Chris Matthews

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Chris Matthews is the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Monday through Friday, 7-8 p.m. (ET), and host of The Chris Matthews Show, a "syndicated weekly news program produced by NBC News and distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution." He is also a "regular commentator on NBC's Today show."[1]

Matthews has also been a contributor to Jewish World Review.[2]

Bush, Clinton and the First Amendment

On October 4, 2007, "at the 10th anniversary party for MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews criticized the Bush administration for trying to meddle in his editorial content," Think Progress reported:[3]

"After praising the drafters of the First Amendment for allowing him to make a living, he outlined what he said was the fundamental difference between the Bush and Clinton administrations.
"The Clinton camp, he said, never put pressure on his bosses to silence him.
"'Not so this crowd,' he added, explaining that Bush White House officials — especially those from Vice President Cheney's office — called MSNBC brass to complain about the content of his show and attempted to influence its editorial content. 'They will not silence me!' Matthews declared.
"'They’ve finally been caught in their criminality,' Matthews continued, although he did not specify the exact criminal behavior to which he referred."

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