Yeah Right! Chris Matthews: 'I Hate Doing Things By Race'

March 14th, 2016 8:46 PM

"I hate doing things by race, but we do," insisted Chris Matthews by way of apology, almost, to Hillary Clinton in a townhall discussion aired tonight on MSNBC. The Hardball host said this as he was rattling through exit polling data that showed her rival Bernie Sanders did better with white voters while she commands a vast majority of black voters in primary contests.

But of course, as even perhaps the most casual fans of NewsBusters are aware, race and ethnicity are recurring mental occupations with Mr. Matthews. Here's just a sample from our archive: 




Clinton Town Hall
March 14, 2016; 7:19 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let's talk about young people and their – even as old as their early 30s. People don't have phones, they don't have landlines. Look at the numbers for you though, in Michigan. Here it was, 80 percent of people under 30 voted for Senator Sanders. He also got 57 percent of whites. I hate doing things by race, but we do. And, what do you think happened there?