By Curtis Houck | August 17, 2016 | 5:43 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had always been a big admirer of now-former Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, so he was naturally beside himself on Tuesday night as he gave a news brief on Kane being found guilty of nine criminal charges stemming from a series of leaks to a grand jury concerning a legal and political rival.

By Curtis Houck | August 17, 2016 | 1:10 AM EDT

Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC featured textbook Chris Matthews with liberal spin (fretting over Donald Trump bringing up Clinton scandals in the debates), a decent segment (a touching tribute to the late John McLaughlin), and creepiness (uttering “what’s new, pussycat” to a female guest), but it also included a struggle with the facts as Matthews claimed that 2016 marks a chance for Democrats to control Congress and the White House for the first time since the Johnson administration. 

By Curtis Houck | August 11, 2016 | 3:17 PM EDT

Former New York City Mayor and Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani engaged in a tense back-and-forth with MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews on Wednesday night over Trump’s Second Amendment comments, but it was Giuliani absolutely schooling Matthews on the latest developments involving Hillary Clinton’s e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals that stood out.

By Curtis Houck | August 9, 2016 | 10:00 PM EDT

Reacting to Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett highlighting during Tuesday’s Hardball that a Donald Trump advisor recently “called for Hillary to face a firing squad” for her handling of Benghazi in light of Trump’s new gun comments, MSNBC host Chris Matthews used the occasion to bloviate about how he “keep[s] wondering what she did in Benghazi” that has people so upset.

By Curtis Houck | August 4, 2016 | 9:46 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in rare from on Thursday night as he both factually tried to link the 1964 and 2016 presidential elections and appeared astonished that there could be an “intervention” (as has been reported for Donald Trump) for something other than “a dope problem or a booze problem.

By Curtis Houck | August 4, 2016 | 3:55 PM EDT

Doing his part in the media’s minimizing of the $400 million the Obama administration sent to Iran around the time four Americans were freed, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews spent a measly one minute of his Wednesday show discussing the matter only after his show carried portions of a Donald Trump rally in which the issue came up. 

By Michelle Malkin | July 20, 2016 | 4:58 PM EDT

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road. It seems like yesterday when Champion of Wimmin Maureen Dowd, bemoaning the lack of sympathy for anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan, declared in The New York Times that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute."

By Geoffrey Dickens | July 15, 2016 | 10:59 AM EDT

With Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence to be his running mate, expect the liberal media to hit the Indiana governor’s social conservatism. MSNBC host Chris Matthews has already speculated if Pence was too “churchy” to be picked by the presumptive GOP nominee. In 2015, the liberal media hammered the Indiana governor’s defense of religious liberty issues during the debate over that state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Liberal journalists depicted the act as an attack on gays with Matthews’ MSNBC colleague Mika Brzezinski trashing Pence as a hater.

By Curtis Houck | July 15, 2016 | 12:18 AM EDT

MSNBC’s breaking news anchor Brian Williams has had quite the few weeks with deplorable and head-scratching moments, but he again couldn’t help himself on Thursday night while covering the terrorist truck attack in Nice, France by apologizing to Hardball host Chris Matthews for having “just plowed over the normal hour of airtime” for him.

By Curtis Houck | July 14, 2016 | 8:32 AM EDT

Along with their repeated playing of the race card during MSNBC’s Hardball, HBO host Bill Maher offered an eyebrow-raising defense on Wednesday for Hillary Clinton and her e-mail scandal by suggesting that she didn’t intend to do anything “nefarious” but rather “needed a private server to get her work done cause Democrats do work.”

By Curtis Houck | July 13, 2016 | 10:04 PM EDT

Far-left HBO host Bill Maher joined MSNBC’s Hardball and host Chris Matthews for the entire hour on Wednesday and brought his A-game when it came to trashing America for it’s “original sin” of slavery that “some countries don’t have” and trashed Republicans as being upset at “the idea of a black family eating off the White House china.” 

 

By Curtis Houck | July 13, 2016 | 1:33 PM EDT

As part of the same show in which Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence was declared to be “almost horny for the job” as Donald Trump’s running mate, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews oozed on multiple occasions during Tuesday’s show that the day would be known as President Barack Obama’s “finest hour” as he spoke at an interfaith memorial service for the slain Dallas, Texas police officers.