June 4, 2008

Chris Matthews on Hillary: "I think if you look at the c***..."

With complete clarity, he says the famous 4-letter c-word.

SLEDGEHAMMER ADDED: It's just for a laugh. Good lord. Does anyone still have a sense of humor?

73 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's cont in content. Wrong vowel.

Cunt isn't descriptive of Hillary anyway, in any of its uses, so isn't going to be a Freudian slip.

Nobody is in that habit.

Trooper York said...

Well I never want to see "slip of the tongue" and "Hillary’s cunt" in the same sentence...what...oh damn.

peter hoh said...

South Park did it already.

Simon said...

Let's not get all Michelle Malkin about it. As Rhhardin said above, it's obviously a slip of the tongue in saying "content," something reinforced by the fact that "cunt" wouldn't make any sense in the context of the passage.

Beth said...

Only in a Beavis and Butthead way. Heh heh. He said c***.

AJ Lynch said...

Beth - good one -I can actually hear him snorting.

Trumpit said...

Is there a gene that is responsible for having a sense of humor? Overly literal people without one are scary and make poor judges/judgments.

Roger J. said...

Good Lord--Titus is going to be all over this post with explicit details!

Beth said...

AJ, thanks. I have a deep affection for those boys.

"Let's not get all Michelle Malkin about it." -- Simon, you've coined a new and useful phrase.

Andrew said...

Sounded more like 'Kant' to me. He was referencing, of course, 'Kritik der reinen Vernunft'. The implication is that, just as reason cannot lead one to know whether or not God actually exists, no amount of reason will enable one to predict what Hillary Clinton will do next.

mcg said...

I called my philosophy teacher that once, and she thanked me.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Obama thinks he's going to slow the rise of the oceans. Will Matthews call him a Canute?

Eric Muller said...

I think the word was just "content," but let me go look at my dic ... dictionary.

Ron said...

far be it from Hillary to be cunt-entious!

former law student said...

Obviously, Matthews isn't down for the cont.

From Inwood said...

Gosh, there goes Matthews again with that tingle running up his leg....

There were chills up my spine, and some thrills I cun't define, how long has this been goin'on?

Apologies to Ira Gershwin

From Inwood said...

We have no cuntrol over ourselves here!

Simon said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
"Obama thinks he's going to slow the rise of the oceans. Will Matthews call him a Canute?"

Superb!

Moose said...

Wait'll Obama starts showing up to campaign stops with a staff and some large pieces of stone...

Roger J. said...

The althouse commentariat reprise their spectacular comedic skills; this on top of the recent pringles can cremation urn festivities.

Triangle Man said...

Before I saw the clip I thought it could be an affectionate abbreviation of country, like frat. After viewing the clip he clearly said "cont..content." If he could just have said "cont's content" instead, then there might be something to talk about.

knoxwhirled said...

nah he just stumbled over his words a bit

Michael_H said...

Is this a great cunt tree or what?

paul a'barge said...

RHHardin is right.

Trooper York said...

There has been a big scandal here in New York over the fact that Congressman Anthony Weiner has been traveling with the Clinton campaign because he was dating Hillary’s “body woman” Huma Abedin.

Ms. Abedin is a savy pro who handles all of Hillary’s schedule as well as serving as an interpretor as she is well known as a cunning linguist. There is some doubt that she does indeed like the Wiener.

Pogo said...

It's wonderful that newsrooms are hiring anchors with Tourette's these days.

Skyler said...

Not even close. He says, stuttering, "cont" as in the first part of the very next word he uses, "content."

Very weak accusation.

Slim999 said...

What a stunningly stupid post.

I dislike Chris Matthews just as much as the next guy, but he did not say what you accuse him of saying.

It takes years to build up credibility, and a single moment to destroy it. You should take this post down before someone links to it.

Sofa King said...

I wonder if most people have any idea how difficult extemporaneous public speaking is.

George said...

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Men are so honest, so thoroughly square;
Eternally noble, historically fair.
Who, when you win, will always give your back a pat.
Why can't a woman be like that?

stoqboy said...

I just discovered from reading the comments that jerking one's knee leads to taking the bait, hook, line and sinker.

mcg said...

Prize goes to Eric Muller for the perfect response!

Chip Ahoy said...

HaHaHa X 1

I see dead people.

Outis said...

Trooper YorK wrote: Ms. Abedin is a savy pro who handles all of Hillary’s schedule as well as serving as an interpretor as she is well known as a cunning linguist.

She's a master of many tongues, is she?

sandyshoes said...

I would love for this to have actually hap happened. Chris Matthews can't be disposed of soon enough.

Outis said...

