matthews made it sound like the mayor probably wishes he had his old campaign-manager job back and was Hillary's "Mickey in the corner" at every debate.

By Geoffrey Dickens | and By Rich Noyes | February 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM EST

This week, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt tells Hillary Clinton how he “winced” when a young voter told the candidate that “people don't trust you,” even as Holt's scandal-scarred predecessor Brian Williams showed a stunning lack of self-awareness when he told MSNBC viewers on caucus night: “We will be the purveyors of truth and justice.” Plus, when Hollywood is accused of racism over the all-white Oscars, Danny DeVito blames the rest of America: “It's unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country.”

By Mark Finkelstein | February 5, 2016 | 8:59 PM EST

¡Muchas gracias, señor Matthews! If Bernie Sanders becomes the Dem nominee, the GOP might wind up having to pay royalties to Chris Matthews .  . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews aired what he himself said could be an anti-Bernie Republican ad, cobbled together from clips of various radical statements Sanders has made over the years.

In Chris' commercial, Sanders is seen saying he's a socialist, confirming he's not a capitalist, admitting that he applied for conscientious objector status, indicating that he would raise taxes to somewhere between 50 and 90%, and preaching political "revolution." Workers of the world, unite behind Bernie!

By Ken Shepherd | February 4, 2016 | 7:52 PM EST

"You're kind of cranky, but you know your sh*t!"

That's how Hardball host Chris Matthews complimented his guest, former Gov. John Sununu (R-N.H.), as he thanked him for appearing on the Thursday night edition of Hardball.

By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2016 | 12:54 AM EST

An irritated Chris Matthews on Thursday lashed out at Chris Christie for referring to abortion as “murder.” In a live, post-debate edition of Hardball, Matthews couldn’t even wrap his mind around the concept, sputtering, “And, by the way, calling abortion murder? Under the law?  Is that what he’s talking about?” 

By Ken Shepherd | January 27, 2016 | 10:21 PM EST

In a telephone interview taped earlier today that aired on Wednesday's Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared with Democratic primary presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton that he worries that college-aged coeds who should be Hillary voters just, well, they just don't "get it."
 

By Mark Finkelstein | January 26, 2016 | 7:58 PM EST

Imagine that in some future presidential election, two Mexican-American candidates are vying for the Dem nomination. The Dem frontrunner announces he won't participate in the next debate. And a conservative pundit sneeringly says "who's going to watch a debate between the two Mexican guys?" Now imagine all hell descending on that hapless conservative for his breach of political correctness.

Will anything similar befall Chris Matthews? Of course not. But on Hardball this evening, as news was breaking that Donald Trump won't participate in Thursday's debate in protest over Megyn Kelly's presence on the panel, Matthews said "who's going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?"

By Scott Whitlock | and By Rich Noyes | January 25, 2016 | 9:11 AM EST

This week, as President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, PBS's panel oozes over his "keen, analytical intelligence," with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin saying Obama's speech "reminded me of George Washington's Farewell Address." Meanwhile, PBS's Tavis Smiley slams GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as a "racial arsonist," CNN's Erin Burnett thinks today's Republicans are so extreme they "would hate" Ronald Reagan, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews slams conservative radio host Mark Levin as "one of the most distasteful human beings out there."

By Tim Graham | January 23, 2016 | 2:57 PM EST

On Friday night’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews unleashed a harangue on National Review writer Eliana Johnson, theorizing that the “Against Trump” symposium was pretty much all about Trump’s opposition to the Iraq war.

When Johnson insisted this isn’t single-issue thing, Matthews kept berating her: “Can you answer me? Which is not a hawk in that group?” Johnson didn’t offer a name, but could have: David Boaz, co-founder of the libertarian Cato Institute.

By Mark Finkelstein | January 20, 2016 | 8:35 PM EST

Hey Chris Matthews: is GloZell qualified to be President of the United States? How about John Travolta or Joy Behar?  

On his MSNBC show this evening, Matthews attacked Sarah Palin's legitimacy as a Trump endorser by questioning her presidential qualifications. GloZell, Travolta and Behar are all Hillary endorsers. So how about it Chris: which of them could you imagine in the Oval Office? Trump advocate and former Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault demolished Matthews' absurd attack, saying she was supporting The Donald for president, not Palin or anyone else.

By Ken Shepherd | January 19, 2016 | 10:00 PM EST

In the "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" segment of Tuesday's edition of Hardball, Mother Jones magazine's David Corn informed MSNBC host Chris Matthews that the Democratic National Committee was wracked with a "tremendous amount of regret in the high ranks of the" party organization that they had limited the primary debates so much.
 

By Ken Shepherd | January 19, 2016 | 8:28 PM EST

Donald Trump, for all his bluster and controversy, could actually win over the suburban vote in blue Northeastern states, Hardball host Chris Matthews argued on tonight's program. It's just too bad for him, he added, that throwing his arms around the Sarah Palin endorsement could kill those chances since "thoughtful" "pro-choice" women in those New England suburbs would see Palin's embrace as a deal killer.