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Watch the way he cuts her off and talks over her. I just don't get this guy. While I do agree that the Prez could definitely push infrastructure spending a lot more, Sen. Warren is one of the good ones. Why take it out on her?

You have to admire the way she kept her cool.

This fucking guy. Sheesh!!!!

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

    by AlexDrew on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 09:56:51 AM PDT

  •  He's just strange. (14+ / 0-)

    I have no idea why he even has a show. He makes strange connections between facts, loses his temper at weird moments. I watched his show for awhile and then just stopped.

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence then knowledge. Charles Darwin

    by martianexpatriate on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:05:29 AM PDT

  •  My Wife: "Well He's a PIG." (8+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:06:00 AM PDT

  •  Does anyone watch Chris Matthews here? (9+ / 0-)

    I mean, it's a well-known, long-established fact that he is an overpaid  hack and that his TV show is pure garbage - as is the case with cable news in general.

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:10:31 AM PDT

  •  his show is often a jumble (11+ / 0-)

    of words, old bullshit political CW, outmoded and outdated talking points, lots of yelling, lots of spit.

    I was hoping that MSNBC would fire him because they were trying for the weird nonexistent niche market of "liberal wonk" a while back, but they kept the old centrist mouthpiece around. Same with Joe Trashborough...I would have thought he would have got the axe a few months ago. I can't believe Phil Griffin would have figured out how to run a progressive news outlet after all of these years. You can't keep riding Rachel Maddow and the ghost of Keith Olbermann, someday you're going to have to put out another successful show.

  •  Ms Warren tried to (11+ / 0-)

    be patient with him as he blustered about the lack of the dems ability to '' replace the smell of decay with the smell of construction''....

    He simply refused to acknowledge that the House holds the pursestrings of govt, and they refuse to fund any projects.

    He goes back to the old ''bully pulpit'' as the mechanism for the President and Dems to somehow bully the GOPers into yielding....fat chance.

    Chris gets a pet phrase or metaphor that he loves to draw on ...again and again and again...and uses it as some kind of debate point, even when it makes no sense.

    He is all over the map.

  •  I turned it on to see Warren and was shocked (16+ / 0-)

    when he seemed to turn on her with that nonsense of rudely blaming her for not getting it done.  It was an attack.  He should have been asking what she sees as the roadblocks in Congress to getting it done.  He's supposed to understand the system up on the hill.

    Is he jealous that a strong woman is leading the charge?  I've seen guys go off like that at women when you'd think they would be supporting and agreeing with them but they instead have an emotional attack over nonsense.  It's a deep seated form of misogyny.

    Congressional elections have consequences!

    by Cordyc on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:19:52 AM PDT

  •  I could take his obnoxious behavior (11+ / 0-)

    if he were any kind of decent reporter. But he's too lazy to do the work of understanding issues. His obsession is with politics over policy. That's what I can't abide.

    "Turns out I'm really good at killing people." - President Obama

    by jrooth on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:21:12 AM PDT

  •  asdf (2+ / 0-)
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    Illinois IRV, Catte Nappe

    Watch the way he cuts her off and talks over her

    He really didn't. He did not interrupt her at all. Maybe slightly once near the end, and it was actually more like conversation than interruption.

    He let her talk for more than 3 minutes the first time she spoke. Then minutes at a time twice more. He did not speak until she stopped. (I did not actually time it, but I believe the first time was more than 3.)

    He's frustrated like we all are, because nothing is actually getting done. So, he challenged her. But, he sure let her make her points and get her side across.

    I encourage everyone who commented here to actually watch the video.

    I'm not a Matthews lover, but this diary is not accurate.

    I don't know what's worse, the getting older or the getting wiser. -- G. Callen.

    by OLinda on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:43:57 AM PDT

    •  Agree (4+ / 0-)
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      AlexDrew, elwior, Chi, Ditch Mitch KY

      He was rude and obnoxious, but it wasn't interrupting and talking over so much as ignoring. He didn't absorb what she said, and discuss it from that perspective, he just kept pounding away on his own agenda. He's usually background noise in our house, but last night Mr Nappe turned from what he was doing at his computer to ask "what has gotten into that guy?!"  

      If he wants to ask forceful and demanding questions I can think of a whole lot of guests who need that treatment more than Warren does. She certainly doesn't pussy foot and tap dance around like so many pols do

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:57:26 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Fair enough. (3+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, elwior, Ditch Mitch KY
        wasn't interrupting and talking over so much as ignoring. He didn't absorb what she said, and discuss it from that perspective, he just kept pounding away on his own agenda.

        New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

        by AlexDrew on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:59:44 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  When did being passionate about something (9+ / 0-)

    become the right to be rude and indignant?

    What troubled me is that Chris knew the answer to the question before he asked it, then threw a fit when Ms. Warren gave him the answer he knew to be correct.

    His demeanor during the interview was anything but professional, and I'm guessing (hoping) that Ms. Warren won't be favoring him with any further appearances.

    A person's word used to be their contract, now people use contracts to get out of keeping their word.

    by bitpyr8 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 10:53:49 AM PDT

  •  I watched the repeat at 2AM (4+ / 0-)

    Because I couldn't fall asleep and wanted to throw something at him.  He does this all the time and this time was the worse.  You could see how frustrated Senator Warren was as she tried to give him her response but he keep talking over her.  Wish Griffin would tell him to SHUT UP and let the guest give their reply.  

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn but sometimes you need that bullhorn to retain your vote.

    by Rosalie907 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:10:59 AM PDT

  •  Tuned in to the last half (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Piren

    Tweety had the nerve to say to Senator Warren that she should speak in a more "blue collar"manner. I screamed and hubby said,"Gosh, I think your Dad (electrical lineman and great guy) would have understood EXACTLY what she was saying." What a raving loony Tweety can be when he isn't gulping enough oxygen.

    "Well Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?"

    by buffie on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:31:23 AM PDT

  •  I watch him even though I think a robot with (4+ / 0-)

    six phrases in it's lexicon could perform as well.

    The problem with Chris Matthews at this point in time?

    He's 69 (born December 17, 1945). It's time for him to retire. It's why he keeps repeating endlessly that he "worked for Tip O'Neil".

    As if one out of 100 people (except for political junkies) even know who the hell Tip O'Neil was. The fact that ole Tip passed away in 1994 is part of the issue. That is 20 years ago.

    And Chris keeps touting it NOW as something of relevance.

    Uh huh.

    I'd watch whatever 'host' MSNBC puts on a show so long as I get to avoid Fox "News" and CNN mumble-jumble with Wolf Blitzer (Mr. "I'm under the bed from Baghdad during Gulf War I and George H W Bush).


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32:19 AM PDT

  •  Consistently inconsistent (6+ / 0-)

    I too was disturbed by Matthew's misplaced antagonism yesterday. I can recall several iterations of his "let me finish" segment where he blistered Republicans as the party of "NO"; the party that planned to thwart the President at every turn before he even took office; the party fighting a rear-guard action against the future; and clearly leveling the charge during debt negotiations that Republicans didn't care about the country.

    But then yesterday he tosses all that aside and argues that Elizabeth Warren, democrats and the President should possess magical powers to instill reason where there is none, backed no doubt by the belief that the ghost of Tip O'Neil could cajole, joke and backslap the tea party into dropping their obstinate nihilism.

    He simultaneously and schizophrenically believes that playing "hardball" is for keeps and just a game. I think the only thing we can count on is for Chris to enjoy the sound of his own voice occasionally interrupted by Howard Fineman and David Corn while he dries his lips.

    •  Spot on comment, Velo! (5+ / 0-)

      I won't watch him.  Only accidentally do flip on the TV at MSNBC and I catch a few words or a paragraph from him and I quickly flip him off.

      I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

      by KayCeSF on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 12:00:48 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  He was absolutely ridiculous, not listening to his (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Chi

      guest and attacking in that way.
        But although he was inappropriate and somewhat off, the point he tried to make is a good one.
        The Democrats should come up with big ideas that will, as Senator Warren says, set the table for the future (like one of those Rachel Maddow promos at the Hoover Dam), while creating tons and tons of jobs, and giving the economy, at long last, the boost it needs.

        And perhaps, if Senator Warren does run for president in 2016, she can incorporate something like this into her campaign, as 2016 will be the time to float good ideas and to make them a reality.
        And this idea, while being exceedingly practical, is also one that is very popular with the American People.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 12:28:58 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  He's A Sucker For An Image..... (5+ / 0-)

    He swooned over George Bush standing atop the rubble of 9/ll & when Bush appeared in the flight suit w/ the cod piece behind the "Mission Accomplished" sign.  I thought Matthews was going to faint w/ giddiness.

    Interrupting his guests is his MO.  He is also an unrepentant
    self promoter.  He pimped his book daily.....listing every book store & campus he was due to appear at.

    Matthews threatened to run for Senator, but when asked what he would do & how he would accomplish his agenda.....he had
    no clue, no idea.  He later dropped the idea & doesn't talk about running himself anymore.

    Tip O'Neill.....for God's sake, Matthews could do us all a favor & stop reliving his glory days w/ O'Neill on his show, over & over like a broken record.  

  •  Matthews is a village elder (4+ / 0-)

    And right now Warren is #1 on the village most wanted list so no wonder he talked over, refused to admit facts, etc. but then again, as others have mentioned he treats every other female guest on his show the same way.

  •  Chris Matthews at Harvard 12/2/02 (1+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries

    On December 2, 2002, I went to Harvard's Shorenstein Center to see Chris Matthews and his wife, the anchor of the NBC affiliate in Washington DC, talk.  They went through their song and dance and kept on mentioning ratings, advertisers, consumers, and smelled of way too much desperation for what is probably a $2 million per year grossing couple. Made me wonder how much debt they have to carry if they are so worried about keeping their jobs.

    When I got up to ask a question, I said I wasn't a consumer but a citizen and invited them, simply as an intellectual exercise, to imagine what a news program or MSNBC channel might look like if it was all about creating an informed citizenry.  Mr Matthews said he was already doing it with "Hard Ball," or as I call it "Whiffle Ball," because he was after the Truth and refused to let his guests avoid his questions, as he avoided mine.  According to this Dr Pangloss, it is the best of all possible worlds.  Although he had imagined a competitive line-up for MSNBC in response to a request from Alex Jones, head of the Shorenstein Center, he wouldn't indulge me in my "goo-goo" ideas.  I guess Chris Matthews can't even bother to imagine a news system that serves an informed citizenry.  

    That's why I get my newsertainment from "The Daily Show."  At least their jokes tell the truth and don't pretend to get at the Truth the way Chris Matthews does.

  •  I was hoping that someone... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ditch Mitch KY

    wrote a diary about this. I was shocked at how he was treating Senator Warren. I could understand him being frustrated with the political system, but he yelled at her like she was the one causing it.

    The president has argued for infrastructure projects many times over the past few years and while it would be great to have an infrastructure project that could unite the country, Fox News and the GOP would just dismiss it as "wasteful spending" and we'd be right back at square one. Also, the president can't devote every single day to things like this as he has a million other things he has to deal with. Chris Matthews knows this. So why yell at Senator Warren?

    I agree with some of the above comments. It might be time for Chris to step down and let someone else take over that hour of TV.

  •  Yes -- Matthews OUT, Ari Melber IN (0+ / 0-)

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