MSNBC Follies: Chris Matthews Walks Off Set, Salutes Colleague Chris Jansing

"Let Me Finish" is the title for Chris Matthews's commentary segment that caps off each episode of "Hardball."

But it would have been an appropriate graphic earlier today when the "Hardball" host wouldn't shut up as colleague Chris Jansing tried to wrap up a segment on her "Jansing & Co." program that previewed the Matthews-hosted "Obama's America" special edition of "Hardball" that airs tonight at 5 and 7 p.m. EST.

No novice to cable television, Matthews knows when an anchor is trying to wrap up a segment before commercial break.

"You're like one of the presenters [at the Golden Globes] last night. You're getting rushed here. You're told to wrap," Matthews observed.

Jansing then joked that she was expecting someone to pull her off set with a hook. That's when Matthews sought to chat some about about the Golden Globes.

"Talk about uncivil behavior," Matthews griped about Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais before he got up to leave the set. Moments later as the camera panned out to a wide shot, Matthews could be seen in the background saluting Jansing, who returned his salute.

The video is embedded below:

Ken Shepherd
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Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.