Video: When hubris meets karma

posted at 1:21 pm on May 15, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Sorry to dump two Chris Matthews posts on Hot Air readers in one day, but I suspect you’ll appreciate this more than the first.  Before we get to the video, however, we need a refresher course to properly set the context.  Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters reminds us of Matthews’ incisive wit when ripping Sarah Palin to shreds as a supposed idiot:

This from a man who on October 2, 2008, shortly before that evening’s Vice Presidential debate, said of Palin:

“Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?… Do you think cute will beat brains?…Do you think she’d do better on the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a half-time?…My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!”

Then on January 12, 2010:

They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!

And again on November 2, 2010:

“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President of the United States?…If she were on Jeopardy! right now and the topic was national government, American government generally defined, would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know anything?”

And finally on January 19, 2011:

“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy! or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see if she knows anything.”

Got that?  Palin wouldn’t have the candlepower to compete on Jeopardy, Matthews has insisted at least four times.

Presented without further comment, here is a fine demonstration of what happens when hubris meets karma. Be sure to read Noel’s narrative on this at Newsbusters:


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Educated progressives.
 
inthemiddle on May 8, 2012 at 2:12 PM

rogerb on May 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

He’s lost that tingling feelin’
That tingling feelin’……

Electrongod on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

CHris really is stupid. I can’t find the video, but he had on two african american women and they casually talked about Harriet Tubman, and he asked — twice, in all serious — who Harriet Tubman was.

No vid, but here’s a tweet from Warren Sapp of all people about it:
http://twitter.com/#!/WarrenSapp/status/119552943727976448

Did Chris Matthews Really Just Ask How’s Harriet Tubman @chucktodd Handle That For Me!! #Please

CHRIS YOU IDIOT!

pamplonajack on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Video not found or access denied… Well darn it, and I was so looking forward to Chris Matthew’s brilliant performance…

SWalker on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

This must be sending a shiver up Sarah Palins leg.

percysunshine on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Should be “who” but you get it.

pamplonajack on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

This is what happens when ‘idiot’ meets ‘question’…

Khun Joe on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

So what newspapers does Chris read?

Electrongod on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Chris Matthews’ theme song.

NotCoach on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Don’t know what I was thinkin’ of
I guess I just wasn’t too bright
Well, I sure hope I do better
Next weekend on The Price Is Right, -ight, -ight

I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby

Needed to be done

MNHawk on May 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Lucky for him he wasn’t up against a plumber and an architect…. both with a PhD.

fiatboomer on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“I can see stupid from my house”

Electrongod on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“Alex, I’d like to select that Imbecilic Political Commentators column thing up there with the $200 on the top. I think”

av8tr on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Gotta go in the bedroom & turn the irony off…:)

When hubris meets karma….

Too bad they don’t cancel either out, like matter & antimatter.

Would love to see this intellectual turd be the first to explode.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Alex Trebek was probably wishing Cliff Claven was back on Jeopardy during Chris’ performance.

jon1979 on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Imgain C. Matthews on the night of Nov. 6, 2012.

Get him a huge load of Kleenex, diapers and Depends.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Imagine…

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

He looked like he needed help getting dressed, let alone comprehending the questions or giving a response.

peski on May 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Presented without further comment, here is a fine demonstration of what happens when hubris meets karma. Be sure to read Noel’s narrative on this at Newsbusters:

Already did. Hiiiilaroius.

Perhaps Tingles will do better next time, if he evolves a little bit more.

parke on May 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM

***cancel each other out****

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM

He has the look Obama will have on Nov. 6, when he’ll have told Michelle that the Lobsterfest is over, at least on the taxpayers’ dole.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Tingles Tingles Tingles. It’s been on NBC a hundred times already.

How about the 24 year old Tampa Army soldier who was viciously beaten by four thugs, the story up on Drudge. It should be on every website until those animals are captured. The entire beating was caught on film and they should just march those criminals to the Army base and close the gates.

Marcus on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Leftists extolling Matthews’ courage on putting himself out there on national TV and decrying Sarah Palin’s cowardice for not doing the same in 5…4…3…

Besides, Palin would do so much worse! eleventy!! / leftist

Mitoch55 on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Jack wagon comes to mind.

