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Why Does Chris Matthews Talk Over People?

God, it's so fucking rude, and annoying. No one can complete a thought. He asks a question, and before they give their first sentence, he's already talking over them, and most times to the other person in the room. Dumbfuck.

by Anonymousreply 8403/30/2016

He's obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 101/23/2013

He thinks with his mouth.

by Anonymousreply 201/23/2013

EVERYONE and ANYONE who has EVER watched a single show with him agrees with you!

by Anonymousreply 301/23/2013

Same reason Oprah does it...

Because he can.

by Anonymousreply 401/24/2013

Damn him!

by Anonymousreply 501/24/2013

Though I love him for being a liberal, he's an asshole in terms of his on-screen demeanor.

by Anonymousreply 601/24/2013

He's okay, he's in the mode, playing the part.

by Anonymousreply 701/24/2013

Those who hate Chris Matthews' style have never watched the McLaughlin Group. It's the classic political banter show. Chris just knows his stuff. Of all the MSNBC hosts, he's the ultimate insider. He speaks the language of the Beltway and you can gleam what it's like to be in the political circle from Chris says. He speaks from the heart and there's no script. It's just how he feels about so-and-so.

I did not like him in 2008 because I thought he was sexist. His treatment of HRC was sexist and atrocious but I believe he has learned the errors of his way.

by Anonymousreply 801/24/2013

[quote]Liberal blogger Glenn Greenwald has called Matthews "the most vivid example of all that is wrong with political coverage," saying "[H]e’s endlessly obsessed with personality-based politics and likes to promote the strong, masculine tough guy who you can have a beer with, versus the nerdy loser. And he has a cast of characters who go on his show, like Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, who gush over the maleness of the Republican candidates and warn Democrats about how that has real appeal to American voters. Most political reporters judge candidates on the basis of the likeability factor—-Matthews is just more explicit about it."

by Anonymousreply 901/24/2013

R8 i agree. mclaughlin group? talk about keeping up appearances. chris just tells it like it is.

by Anonymousreply 1001/24/2013

But R8, Matthews has been sucking Hillary's ass ever since. It's not sincere, but who cares.

"She only got that senate seat because her husband fooled around."

Chris Matthews, 2007

by Anonymousreply 1101/24/2013

Because Chris Matthews is a worthless fucking douche. Sooo glad that shit has lousy ratings.

by Anonymousreply 1201/24/2013

I like Chris Matthews, but he always has to over-explain everything.

Chris, we get it--and we know. You don't have to tell us every last qualifyer, modifier and inside political detail. If we're watching you, we're political animals too. We know what you mean.

by Anonymousreply 1301/24/2013

Chris Matthews doesn't just talk over people. He can barely talk. He's got a mush mouth and swallows his consenants.

I can no longer stand to watch or to listen to him since he criticized someone for their "NJ accent." He should take a good listen to his own speech!

by Anonymousreply 1401/24/2013

NJ accent?! Chris Matthews has the heaviest Philly accent I've ever heard in my life!How dare he? He sounds like he stuffs his face with cheesesteaks all day long!

by Anonymousreply 1501/24/2013

The most detestable thing of all about Chris Matthews is that he is a Warren Commission supporter. Unbelievable. Actually tries to convince viewers every November 22 that Oswald acted alone.

by Anonymousreply 1601/24/2013

[quote]Chris Matthews has the heaviest Philly accent I've ever heard in my life

You're obviously unfamiliar with Philly.

by Anonymousreply 1701/24/2013

He is a good man, he admits his errors and apologizes. I respect him, although not always agree, I understand him. He's damn smart, too.

by Anonymousreply 1801/24/2013

Is he a closet case? He was absolutely queer over JFK and Obama. He called Obama "Barack" all thought 2008.

by Anonymousreply 1901/24/2013

He's a cartoon character, no different than Reverend Al. The spittle and cackles are all part of the (mostly entertaining) schtick.

by Anonymousreply 2001/24/2013

In 2008, Chris leg got tingly at the thought of Obama. (one of the dumbest things I've ever heard a political commentator say.)

by Anonymousreply 2101/24/2013

He's the poster boy for ADHD

by Anonymousreply 2201/24/2013

R17 I'm very familiar with Philly and have family there.In the national media, he's got the heaviest local/regional accent I've ever heard by far. Even native,ethnic New Yorkers take elocution lessons to sound less ethnic and New Yorky when they newsread on NYC area television!

by Anonymousreply 2301/24/2013

Chris' show junped the shark in the early 2000's. He used to be soooooooooo much better.

Right after 9.11.2001 he lost it.

by Anonymousreply 2401/24/2013

Are you talking over me? Case dismissed!

by Anonymousreply 2501/24/2013

R8 --- he is, indeed, the consummate Beltway insider, which is why it is SO incredibly painful to watch him pretend he "understands the 'regular' guy"!

by Anonymousreply 2601/24/2013

All that and he's obsessed with Notre Dame. And he got all misty eyed over the previous pope, when he visited.

by Anonymousreply 2701/24/2013

r26 what is a regular guy? The guy who thinks Super Bowl should be a national holiday? or is the ones who knows more about Kim Kardashian and her whorish ways than who is Vice President?

Those regular guys? If you're watching Chris Matthews during the daytime, more likely than not, you're not a regular guy. You are political junkie. Matthews speak to popular junkies and he doesn't pretend to know the regular guy be the regular guy would rather watch porn than than tune into his show.

by Anonymousreply 2801/24/2013

I like Chris Matthews. I like how much he appreciates other people and tells them. He's goofy and over the top sometimes but he generally means well. He also gives idiots the direct business, which too few of the others do. Hardball & TRMS are my favorite programs on MSNBC. I also love the kindler, gentler Chris Matthews syndicated weekend show.

by Anonymousreply 2901/24/2013

[quote]I like Chris Matthews.

And how do you like his disgusting defense of the lies of the Warren Commission?

by Anonymousreply 3001/24/2013

It's an Irish thing. Look at all the Irish commentators, like Matthews, O'Reilly, Hannity--they're loud, crass and never know when to shut up. It's one of the reasons why the Irish were considered low-class for generations.

by Anonymousreply 3101/24/2013

You are a bizarre person r30. Truly bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 3201/24/2013

I like Chris, he really does seem like a genuine good guy with good intentions, but I agree with the OP about the talking over people - he'll ask a question and let his guest get about two syllables out before he starts talking again. It must be the most frustrating experience ever to be on there. I have a friend who's just like that and I can't even talk to him anymore, it's exhausting. And I do love that Chris is humble enough to apologize when he says something he realizes was offensive, but he's ALWAYS having to apologize because he's always just blurting things out.I swear a week doesn't go by where I don't hear him apologize for something.

by Anonymousreply 3301/24/2013


Back in 2008, he mocked Obama mercilessly for ordering ORANGE JUICE in a diner, something one of his "regular guys" would NEVER do! In other words, Mr.Beltway sees himself as an oracle of current blue collar thought for his edumacated viewership.

by Anonymousreply 3401/24/2013

I always think of white trash ordering OJ.

by Anonymousreply 3501/24/2013

I cannot watch him because he NEVER lets a guest finish a thought. So damned annoying., Ed Lawrence is much better.

by Anonymousreply 3601/24/2013

Why, R32? Because I object to Chris Matthews being a shill for the military-inudstiral complex that assassinated JFK?

by Anonymousreply 3701/24/2013

I don't buy that.

by Anonymousreply 3801/24/2013

Once a guest insulted another guest Joan Walsh, implying she was a lesbian and the camera cut to Chris Matthews and he was smirking. I've hated him ever since.

by Anonymousreply 3901/24/2013

[quote] Ed Lawrence is much better.

Who is Ed Lawrence? Ed Schultz? Lawrence O'Donnell?

by Anonymousreply 4001/24/2013

Stop hijacking the thread with crackpot theories R37. Jesus, you do this in every thread even remotely having to do with Chris Matthews, the CIA or JFK. Even the thread about Argo!

by Anonymousreply 4101/24/2013

I like Chris and I like his show. I like Ed the least.

by Anonymousreply 4201/24/2013

I can't help but like him. He is old school and just loves the political game, of which personality is a big part. He is entertainment and really appreciates good journalism, even though he really isn't one.

by Anonymousreply 4301/24/2013

He's one of the worst on cable. I can't watch him for more than a minute or two.

by Anonymousreply 4401/24/2013

I you were new to politics and just watched his show, you would think that Pres. Kennedy was responsible for the progressive legislation passed in the 1960s, not Pres. Johnson. I know it's an Irish thing, but that is no excuse.

