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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 PM

Chris Matthews voted for GWB in 2000?!

I thought he was a longtime, old-school Dem! He worked for many Dems, including the late, great Tip O'Neil.

I can never decide if I like him or despise him. I hate his interviewing - talking-over-guests style, but I thought he was a true-blue Dem anyway and that was his redeeming quality.

Flabbergasted...idiotic vote.

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Reply Chris Matthews voted for GWB in 2000?! (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 2013 OP
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #1
Mass Jan 2013 #2
barbtries Jan 2013 #8
Mass Jan 2013 #9
barbtries Jan 2013 #10
CherokeeDem Jan 2013 #3
AndyA Jan 2013 #4
jambo101 Jan 2013 #14
metroliner Jan 2013 #15
kstewart33 Jan 2013 #5
Lint Head Jan 2013 #6
Gothmog Jan 2013 #7
julian09 Jan 2013 #11
Mass Jan 2013 #12
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #13
question everything Jan 2013 #16

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:07 PM

1. So many in the media had a real burning disdain for Gore, which I never understood...

But yeah, it only reinforces that he's been damned naive' and overtly ignorant through much of career. He does seem to have wised up now, though.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:07 PM

2. Yes, and contrarily to what he says, he supported the Iraq War at its beginning

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:28 PM

8. am i the only one who remembers him

swooning at gw in a flight suit?!
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh050303.shtml
i tried to find the video but can you imagine? it doesn't seem to exist on the internet any more?

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:29 PM

9. No, you're not.

but I cannot find the video either.

He has been spending the last few years claiming he was never on board, though.

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Response to Mass (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:33 PM

10. he must have hooked up

with reputation dot com. pfft
i'll never forget that, was absolutely disgusted.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:10 PM

3. I remember that there were rumors....

Matthews had angled for a position in the Clinton White House...maybe as Communications Director or Press Secretary and was turned down...took his grudge out on Gore.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:16 PM

4. I have a difficult time watching Matthews at times

When he asks a question, then won't shut up to let the guest answer, it bugs me. It's rude, disrespectful, and not everyone watches his show to listen to him.

Reverend Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell are much better interviewers, and their shows are easier to watch.

I've seen Matthews allow guests to get away with lies too often, he doesn't call them out on it at times, while with other guests he does. He's inconsistent at best, and it doesn't surprise me he voted for Bush in 2000.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:50 AM

14. Totally agree

I sometimes wonder why he has guests at all as he hardly lets em get a word in, he constantly interrupts and talks over his guests,while the guy is knowledgeable and i like what he says please let your guests state their opinion, in other words shut the f..k up after you ask the question...
I've emailed the show many times but i see no improvement in his rude behavior.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:41 PM

15. He gets carried away...

His shows can be hit or miss

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:17 PM

5. Who cares? nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:26 PM

6. Matthews is self serving and thinks a little to highly of himself.

I'm sure the JFK book is a good read but does he have to hawk it every show? I good journalist is inquisitive and wants to get the truth from others not constantly spout their personal version of the truth. Maybe he considers himself more of a commentator. I can on take him in very small portions. He would be a bore at a party.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:27 PM

7. I was also surprised by this

I was taken back a little when I heard this admission.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:35 PM

11. I may be wrong, but I got impression it was Bush 41.

 

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Response to julian09 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:50 PM

12. No, it was 43.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2005/05/31/matthewss-statements-defy-conservatives-claims/133268

MATTHEWS: I make this president look like -- you don't watch this program, Alexandra. That has never been the case with me. And anybody watching knows right now, we treat this guy with respect. I happen to like him. I voted for him at least once. I'm not going to go any further on that. But the idea that we treat him like a dunce is just inaccurate.



MATTHEWS: Just to straighten the record out, Alexandra, back in the 2000 race, I was one of the few journalists that pointed out that George W. Bush did extremely well in those debates against Al Gore. In fact, I said he won in terms of personality, in terms of likability and fairness and on other grounds. I was the one who took a lot of heat for taking that position.

From the beginning, I've defended him on issues like saying Jesus Christ is his personal philosopher. I've defended him against the liberal elitists who did put him down. So, I don't think it's fair to say that I have in any way abused him. Do you want to take that back or do you want to start over or what here?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:33 PM

13. wow that's pretty bad

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