For those partial to finely aged 1980s cheese....

J. Elton said...

No, leave the post up!!

It is the stupidest Althouse post. Ever.

Of course he just stammered on the word content.

But Althouse's inner third-grader can't resist the opportunity to post a crass and unjustified claim about the word cunt.

Please don't take down this post. It proves everything I've ever said about the banality of Althouse. And no, I did not just say anal.

Pogo said...

And no, I did not just say anal.

Heh. He said anal.

Moose said...

God help Cheney if he had made this slip.

Given the hoo ha over his sunglasses, this would have rated a front page story in the Times...

David L. said...

I heard precisely what Ms. Althouse heard: c**t.

Disappointed and angry HRC supporters are already phoning GOP offices to ask how they might help the McCain campaign. Matthews' Freudian slip should be good for a few thousand more. Welcome. Welcome, all.

Michael_H said...

"It is the stupidest Althouse post. Ever."

Ummmm....you DO realize that it's Tongue-In-Cheek Tuesday here on Radio Free Althouse, don't you? Humor is allowable and often practiced on Tongue-In-Cheek Tuesdays.

Be sure to check in again tomorrow for Whip-It-Out Wednesday.

Titusitsrainingmen said...

I think we have talked about the cunt enough on this site.


I am not going to participate in a cunt off this morning.

Thank you.

Trooper York said...

"Ummmm....you DO realize that it's Tongue-In-Cheek Tuesday here on Radio Free Althouse, don't you? Humor is allowable and often practiced on Tongue-In-Cheek Tuesdays."

Wait a minute! Isn't that fleching? Are we talking about the wrong thing? Sorry. Take it away Titus.

vet66 said...

I hope Mathews doesn't attempt to speak French as in "Menage a "Tw___!"

Revenant said...

Overly literal people without one are scary and make poor judges/judgments.

You mean the kind of people who think John McCain wants to keep fighting in Iraq for 100 years? :)

Titusastarisborn said...

It's felching not fleching Troop.

Gee, get your sexual act names right.

As always I am the one here enlightening and heightening this conversation to levels unheard of in the blog world.

Thank you.

Pogo said...

It's felching not fleching Troop.

Maybe not for you, Titus.

Trooper York said...

Thanks Titus, we count on you to keep us informed.

Titusastarisborn said...

My mom called me last night and was crying because Hillary lost.

She told me she was listening to some talk radio host-which she never does-and he was saying Hillary has a penis.

She was literally devastated by that man saying that. I told her to never listen to whomever that man is again.

Titusastarisborn said...

No problem troop. That's what I am here for.

My intelligence, sophistication, society ranking, and hot ass raises the bar in this place.

Trooper York said...

Hey Titus, why don't you post a comment on jac blog in the thread above this one. I bet you a gallon of cosmopolitan's it doesn't make the cut.

Trooper York said...

(I love to cause trouble).

clint said...

What's scary is, I clicked through thinking there was a chance that Mr. Tingle-up-my-leg could actually have said something that stupid.

Guesst said...

Leave it to a cuntankerous Althouse to cuntinue stirring cuntroversy over something as incunsoquential as c***.

EnigmatiCore said...

That was a stunning cont..ent use by Matthews. Or maybe his 'slip' was just a cunning stunt?

vbspurs said...

I haven't read any other comments above, but my gut feeling is that he didn't say c_nt.

It really was just a slip-up.

But like Michelle Obama, whether or not there is a video of her saying "whitey", it wouldn't surprise anyone if she thought of white people as whiteys.

Or Chris Matthews thought of Hillary Clinton as a "c_nt"...

EnigmatiCore said...

"It proves everything I've ever said about the banality of Althouse."

Oh, and those things you have said! The memories...

vbspurs said...

Or maybe his 'slip' was just a cunning stunt?

Enigmatic, you might be on to something. He pauses ever so slightly, blinks, and belabours the pronunciation.

If he did mean it, and I still say he didn't, he did it in such a way that he could sneakily accuse others of overreading the situation.

And THAT I wouldn't put past Matthews, a slimebucket if there ever was one.

Did you guys read this piece, about David Gregory's and Chris Matthews' high-handed attitude towards wait staff?

"I was dining at a pizzeria in Washington, DC.

Anyhoo, there was a backup in the kitchen and it was taking some time for everyone to get their pizza. My party waited about 25 minutes. I’ve been there many times before and this is very unusual for the place.

Chris Matthews and his wife are at the next table. He starts yelling at his waitress because the pizza is taking so long. And I’m not talking ‘hey, where are the pizzas.’ I mean, berating her. He even went so far as to call her a liar. Keep in mind this was after the poor girl, who was no more than 18 years old, told him she would box his pizzas and he could have them for free. Did he thank her for her offer? No. Instead he stands up and starts yelling and wildly gestulating. Over a frigging pizza.

He had to a foot taller than this girl, but he was in her face pointing and yelling like she was a guest on Hardball and she was embroiled in the lastest political scandal. He then stormed out, leaving his mortified wife to hash out the situation.

What an asshole. I, for one, won’t be watching Hardball anymore. I watch it all the time and for the most part, I find his guest to be interesting. I actually like him when he tones down the interrupting and yelling.

But after last night, the sight of his mug makes me sick. The same goes for his wife, who’s a local news anchor. I never would have let my husband treat a waitress like that. Well, OK, I don’t have one, but if I did! You get my point."


And that's his attitude towards a poor scivvy who doesn't even earn 5 bucks per hour. Imagine what he doesn't think of Hillary?

Cheers,
Victoria

Richard said...

Does Ann take true affront?
Of is this just a stunt?
I fear I must be blunt:
Ann is just putting us on.

Windbag said...

I've tossed unknown nobodies out of my restaurant for abusing my staff. I'd gladly toss a known nobody like Matthews for doing the same.

Trooper York said...

I've gone up to people in my local and told them to calm down. It would be my pleasure to meet up with that douche someday. Ohh baby that would be sweet.

vbspurs said...

I've tossed unknown nobodies out of my restaurant for abusing my staff. I'd gladly toss a known nobody like Matthews for doing the same.

I may be stately, as I mentioned, but I'll be damned if anyone thinks I'm truly stuck up -- a common mistake associated with people like me...especially being British.

I go out of my way to tip really well (20-25%) and even when I'm complaining, I make sure I never EVER look down on anyone.

Frankly, my parents treat wait staff very offhandedly, and barely tipped them when I was growing up. That always mortified me, and I vowed never to do that myself.

I hate creeps like Matthews and Gregory who think they're entitled to berate anyone because they're so special.

I suspect Obama's usage of "sweetie" belies that attitude, and that's what people mean when they call him "elitist".

You could've been raised all day on foodstamps and come from a broken home, but your snobbish douchebaggery still shows.

Cheers,
Victoria

rcocean said...

Matthews has a woman problem. Just watch how he treats his female guests especially those who disagree with him.

Plus he's a loudmouth and an idiot. But I state the obvious.

Meade said...

I say we take a closer look at that apology of his his back in January:

Good evening, I'm C... C... Chris Matthews. Welcome to Hardball. Well, we're in a time of a lot of frustration in this country -- Iraq, of course; the lack of health care for people who work every day; gas prices going up; the weakening economy that scares us every day -- and I come on here every night and try to wrestle with these frustrations, and also the changes in our c... c... country. We might soon have the first c... woman president, the first African-American president, or a man older than we've ever elected before. And of course, we always treat things here with hope -- our uniquely Americ... c... American hope that we can actually make things better, that we can make the greatest of c...countries, not only survive, but as [author] William F... F... Faulkner once said, "prevail."

In the midst of talking about all of this -- almost always without a script, and almost always on tricky subjects of c... c... gender and race, and right and left, and what's in our c... c... country's interest, and who I think is telling the truth, and who I think is a lying cunt -- I know I'm dealing with sensitive feelings. I've accepted all of this as part of the business I have chosen. This program, I am proud to say, is tough, fearless, and yes, c... c... blunt. I want people to react when I say something. I don't like saying things so c... c... carefully, so politically c... c... correctly, that no one thinks they even said anything. Anything like cunt.

What I've always c... c... counted on in all the wild, speeded-up c... c... conversations on Hardb... b... ball, and elsewhere on television, is my good har... hard... heart. I've always felt that no matter how tough I got, how direct, how provoc... c... cative -- how purposely provoc...c...cative -- people out there watching would know I was not out against them, that it was them I was rut... rut... rooting for, that while I was tough on individuals who sought to lead the country, I was not against the hopes we all have for a fair shake, in fact, a better deal for people who have been held back before we c... c... came along.

Some people whom I respect, politically concerned people like you who watch this show so faithfully every night, people like me who c... c... care about this c... country, think I've been disrespectful to Hillary C... C... Clinton, not as a c... c... candidate, but as a cu... cun... woman. They point to something I said on MSNBC's Morning Joe the morning after the New Hampshire primary, that her election to the U.S. Senate, and all that's c... c... come since, was a result of her t...ti...toughness, but also the sympathy for her because her husband embarrassed her by the conduct that led to his impeachment, because he, in the words I used, "messed around." Yes, I said said it. I said, "messed around."

