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Chris Matthews: still on MSNBC, still won't shut up

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 28th 2010 4:02PM
Last night during MSNBC's coverage of the State of the Union Address, Chris Matthews said about President Obama, "I forgot that he was black tonight, for an hour." Now, even if you give him the benefit of the doubt about this statement (a dumb statement for many reasons - what, he does remember that he's black all the other times of the day? What exactly does it mean?), it's still an odd statement to say out loud. He "clarified" the statement on Rachel Maddow's show.

Don't think what he said was odd? Imagine if someone on FOX News had said it.

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dap

this kid must be a real JERK OFF to make that comment but what do expect he is and always was an asshole

January 29 2010 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbara

I think Chris Matthews' comment was stupid and racist. He should have been listening to the President's speech and commented on his State of the Union address, not his race. The President's race had nothing to do with his great speech. I would have had much more respect for Chris Matthews if he had commented on the speech, either positively or negatively. Instead he just confirmed my opinion of him-- he loves to listen to himself, never let's his guests actually answer his questions and now I will also consider him a racist.

January 29 2010 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Teabagger

yeah well who watches Msnbc anymore lol i think the only time they get any ratings is for the 9NS it takes from getting from the channel before and to the channel after. That channel has like 12 viewers much like Mtv and Bet no one watchs that crap anymore, Get over yourselves...my main consern is ....how do they stay on the air, i figure them bankrupt and shut down.....oh yeah our tax dollars are used to keep them on !

January 30 2010 at 12:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Timekeeper

Mr. Sassone,

People on Fox News do say it. They just say it in a much more bigoted, mean spirited,& divisive manner

January 29 2010 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Han Solo

...prove it.

January 29 2010 at 10:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lylekira

Well apparently it can only be labelled "racism" if a Republican says it. Anyone else would be fired and vilified asap. Gotta love the double standards in the MSM.

January 28 2010 at 9:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
socrates

I am in complete agreement with John C's assessment of the matter.

Also there seems to be a foggy haze of misunderstood racism that just can't keep from piling up old white men on the freeway of the media.

Just like Leno can't see how his harsh attitude, his obvious backroom deals and his victim-hood are tinting his "nice guy" persona that he keeps reminding everybody of, similarly you can almost hear Chris Matthews sputter his list of black friends off as if that erases all stupid ignorant statements he has made.

The real secret here is that just like cockroaches when you see one that only means there are at least a hundred hiding. When one stupid statement is uttered how many more have been casually bounced around off camera that one forgets himself when he is on camera?

January 28 2010 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

The guy don't know when to shut up. The man is in love with his own voice.

January 28 2010 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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