The 2021 Debt War: Brace for Nasty Media Name-Calling

September 22nd, 2021 1:45 PM

There’s a new battle brewing over the federal debt ceiling. Ten years ago, after the Obama administration instigated massive federal spending to deal with the Great Recession, Republicans insisted on long-term deficit reduction, and the liberal media slammed them as nihilists, hostage-takers, terrorists, suicide bombers and zombie vampires.

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FLASHBACK: Before Obama Gave Matthews a ‘Thrill,’ He Caused a ‘Chill'

July 31st, 2021 12:26 PM

Years before Barack Obama gave Chris Matthews a “thrill” UP his leg, the Democrat prompted a “chill” IN his leg. In fact, it was 17 years ago this week that the former MSNBC host swooned over the Democrat the media would fall in love with. During John Kerry’s Democratic National Convention, Matthews used eerily similar language to his more famous outburst: “I have to tell ya a little chill in…

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Matthews Agrees With Behar on 'View:' Voter Laws Are Anti-Democracy

June 2nd, 2021 3:39 PM

Former MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews made his media rounds on The View Wednesday, to plug his new book and comment on the current news cycle. Unlike most liberal guests on the show, Matthews faced an awkward combination of confrontational and friendly questions.

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He’s BACK! Chris Matthews Returns to MSNBC With PLENTY to Talk About

June 2nd, 2021 12:45 AM

After almost a year and a half away from television, former longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews made his return to his old network and time slot on Tuesday’s ReidOut to promote his new book and sound off on everything from the 2020 election to January 6 to his departure from MSNBC to infrastructure to the Peace Corps to even South African politics.

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FLASHBACK: Republicans Are Racist for Requiring Voter ID

April 14th, 2021 9:00 AM

The following are just a few of the ugliest examples (as culled from the MRC archives) of lefty hosts and reporters labelling Republican-backed voter ID laws as racist.

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FLASHBACK: Rush Was a Threat to Them, So They Tried to Destroy Him

February 19th, 2021 9:30 AM

The following are just a few of the most hate-filled attacks on Rush Limbaugh over the years (as culled from the MRC’s archives)

THRILLS and TINGLES: Media’s Long History of Adoring Barack Obama

November 13th, 2020 7:55 AM

Before they despised Donald Trump, the liberal media adored Barack Obama. From the moment then-state senator Barack Obama showed up on the national stage to address the Democratic convention in 2004, the news media were in love. When Obama ran for President four years later, news reporters led the cheers. And as President, reporters touted his “prodigious talents,” his “amazing legislative…

TRIGGER ALERT: Lib Reporters Won’t Like This Year’s GOP Convention

August 22nd, 2020 1:29 PM

Year after year, journalists deride the GOP convention as too far to the right, and castigate the party as hostile to women, minorities and gays. While Democratic attacks on Republicans are applauded, it’s nasty mud-slinging when Republicans dare to launch counter-attacks. Here’s a look back at what these liberal media outlets said about the GOP during the previous eight conventions.

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FLASHBACK: Media’s Most VICIOUS and BIGOTED Attacks on Mike Pence

July 30th, 2020 9:00 AM

The following are the worst attacks on Vice President Pence from the liberal press and Hollywood elitists.

Matthews: Harassment Allegation Against Me Was ‘Highly Justified'

April 28th, 2020 10:12 AM
It’s been almost two months since former Hardball host Chris Matthews stepped down from his weeknight post, but the MSNBC veteran demonstrated in an interview late last week that his views are just as liberal now as they were during his decades-long television tenure. After stating that the sexual harassment charge made against him by GQ columnist Laura Bassett was “highly justified,…
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Maher: 'Guys Are Married for a Million Years, They Want to Flirt'

March 9th, 2020 4:43 PM

Perhaps no one engages in hypocrisy more than a member of the media elite. Sooner or later, all of the “woke” societal causes championed by the press will boomerang back to their detriment, as was the case with former MSNBC host Chris Matthews. On Friday’s Real Time, HBO host Bill Maher granted mercy to the ex-Hardball host and excused Matthews's improper behavior.

Column: The Sudden Crash of Chris Matthews

March 4th, 2020 7:47 AM
On the Monday before “Super Tuesday,” longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews came on the air and promptly, tartly announced he was retiring, that “this will be my last Hardball.” His language and tone strongly implied he was being pushed out. Politically, it felt like MSNBC was shedding a host that had become a liability with the Sanders socialists who are a decent chunk…
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'Shut Up Chris': Behar Angry at Matthews for Insulting Hillary's Looks

March 3rd, 2020 2:34 PM
After MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews was forced out of a job Monday, the hosts of ABC’s The View had mixed reactions on Tuesday’s show. While some of the hosts praised Matthews, Joy Behar revealed she was fed up with the host’s sexist remarks about women. In particular, she was peeved he had complimented Republican women’s appearances while disparaging Hillary Clinton…
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Bye-Bye Chris! The Worst of Matthews

March 3rd, 2020 10:20 AM
He’s gone! After 23 years at CNBC and MSNBC, Chris Matthews has “retired” as Hardball host. Here at the MRC we’ve documented Matthews’s long career of slams on conservatives and his thrills over “immaculate” Obama and Jesus-like Bill Clinton. The following are just a few of those Hardball lowlights over the years: