Posted on | October 23, 2012 | 18 Comments
Chris Matthews just said some crazyass shit on #MSNBC that’s gonna blow your mind when you see it. Got that clip, Media Research?
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) October 23, 2012
My usual habit after debates has been to switch to MSNBC and see what their reaction is. I know that the Fox News crew is always cheerleading for the GOP, so I find it more useful to gauge reaction at the liberal network, especially the wildly unstable barometer Chris Matthews.
As lurid comedy, the guy’s irresistible, and I simply can’t imagine any other reason why they keep paying this clown. Last night, however, Matthews unleashed a bizarre rant that genuinely shocked me:
“I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases … this isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president.”
– Chris Matthews, Oct. 22, 2012
Look, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell are all strident left-wing fanatics, but I will nevertheless grant that they are also fundamentally serious people who care about facts. On the other hand, there is Chris Matthews, whose tortured emotionalism must be an embarrassment even to his ideological allies. He makes Ed Schultz seem a paragon of rationality by comparison.
Why do the executives at NBC insist on inflicting this laughable imbecile on their viewers — and paying him $5 million a year?