Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC producer at convention shoves man for heckling Chris Matthews?

posted at 5:21 pm on August 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

You need to look at it from their perspective. They’d been pushed to the breaking point by having to listen to three days of hate-code, words like “Constitution” and “the.” If you were as pure of heart as an MSNBC producer, you’d be frazzled and angry too.

Besides, as Matt Sheffield reminds us, it’s a bad idea to mention the eg-lay ingles-tay around you know who.

Matthews was hosting a show at a makeshift outdoor stage near the Tampa Bay Times Forum after Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination. During a break, two men shouted, “Hey Chris, how’s that tingle up your leg?” The comment was a reference to Matthews’ 2008 comment that a Barack Obama speech sent a “thrill up his leg.”

According to witnesses, a shoving match ensued.

“Then this short dude who works for MSNBC pushed them,” said Toby David, who came to the defense of the two hecklers. Another witness, Kim Churchman, added, “One of them was smiling and didn’t know it was coming, and the guy just shoved him.”…

The MSNBC employee identified himself to The Hollywood Reporter as a producer but did not supply his name and referred THR to press relations. An MSNBC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

We already knew from Matthews himself that right-wing rhetoric is capable of inspiring violence. We just didn’t know he meant violence by his own producers.

Exit question: Second look at the “new tone”?


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Steve Z on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

This goes hand-in-hand with the story of Matthews getting into a confrontation with GOP delegates heckling him at a restaurant late one night during the convention.

Matthews apparently thought “Are you guys with the douchebag convention?” was a snappy comeback until one of the GOP guys said, “No, that’s next week in Charlotte.”

teke184 on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Chris Matthews is a $5 million/year tool…

http://piqscore.com/2012/08/forget-wall-street-occupy-30-rockefeller-center/

… as are most of libs who pose as “newscasters.”

VastRightWingConspirator on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Clint’s empty chair schtick has the libs fuming.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Bwahahaha! Who knew that “the” is a new racial code word? Afterall, it just conjurs up the right images, doesn’t it?

GeorgiaBuckeye on August 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Matthews was hosting a show at a makeshift outdoor stage near the Tampa Bay Times Forum after Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination.

Matthews will be spending the rest of his career in a makeshift outdoor stage if he and his people keep this up.

Oh well, he did say his “bosses” at MSNBC agreed with him. This producer must be one of them.

Mr. Arkadin on August 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Hey if MSDNC is lobbying to allow slam dancing to be the new means for controlling hecklers…

I may start going to more rallies.

harlekwin15 on August 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The fact that these progressives are snapping like dry kindling is proof enough that they’re aware that the tide has turned in a major way and their losing this election.

thatsafactjack on August 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I love the fact he was stupid enough in an interview to say “thrill” didn’t bother him to the degree “TINGLES” did/does. Oh, Tingles, you moron.

Marcus on August 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Typical behavior from the LEFT. Maybe it’s time MSNBC return it’s programming to full time prison shows, at least the prisoners featured on those shows have more class than these guttersnipe MSNBC anchors/producers.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

For a group who loves to dish it out, the progressives certainly can’t take it. Resorting to violence is so… progressive.

thatsafactjack on August 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

the

Neener neener neener.

The Rogue Tomato on August 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

More upbeat coverage to round out a fantastic week.

Would have liked to see some of this brave journalism smeared on to the CNN peanuts story. But I guess there is only som much linking to other peoples work one can do in a day.

tommyhawk on August 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Conservative chicks are HOT! Compare and contrast.

HotAirian on August 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC producer at convention shoves man for heckling Chris Matthews?

…figures that Chicago Chrissy can’t handle hecklers.

KOOLAID2 on August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Shadenfreud…..

Oh yessssss.

44Magnum on August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The last non-fat chick in Tampa!

lorien1973 on August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Clint’s empty chair schtick has the libs fuming.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

It’s clear now, after last night, that he occupies the entire portion (tiny as it might be) of their head alloted for brain :) …

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Man, what a babeopoulus.

antisense on August 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC producer at convention shoves man for heckling Chris Matthews?

…figures that Chicago Chrissy can’t handle hecklers.

KOOLAID2 on August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Badazz meets Tingle :)…

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Funny! He was having a bad week

mrscullen on August 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Together We Thrive™

tom daschle concerned on August 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

How to drive a liberal has-been crazy…

Chris Matthews – mention “Tingles”
Dan Rather – mention “Rathergate”
Alec Baldwin – ask him how his daughter is
Rosie O’Donnell – remind her that fire DOES melt steel
Howard Dean – “YEEEEAAARRRRGH”
Al Gore – ask him about his private plane
David Letterman – ask him to explain what’s so funny about a baseball player raping a 14 year-old girl in public

and so on…

aunursa on August 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Chrissy and his tools might want to check the tough-guy behavior when outside in Florida- it’s a concealed-carry state.

M240H on August 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

We just didn’t know he meant violence by his own producers.

heh.

BTW. cute on the scene reporter!

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Up Tingles to ya Chrissy.

TXUS on August 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It’s clear now, after last night, that he occupies the entire portion (tiny as it might be) of their head alloted for brain :) …

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Yep. Such an easy symbol to replicate. No words required. Everyone will know what it means.

a capella on August 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Is there a drug test for tingles?

Limerick on August 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

unglued.

Girly man libs losing it.

Keep tormenting them.

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Chrissy needs a midol.

Kataklysmic on August 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Mark Halperin (writes under the name Mark Hatpin),

Mark gives advise to Chris Matthews on his work product.

Chris Matthews (writes under every one),

Chris ever to do the good turn helps out Mark Halperin selection of which commie Democrat hat to be used in.

Magic uh?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

After he was shoved he should have knocked the MSNBC bum on his ass.

rplat on August 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The Left and the MSM think they are losing.

Bruno Strozek on August 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

What’s funny is that Matthews gets outraged and angry with the “Tingles” name and points out that he used the word “thrill” when describing his leg excitement, which is even worse.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

You’ll know they have truly lost it when, and if, they roll out the Mormon card on the secular left. If October becomes the Joseph Smith month of 60 Minutos then we just might have a damn good book to read next summer.

Limerick on August 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Matthews was hosting a show at a makeshift outdoor stage

IOW, a folding table set up in the parking lot with a white sheet over it and microphone on it.

farsighted on August 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Hey – the video caused my browser to move on over to THR once it was done. I would suggest not linking there anymore. Bad, bad, bad internet etiquette.

GWB on August 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Clint’s empty chair schtick has the libs fuming.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

It’s clear now, after last night, that he occupies the entire portion (tiny as it might be) of their head alloted for brain :) …

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I’m luving it!

avagreen on August 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I hate to state the obvious, but what if this had been Fox at the DNC?

steebo77 on August 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

steebo77 on August 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Holder would have already sent in the Delta Force.

Limerick on August 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Clint’s empty chair schtick has the libs fuming.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

That is fabulous! Every minute that they spend attacking Clint is one minute that they are not attacking R&R.

aunursa on August 31, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Oh, and on the “village deal” these commies got going.

Chris has now used the same fix the old face Dr. that Nancy Popcycle over used too.

Never gonna sag, just streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccch.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

With all the focus I’ve seen on Clint, Mitt’s speech has them tied in knots.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

That’s not heckling, that’s a legit question.

tdpwells on August 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Oh so this is why Hot Air is obsessed with MSNBC rather than any real issue:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/aug-30-remember-the-economy/#more-33917

libfreeordie on August 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Clint’s empty chair schtick has the libs fuming.

Grimpond on August 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

How many times have they called Clint a racist?

farsighted on August 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

It is possible Clint got away with telling Obumber to f’himself live on TV before 20 million Americans.

Sly guy this Eastwood.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

libtardorliemore,

Your take on how good the chair repersented do nothing Obama?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Better would have been. “HeeHawwww,”

“B. Obama, get’m up,,move’m out.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

libtardorliemore,

“That you Chris?”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

libfreeordie on August 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

We’re supposed to be discussing Nate Silver’s elaborate wishcasting instead? LOL. Just look at the bright side libfree: once Mitt wins, all the fairweather libs can return to parroting the principles that true believers like yourself actually espouse. GTMO, drone strikes, the Patriot Act, etc will all become outrageous evils again. It’s a win-win.

Kataklysmic on August 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

What’s the matter liborfreepie? You seem mad about something.

St Gaudens on August 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Those dang violent teabaggers!!!!

KMC1 on August 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Hey it’s the party of civility, you know the party of tolerance.
Except when someone disagrees with them or ask for a related response.

