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Matthews Trashes White House Suggestion Soldiers ‘Swift Boating’ Bergdahl

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

If you've been watching MSNBC and thinking they've been far too soft on the White House over Bowe Bergdahl, pay attention to Chris Matthews. He has been unreservedly critical of the White House, and today he told Chuck Todd that it's...Show More Summary

Chris Matthews channels his inner Bill Kristol

Channeling his neoconservatism, Chris Matthews was all but abusive toward Kim Dozier of the Daily Beast and Goldie Taylor, a Marine veteran, when they endorsed the deal to free Bowe Bergdahl. He was also contemptuous to Col. Morris Davis, a former Gitmo prosecutor

MSNBC's Matthews Hits Obama for Violating Law with Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Swap

On his June 3 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews expressed his disapproval of the president having broken federal law in the process of securing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for transferring five high-level Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatari government custody. Of course, it took a liberal Democrat, Sen. Show More Summary

It’s Time To Call Out The Real Villains

Perhaps if the Chris Matthews and Chuck Todds would stop reading from Frank Luntz’s daily manifestos, the real villains would be held to account for the problems they create.

Chris Matthews: ObamaCare Rollout and VA Scandal Show the President's 'Lack of Alertness'

When you’ve lost Chris Matthews, have you lost liberal America? The Hardball host stopped by for a visit on the May 30 edition of MSNBC’s NewsNation for an analysis of the resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki and the VA scandal overall. The...Show More Summary

Andrea Mitchell: VA Scandal 'Far More Serious' Than Obama's Other 'So-Called Scandals'

On her Friday 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell joined fellow media liberals Stephen Colbert and Chris Matthews in labeling the VA scandal the first real scandal of the Obama administration: "...this is the biggest political problem that the President has faced. Show More Summary

Chris Matthews: VA Scandal is Real—Benghazi, IRS and Fast & Furious Are a “Nasty Bouquet” From the GOP [Video]

On Wednesday night Hardball host Chris Matthews admitted that the VA scandal that is embroiling the Obama administration is real, but added that Benghazi, the IRS and Fast and Furious are phony scandals trumped up by Republicans: There are scandals, and there are scandals. Whitewater the big noise in the Clinton administration turned out to […]

Chris Matthews: President Shows ‘Lack of Alertness’ on VA and Obamacare

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Reacting to the Friday resignation of Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki, MSNBC host Chris Matthews suggested the unfolding events have revealed the presidents's "lack of alertness" for problems in both his Affordable Care Act rollout and in the VA.

Matthews Scolds Obama Over VA: Tells President to Stop Thinking About Himself

Criticism of President Barack Obama came from an unlikely source on Thursday. During MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews hammered President Barack Obama in a segment that included Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE). Show More Summary

Obama Flack: Hey, You Know Obama Can't Fire Shinseki, Because He Would Face Political Difficulties In Getting a New Secretary;Even Chris Matthews Blasts Administration for Putting Politics First

The Obama Administration -- proceeding from Obama himself -- has long been so arrogant that they are overly honest about their cynical, self-interested calculations. Obama did not see any problem when he declared that he was just a blank screen...

Matthews Rips Obama on VA Scandal: ‘We Have a Waiting Time From the President Now’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

MSNBC host Chris Matthews tore into President Barack Obama’s handling of the scandal surrounding the Veterans Affairs administrators falsifying the true wait times veterans endured before receiving care. Matthews insisted that the president...Show More Summary

Chris Matthews Asks If Obama Will Continue To ‘Diddle’ On VA Scandal

“Now it’s the president’s call,” host Chris Matthews declared as he opened Wednesday evening’s episode of Hardball with new “bad, very bad” information surrounding the VA scandal from the inspector general’s interim report on the agency. In...Show More Summary

Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton Should Be Above GOP 'Spit-balling'

Now playing on MSNBC: “Hillary vs. the Haters!” Opening his Tuesday evening episode of Hardball, host Chris Matthews kicked off by essentially whining about new comments from Karl Rove about potential 2016 candidate, Hillary Clinton....Show More Summary

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele Shows Some Spine—Pushes Back on Chris Matthews [Video]

During a discussion of economic policy on MSNBC’s Hardball Tuesday night, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele called out host Chris Matthews and guest Joan Walsh from Salon.com for being dismissive of Republican ideas, and being unwilling to have a legitimate discussion of the issues: Just one last thing I want to say here. It doesn’t matter […]

Steve King Challenges Chuck Schumer to Amnesty Duel

On Thursday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) challenged Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to a duel. But unlike then-Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA), who challenged Chris Matthews to a duel on-air during the 2004 Republican National Convention, Schumer quickly noted that he did not want a duel with "50 paces and pistols" like Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Show More Summary

Wednesday Cable Ratings: Chris Matthews #1 in Demo and Total on MSNBC

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Hardball with Chris Matthews was the highest-rated show on MSNBC Wednesday evening in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers. The 7 p.m. show had 161K viewers in the demo and 770K total viewers, putting it in second place behind Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, which had 244K in the demo and 1.480M total.

Chris Matthews: Unlike IRS, VA Scandal Is Real, Except When He Compared IRS to ‘Profiling’ Innocent Arabs

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews seems determined to kill the idea that unlike the Veterans Administration scandal, past Obama scandals such as the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups are not in fact legitimate issues to investigate. Appearing...Show More Summary

'Hardball' Hits the Gay Marriage Rulings Sweeping the Nation, with Brian Sims and Ted Boutros: VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

MSNBC's Hardball covered yesterday's ruling in Pennsylvania and the large number of gay marriage bans being overturned across the country. NBC's Pete Williams joins Chris Matthews to talk about when a case might reach the Supreme Court. Matthews was then...

Chris Matthews: ‘Why Is Mitch [McConnell] Being Such An S.O.B. So Fast?’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was at it again, slamming the GOP while hosting the network’s primary coverage on Tuesday May 20. Appearing during a special edition of Hardball during the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour, Matthews did his best to shill...Show More Summary

Low Blow: Chris Matthews Uses GOP Primary Runoff to Imply Racist History

Tuesday, May 20 was primary day in six states across the county and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was dubbed the point man for the network’s election night coverage. Unfortunately, the Hardball host couldn’t resist taking an inappropriate swipe...Show More Summary

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