So if he's wrong on that, how many other things (less well known) is he wrong about because he just happens to like one men or women, better. Ms. Clinton in 2008 vs 2013 applies here as well.

by Anonymousreply 4501/24/2013

You're an asshole, R41. And you obviously are ignorant about the history of your own country over the past 50 years.

Get informed, loser.

by Anonymousreply 4601/24/2013

I loved Chris taking down Reince Preibus on Morning Joe during the Republican convention. It was a thing of beauty.

R46, you embarrass yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4701/24/2013

"I did not like him in 2008 because I thought he was sexist. His treatment of HRC was sexist and atrocious but I believe he has learned the errors of his way."

I completely agree! I have hated him ever since...

Oh and he's from Jersey, not Philly....

by Anonymousreply 4801/24/2013

Chris does that to keep the show interesting and to keep the show moving.

He always talks over the editor of Mother Jones who is sometimes a slow talker and not succinct - Chris has no patience for him.

Some journalists are excellent in print, but cannot talk in a succinct, interesting, or insightful way on political talk shows - such as Eugene Robinson who never has anything insightful to say on Chris Matthews' show.

by Anonymousreply 4901/24/2013

[quote]Oh and he's from Jersey, not Philly....

No, he's from Philly.

by Anonymousreply 5001/24/2013

Chris Matthews loves David Corn. He has him on the show all the time.

by Anonymousreply 5101/24/2013

Chris loves David Corn only because David Corn is a liberal and he found the damaging tape of Mitt Romeny talking down 47 percent of the U.S. as lazy and dependent.

David Corn obviously has a contract with MSNBC to appear regularly.

But Chris has absolutely no patience with the way David Corn stumbles inarticulately with his slow unsuccinct talking

- so Chris constantly cuts off Corn, talks over him, and almost never lets him have his say.

by Anonymousreply 5201/24/2013

Chris likes Joan Walsh, Howard Fineman, and Joy Reid.

by Anonymousreply 5301/24/2013

To summarize, this thread is about 49% people who were okay with Obama getting the nomination in '08; 50% still-bitter Hillbots; and 1 JFK obsessive.

by Anonymousreply 5401/24/2013

[quote] Chris likes Joan Walsh, Howard Fineman, and Joy Reid.

As much as I like MSNBC, it gets tiresome hearing the same 4 or 5 commentators every day on every show. It's always Howard Fineman, Eugene Robinson, David Corn, Joan Walsh, and Joy Reid. And you always know exactly what they're going to say. Aren't there any other liberal voices in DC (or outside DC) who have opinions on politics?

by Anonymousreply 5501/24/2013

Persistent rumor about Chris Matthews is that he's an alcoholic.

He damn sure was drunk on air that one time.

by Anonymousreply 5601/24/2013

I really enjoy Howard Fineman because on the contrary, R55, I think he always has interesting angles and great insights which are not run of the mill.

by Anonymousreply 5701/24/2013

R56, Chris is diabetic. One cannot be an alcoholic when diabetic. Alcohol and diabetes do not mix. It would put one in a coma or passed out or very sick.

by Anonymousreply 5801/24/2013

Because he's a fat gas bag!

by Anonymousreply 5901/24/2013

r55 I have the exact same complaint. As much as I love the Rachel Maddow Show (it's really the only primetime show I watch on MSNBC), she has the same rotation of guests every single week. Chris Hayes usually on Fridays, Steve Kornacki, Dan Rather; and Andrea Mitchell to comment on the breaking news of the day. I like all those guests, but I would love a rotation of different faces. Need more female guests beyond the subject of contraceptives and abortion.

I've thought about emailing her people about it. Official show website states that they read every single email.

by Anonymousreply 6001/24/2013

Chris has had David Corn on for years, not just because of the 47% tape. He has also given credit to LBJ for progressive policy and is just shamelessly shilling his book on JFK.

by Anonymousreply 6101/25/2013

Wednesday's ratings show that Chris Matthews' 5:00 airing of Hardball is MSNBC's highest-rated show of the night, and by a fairly significant margin:

by Anonymousreply 6201/25/2013

Piers Morgan should not be interviewing people at all. He's the worst at this.

by Anonymousreply 6301/26/2013

R61: I was watching Matthews' show when the news was announced that Lady Bird Johnson has just died. His guest, a Republican from Nevada, talked for about 5 minutes about what a bastard LBJ was. Matthews could have at least mentioned that Lady Bird was one of the first to speak out for the environment.

