Hardball

By Matt Hadro | January 14, 2014 | 5:03 PM EST

Two months ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews called Sen. Rand Paul a "pissant" for ranting about what Matthews is now hyping as yet another problem for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

In November, Sen. Paul called "offensive" Christie's appearance in a federally-funded tourism video for New Jersey during an election year. Matthews, sticking up for the governor, branded Paul a "pissant" and said his rant "makes him smaller." Yet on Monday's Hardball, Matthews reported a federal investigation into the video as another headache for Christie: "When it rains, it pours."

By Noel Sheppard | January 13, 2014 | 9:34 PM EST

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the Hillary Clinton-loving media are doing almost back-breaking contortions to make the recent Bridgegate scandal completely destroy Governor Chris Christie’s (R-N.J.) presidential ambitions.

Obviously doing his part Monday was MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who selectively edited comments George Will made on Fox News Sunday to make it appear that the syndicated columnist was actually comparing Bridgegate to Watergate (multipart video follows with transcripts and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | December 30, 2013 | 7:50 PM EST

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with the assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation.

The folks at MSNBC must have really liked this show, for they actually reran it in its entirety Monday.

By Brad Wilmouth | December 30, 2013 | 3:39 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on the Friday, December 27, Hardball on MSNBC, comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah -- who has also been a CNN contributor -- cracked that "conservatives hate a lot of women" as he recounted that the woman whose face appeared on the ObamaCare Web site had been tagged "the most despised woman in America"  by "some bloggers on the right," whom he failed to identify.

By Noel Sheppard | December 24, 2013 | 4:53 PM EST

Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.

Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Rich Noyes | December 22, 2013 | 9:26 AM EST

Last week, the Media Research Center announced our “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” reviewing the worst media bias of the year, as selected by our panel of 42 judges, who generously reviewed dozens of quotes gathered throughout the year by MRC’s news analysts.

As regular NewsBusters’ readers know, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews has become notorious for his frequent, savage verbal attacks on conservatives — so much so, that we gathered his worst quotes of the year into a single category, the “MSNBC = Mean-Spirited, Nasty, Belligerent Chris Award.” (Winning quotes and video below the jump.)

By Noel Sheppard | December 21, 2013 | 3:23 PM EST

UPDATE AT END OF POST: COULTER RESPONDS!

Ann Coulter is a syndicated columnist and a New York Times Best Selling author.

Despite this, on Friday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "[S]he doesn't have a job" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 20, 2013 | 11:45 AM EST

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews took a break from his nightly “Hardball” tirade to grace the set of Morning Joe to unload on the GOP for opposing extending unemployment benefits and increasing the minimum wage.

Appearing on December 20, the “Hardball” host proclaimed that Republicans “don’t like these bums” and proceeded to call Republicans “these racists” for opposing liberal policies on unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage. [See video after jump. MP3 audio here.] 

By Noel Sheppard | December 20, 2013 | 10:25 AM EST

Here’s something I bet you never imagined would happen.

Chris Matthews on Friday, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, declared Barack Obama the political loser of the year (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Scott Whitlock | December 17, 2013 | 5:38 PM EST

 

Chris Matthews, who has repeatedly compared conservatives to Nazis, indignantly objected to a North Carolina state senator comparing ObamaCare to Nazism. Showing no self awareness, Matthews on Monday sneered, "Ted Cruz has a formidable challenger in the hyperbole department these days when it comes to Hitler references."

The Hardball anchor complained, "This weekend, a Republican state senator from North Carolina tweeted this gem -- quote -- 'Justice Roberts' pen and Obamacare has done more damage to the USA than the swords of the Nazis, the Soviets, and terrorists combined.'" But it was Matthews who, on October 22, 2012, attacked, "Is it in society's interests for [a young woman's] boss to be able to be the birth control Nazi to decide who gets it and who doesn't?" [A video comparison of the two quotes can be found below. MP3 audio here.]

By Noel Sheppard | December 14, 2013 | 12:13 PM EST

Is there anything MSNBC hosts won't compare conservatives to?

Consider Chris Matthews who began Friday's Hardball likening conservatives such as Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, and Rand Paul - who have the nerve to oppose the budget compromise just passed in the House - to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un killing his uncle (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Randy Hall | December 13, 2013 | 10:40 AM EST

During his 19-year tenure as host of the Hardball cable TV political talk show, Chris Matthews has made several mistakes, but the one he will probably be remembered for most was his 2008 off-the-cuff remark that “I felt this thrill going up my leg” while listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Even though he has been razzed about it many times over the years, when the situation calls for it, Matthews isn't above repeating that statement, as he did on Wednesday's edition of his weeknight program. “At least I got my thrill up my leg from Obama,” he told former John McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt. “You got it from Sarah Palin.”