Sad part is that wasn’t even close to warranting a shoving match.

plutorocks on August 31, 2012 at 6:09 PM

The last non-fat chick in Tampa!

lorien1973 on August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The chicks are absolutely gorgeous here in Tampa. Not many fatties.

RW Wacko on August 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I could only hope and pray the LSM producer took a run at me…

“Go ahead. Make MY day!”

They would have needed a shovel to scrape him up off the floor… I would have been the one yelling, “Hey Fox News! Look at this!”

Khun Joe on August 31, 2012 at 6:14 PM

It is possible Clint got away with telling Obumber to f’himself live on TV before 20 million Americans.

Sly guy this Eastwood.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Plus, he knew how his schtick would play out. It would blow the libs’ minds, which he has now occupied rent-free every minute since, and it would result in a viral video where his very substantive messages would have to be heard. It also provided a subtle okay to mock Obama, and if I were Team Romney, putting an empty chair on the dais at appropriate venues where he speaks might just provide the sort of symbolism that “flip-flops” did at Kerry speeches, in a reverse sort of way.

Eastwood was not just sly, he showed his genius, which is known to anyone who knows him.

TXUS on August 31, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Chris Matthews the final solution to opportunity lost.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

MessNBC, the network of verbal thuggery, adds physical to the menu ….

From now on, that peacock should be wearing purple..

BD57 on August 31, 2012 at 6:18 PM

http://thehill.com/conventions-2012/gop-convention-tampa/247011-chris-matthews-gets-into-confrontation-with-gop-delegates

It is too bad tough guy Matthews did not end up with a broken nose.

bayview on August 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Matthews’ “towel snapping” analogy is hilarious. I’d like to see Mr. Tingles go into a sports locker room and start towel snapping with the guys and see where that lands him.

scalleywag on August 31, 2012 at 6:27 PM

They’d been pushed to the breaking point by having to listen to three days of hate-code, words like “Constitution” and “the.”

Bwahaha! Right out of the gate, a snark FATALITY! Double flawless!

Gator Country on August 31, 2012 at 6:42 PM

You need to look at it from their perspective. They’d been pushed to the breaking point by having to listen to three days of hate-code, words like “Constitution” and “the.”

You kill me, AP. Heh.

SailorMark on August 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

son……please look at this womans face in the video………burn her into your memory…..down to the most minute facial tic……never marry that.

renalin on August 31, 2012 at 6:52 PM

tingles in a rumble himself

cmsinaz on August 31, 2012 at 7:04 PM

sorry bayview, didn’t realize you posted the linky as well

cmsinaz on August 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

According to witnesses, a shoving match ensued.

“Then this short dude who works for MSNBC pushed them,” said Toby David, who came to the defense of the two hecklers.

And the reason said MSLSD producer still has both knees in working order is?

riddick on August 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

And the reason said MSLSD producer still has both knees in working order is?

riddick on August 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

… because the convention was in Florida and not in Texas.

Midas on August 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

…rubber bullet kisses,
baton courtesy! Service with a smile!

Your liberal masters at their finest!

Wolfmoon on August 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Three words…conservatives are cute…

right2bright on August 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM

It’s gonna get much worse…..

BallisticBob on August 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I just want to know who was yelling “Don’t touch me!” as Mitt was walking through the crowd?

Watch back on the C-Span feed. Right before Mitt got to the front of the crowd he was passing a camera crew and someone was yelling that…..

Vntnrse on September 1, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Again, nothing funnier than a lib’s reaction when their own tactics are used against them.

Odysseus on September 1, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Conservative chicks are HOT! Compare and contrast.

HotAirian on August 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Holy crap! You gotta give some kind of warning when you link to something like that. I’m not proud of it, but I’ll admit I ran from the room screaming. I could only come back after my screensaver wiped it. One warm reboot later and I was good to go.

Mitoch55 on September 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM

She is a cutie.

We do seem to have most of the good lookin hardened females.

CorporatePiggy on September 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Why didn’t tingles get up and push people, was he chained to his chair?

Wade on September 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Chris needs to have one of breathalyzers at his desk and be forced to blow after each commercial and have the results shown on the monitor. This guy is pure wacko. His life must be miserable.

jaywemm on September 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Leftist thugs.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM