Bad news from NJ Dem candidate for governor: Chris Matthews is kind of a jackass

posted at 6:41 pm on April 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

I’m as surprised as you are.

Fun Friday evening shinola-stirring from BuzzFeed, especially if you’re a fan of the boss emeritus who remembers this old post. (“Are you sure you are old enough to be on the show? What are you? 28?”) First, the chitchat before Buono’s “Hardball” segment began:

“Can I say you’re attractive?” Matthews asks.

“No, you can’t,” Buono remembers responding.

Then the interview itself:

Matthews interrupts Buono mid-sentence 14 times, spends a hefty chunk of the five-minute segment on a nasty political ad that then-governor Jon Corzine ran against m in 2009 (“Didja like that ad?”), and when it comes time for a commercial break — Matthews extends a hand across the anchor desk. “You’re very nice, senator.”

Off the air, the host makes a sort of peace offering: “Oh, I was tough on you.”

Buono disagreed. “I wasn’t gonna give him the satisfaction,” she later recalled, two weeks after the April interview. “I said, ‘No you weren’t.’ And he said, ‘But don’t worry, people will all just be talking about how you were on Hardball.’”

“That’s what this ass said,” Buono added, standing outside a campaign event in Bayonne, N.J., just about six months out from Election Day.

I went back and watched. In a five-and-a-half-minute segment, she gets to speak for something like a minute and 51 seconds. The whole point of her doing this was to get a crack at a mic that isn’t being monopolized by Christie, yet Matthews ends up talking or showing ads for roughly two-thirds of it and a chunk of other third is spent pressing Buono on Christie’s bipartisanship, Christie’s 2016 chances, etc etc. Even when she does get a second to critique Christie on policy, Matthews interrupts so often to change the subject that she can’t get a coherent answer out. The longest stretch of Buono talking is something like 20 seconds. If for no other reason, watch it to see the stinkface she makes at the end when he’s bidding her farewell. That’s what the interview equivalent of a fart looks like. But she did end up proving him right: Thanks to the BuzzFeed piece, people will now be talking about how she was on “Hardball.”

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Time for Matthews to punch the show up a bit with a new theme song.

forest on April 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

The fix for Christie is in.

RickB on April 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

If Buono appears to have a chance to beat Christie, I’ll donate to her campaign.

bw222 on April 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I’d love to meet Mathews in person and I would gladly accept the ag assault charges that would follow that meeting.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Important Question: does Maddow or Andrea Mitchell cover this on their show?

Robert_Paulson on April 26, 2013 at 6:54 PM

if you’re a fan of the boss emeritus who remembers this old post.

That interview, discussed the next day on Fox News, is what introduced me to Michelle Malkin and made me a follower of her site in the first place.

aunursa on April 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Heh. She’s pretty and seems modest and calm…a dramatic and favorable contrast to fat, sloppy, loud, obnoxious Chris Christie.

She undoubtedly an idiot liberal, so it’s good that she’ll get slaughtered, I guess. Like a blue state Republican, tough luck for her.

Jaibones on April 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

War on women

forest on April 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

You’ll have to pardon Tingles, he’s totally unclear on that whole “Hardball” thingy.

GarandFan on April 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Matthews interrupts Buono mid-sentence 14 times, spends a hefty chunk of the five-minute segment on a nasty political ad that then-governor Jon Corzine ran against [Christie] in 2009

I went back and watched. In a five-and-a-half-minute segment, she gets to speak for something like a minute and 51 seconds.

Why even have a guest? He might as well bloviate for the entire segment. Maybe he could interview a recorded video, like Stewart or Colbert do, without the attempted humor.

aunursa on April 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Uh, yeah … all of Jersey and Chris Matthews can b*** me. And Bruce Springsteen has always sucked a**.

M240H on April 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Has anyone checked to make sure that Matthews hasn’t developed one of those tumors that weaken the impulse control part of the brain?
He seems to have gotten more and more off-the-hook in the past few years.

Count to 10 on April 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Why would even the libtards watch his painfully obnoxious show. He’s such a weenie, such a self-important boor…I can’t imagine sitting through one.

Jaibones on April 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

i am simply amazed at how in the tank for christie, a slobbering matthews, comes across.

He is actually chastising the dem candidate for running against him. Shows the christies/osama jersey shore pic and voila he’s your man. and…..he’s running for 2016. LOL. Snowballs chance.

renalin on April 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.
You own him, democrats. Try to keep control of the leg.

RovesChins on April 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Just as grotesque as Chris Matthews is watching the same gilded media who protect Obama from his failed economy, celebrate their own corrupt one-percent selves as the poverty they willfully ignore explodes all around them.

