Accuracy in Media

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews is upset with his friends in the mainstream media for their election coverage, and said that their attempts to be “balanced” in covering the Republicans ignored the facts.

Matthews opened his show Wednesday night, with his sharp tongued critique.

Did you think the people delivering the news were pushing what we call ‘balance’ at the expense of the obvious facts. The Democrats in this election were like Democrats going back to Jack Kennedy. But the Republicans were far to the right of anything we’ve seen from that party—ever.

Matthews then cited numerous examples of statements that Republicans made during the campaign on immigration, abortion, gay rights, etc., chastising the media for not saying that the party had shifted so far to the right that even conservative icon Ronald Reagan wouldn’t be welcome:

All those wild statements, all that lingo in the GOP platform approved at Tampa, and not a word that one of the country’s two major political parties has gone so far starboard that not even Ronald Reagan could get aboard, and certainly not by his own admission, Jeb Bush.

But never fear, Matthews said that he was going to “nail it” and would “go to the truth” and explain why it was the truth which “dared not be reported” by the mainstream media.

Balance? Matthews thinks that the mainstream media were trying to be too “even handed,” or balanced, towards the GOP during the campaign? What universe is he living in?

And even if that were remotely true, which it isn’t, what’s wrong with balance in the news?

If Matthews was really interested in telling the truth, then he would admit how biased the mainstream media really were towards the Republican Party during the election and how they played a crucial role in the Democratic victories in November.

I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

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  • greatj

    I cant stand to watch anyone on M.S.N.B.C. Matthews is mentally and emotionally disturbed and must be put in an institution.

  • spartacus

    what a fool and there are ” idiot’s ” out there who listen to this fool ! stupid is as stupid does !!!!!!!


    Chris Matthews gives a very good rendition of an active schizophrenic or psychotic bipolar.

    If we lived in sane times, “Thrill Up My Leg” would be getting the psychiatric treatment he needs, not be on the air making an utter fool of himself daily, including Sundays and holidays.

  • SteveD

    I love having an idiot like CM as a voice of the Left. He does a fine job clearly representing their hatred of people and their lunacy of illogic.

  • rockie

    He is such a idiot. He is not even worth the time to watch on whatever channel he appears. What a waste.

  • MSNBC is wildly far-left biased. Most of the MSM are not so wild, but still extremely biased towards Obama. However, the worst damage was done by the atrocious Candy Crowley. She totally misinterpreted Obama’s Benghazi remarks. But, even further, there was surely collusion between her and Obama. How else would he be sure that she would instantly find the transcript of the “right” speech and the place in the speech where, out of context, he said the words that could be twisted into being his defense of promoting the wrong and lying explanation of what caused the killing of the American Ambassador in Benghazi. It reminds me of Nixon’s claim that he tried to stop the Watergate cover-up by saying “it would be wrong”. In reality , he was really saying that a particular way of getting the money needed to help pay for the cover-up was wrong. Obama’s use of the word terrorism had nothing to do with the question that if it was a planned attack by a terrorist group.

  • Right wing nut job

    Irvine has been considered a nutjob when he was attended press conferences in 70’s Orange County. No…he didn’t have a press pass

  • Kathy

    Does anyone really care what Chris Matthews says?? Their ratings prove not!!!