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General Category => National News/Current Events => Topic started by: Gazoo on January 20, 2014, 11:58:03 AM

Title: Watergate 2? For Over a Week, Chris Matthews Has Hyped Christie as the New Nixon
Post by: Gazoo on January 20, 2014, 11:58:03 AM

For seven straight days, Chris Matthews and his Hardball guests have hyperbolically compared Chris Christie's bridge scandal in New Jersey to the constitutional crisis that ended Richard Nixon's presidency. On every single program since January 8, Matthews and guests have linked last fall's traffic jam to Watergate. On Thursday, GOP strategist John Feehery reminded, "They're completely different...There were high crimes and misdemeanor with President Nixon." The MSNBC journalist responded, "Wait, a break-in was worse than this?" [MP3 audio here.] 

On January 8, the day the scandal erupted, Matthews immediately jumped to the comparison, muttering, "Nixonian. It's so Nixonian." On January 9, while talking about Christie's innocence or guilt, the host connected, "...When people say they feel sorry for the Watergate people....Their lives were ruined. I always say I got a worse one for you -- they got away with it."

http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/watergate-2-over-week-chris-matthews-has-hyped-christie-new-nixon (http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/watergate-2-over-week-chris-matthews-has-hyped-christie-new-nixon)
Title: Re: Watergate 2? For Over a Week, Chris Matthews Has Hyped Christie as the New Nixon
Post by: happyg on January 20, 2014, 12:42:06 PM
Chrissie can't wait for the facts, so creates his own. Besides, looking back, Watergate wasn't so bad. We've seen a lot worse since then.