‘Frustrated’ Matthews Laments: ‘Tough to Beat Trump’

February 12th, 2020 12:18 AM
As New Hampshire’s election returns continued to come in, Chris Matthews grew more frustrated. After comparing some Democratic primary voters to drunks who “want a ride home,” the Hardball host admitted to being “frustrated” and not having the answers on how to beat Donald Trump. After Brian Williams turned to Matthews for answers, the MSNBC host lamented,…

Matthews Compares Some Dem Voters to Drunks Who Want ‘a Ride Home’

February 11th, 2020 9:08 PM
The early results have been coming in for New Hampshire and the cable reaction is split. Chris Matthews, who has raged against the socialism of Bernie Sanders, on Tuesday compared some Democratic voters to drunks: “There seem to be a civil war between those who want a revolution, which I think is a minority in the party, and those who want a ride home. They want a designated…

Voter Mocks CBS Host Over Climate Change: ‘You Gotta Be Kidding Me'

February 11th, 2020 4:17 PM
In a report for Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Tony Dokoupil went ice fishing with two New Hampshire voters, one Republican, one Democrat. Amid discussing the state’s upcoming primary, Dokoupil couldn’t resist using the mild weather to bring up climate change. He was promptly mocked by the GOP voter.

NYT’s Coffee Chats With Dem Female Candidates: ‘Congratulations Again'

September 13th, 2018 12:18 PM
Is the New York Times using a “Year of the Woman” reporting angle to sneak in unchallenging coverage of anti-Trump Democrats into their paper (and into higher office)? Kate Zernike’s profile of a New Jersey Democrat led the paper’s National section: “Jousting With Election Opponents and Wiping Runny Noses.”  Zernike didn’tgo after her subjects with…

WashPost Defends AP Freelancer's Sneaky Tactics at N.H. GOP Event

May 25th, 2017 9:51 PM
On Tuesday, Randy Hall at NewsBusters covered how "the Associated Press hired a 'freelancer' -- who turned out to be 'a hardcore left-wing activist' -- to attend a 'closed press' fund-raiser for the GOP in New Hampshire." In other words, the wire service sent Melanie Plenda to the event for the express purpose of crashing it, despite the NHGOP's clear…

AP Leftist Freelancer Sneaks Into Event to Slam GOP, Kellyanne Conway

May 23rd, 2017 5:27 PM
The antagonism between the “mainstream media” and the Trump administration reached a new low last week when the Associated Press hired a “freelancer” -- who turned out to be “a hardcore left-wing activist” -- to attend a “closed press” fund-raiser for the GOP in New Hampshire and falsely report on the event.

Lefty Blogger: ‘I Can’t Watch’ Fox News ‘Without Feeling Ill’

February 14th, 2016 3:05 PM
Democrats have long envied Republicans’ message discipline, which presumably means Dems are relishing what Martin Longman calls the “disarray” in the GOP and in its main “official organ,” Fox News. “I don’t think right-wing media is set up to deal with an unorthodox candidate [Donald Trump] who doesn’t consistently hew to the conservative line,…

MRC's Bozell Calls NY Daily News Out for Insulting GOP Voters

February 10th, 2016 6:27 PM
Appearing on the February 10 edition of Fox Business Network's Risk & Reward, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell blasted lefty tabloid papers like the New York Daily News for insulting Republican primary voters and engaging in a "campaign of character assassination."

Chris Matthews: Reagan Got Into Politics In Middle Age. That's False.

February 9th, 2016 8:23 PM
Chris Matthews, for all his faults, has a rather encyclopedia knowledge of modern political history. So it's rather puzzling that during MSNBC coverage this afternoon he insisted that Ronald Reagan, like 1952 New Hampshire primary winner Dwight Eisenhower and likely 2016 New Hampshire primary winner Donald Trump, didn't get into politics until middle-age. While it's true he didn'…

Brit Hume, Chris Matthews Both Compare Rubio to Dan Quayle

February 7th, 2016 12:36 AM
Chris Matthews and Brit Hume are, it's safe to say, probably rarely in agreement on much. Tonight, however, both compared Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's handling of Chris Christie in tonight's New Hampshire primary debate to Dan Quayle poor debate performance in 1988 against Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas).

NBC's Jackson Tries, Fails to Get Trump to Say Rubio Lost Debate

February 6th, 2016 11:35 PM
Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait.

Broken Record Matthews Rehashes Tired 'Robot' Line About Rubio

February 4th, 2016 4:33 PM
In a chat with the publisher of the Manchester Union Leader this afternoon on MSNBC, Chris Matthews trotted out a tired line of his about how Marco Rubio is a "robot" who was programmed by the "neocons." Mercifully he didn't use his borderline anti-Semitic crack about how he's Sheldon Adelson's sock puppet.

Chris Matthews: 'Edgy' N.H. Better Than Boring Iowa Because Mountains!

February 3rd, 2016 3:55 PM
Concluding his interview with the chairwoman of the New Hampsire Republican Party in a Manchester diner on Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC host Chris Matthews went on an odd tangent about how the topography of the Granite State supposedly makes it edgier than "flat" Midwestern Iowa. "Topography spells character," Matthews insists.  

Matthews to Hillary: Sorry I Didn't Appreciate Your 2008 N.H. Comeback

February 2nd, 2016 7:56 PM
In a thoroughly softball interview geared at presenting Hillary Clinton as a sensible centrist progressive who holds the Democrats' only hope of presidential victory this year, Hardball host Chris Matthews fawned over Clinton by essentially apologizing for not appreciating at the time the former senator's 2008 New Hampshire primary comeback subsequent to her stunning Iowa caucus loss.