Mormontheman on April 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Welcome to the real world

cmsinaz on April 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM

The fix is totally in for Christie. Looks like that photo-op paid off.

Punchenko on April 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

He really likes the sound of his own voice.

Mirimichi on April 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM

That’s what the interview equivalent of a fart looks like.

…that’s good!…I’m stealing that!

KOOLAID2 on April 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

If Buono appears to have a fat chance to beat Christie, I’ll donate to her campaign.

bw222 on April 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM

FIFY

RavingLunatic on April 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

The fix is totally in for Christie. Looks like that photo-op paid off.

Punchenko on April 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

bingo

that’s how it works here.

I won’t pull that lever for him, or her.

jersey taxpayer on April 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Why would even the libtards watch his painfully obnoxious show. He’s such a weenie, such a self-important boor…I can’t imagine sitting through one.

Jaibones on April 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Libtards watch Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris Perry, and Rachel Maddow. I think it’s kind of neat how feminized and neutered the left has become.

Punchenko on April 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

She does have a reasonable ‘coefficient of fornication’ though.

RavingLunatic on April 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

…I think Matthews really has a vagina…with a continuous 24 hour menstrual flow.

KOOLAID2 on April 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The first thing he wants to talk about is her looks? War on women!

JR on April 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

She does have a reasonable ‘coefficient of fornication’ though.

RavingLunatic on April 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Yeah, definitely hittable, and without intoxicants. As such, she joins a very small group of Dem women.

TXUS on April 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I haven’t watched it yet, but it sounds like he was just like he always is — a huge embarrassment to thinking people. He reminds me a bit of Sam Donaldson, who said that as long as you speak loudly with an authoritative air, people will think you know what you’re talking about. He reminds me of Larry King, who also didn’t realize he’s a mental midget. He reminds me of Morten Downey, Jr., just for being loud and obnoxious. He reminds me of the drunk lecher at the bar, leering at the young women. He reminds me of a caveman.

Paul-Cincy on April 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I went back and watched. In a five-and-a-half-minute segment, she gets to speak for something like a minute and 51 seconds.

Matthews stopped yapping for a whole minute and a half?

JetBoy on April 26, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Somebody slap an EEG on Chrissie, I think he’s flat-lined again. We may have to sacrifice another rat.

mojo on April 26, 2013 at 7:50 PM

If she can’t handle that punk Matthews, how will she handle Christie or, for matter, New Jersey? She should have used him to wipe the floor, the desk, her chair and then the camera lens.

Dusty on April 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

When Crissie melts down, which is a matter of time, I hope it’s live and on-air.

Liam on April 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

They need Christie so he can screw us in 2016.

jnelchef on April 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Jersey………elect your toxins!

……..and please do not move to a red state.

PappyD61 on April 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

OMG, How pathetic was Mathews during this? He totally dominated and was ADD like and never let her talk. He is seriously insane. How can anybody watch him. Nevermind, nobody does.

cat-scratch on April 26, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Man, I’d forgotten just how HUGE Christie’s behind is.

Matthews? Obviously wants Christie to run, and continues to be the clueless schmuck he’s always been. Yuk!

avagreen on April 26, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Bad news from NJ Dem candidate for governor: Chris Matthews is kind of a jackass

Wow, who’da thunk it!

arik1969 on April 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yeah, definitely hittable, and without intoxicants. As such, she joins a very small group of Dem women.

TXUS on April 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM

.
Careful there, she has more than a little strand of Nanzi Pelosi DNA in her. But, to each his own…

ExpressoBold on April 26, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Well he is a member of the jackass party.

bgibbs1000 on April 26, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Has anyone checked to make sure that Matthews hasn’t developed one of those tumors that weaken the impulse control part of the brain?

Nah, that’s not it. I think it’s some high-functioning form of autism. Maybe he has Asberger’s. Or something.

manwithblackhat on April 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Heh. She’s pretty and seems modest and calm…a dramatic and favorable contrast to fat, sloppy, loud, obnoxious Chris Christie.

Jaibones on April 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Matthews insinctively recognized, in that case, she has no business in the Democrat party. She did not fit the mold of being a crass and scruffy radical.

virgo on April 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

If Buono appears to have a chance to beat Christie, I’ll donate to her campaign.

bw222 on April 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM

You’d be wasting your money. Here in NJ we know her very well, and she is every bit as much of an obnoxious lib as any of ‘em. It was merely a “takes one to know one” kind of thing — her comments about Matthews.

Trochilus on April 27, 2013 at 7:26 PM