The truth of course is finer, smarter, l... l... larger than that. Yes, Hillary C... C... Clinton won tremendous respect from the country for the way she handled those difficult months in 1998. Her public approval numbers spiked from the mid-40s up to the 70s in one poll I looked at.

Why? Because she stuck to her c... c... duty; she performed strongly as first lady. She did such a wow of a job campaigning for Senate candidates, especially that Schumer cunt of New York, that she was urged to run for a Senate seat there herself. She might have well gotten that far by another route and through different circum... cum... cum... circumstances, but this is how it happened.

The rest is history: how Hillary went up to New York, listened to peoples' concerns, and beat the odds, as well as the Republicunts, to become a respected member of the U.S. Senate. So, did I say it right? Was it fair to say that Hillary Clinton, like any great politician, took advantage of a c... c... crisis to prove herself? Was her conduct in 1998 a key to starting her independent electoral cu... cu... career the following year? Yes.

Was it fair to imply that Hillary's whole c... c... career depended on being a c... c... wife of an unfaithful husband? No. And that's what it sounded like I was saying and it hurt people I'd like to think normally like what I say, in fact, normally like me. People such as my producers - the cunts who pay by unjustifiable salary. As I said, I rely on my heart to guide me in the heated, fast-paced talk we have here on Hardb... b... ball -- a heart that bears only goodwill toward people trying to make it out there, especially those poor cunts who haven't before. Like the eighteen year-olds who work in pizzarias.

If my heart has not always c... c... controlled my words, on those occasions when I have not taken the time to say things right, or have simply said the inappropriate thing, I'll try to be c... cunter... clearer, smarter, more obviously in support of the right of c... c... women -- of all people -- the full equality and respect for their c... c... ambitions. So, I get it. I think. Do I?

On the particular point, if I had said that the only reason [Sen.] John McCain [R-AZ] has come so far is that he got shot down over North Vietnamese -- by North Vietnam, and captured by the enemy, I'd be brutally ignoring the courage and guts he showed in bearing up under his c... c... captivity. Saying that Senator Clinton got where she's got simply because her husband did what he did to her c... c... what he did to her is just as callous, and I c... c... can see now, it comes across just as nasty, worse yet, just as dismissive. Like a real cunt.

Finally -- as if anyone doesn't know this -- I love c... c... politics. I love c... c... politicians. I like and respect people with the c... c... guts to put their name, their very being out there for public approval so that they can lead our country. And that goes for Hillary and [Sen.] Barack [Obama (D-IL)] and John and all the other cunts who are willing to fight to take on the toughest job in the world.

So, let's get on with the c... c... show. Whoa.


Very revealing I think.

amba said...

He starts saying "content," and stops after "cont." Sometimes a stammer is just a stammer.

Mark Daniels said...

I'm ignoring all the comments and simply responding to this post. The assertion that Matthews let with a Freudian slip is juvenile and stupid. That you even mention the stupidity is ridiculous. He was saying "content" and as happens to all of us when we speak spontaneously, he tripped over his words.

(Because I've been without MSNBC for the past six months, I admit that I haven't seen a lot of the things said by Matthews and Olbermann that has some people exercised and thus, am not in any way to interpret such slips as being reflective of underlying meanings. But then, silly me, I never believed all those, "Paul is dead" rumors either.)

Mark Daniels

vbspurs said...

Hey Mark! Long time no see. :)

rcocean said...

I'm just ignoring the post and responding to the comments. The assertion that Matthews DIDN'T let with a Freudian slip is juvenile and stupid. That Marc D even mention the stupidity is ridiculous.

Matthews either peppers his speech with profanity and words like C**T and N**GER off-camera & made a freudian or said it on purpose to get press attention ala Jane Fonda.

Ann Althouse said...

Surprised this brought so many comments.

I just thought it was funny.

Daryl said...

Matthews has a woman problem. Just watch how he treats his female guests especially those who disagree with him.

Did you see him grope Ellen? You can find the video on YouTube. It's hilarious.

zadig said...

Surprised this brought so many comments.

I just thought it was funny.


You keep saying that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

rcocean said...

Chris Matthews: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
Althouse: Just... you know, how you said that word, what?
Chris Matthews: No, no, I don't know, you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the fuck am I funny, what the fuck is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what's funny!

vbspurs said...

Did you see him grope Ellen? You can find the video on YouTube. It's hilarious.

Whoa, LOL, here it is. First one boob, then the other!

That's even weirder than Bush's going all Saigon Suzy on Merkel.

At least he was barking up the right tree with Merkel...

Cheers,
Victoria