Chris Matthews Spends An Eternity Badgering Roland Burris On ‘Hardball’

by Sara K. Smith

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

A wise man once said, “Do not watch television. It will only make you sad and empty.” And here is proof: 20 agonizing minutes of Chris Matthews shouting at Roland Burris, who tries to explain why that stuff he said on that FBI wiretap doesn’t prove that he was involved in any tomfoolery with Rod Blagojevich to snag his Senate appointment. It just kind of goes on and on in that fashion and just when you think it will end Matthews says, “OK Senator I like you, I think you’re a good guy, I’m going to give you one more chance to explain yourself” and that’s when you know you’re in for another eternity of torture. Why couldn’t Roland Burris have gotten involved in something fun and interesting, like a hooker scandal? [MSNBC]

Related video

Hola wonkerados.

To improve site performance, we did a thing. It could be up to three minutes before your comment appears. DON'T KEEP RETRYING, OKAY?

Also, if you are a new commenter, your comment may never appear. This is probably because we hate you.


Cape Clod May 28, 2009 at 9:49 am

I saw it already. God, it was awful.

Scott-san May 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

Because hookers are “pay to play.” Wait, do hookers take checks?

binarian May 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

I almost watched this. Thanks for warning me.

tehbenton May 28, 2009 at 9:56 am

The freeze frame of Burris in his “Ima slap a bitch” pose is enough to keep me from clicking “play.”

Mr Blifil May 28, 2009 at 9:59 am

I can’t watch Matthews because of the taint.

Noodle Salad May 28, 2009 at 10:03 am

I went Mancow with this video – I thought I could take it, but after about six seconds I’m already throwing my favorite stuffed animal across the room.

bitchincamaro May 28, 2009 at 10:11 am

Kudos for Burris. He managed to out-interrupt the grand master of interruptors. It was a fine display of douchebagus-interruptus.

x111e7thst May 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

[re=326163]Scott-san[/re]: Only at the two whore diamond or better level.

freakishlystrong May 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

“Badgering” is way underused and fabulous!

hobospacejunkie May 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

Leave badgers alone!

Leave them ALOOONE!!

Did you know that some members of the skunk family are called ‘Stink Badgers’? TRUE FACT.

Come here a minute May 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

I also did not have the strength to watch this. How many times did he say, “Bitch set me up!”?

eclecticbrotha May 28, 2009 at 10:38 am

I thought it was a fascinating example of taking quotes out of context and beating someone senseless with them. I can see where the GOP learned all their debating techniques.

GaySailor May 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

Pigs flew and Hell froze over yesterday! Chris Matthews actually apologized to a guest for interrupting!

chaste everywhere May 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

“OK, Chris: we like you, we think you’re a good guy, we’re going to give you one more chance to explain why you’re such an insufferable gasbag.”

SayItWithWookies May 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

Chris Matthews is an overactive salivary gland with legs. If I listened to him talk for 20 minutes I’d want to towel off all day.

rev_matt_y May 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

[re=326163]Scott-san[/re]: Jerry Springer says “Yes”.

GaySailor May 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

When Matthews says “he likes you…” you can bet Matthews doesn’t like you, but thinks he is supposed to like you.

Johnny Zhivago May 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

Hardball needs to add a waterboarding segment…

ph7 May 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Roland is a truly likeable scam artist. We always forgive likeable scam artists – because we secretly wish we had pulled off a similar scam and made our own unqualified ass a U.S. Senator.

Larry McAwful May 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I keep forgetting that if you’re caught doing something really crooked and sleazy, you make yourself innocent by shouting down anyone who asks you about it. “Senator” Burris, you are a real inspiration. Thanks for the reminder.

BobLoblawLawBlog May 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hang on, am I expected to feel sorry for Roland Burris for this? And not laugh my ass off because (a) he thinks he can defend his position, (b) he thinks “Hardball” is a dynamite place to do it, and (c) he’s ever going to run for reelection and not get his ass kicked in the primary? Feh. Let Matthews have at him; it keeps him from saying really awkward and inappropriate things to legitimate people in politics.

Baseproduct May 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

This was like watching a slapfight between emo kids, except without the entertainment value.

womanhattan May 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm

“I like you, I think you’re a good guy.” Didn’t bother to watch–I already saw the Christian Bale freakout.

iburl May 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Chris Matthews, the king of crushing “ethnics”.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: