Chris Matthews Breaks Ranks, Criticizes Network’s Claim That Sergeant Bergdahl Was ‘Swiftboated’

June 5, 2014 | 11:12 AM EDT

When it comes to being a good liberal soldier, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews doesn’t seem to have gotten the network’s message that the GOP is swiftboating Sergeant Berdahl. Over the past week, MSNBC hosts have maintained that Bergdahl had been swiftboated on six different broadcasts and it seems as though Matthews is sick of the comparison. Speaking with Chuck Todd, NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent, Political Director, and host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, Matthews slapped down the MSNBC “swiftboat” narrative: “Swift-boating is totally misused here. Swift-boating is when you make up stories... Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters.