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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:48 PM
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Who saw the interview between Matthews and Grayson?
This reporter claims that Matthews shut Grayson up. I question his accuracy because he calls Chris Matthews a liberal. A LIBERAL.

How to shut up Alan Grayson

Someone finally did it. And it was a liberal!

MSNBC host Chris Matthews took apart Grayson last week in a discussion on health care legislation. Grayson insisted Congress still was going to pass a bill, while an incredulous Matthews said he had no idea what he was talking about. Generally, Grayson can bully his way through an interview, but this time he ran into an ego and personality as big as his own. Game, set and match went to Matthews. It makes you wonder how vulnerable he would be if the Republicans could come up with a brand name candidate not scared to death of him.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_columnist_miketho...
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:50 PM
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1. I saw it. Chris did give him a rough time, but didn't take him apart!
My impression, when the interview was over, was Grayson was rather angry, although he hid it well. No SMILE like he usually has, and no jokes, just total disagreement.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:51 PM
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2. Here's digby's take; she thinks Tweety owes Grayson an apology.
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:53 PM
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3. i saw it. tweety was the bully.
interrupting is not something i watch voluntarily. that's not a debate. Matthews needs to stop interrupting guests. it's awkward, annoying, and unwatchable.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:54 PM
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5. So what do you all think about Mike Thomas, then?
Conservative? Democrat or Republican? Or too provincial to know what Tweety is all about?
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:59 PM
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10. i'm not really familiar with him.
i just saw the tweety "debate" and got annoyed by the constant interrupting.

that's a Hannity ploy. strategy of a poor debater.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:54 PM
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4. Tweety needs to stop having guests on and just interview himself..
because that what it boils down to...I'm going to ask you a question,and before you have time to answer it, I'll answer it for you myself..
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:55 PM
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7. Tweety always did give Dems he disagreed with a rough time.
He hates feminists and, obviously, hates Grayson.
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blueworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:59 PM
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17. Amen! He drives me freakin' crazy with his endless harangues! n/t
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:55 PM
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6. Chris Matthews---a liberal??
Who knew?

Matthews was practicing what he does best, screaming incoherently at a guest and talking over them. I'd love it for people to start doing a little b-mod with him by taking off their mics and leaving whenever he starts that crap. He'd quit it in no time.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:56 PM
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8. Kind of throws the writer's credibility off completely.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:57 PM
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9. I saw it.
That reporter is full of it. Chris was his usual arrogant,rude self, asking questions, interrupting the answers, talking over Grayson, slobbering, drooling, shouting. Grayson stayed very calm, basically drove Tweety crazy. Grayson definitely had the upper hand. Tweety wouldn't know a liberal if one of us walked up and slapped him.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:01 PM
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11. You forgot "insulting."
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:03 PM
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12. Grayson="bully" And the sky is red.
Grayson is often so soft-spoken this would be laughable, if not one more example of the lies and BULLYING of the right.

:nuke:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:07 PM
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13. Tweety is an arrogant little prick - I don't think he is much of a liberal at all -
he seems to love being around powerful politicians of any variety, and he thinks he is the greatest interviewer on TV.

mark
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:21 PM
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14. I saw it
it made me really uncomfortable. I actually started pacing and thought of turning it off. I hate that type of interview. Matthews was a bully yelling and talking over Grayson trying to tell him he knew more about passing legislation than Grayson did. It wasn't an interview more of a mugging. A missed opportunity too. I would have liked to hear Grayson speak.

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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:33 PM
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16. If Grayson is a trial lawyer,
he'll be ready for Matthews the next time.

Why doesn't anyone ever interview Matthews?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:23 PM
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15. he didn't shut him up, but grayson could hardly get a word in edgewise
matthews has guests but loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice.

if matthews is a liberal i'm a............................
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:09 PM
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18. I saw it.
Reminded me of my bartending days. Customers who acted like Matthews were 'escorted' to the parking lot.

Matthews is nothing more than slobbering ego. Blecch.

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:21 PM
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19. What the article fails to mention is that Matthews was wrong.
Also, I didn't think he shut Grayson up, I thought they had an open exchange and a misunderstanding regarding HOW reconciliation will be used in passing HCR.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:04 PM
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24. Trust me. This paper is not known for its accuracy.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:32 PM
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20. Mathews tried but, Grayson stood his ground. I thought Mathews looked like a fool!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:59 PM
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21. If you read some of Mike Thomas' other blog posts ...
you'd see he's a just a repug, so anything even remotely related to being anti-Dem, he's all over it.

Fuck him
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:06 PM
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25. He seems to have a concern for the FL eviron.
I see no other redeeming value.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:03 PM
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22. Tweety in an equal opportunity pure centrist.
Sorry, not a liberal.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:26 PM
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23. Mathews tried to play his gotcha game and failed.
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