During a segment on The Young Turks on Wednesday, they focused on one particular clip from “Hardball” host Chris Matthew who lost his cool in reference to a political ad from Bernie Sanders which mentioned “politicians” taking massive speaking fees while also opposing a $15 dollar minimum wage.

Matthews appeared incredibly offended that his golden candidate Hillary Clinton was under attack, though she was unnamed. Matthews’ full-throated defense of Clinton and the system which enables her reveals how entitled he and others like him feel to a system which benefits them with little effort.

TYT host Cenk Uygur argues that it is entitlement, rather than malice, that leads to Matthews’ outburst, but I’m not so sure.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com