“It seems like the voices of our leaders and special interests and the media, they’re surrounding us.” Glenn Beck, one of America’s most popular television populists, was speaking to his audience on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, during an hourlong special. At this point, he was choking back tears. This was the money shot: Read More
On the morning of Monday, March 9th, liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz, who bills himself as the “most listened-to progressive radio talk show host in America,” announced on his Web site that he would be guest-hosting MSNBC’s 6 p.m. show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the following evening.
Word of the announcement Read More
Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s Jason Jones—he of the in-development cooking show sitcom—did a segment on how regular folks like you, me, or that guy Chris Matthews humiliated on air for not knowing what Neville Chamberlain did last May, can attain the lofty title of "pundit."
Mr. Jones Read More
On Wednesday night, MSNBC political prizefighter Chris Matthws told his staff in a meeting that he will not be running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania in 2010, according to reports in The New York Times, Politico, and TVNewser.
From The Times:
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Today, in Politico, Michael Calderone and Josh Kraushaar provide the most in-depth story to date about the state of Chris Matthews’ political ambitions.
From the article:
Chris Matthews is dead serious about running for the Senate in Pennsylvania — and is shopping for a house in the state and privately discussing quitting MSNBC Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year's Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won't even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it's been obvious Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year’s Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won’t even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it’s been obvious Read More
Last night on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert teed up a segment called Fallback Position with the following shocking claim: MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews "once put a potato in a blond wig at his desk for a week and no one noticed."
As amazing as that claim is, Mr. Colbert Read More
As election night neared, New York’s power elite—but also its creative class, its political class, its partying class, lurched to find the center of gravity for election night.
The premonition that New York’s obvious choice, Barack Obama, was likely to win was not the smallest consideration here.
It was Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., and Chris Matthews had been up since early in the morning, working the phones, jotting down notes, marveling at American democracy and the turnout in North Carolina, thinking about Roosevelt, and Truman, and J.F.K. In a few short hours, he would be on the air at MSNBC, Read More