Instead Chris Matthews said nothing.

by Anonymousreply 6401/26/2013

Does anyone watch him? I don't know how he keeps on the air. MSNBC must be real desperate.

by Anonymousreply 6501/26/2013

[quote] Does anyone watch him? I don't know how he keeps on the air.

R65, please refer to R62.

by Anonymousreply 6601/26/2013

Why does Manti Te'o have imaginary girlfriends? Because he can.

by Anonymousreply 6701/26/2013

Chris Matthews is an egoist. The other day, he gave Joy Reid his ultimate compliment: "It's like we have the same mind!" Reid was gracious with the "compliment," but it showed Matthews' true nature in that he believes he is always the smartest person in the room. I much prefer Rachel Maddow's approach via which she (and we) learn from the guests rather than shout over them.

by Anonymousreply 6802/05/2013

All it will take is some people to shout, "Stop interrupting, Chris," during a live broadcast. Nobody has the guts to tell him to shut up.

by Anonymousreply 6902/05/2013

I watch him until the first time he interrupts. I never make it 10 minutes in. It is worse than obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 7003/06/2014

Chris Hayes does this too. Not to the extent that Mathews does it, but still, it's annoying. He asks a question and then jumps in and answers it before the quest gets two words in.

by Anonymousreply 7103/06/2014

Chris has NOTHING on me.

by Anonymousreply 7203/06/2014

So we are actually allowed to criticize Matthews without getting the freezer accusation thrown at us? Well, thank goodness.

He's just a total blowhard. His agenda may not be despicable like the Fox blowhard equivalents; nonetheless he is wrong about a lot of things, his style is just impossible for me to take, and his views allow for absolutely no nuance whatsoever.

Can't stomach him.

by Anonymousreply 7303/07/2014

He doesn't "talk over people."

Chris Matthews MUMBLES over people!

by Anonymousreply 7403/07/2014

Back to Freezer Republic with you, R73. Shoo!

I sort of like Ed Shultz, The Rev and Matthews. But I can only take a 3 hour block of their hectoring if I mix a couple of good, stiff drinks.

by Anonymousreply 7503/07/2014

[quote]He always talks over the editor of Mother Jones who is sometimes a slow talker and not succinct - Chris has no patience for him.

An intelligent person would not have a guest like this. Why bring on someone who isn't allowed to finish a thought? It adds nothing to the discussion.

by Anonymousreply 7603/07/2014

i find it's like an ice cream brain freeze!!! one minute you're listening to matthews' question, the next you're trying to concentrate on the answer, when ALL OF A SUDDEN, there's this incredibly shrewish, slobbery, childish voice coming from nowhere, an immature voice that smacks of no self control and actually hurts the brain when having to transition between what he's asked and the lack of any kind of resolution. I've commented many times, but since it is still going on, I guess the powers that be haven't bothered to fix it. I find I usually have to change the channel once I've yelled at the tv enough to let someone answer. Worst choice for election results program!

by Anonymousreply 7711/04/2014

With his speech -- swallowing consonants and mumbling -- why does he bother speaking at all!

Get rid of him!

by Anonymousreply 7811/04/2014

Matthews is rude, crude, and obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 7911/04/2014

I like Chris Mathews, but this is a typical dialogue:

Chris: I think this person is the slimiest, most corrupt, stupid, racist, hateful, dangerous SOB in existance, but your thoughts?

How can a guest on his show actually respond in a frank manner, the way Chris sets-up the interview?

Guest: well I was going to say I voted for him and have a secret crush on him, but when you put it that way, you're right, he is an abomination.

by Anonymousreply 8011/04/2014

I haven't watched him since he was rude and nasty to Barbara Buono, because he had a hard on for the criminal, Christie.

by Anonymousreply 8111/04/2014

R9, there is something terribly wrong with Glen Greenwald, so I wouldn't trust his judgement of Chris M.

by Anonymousreply 8211/05/2014

There could be drinking games involving the number of times that spittle-covered douche uses the word "ethnics."

by Anonymousreply 8311/05/2014

He is as stupid as Maddow, and we're talking low.

by Anonymousreply 8403/30/2016
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