FlaMurph on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

What a stunning intellectual. /

derecho on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Chuckle.

CW on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Who would win in a Chris Matthews v. Wolf Blitzer Showdown of the Inteelectual Titans?

kbTexan on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Chris Matthews’ theme song.

NotCoach on May 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Greg Kihn, who did “Our Love’s in Jeopardy,” the original song, appears at the end of the video driving the car.

Unfortunately for Kihn, nobody remembers his song.

fiatboomer on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I think this is what should be referred to as an “Icaran gaffe”.

fusionaddict on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Who would win in a Chris Matthews v. Wolf Blitzer Showdown of the Inteelectual Titans?

kbTexan on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Nobody, they would both lose…

SWalker on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Teh Stoopid is strong with this one.

That was priceless watching Drooly McTinglepants stumble through his distant third place finish. Hey Crissy, are you smarter than a fifth grader? We already knew the answer, but thanks for clarifying it for us.

Minnfidel on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Idiot

cmsinaz on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Priceless.

Six Letter Capitals – “I-S-T-A-N-B-U-L”
Chris Matthews is such a moron.v

Norwegian on May 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Unfortunately for Kihn, nobody remembers his song.

fiatboomer on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Ummm, that should probably be, fortunately for Kihn, nobody remembers that song…

SWalker on May 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I don’t know whether Matthews was stupider for not knowing some simple answers or for agreeing to go on Jeopardy in the first place.

Cicero43 on May 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

6-letter capital….what is Istanbul?! I’m gonna be veeeeeeery generous and assume Tingles was thinking of the country which DOES have 6 letters. But you could tell Trebek was beside himself after that one. He looked like Will Ferrell’s Trebek on SNL.

Doughboy on May 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

We already knew Chris Matthews is a dumbass. It is just frosting on the cake that he went on Jeopardy and proved it to the world outside his MSNBC echo chamber.

woodNfish on May 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Absolutely Hilarious.

Why on earth his staff would let this slow-witted, self-loving, Ted-Baxter-esque boob compete on a show that requires intelligence, knowledge and fast reflexes is beyond me.

He actually did better than I thought he ever would.

Again…..Hilarious.

Tim_CA on May 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Chris Matthews: the non-Catholic Catholic strikes again.

chai on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

The best part…?

… Chrissy Matthews being told “No!”, and he couldn’t argue his talking points.

Seven Percent Solution on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Check out his reaction when he finds out Francis Gary Powers’ full name. Like it was a trick question. Jeopardy has rules. That’s not good if you’re a lefty. Maybe their rule book should be living document.

InterestedObserver on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Dear Drooly McTinglepants, Here’s a tip. Istanbul is not 6 letters. LOL. Yea, you’re sooooo smart.

Minnfidel on May 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Thank you, Alex. I’ll take tingling toolbag for $200 please.

AllahsNippleHair on May 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM

‘What are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen’

reddevil on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Man every now and again SNL comes up with a good one!

Wait, what?

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

‘What are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen’

reddevil on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Suck-It Trebek!!

Tim_CA on May 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Best of all, he’s not just a one-hit wonder:

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: ‘I Hope You Evolve’

Drained Brain on May 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Who would win in a Chris Matthews v. Wolf Blitzer Showdown of the Inteelectual Titans?

kbTexan on May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Sean Connery…?

Seven Percent Solution on May 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I don’t know whether Matthews was stupider for not knowing some simple answers or for agreeing to go on Jeopardy in the first place.

Cicero43 on May 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

He got $10K for whatever left wing charity he was playing for but the empty vessel demonstrating his sheer lack of intellect was priceless. Who knew that Istanbul was a six letter word?

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM

When hubris meets karma

Good stuff there Ed. So very appropriate.

DanMan on May 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM

“St. Basil’s Cathedral is there”.

Chris: “What is Istanbul”?

BEEEPP!

Sara Palin: What is Moscow”? I know that because I can see it out my window.

timberline on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What a cunning stunt.

esnap on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It wasn’t that Matthews is not very smart but that the questions were too difficult.

jukin3 on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Presented without further comment, here is a fine demonstration of what happens when hubris meets karma

I mean this without sarcasm.

