Chris Matthews Cheers on Hardball: 'The Excitement Begins!'
By Media Research Center
November 7, 2008
Sounding like a voice-over on a movie trailer for an upcoming action blockbuster starring Barack Obama, Chris Matthews greeted viewers of Thursday's Hardball with this exclamation: "The excitement begins! Barack Obama makes his first major appointments." Matthews then continued his giddiness, a little later in the show, when he raised up an electoral map, published in the New York Times, that featured a "sea of blue" for Obama and hailed: "This is maybe the best map ever seen!"
[This item, by the MRC's Geoffrey Dickens, was posted Thursday evening, on the MRC's blog, Newsbusters.org: newsbusters.org ]
The following exchanges occurred on the November 6 Hardball:
CHRIS MATTHEWS OPENING SHOW: The excitement begins! Barack Obama makes his first major appointments. Let's play Hardball! Good evening, I'm Chris Matthews, welcome to Hardball. Leading off tonight, reconstruction. President-Elect Obama -- first time I ever said that -- is moving fast to build his team to rebuild a national consensus for action.
MATTHEWS HOLDING UP MAP: Let me show you a map that's one of the, I know we've shown a lot of maps. And Chuck [Todd] and his colleagues have shown a lot of great maps.
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