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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:10 PM

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Deems Chris Matthews A ‘Statesman’:

He’s ‘The Model Figure For Who We Are’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews is a “statesman,” according to the network’s president, Phil Griffin. In a recent Associated Press story, Griffin praises the always impassioned anchor for being a “model figure” for the network.

RELATED: Chris Matthews: If I’d Been A Politician, ‘I Would Be One Of The Stars Of The Democratic Party’

Griffin expressed confidence in Matthews’ style and where he is now.

“He’s as good as he’s ever been,” Griffin told the AP. “He’s at a place in his life where he’s really comfortable in his own skin. He’s a statesman. He has so much knowledge and I think he understands it better. He’s always been great, but I really think he’s been at the peak of his game.”

This year Matthews’ show, Hardball, has been a 24 percent jump in viewership since 2011, the article notes (of course that includes significantly increased ratings leading up to the election). During the presidential campaign, Matthews raised his profile — and he’s “symbolized MSNBC’s growing comfort in being a liberal alternative to Fox News Channel.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-president-phil-griffin-deems-chris-matthews-a-statesman-hes-the-model-figure-for-who-we-are/

As if Chris's head isn't big enough

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sasha031 Dec 2012 OP
flamingdem Dec 2012 #1
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #2
sasha031 Dec 2012 #3
Enrique Dec 2012 #4
lamp_shade Dec 2012 #5
AZ Progressive Dec 2012 #6
sasha031 Dec 2012 #8
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #7
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #9
malz Dec 2012 #10

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. He he wait until Tweetie is off his meds again

Mr. Griffin will be feeling pretty silly.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. Is that RELATED comment above a direct quote?

You know, come to think of it, I can easily picture tweety saying that. I can picture him saying it and having no clue why it sounds maniacally conceited. But still......wow.....

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:18 PM

3. he's got a huge ego, thinks he's always right

at least I feel he's on our side more times than not.

I'm grateful we have MSNBC, remember a time when all television was RW, Kieth did allot to change that.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:21 PM

4. he's exaggerating

every company i've worked for has exaggerated about its products.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:25 PM

5. I couldn't agree more.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:29 PM

6. Chris Matthews - the Pundit that said that he's glad that Hurricane Sandy hit for political purpose?

How statesmanlike.

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Response to AZ Progressive (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:59 PM

8. forgot about that one, that was terrible

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:41 PM

7. Keep in mind Phil Griffin also deems (cub reporter) Luke Russert a ‘Talent’

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:19 PM

9. no,no, no

he is a dumb boy

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:21 PM

10. Hey!

 

I like Chris! Why ya gotta be hatin'?

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