Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Five Dumbest Things Chris Matthews Said On Air In 2015

Chris Matthews: The Joe Biden of Cable News  

With all the stupidity and ignorance that reins supreme and surrounds him at MSNBC, it must have been an epic time consuming project to narrow down to just 5 examples the dumbest of comments by Chris Matthews this year. But MRC's Ken Shepard took on the task and managed to do just that for us all:
"With the year swiftly coming to a close, I thought I'd take a look back at some of the stupidest comments that Hardball host Chris Matthews made on the air in 2015. These are ones I consider particularly stupid, not necessary or merely politically slanted, just head-scratchingly stupid. Here are just five, ranked in no particular order."
1.) Cuban-American Republicans aren't really Hispanic:- On his November 11 edition of Hardball, Matthews holds forth on how Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are not really Hispanic, although they are "Cuban nationals." Of course both are natural-born U.S. citizens of Cuban heritage, which makes them Hispanic but NOT Cuban nationals, which implies they were born in Cuba  - See Video 
2.) We should sentence the gyrocopter pilot who caused a terrorism scare at U.S. Capitol to... giving Congress a lecture?! The day after Florida mailman Doug Hughes piloted a gyrocopter through restricted Washington, D.C. airspace to land on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol – ostensibly so he could "deliver" letters about the need for campaign finance reform to all 535 members of Congress – Matthews told his audience at home his brilliant idea for what sort of sentence Hughes should serve -  See Video
3.) The Amtrak derailment in May was caused by the lack of "straight lines" on the route: I kid you not. Now, in fairness, Matthews's larger complaint was about how property rights and lack of central planning mean countries like China can quickly build super-fast rail lines on relatively straight routes. That said, yeah, it's still pretty stupid:  See Video
4.) Chris thinks the defunct Blockbuster Video chain has stores everywhere in 2015 America:  This is one for the "Do you even get out much, Grandpa?" file. Apparently Chris Matthews is stuck in a 1995 America  - "that's always the best argument against free trade. A point defense kind of thing. If you look in particular areas, Michigan City, a lot of the a lot of Midwestern cities have nothing less than a Blockbuster and a diner left, if they have the diner, and if they have the Blockbuster. They're hollowed-out cities." Link
5.) London's mayor should run for president of the United States some day: While Boris Johnson is in fact a natural-born U.S. citizen, he doesn't meet the other matter of constitutional eligibility to hold the office: the 14-year residency requirement. Link
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