Chris Matthews Has A Persecution Complex

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Chris Matthews might have a bit of a persecution complex (and we’re not talking about Jon Stewart giving him a metaphorical KO on the Daily Show). Reporting at the Examiner, FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin reports that Matthew claims he’s being chased by the White House:

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. He then drew an obvious Bush-Nixon parallel by saying, “Spiro Agnew was not an American hero.” Matthews left the throng of Washington A-listers with a parting shot at Cheney: “God help us if we had Cheney during the Cuban missile crisis. We’d all be under a parking lot.”

This was a foot-in-mouth moment for Matthews: He’s co-moderating Tuesday’s Republican debate in Dearborn, Michigan with Maria Bartiromo for CNBC.

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