I think the hubris and karma were met with heavy psychiatric pharmaceuticals mixed probably with a healthy dose of alcohol. It seems pretty clear to me that the right mix of medicines has not been found to keep him on an even keel.

I really pity Chris Matthews, and I sincerely hope he can find a real cure for whatever mental disease it is that afflicts him.

MessesWithTexas on May 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

But remember everyone, Palin’s the stupid one.

Got it. Check.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

HA ha ha ha!

ronsfi on May 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Only one thing need be said about Matthew’s performance: He was bested by Robert Gibbs. Robert.Gibbs.

rogaineguy on May 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

It wasn’t that Matthews is not very smart but that the questions were too difficult.

jukin3 on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I think you forgot the /sarc tag. USDC stands for what? “We need the FULL name”…. same response.

What a loser.

peski on May 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If a stupid ill informed jack-wagon calls a certain very good looking and successful governor stupid, is it a double negative/

Matthews, stupid and ugly is no way to present the communist propaganda.

jukin3 on May 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I can see Istanbul from my house, and all other 6 letter cities that aren’t actually capitols!

Minnfidel on May 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM

The spin will be as follows: It’s not that Matthews is stupid, it’s that Gibbs and the miscellaneous CNN drone are just soooo much more brilliant. And that was a mistake when Matthews offered Istanbul as a six-letter word; he thought Alex said six-syllable word.

86 on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Now when he insinuates Sarah Palin is an idiot, he will add “it takes one to know one”

Greek Fire on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Would love to see this intellectual turd be the first to explode.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

But, but, but….but he used to be such a good speech writer for Jimmah…Oh wait, maybe he wasn’t so good after all. Jimmah didn’t get a second term, but Jimmah won’t be the worst President evah and Tingles will dodge that bullet because he doesn’t work for the Worst President in History.

belad on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

“I’ll take things I don’t know for $1000, Alex”

NoFanofLibs on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

There’s a legitimate reason for Chris’s bad performance. he’s a victim. He was bullied in high school. He was held to the ground and his golden locks sheared. Someone who witnessed the assault, fifty years earlier, said at the time Chris had “terror in his eyes.”

maubman on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Oh crap. The look on Chris Tingle’s face is priceless. It’s like…what, ain’t that what I said? You can’t make this kind of sh!t up.

Long haired country boy on May 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Istanbul.

Not six letters.

Doesn’t contain St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Not actually a capital. (Turkey’s capital is Ankara.)

KingGold on May 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

**NOT** going to click the link, but wanted to voice my appreciation for where it’s capped. Love the look he has on his face – it’s like he knew that was it.

kim roy on May 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Hey Ed Morrissey,

GREAT HEADLINE!

You said it all in only four words.

I can do better, though:
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“Idiot.”

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!”
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Oops,”Tingles” stepped into a Grizzly Bear trap,haha!!

canopfor on May 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I can see Istanbul from my house, and all other 6 letter cities that aren’t actually capitols!

Minnfidel on May 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Istnbl?

Paul-Cincy on May 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Love the look he has on his face – it’s like he knew that was it.

kim roy on May 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Love the look he has on his face – it’s like he knew that was it deer in the headlights.

FIFY!

belad on May 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Video: When hubris meets karma

Or, when your karma eats your dogma of “Liberals are smart”.

Paul-Cincy on May 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

But remember everyone, Palin’s the stupid one.

Got it. Check.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Yeah, wow, if she is dumber than Chris “Box of Rocks” Matthews, then she can probably barely walk and chew gum at the same time. She must be some kind of savant or something.

Lily on May 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He’s lost that tingling feelin’
That tingling feelin’……

Electrongod on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Electrongod:

Whoa…Whoa…Whoa….:)

canopfor on May 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’ll take self hating closet cases for $2000 Alex!

50sGuy on May 15, 2012 at 2:06 PM

BTW ….
Video available on Drudge . Very tingly !

Lucano on May 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

C’mon, trolls, help this guy out! You hang on his every word any other time!

CurtZHP on May 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Watched it last night, priceless.
Cliff Claven moment.

bbz123 on May 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Liberal media to start making noise about Sarah Palin going on Jeopardy in 5,4,3,2….

