You’re Hired! How NBC Spent 11 Years Making Trump a Household Name
May 10th, 2016 9:44 AM
Donald Trump’s rise as a presidential candidate has prompted many political observers to blame TV outlets for giving him historic amounts of free air time. While it’s true the media have overwhelmingly focused on Trump in their coverage during the current election cycle, there is another media phenomenon at play. NBC has spent more than a decade building his brand as a successful…
Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower i
July 21st, 2013 6:25 PM
Talk about your America-hating media members.
On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Clarence Page on America's Political Polarization: 'I Blame the Media
July 7th, 2013 5:23 PM
The Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page made a comment about the country's political polarization this weekend that might raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.
Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Page said, "I blame the media" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Joe Klein: Hillary's 'One of the Most Experienced Candidates We've Eve
May 12th, 2013 11:25 AM
"Everybody knows that she's one of the most experienced candidates we've ever had running for president. She practically doesn't have to say it."
So said Time magazine's Joe Klein about Hillary Clinton on Sunday's syndicated Chris Matthews Show (video follows with transcript and commentary):
After Dismissing Benghazi as 'Fox News's Super-Story,' WaPo's Ignatius
May 6th, 2013 12:24 PM
Appearing on NBC's Chris Matthews Show on Sunday, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius initially dismissed the Benghazi terrorist attack as being "Fox News's super-story," with left-wing host Matthews agreeing: "This is a big Fox story." Fellow Post columnist Kathleen Parker called out Ignatius: "I know Fox has been covering it, but, you know, that doesn…
Matthews on Friday's Jobs Report: Will Democrats and Hillary Clinton H
May 5th, 2013 6:07 PM
It really is amazing how excited liberal media members can get when the economy produces 165,000 jobs and a 7.5 percent unemployment rate under a Democratic president.
So enthralled was Chris Matthews that he actually asked guests on the syndicated program bearing his name Sunday if this will give Democrats including Hillary Clinton "bragging rights" in 2016 (video follows with…
Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His
May 5th, 2013 11:28 AM
Dan Rather on Sunday once again made a comment about President Obama's opponents that some might find a bit over the top.
Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Rather said, "These people politically want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Four out of Five Chris Matthews Show Panelists Agree: More Gun Backgro
April 22nd, 2013 1:46 PM
Four out of five liberal journalists, on Sunday's edition of The Chris Matthews Show, dourly predicted that gun control was "doomed" for the "foreseeable future." When Matthews asked his panel if the NRA would "block wider background checks forever" and if it was a "permanent victory for these guys?" most of the liberal panel begrudgingly agreed.…
Lesley Stahl: ‘We're All Going To End Up Wearing Burqas
April 21st, 2013 2:52 PM
CBS’s Lesley Stahl made a comment Sunday that in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing might give many Americans chills.
During a discussion about that horrific event on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Stahl said, “We're all going to end up wearing burqas” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Katty Kay: Marriage Is 'Old Fashioned' If You Want to Have Kids
April 7th, 2013 6:30 PM
There's been a lot of discussion lately about women balancing their careers with marriage and family.
On the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend, the BBC's Katty Kay said, "My advice would have been to younger women to focus more on when you have children rather than saying you have to find a husband when you're in university...The marriage component of it to me feels…
Joe Klein: Gun Advocates Feed People ‘Anti-American’ ‘Crap
April 7th, 2013 11:29 AM
TIME's Joe Klein went on another anti-gun rant this weekend.
On the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, he said the desire to own a semi-automatic weapon "because the government in Washington is about to oppress us...is paranoia that these groups like the NRA, the Gun Owners of America, they feed this crap and it really is anti-American" (video follows with transcript and commentary…
Andrew Sullivan: Many of the Cardinals Electing Next Pope Are Gay
March 10th, 2013 11:38 AM
Andrew Sullivan made a comment on Sunday's The Chris Matthews Show that's guaranteed to offend many people on both sides of the aisle.
In a discussion about whether the change in opinion concerning same-sex marriage among Catholic voters might impact who is selected as the next Pope, Sullivan said, "There are so many gays electing the next Pope that who knows whether that would…
Time Executive Editor: 'We're All Welfare Queens' and 'Socialists From
March 3rd, 2013 8:38 PM
"We're all socialists from the day we're born. You know, you don't have to be poor or unemployed to be on Welfare. We're all at the trough. We're all Welfare queens."
So said TIME magazine executive editor Michael Duffy on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Matthews: 'Has Obama Put Himself at Political Risk if the Big Cuts Do
March 3rd, 2013 7:43 PM
Chris Matthews asked a question Sunday that should truly offend people on both sides of the aisle.
During the syndicated program bearing his name, Matthews asked his panel, "Has President Obama put himself at political risk if the big cuts do not wreak havoc?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):