Matthews, Friends Dismiss Warren Fiasco Because of...Trump's Taxes?

October 15th, 2018 9:40 PM
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.

MSNBC Guest: Hillary 'Gracious' Since Election, 'Didn't Contest' It

December 27th, 2016 6:31 PM
Steve McMahon, a Democratic Party member described as a media consultant, apparently either hasn't followed the news sufficiently since the presidential election, or is determined to rewrite history. My vote is with the latter. McMahon appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday. Before criticizing President-Elect Donald Trump's victory rallies as "incendiary, he outrageously claimed that Hillary…

MSNBC Allows Dem Strategist to Claim DC Shooter Brought 'Assault Weapo

September 24th, 2013 1:24 PM
It's an immutable fact that Aaron Alexis only brought a shotgun to the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard last week. Despite this, MSNBC's Chris Jansing on Monday didn't challenge Democratic strategist Steve McMahon when he claimed on the program bearing her name Alexis "walked in with an assault weapon" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Chris Matthews Calls Liz Cheney 'Daughter of Dracula

March 6th, 2010 2:35 PM
Chris Matthews on Friday referred to Liz Cheney as the Daughter of Dracula.As the "Hardball" discussion turned to the new television ad released by Cheney's Keep America Safe, the MSNBCer invited on a Republican and Democrat strategist to offer their views."The message of that ad is Dick Cheney`s still out there and he`s still angry about the way his war is being treated by history…

Matthews: GOP Did Nothing for Anybody the Last 10 to 20 Years

January 7th, 2010 9:51 AM
A few weeks after admitting being a liberal, MSNBC's Chris Matthews is now claiming the Republican Party has done absolutely nothing for the American people the last ten to twenty years.On Wednesday's "Hardball," Matthews brought political strategists Todd Harris and Steve McMahon on to discuss what the imminent retirements of Sen Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) mean…

Matthews Dares GOP Guest: 'Say Something Nasty About Rush Limbaugh

February 18th, 2009 6:07 PM
Chris Matthews is so obsessed with Rush Limbaugh's influence within the Republican Party, that he repeatedly dared, on Wednesday night's "Hardball," GOP strategist Todd Harris to speak ill of the radio talk show host as he mockingly challenged: "Would you live in a country where he wrote the Constitution?...Would you live in a country where he wrote our rights?...Say something…

VP: Hardball Says Hillary's History, But What If

August 2nd, 2008 7:27 AM
There's no current wisdom more conventional than that which has Hillary Clinton entirely out of the veepstakes.  Take the opening of yesterday's Hardball, for example, with Mike Barnicle sitting in for Chris Matthews.MIKE BARNICLE: It didn't get much notice in the media and it didn't show up in any newspaper obituary pages, but the idea of a Democratic ticket of Obama and Hillary Clinton died a…

Mike Barnicle Sees Subliminal Depiction of Obama as 'Foreign' in McCai

July 30th, 2008 6:34 PM
Mike Barnicle went into hyper-sensitive mode on Wednesday night's "Hardball," as the substitute host feared the McCain campaign was questioning Barack Obama's citizenship, simply because a McCain ad placed the words "foreign oil," right next to Obama's face.Barnicle did pull back a bit, as he asked if he was "overreacting," but his initial reaction to the ad was…