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2012-12-29 12:45:37 AM
fta With Keith Olbermann out of sight, Matthews essentially replaced him as the commentator that most annoyed conservative viewers.

Both of them?
 
2012-12-29 01:20:46 AM
Chris Matthews is an asshole.
 
2012-12-29 01:48:53 AM
HA!  You think that's funny?

FOX president: we report news.
 
2012-12-29 03:44:52 AM
If by 'Statesman' you mean bloviating asshat then sure.
 
2012-12-29 07:23:38 AM
Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures
 
2012-12-29 08:56:52 AM
I'm a liberal and I can't stand the guy. He's MSNBC's version of Chris Berman. Both networks think people want to see the guy, but in reality if they fired them, no one would care in a week.
 
2012-12-29 10:05:15 AM
I like Matthews.

There, I said it.
 
2012-12-29 10:52:40 AM
Tweety can have bouts of awesome, but for the most part, he's not that good.
 
2012-12-29 11:04:00 AM
EasyWind got it in one take!
 
2012-12-29 11:04:05 AM
All pundits can go fall off very large cliffs.
/Not fiscal cliffs,actual cliffs.
 
2012-12-29 11:07:52 AM
Tweety is awesome. He's the only cable tv pundit I bother to watch on the regular. He can cite us political history off the top of his head and draw parallels to the discussion on the fly. I dig that.

/moderate dem
//tweety fan
 
2012-12-29 11:08:29 AM

JerseyTim: I'm a liberal and I can't stand the guy. He's MSNBC's version of Chris Berman. Both networks think people want to see the guy, but in reality if they fired them, no one would care in a week.


There is a very vocal group that is annoyed to no end by both men. That doesn't mean they don't have fans. I happen to like them both. They both seem like they would greatly enjoy the smell of their own farts, but they're upbeat, energetic, and many people like watching them even if they don't agree with them.
 
2012-12-29 11:15:36 AM
This is the thing I hate about Matthews: When you've asked the question, SHUT YOUR FARKING MOUTH AND LET THE OTHER GUY TALK!

Seriously. He asks a question, pauses just long enough to trick the other guy into thinking it's time for him to answer, then starts talking again, either asking the question a second time or answering it for himself.
 
2012-12-29 11:19:03 AM

Notabunny: fta With Keith Olbermann out of sight, Matthews essentially replaced him as the commentator that most annoyed conservative viewers.

Both of them?


Leading up to the 2000 election, he did his best to paint Gore in a bad light. Once he helped get W elected, he pretended to be a sob-sister for the progressive side.

Maddow insulted him before her gig on MSNBC. To get her cushy job there, she had to publicly kiss his fat ass.

/I can count to potato head.
 
2012-12-29 11:22:41 AM

sinanju: This is the thing I hate about Matthews: When you've asked the question, SHUT YOUR FARKING MOUTH AND LET THE OTHER GUY TALK!

Seriously. He asks a question, pauses just long enough to trick the other guy into thinking it's time for him to answer, then starts talking again, either asking the question a second time or answering it for himself.


Charlie Rose does the same thing. Annoying.
 
2012-12-29 11:27:56 AM
Well, he states things by shouting you down and talking fast.
 
2012-12-29 11:29:05 AM
I love that there's an actual, somewhat LieBrul commercial news outlet for the TeaHadis to rail against.
 
2012-12-29 11:45:09 AM

djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.



I do too. He can be a clown some of the time (ok, a lot of the time), but I can deal with him more than Hannity.

And I have a list with many words I could use to describe him. However, "statesman" is not on that list.
 
2012-12-29 11:53:14 AM
Matthews has the same energy and fervor as some kid running a D&D table. And as much connection to reality.
 
2012-12-29 12:01:32 PM
Why, yes. Yes he is. But that doesn't seem to be what the article is about.
 
2012-12-29 12:06:53 PM
Call me when Democratic politicians are called upon to apologize to him
 
2012-12-29 12:07:01 PM

EasyWind: If by 'Statesman' you mean bloviating asshat then sure.


That's all we see on the political commentary shows anyway, so...
 
2012-12-29 12:09:30 PM

DarwiOdrade: EasyWind: If by 'Statesman' you mean bloviating asshat then sure.

That's all we see on the political commentary shows anyway, so...


Which is why I avoid all of them (minus the Sunday shows) like the plague.
 
