Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Chris Matthews To New England: "Hello, Bigots!"

Hey, New Hampshire--why did you make the mainstream media look so bad blowing the Clinton/Obama race? Why didn't you give Sen. Obama the big victory you were supposed to?

Chris Matthews knows:
You're bigots, that's why.

If you haven't heard Matthew's insulting comments about New England Democrats in general--and Bostonians in particular--you can click here to listen to the podcast of today's show , or on the "on demand" page of

Here is a transcript of his comments on MSNBC we played on my show this morning:

JOE SCARBOROUGH: What the hell happened in New Hampshire?

MATTHEWS:“You remember the Lone Ranger and Tonto? I think paleface speak with forked tongue. You hear me? Forked tongue....

I thought this was over. I thought it ended with “macaca."...

I thought white voters stopped being what they didn’t want to be. You know what it tells me? People aren’t proud of who they are. They aren't proud of who they are. If they want to vote for Hillary Clinton, fine. Why don’t they say so?

SCARBOROUGH: I’m used to people saying that we in the South have problems.
MATTHEWS: Tell me about it,

SCARBOROUGH: But talk about New England.

MATTHEWS: Boston? BOSTON? [with a tone of incredulity]

MATTHEWS: There’s different kind of prejudice in the North than in the South. But it exists. It may not be “I think I’m better than you,” but it might be "I don’t want to live next door to you.”