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.
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.
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)
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,” Matthews…
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 of their audience.
'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’s.
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:
Watch Kornacki’s Emotional Tributes to Matthews on Final ‘Hardball’
March 3rd, 2020 1:15 AM
Following Monday’s sudden retirement/pushing out of longtime MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews after a plethora of recent negative headlines, Hardball still needed some to see it through to the end. Frequent fill-in host Steve Kornacki was left to soldier on and, while he did, emotions were high. Putting aside Matthews's actions, Kornacki handled Monday night with command, genuine (and heartbreaking)…
Chris Matthews Announces RETIREMENT After Pressure He Be Fired
March 2nd, 2020 8:09 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball is no more! That was part of the somber announcement host Chris Matthews made at the top of the program on Monday when he announced his retirement from the network. The move came after a week of pressure from supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the #MeToo movement for him to be fired for controversial comments he had made. The pressure appeared so great that he wasn’t…
Oops! Chris Matthews Confuses Tim Scott and Jaime Harrison
February 29th, 2020 9:48 PM
On Friday evening, MSNBC host Chris Matthews made an embarrassing faux pas as he seemed to forget that South Carolina has more than one black politician and confused Republican Senator Tim Scott with Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison.
Journalist Accuses ‘Unfit’ Matthews of Sexually Suggestive Comments
February 29th, 2020 12:38 PM
In a Friday night column for GQ, former Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett revealed that MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was the cable news host she referenced in an October 2017 item alleging repeated inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments. She argued that, based on his “downright irresponsible” behavior that’s been an “open secret,” Matthews is “unfit for his job.”
Matthews Apologizes to Bernie; NO Remorse for Saying Worse About Trump
February 25th, 2020 9:52 AM
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews offered a mea culpa to 2020 Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders Monday night, after comparing his win in Nevada to the Nazis taking France in World War II. But the Hardball host did not feel the need to apologize to President Trump, or his family, for comparing them to Mussolini, Hitler, Sadam Hussein, or a whole host of other despicable dictators.
Matthews: Sanders Win in Nevada Is Like France Falling to the Nazis
February 23rd, 2020 3:37 PM
As The Hill media reporter Joe Concha reported on Sunday, Hardball host Chris Matthews was the latest target of the so-called Bernie Bros as they demanded MSNBC fire him for a comment he made about their dear leader, Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) win in the Nevada caucus. According to Matthews, Sanders’ blitzkrieg through the first three states, and his increased momentum, reminded him of the…
Matthews, Pals: ‘Dictator’ Trump Is ‘Collaborating with the Soviets’
February 20th, 2020 10:05 PM
The Deep State and liberal media had quite the night on Thursday in light of a New York Times report that “Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected.” In the first 27 minutes of MSNBC’s Hardball, the narrative was that, without citing direct evidence, President Trump was a “wannabe dictator” “collaborating with the Soviets” to carry out “Russian attacks…