2012-12-29 12:41:22 PM

ManateeGag: Chris Matthews is an asshole.



and you are a Republican crony capitalist pig who doesn't mind destroying the middle class, widening the wealth gap, and continuing to lick the upper 2%'s ass hoping they'll pass a crumb to you.

fair enough.
 
2012-12-29 12:42:28 PM

Lionel Mandrake: HA!  You think that's funny?

FOX president: we report news.



they report their version of the news. the version that pushes their agenda and satisfies their Owners.
 
2012-12-29 12:43:08 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures



no, Dick was a Politician. huge difference.

and Agnew was Nixon's Nixon.
 
2012-12-29 12:43:44 PM

JerseyTim: I'm a liberal and I can't stand the guy. He's MSNBC's version of Chris Berman. Both networks think people want to see the guy, but in reality if they fired them, no one would care in a week.



yea, that's why his ratings are going up every year........... nice try.
 
2012-12-29 12:44:25 PM

djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.



you must be educated and honest. congratulations.
 
2012-12-29 12:48:50 PM
as far as i'm concerned, Keith Olberman was the best MSNBC had going for them, but Olbermann was too honest and a bit arrogant. honesty really antagonizes the Owners.

they prefer the Con. the bullsh*t. that's what sells and that's what keeps the little people under control.

Olbermann could always back up his assertions with solid sources, but like i said, he was too real and the brass fired him because they have Owners to please.

now you know who owns you and your news, Freedom boys.
 
2012-12-29 12:52:21 PM

homelessdude: djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.

I do too. He can be a clown some of the time (ok, a lot of the time), but I can deal with him more than Hannity.

And I have a list with many words I could use to describe him. However, "statesman" is not on that list.


Mathews is a Journalist with showmanship. he's on camera, so he has to be a showman to a point.

but he's not a liar or conman like the dredge of sh*t spewed out by Faux News.
 
2012-12-29 12:53:56 PM

sinanju: This is the thing I hate about Matthews: When you've asked the question, SHUT YOUR FARKING MOUTH AND LET THE OTHER GUY TALK!

Seriously. He asks a question, pauses just long enough to trick the other guy into thinking it's time for him to answer, then starts talking again, either asking the question a second time or answering it for himself.


Seriously, this. Why turn an interview into a monologue? Same reason I don't watch Bill Maher.
 
2012-12-29 12:54:07 PM
FOX News: if it looks like sh*t and smells like sh*t, its probably sh*t.

that's how worthless Faked News really is.


i've never seen corporate owned propaganda like that in this Nation. Never.
 
2012-12-29 01:02:06 PM

EasyWind: If by 'Statesman' you mean bloviating asshat then sure.


+1 all day long
 
2012-12-29 01:02:36 PM
Oh, BS. Any of these jackasses who spew lies to sell ad revenue, from Rush to Matthews, need to go away. I don't care if I'm more likely to agree with Matthews than O'Reilly, he's still a piece of crap.
 
2012-12-29 01:02:39 PM
FTA His 5 p.m. "Hardball" show has seen viewership jump by 24 per cent this year from 2011, 17 per cent for the rerun two hours later.

This is what matters to cable network bosses. This is money.
 
2012-12-29 01:18:21 PM
The only pundit show I'll watch.
 
2012-12-29 01:24:14 PM

Notabunny: fta With Keith Olbermann out of sight, Matthews essentially replaced him as the commentator that most annoyed conservative viewers.

Both of them?


You'd think that'd be Maddow what with generally being right, willing to soundly attack their arguments, and looking like a boy.
 
2012-12-29 01:25:16 PM
I like how the "both sodes ae bad" crowd always claim democrat pundits have character flaws. Yes, being a rude asshole is exactly the same as lying to manipulate an audience.
 
2012-12-29 01:26:14 PM
stupid phone can type "sides"
 
2012-12-29 01:35:31 PM
As a liberal, I can't stand Matthews. He's a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing. But Tucker's blog needs a target, and if they tried to go after Maddow, she'd remind us why she's one of the few adults on both sides of the pundit aisle on cable. (Also, she'd end up owning them like she did Buchanan in '08)
 
2012-12-29 01:37:36 PM

ManateeGag: Chris Matthews is an asshole.


How many conversations have you had with him?  Or are you just unhappy that he disagrees with what Rush tells you to think?
 
2012-12-29 01:49:22 PM
LOL
 
2012-12-29 01:54:07 PM
Usually when Matthews talks over a guest it's because the guest ISN'T answering the question but repeating the talking points answer to the previous question.

