Huh, you don’t say, Eugene Scott? During a panel discussion on Thursday’s Hardball about the President’s continued attacks against the liberal media and his less-than-ideal use of the phrase “enemy of the people,” The Washington Post’s Scott conceded that the media puffing its chest and focusing on themselves “is distracting” to more than a few people.
While January 8 will mark eight years since a mentally ill gunman killed six and nearly murdered then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), there are still far too many who have tried to tie opposition to ObamaCare, our country’s discourse, and Republicans to that tragedy and Thursday’s Hardball shamefully did just that. Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly was along side and host Chris Matthews went even further by comparing America to the 1960s and how, according to him, our discourse led to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, brother Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Imagine your worst expectations for MSNBC’s Hardball giving Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke his own town hall Tuesday at the University of Houston. Sadly, whatever came to mind probably couldn’t match reality. All told, the hour-long event featured comparisons between O’Rourke and Bobby Kennedy, questions about supporting the liberal media, and even his sleep habits. And, most notably, there was nary a question or mention by host Chris Matthews or any of the audience members about O’Rourke’s drunk driving incident or recent news about his father’s financial dealings.
Reacting Wednesday night to the bombs sent to CNN and other Democrats, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews offered a bizarre take that invoked how next Wednesday is Halloween, blamed the President without evidence for being responsible for the bombs, and insinuated that he was akin to Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
Uh-oh. So in all the justifiable uproar over the apparent murder — gruesome murder at that — of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, over at Fox Howard Kurtz of Media Buzz has opened a window on an amazing liberal media/liberal Hollywood double-standard. Kurtz’s headline: “A Reckoning for Those Who Take Dirty Saudi Oil Money.”
Thursday’s lead Hardball segment offered blistering hot takes concerning the likely death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi with former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes suggesting that President Trump’s disdain for the press allowed for Khashoggi’s death and host Chris Matthews equating Jared Kushner to the Saudi Crown Prince.
How again are the liberal media not a part of the opposition party? On Wednesday’s Cuomo Prime Time on CNN and Hardball on MSNBC, it just so happened that they ran nearly identical segments smearing Republicans for “employ[ing] scare tactics” and “fear-mongering” people into supporting the GOP at the polls. Thankfully, Brooke Baldwin wasn’t on-air during the 9:00 p.m. Eastern hour of CNN, as host and faux journalist Chris Cuomo mentioned the word “mob.”
Talk about a red herring and case of whataboutism. On Monday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews tag-teamed with Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker to downplay the fiasco concerning Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s razor-thin Native American heritage by invoking President Trump’s tax returns.
It was quite the bizarre combination of insults on Thursday’s Hardball as MSNBC host Chris Matthews not only called President Trump a “claptrap” and resurrected an old take about Trump resembling Benito Mussolini, but offered an even crazier take that Trump claps for himself like Chinese people supposedly do.
In the midst of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews attacking President Trump for holding an Erie, Pennsylvania campaign rally hours after Hurricane Michael decimated the Florida Panhandle, Matthews found time Wednesday night to try and blame Hurricane Michael on climate change during an interview with Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
For the first 11 minutes of Tuesday night’s Hardball on MSNBC, the clownish Chris Matthews and his panel held a glorified get out the vote (GOTV) rally for Democrats. But began with Matthews gloating about his midterm forecast from April ended with the crude suggestion that America has been victimized by Trump like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged she was by Brett Kavanaugh.
After an 11-minute-long Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort for Democrats on Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews falsely claimed that anti-Kavanaugh protesters weren’t paid to physically corner and verbally harass Senators or try to break into the Supreme Court, comparing claims the mob was paid for to birtherism concerning Barack Obama. If that wasn’t enough, cable news pleaser and faux Republican David Jolly hailed the leftist mob while suggesting that the Tea Party movement itself is violent.