AllahsNippleHair on May 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM

It wasn’t that Matthews is not very smart but that the questions were too difficult.

jukin3 on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

You do realize that the questions for the kids tournament are tougher than “Power Players Week” right? ;0

What I wouldn’t give to see Chrissie bested by two 10-year-olds. Besides being smarter they would have the built-in buzzing advantages of tiny little fingers and quicker reflexes.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM

It’s for real.you can’t put lipstick on a pig.

docflash on May 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Someone who witnessed the assault, fifty years earlier was not present at the incident and only heard about it third hand years later, said at the time Chris had “terror in his eyes”

t8stlikchkn on May 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

give chris a break. if you were as drunk as he is everyday you’d look like an ahole too.

t8stlikchkn on May 15, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Liberal media to start making noise about Sarah Palin going on Jeopardy in 5,4,3,2….

AllahsNippleHair on May 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Actually, it would be a good move for her. She has more Country Class creditials than Chrissy could ever hope for.

BTW, some out there should pinch your nick to name a band.

Bruno Strozek on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

What a marooon!!

BacaDog on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

That was a pretty pathetic performance.

So the guy from Auburn, Alabama won what does that mean?

Southerners aren’t a bunch of backward hicks for $800 Alex LOL!

Dr Evil on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I wonder if this video makes obama tingle (we know he is a newly OUTED tingler)?

Pork-Chop on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Just watched the video. I knew the answers to each one of these without missing a beat, except for last last one about St. Basil’s cathedral.

Utter insanity that Matthews is given say over our politics, when he couldn’t even come up with he “District Court?”

And couldn’t come up with “sexual harassment,” after he crucified Herman Cain?!?!

Watching him, it’s like his thought process just completely froze – he wasn’t able to process the questions in his mind, as evidenced by his need to continually restate the answers he gave.

Maybe he’s so used to having utter control in his studio, and asking the questions, that once he had to answer factual questions on pain of being wrong, his brain was so rusty it just froze.

Sweet, sweet karma seems to be hitting the Dems and their enablers again and again and again and again, lately.

Maybe God, in his infinite patience, has finally gotten sick of hearing the caca they’re spewing.

Thank you, Lord, for publicly humbling an arrogant fool who has been tearing down the nation founded under your guidance.

From here until November, Matthews just lost his credibility as a knowledgeable source.

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It wasn’t that Matthews is not very smart but that the questions were too difficult.

jukin3 on May 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

If a question is too difficult, one typically does not buzz in to answer something he does not know, to say nothing of doing it ahead of the other two contestants.

The Schaef on May 15, 2012 at 2:17 PM

“Full name of the U2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960.”

“Who is Bono?”

The Schaef on May 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

From here until November, Matthews just lost his credibility as a knowledgeable source.

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I don’t think he ever really had any. Even SNL slams his shtick.

AllahsNippleHair on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

My schadenfreuden would be complete if Palin went on Celebrity Jeopardy and won.

canditaylor68 on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Need to cue Weird Al’s spoof entitled “I lost on Jeopardy”.

golfer1 on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I’d like to see a celebrity Jeopardy between Chris Matthews, Wolf Blitzer, and Sarah Palin.

Palin: “What is the Exxon Valdez? May I have Energy for $2,000, please?”

Steve Z on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

“You’d have to be an intellectual to believe in such things, an ordinary man could not be such a fool”. – Orwell

The country and media are being run by “intellectuals”. They define all the thought that is fit to think…

kirkill on May 15, 2012 at 2:24 PM

From here until November, Matthews just lost his credibility as a knowledgeable source.

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I don’t think he ever really had any. Even SNL slams his shtick.

AllahsNippleHair on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I left that one on the tee; I knew somebody would smack it ;-)

I am trying to find more info, but apparently, Dana Perino lost on the Final Jeopardy question. Anyone have more info?

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

All ye guys an dolls,
clap like a monkey and sing :

Buddy you’re an @$$ make a big noise
Screaching at the screen
gonna be a big man some day
You got crud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
tinglin your can all over the place
Meaning
We will we will mock you
( Thanx Freddie Mercury )

burrata on May 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I am trying to find more info, but apparently, Dana Perino lost on the Final Jeopardy question. Anyone have more info?

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Actually, maybe that source I read was wrong. It wasn’t too detailed. I should have said “spoiler alert”

Sorry!

cane_loader on May 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

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