He can be abrasive but he's still much better than most.
 
2012-12-29 01:56:50 PM

RevMercutio: As a liberal, I can't stand Matthews. He's a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing. But Tucker's blog needs a target, and if they tried to go after Maddow, she'd remind us why she's one of the few adults on both sides of the pundit aisle on cable. (Also, she'd end up owning them like she did Buchanan in '08)


List of adult pundits:

Rachel Maddow
Shep Smith
Anderson Cooper
Brian Williams
Jon Stewart
Stephen Colbert
Umm...
Uh...

Tom Brokaw?
 
2012-12-29 02:12:32 PM

Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures


no, Dick was a Politician. huge difference.

and Agnew was Nixon's Nixon.


Like him or not, he was our elder statesman for years.

/been there, lived it
 
2012-12-29 02:36:39 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures


no, Dick was a Politician. huge difference.

and Agnew was Nixon's Nixon.

Like him or not, he was our elder statesman for years.

/been there, lived it



yea? i was there and lived it too. i loved the watergate breakin stunt and the FBI tailing of John Lennon that Nixon asked for.

Nixon's closet is chock full of cobwebs.
 
2012-12-29 02:37:08 PM

djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.


Does he give you a tingle down your leg??

There, I said it
 
2012-12-29 02:43:01 PM

yeah_so: djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.

Does he give you a tingle down your leg??

There, I said it



no, but it puts a grin across my face, republican.

have you recovered from your buddy Rmoney's loss yet?
 
2012-12-29 02:43:11 PM
I'm pro-Tweety. Dude knows his stuff, he's passionate, and he backs up his views with real-world stuff. Love him.

Ed Schultz and Lawrence, on the other hand...
 
2012-12-29 02:46:11 PM

Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures


no, Dick was a Politician. huge difference.

and Agnew was Nixon's Nixon.


Like him or not, he was our elder statesman for years.

/been there, lived it


yea? i was there and lived it too. i loved the watergate breakin stunt and the FBI tailing of John Lennon that Nixon asked for.

Nixon's closet is chock full of cobwebs.

as are all presidents

Yes, today's President would never think about spying on someone.

/Agnew was a dolt.
 
2012-12-29 02:47:18 PM
Tweety is an asshat, but occasionally he'll have a melodramatic meltdown that makes for damn fine viewing when you're as drunk as he is.
 
2012-12-29 02:49:16 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Linux_Yes: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures


no, Dick was a Politician. huge difference.

and Agnew was Nixon's Nixon.


Like him or not, he was our elder statesman for years.

/been there, lived it


yea? i was there and lived it too. i loved the watergate breakin stunt and the FBI tailing of John Lennon that Nixon asked for.

Nixon's closet is chock full of cobwebs.
as are all presidents

Yes, today's President would never think about spying on someone.

/Agnew was a dolt.



no one is asking for perfection. at least make the effort. so many in D.C. don't even make the effort anymore. they don't even try to hide their con because they know how dumb so many Americans are.
 
2012-12-29 02:49:48 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures


You are incorrect. Nixon was a paranoid and bizarre human being, a good politician, but first and foremost, he was a criminal whose lawbreaking was so blatant that he could not even shield himself with the most powerful office in the entire world.
 
2012-12-29 02:51:41 PM
Abraham Lincoln would sh*t blood if he was alive today and saw the state his Party is in an how much it's changed and been bought and paid for by Big Business/Wealthy.
 
2012-12-29 03:05:03 PM

yeah_so: djkutch: I like Matthews.

There, I said it.

Does he give you a tingle down your leg??

There, I said it


No, but I'm not a closeted Republican. Embrace it, my friend!
 
2012-12-29 03:34:36 PM
"A statesman is a dead politician." ~ Berkeley Breathed

/Matthews is a douchecanoe
 
2012-12-29 03:48:44 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: "A statesman is a dead politician." ~ Berkeley Breathed

/Matthews is a douchecanoe


IIRC, the next line was, "You're right! We need more statesmen!"
 
2012-12-29 03:52:04 PM
i'm sensing an incredible amount of butthurt in this threat. my profound insight tells me that the Election loss by the republicans still has their panties in a twist.

they should insert two preparation H's and call me in the morning.
 
2012-12-29 04:38:53 PM
I like Matthews, too, even his weekend show.

I don't much like his yelling over guests, but it's probably what I would do when I asked someone a question that they evade, avoid, or just don't answer. That's one of my biggest gripes about all the politicians, they respond with what they wish they'd been asked instead of ever answering a yes or no question with a yes or no.

I also don't like how he has so many of the same people on all the time, as if these pundits are experts on everything ranging from economy to strategic planning. I could happily go the rest of my life without seeing that woman from Salon ever again.

And, when I want news, I watch BBC or the Newhour.
 
paj
2012-12-29 04:39:16 PM
The main focus for the future of MSNBC should rest heavily on Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes. More of them, less of Schultz/Sharpton types.
 
2012-12-29 04:43:15 PM
Matthews is fine -- he has a knowledge of history so he can at least put things in to context

but he fails at some basic interview questions -- he seems not study the subjects he interviews
on -- going with whatever cursory knowledge he may already have.

So, if it is interviewing someone on something that happened between 1935 to the present, he can
do pretty well (the Michelle Bachmann questioning which lead to here suggesting some in congress were anti-american):
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bT01mC9xSA


that was a reasonable course of questioning (although he hit harder on it the next day when he realized what he had).

This questioning was better (when he was talking with a right wing radio host, Kevin James that couldn't explain the actions of Neville Chamberlain without except in a superficial "talking point" manner with the word "appeasement":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK0d8ENS__c

The questioning was reasonable because James was there to defend what had been said by George W Bush on the subject.

Frankly Jon Stewart is a better interviewer than Chris Matthews but Matthews is better than most (on cable news) when it comes to American history.

And at least doesn't make shiat up like Hannity and O'Reily
 
2012-12-29 04:48:37 PM

paj: The main focus for the future of MSNBC should rest heavily on Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes. More of them, less of Schultz/Sharpton types.


Schultz is offensive
Sharpton is a bore
and Laurence O'Donnel does little, also.

Maddow is good although I just can't stand here personality (giggles at her own jokes -- come on) but at least she is smart.

Matthews is good -- I've only seen Hayes a couple of times -- i'd rather watch him in the morning than the Train Wreck of Scarborough and Micah
(who generally have nothing useful to add to any subject)
 
2012-12-29 05:18:59 PM

bobbette: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures

You are incorrect. Nixon was a paranoid and bizarre human being, a good politician, but first and foremost, he was a criminal whose lawbreaking was so blatant that he could not even shield himself with the most powerful office in the entire world.


J.F.K. was an honest man, from an honest to goodness family.
 
2012-12-29 05:29:29 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: bobbette: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures

You are incorrect. Nixon was a paranoid and bizarre human being, a good politician, but first and foremost, he was a criminal whose lawbreaking was so blatant that he could not even shield himself with the most powerful office in the entire world.

J.F.K. was an honest man, from an honest to goodness family.


I think Bobby was. It must have difficult for him to discover his dad was mobbed up and funded teamster pension loans at fantastic interest rates.
 
2012-12-29 06:36:54 PM

djkutch: AlwaysRightBoy: bobbette: AlwaysRightBoy: Tricky dicky Nixon was a statesman.

/and a damn good one despite his failures

You are incorrect. Nixon was a paranoid and bizarre human being, a good politician, but first and foremost, he was a criminal whose lawbreaking was so blatant that he could not even shield himself with the most powerful office in the entire world.

J.F.K. was an honest man, from an honest to goodness family.

I think Bobby was. It must have difficult for him to discover his dad was mobbed up and funded teamster pension loans at fantastic interest rates.


J.F.K> tried to do good, but there was the baggage
I agree. I think Bobby was really the one who wanted change.
/a damn shame, thinking about those times again
 
2012-12-29 07:07:12 PM
Statesmen don't describe historic occasions in terms of urinating on themselves.
 
2012-12-29 08:27:19 PM
While I do not like Mathews, if that tingling in his leg spreads to his arms, I suggest he see a doctor immediately.
 
2012-12-30 04:55:43 AM

bronyaur1: ManateeGag: Chris Matthews is an asshole.

How many conversations have you had with him?  Or are you just unhappy that he disagrees with what Rush tells you to think?


What the hell does Rush have to do with it?  I dunno about ManateeGag, but I'm still not thrilled with the way he treated Clinton in 2008.

/not necessarily all that thrilled with Hillary in 2008 either
//but that's still no excuse for how Matthews handled it
 
2012-12-30 12:17:03 PM
MSNBC president: Chris MatthewsRachel Maddow is a statesmanwoman.

Fixed; 'cause I'll take Rachel's word over Chris' any day of the week.
 
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