Hardball host Chris Matthews criticized MSNBC, his home network, yesterday when he lamented how the network ran political ads for right-wing groups, reported RawStory.
Matthews unloaded on MSNBC host Thomas Roberts after Roberts aired a political ad paid for by the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America. Roberts’ stunt angered Matthews.
“The cloth-coat regular Republican voters who send their kids to war are not the ones who pay for these ads. They’re totally different people,” said Matthews to Roberts. “The ones who send their kids to war and come home maimed and wondering what the hell they were doing it for, those people are not impressed by these goddamn ads.”
Roberts tried to blow off Matthews’ lamentation by saying there’s nothing that can be done. Roberts then told Matthews the ad was by the right-wing group, Committee for the Present Danger.
“The ‘Committee for the Present Danger.’ They’re all front groups,” said Matthews. “They’re hawkish, right-wing front groups. Call them what they are. Let’s not pretend like some nice people got together and thought we ought to go to war and nation-build and knock off another government.”