Accuracy in Media

Hillary ClintonChris Matthews began his MSNBC Hardball program on Wednesday night singing the praises of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Capitol Hill testimony earlier in the day, saying that she showed “acuity, eloquence, humanity and charm,” and that she looked like she could run for president and win big.

He ended his opening monologue with this gem:

What a day it has been for the progressive side of American politics, what a week, it has been and it’s only Wednesday.

Matthews was speaking about Clinton’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to answer questions about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year that left Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

While Matthews was busy heaping praise on Clinton, he had harsh words for Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin who had one of the most heated exchanges with her, calling him a “pissant.”

Matthews: Joan (Walsh), that was kind of a pissant performance by that guy from Wisconsin. I don’t know how these guys get over the wall into American politics. I think they won in a very low turnout election in Wisconsin. I think everybody should run now in national elections, forced to vote, go into elections where there’s a lot of voters, so you don’t get this weird, warped sense of people coming who supposedly represent the American electorate. That guy doesn’t represent anybody.

Walsh then agreed, saying that Johnson was “overmatched.”

I wonder which hearing they were watching, because it certainly wasn’t the one I saw, in which Johnson’s pointed question visibly unnerved Clinton, leading to her angry retort, “What difference does it make?” referring to whether Ambassador Stevens was killed “because of a protest” or “because guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans.”

The only “pissant”  yesterday was Matthews who had to stoop to name calling and disparaging Wisconsin voters in an effort to discredit Johnson.

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  • boysenberry

    A “Pissant”, huh?
    I guess Chrissy is projecting.

  • @Hardball_Chris is the one who is the #pissant #tellthetruth on #Benghazi @msnbc

  • john

    …who would buy the lame ass case the hilary presented, except a moron commie matthews!! sombody check his immigration status…

  • american

    Why is it that smart, well educated liberals resort to childish name calling. Everyone should want the truth. Why is it that it is so difficult to answer the question?

  • The Major

    Come on Boys & Girls,,,does anyone with a 1/4 brain actually listen to Matthews at all??? He knows that the PRO-Left cannot defend their position ,,so they start calling names. Did anyone hear Brian Williams faun all-over Hillary at the beginning of his story about her??? If he could have ‘gushed’ any more,,,he would have struck OIL. Yet ,,I have never heard Williams mention that when Hillary was 1st lady,,she & Bill STOLE items from the WH & sent them to Hope Ark.,,Items that were meant to STAY in the WH. Well,,,all I can say is that I believe when BHO & his 40 thieves hang the MSM out to dry someday,,,then,,,,they just might start to wake up & realize that BHO has removed the 1st Amendment ALSO,,which puts them OUT of WORK,,,after he & his Thugs remove the 2nd amendment.Then his ‘Civilian’army will move in & take over. The Civilian Army is in Obamacare,,read it & weep.