Chris Matthews: Hot For Erin Burnett

Chris Matthews seems to have a bit of a crush on CNBC “Money Honey 2.0” Erin Burnett. From the Friday, August 10th episode of Hardball:

MATTHEWS: Could you get a little closer to the camera?

BURNETT: What is it? Is it (garbled) in strangely?

MATTHEWS: Come in closer…no…come in…come in further…come in closer…really close.

(Burnett leans towards camera.)

BURNETT: What are you, what are you doing?

MATTHEWS: Haw! Haw! Just kidding! You look great! Anyway, thank… Erin it’s great to have…look at that look… You’re great…

BURNETT: I don’t even know. I’m going to have to go look at the tape here. I’m in a strange location.

MATTHEWS (laughing): No, you’re beautiful! I’m just kidding! I’m just kidding! You’re a knockout! Anyways thank you, Erin Burnett. It’s alright getting bad news from you even. Okay. Thanks for coming on Hardball.

Thanks for Newsbusters for the transcript, and we’re just a little creeped out right now.

— Neal Ungerleider