Chris Matthews' Open Mike Gaffe

NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews quietly uttered "Oh God" as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal prepared to give the Republican Party response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress. An NBC executive, who requested anonymity because the network is still looking into the matter, named Matthews as the one who made the live mike slip - it was so quiet most listeners wouldn't be able to identify the speaker.

The Huffington Post posted a link to the comment and asked viewers to guess Wednesday who had made it: 32 percent had guessed Matthews, 35 percent said it was co-anchor Keith Olbermann, 15 percent said it was an MSNBC camera operator and 18 percent thought it was a producer.

MSNBC had no immediate comment.


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  • by Kathy Location: Goldsboro on Feb 28, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    Why is anyone surprised at anything Chris Matthews would say! Any REAL man who would say another man would send a tingle up his leg!!! Get real!!!I don't look at MSNBC because it so one sided and the journalist there are really just liberals and would lie to keep their hero Obama from looking and sounding like the dummy he is! Keep with FOX NEWS and hear BOTH sides.I don't always agree with everything on Fox News because they tell the liberal side and the conservative side and then you know that they are a fair and balanced news program!Fox is the only news I look at except for the local weather and I have that on line!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 25, 2009 at 09:55 PM
    Del, don't know where you got your 50% number, out of the air or your head, wait that could be the same place, anyway it is wrong. Way wrong. Chris Matthews is a left winger, always has been. I don't have a problem with that, but he should label himself properly instead of pretending to be a objective journalist. Chris is also (much like Ben, Barlow and George Bush is my Homeboy) one of those supposedly heterosexual males who get all tinglely in their thighs and get weak kneed when they see the "one" enter a room. When he starts waxing eloquent it seems all these pom pom girls might just faint.
  • by C on Feb 25, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    Del: Even if Fox news is biased, as you say, I would say they're still out-numbered. CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN....all as left-leaning as it gets. Why should'nt we conservatives have at least one network in our corner ? Respectfully, C
  • by Alan Location: Greenville on Feb 25, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    Leave it to the Obama lovin' MSNBC... doesn't really matter who said it, the entire network sucks of Democrat stank!
  • by C on Feb 25, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    Is'nt Matthews the same guy who, during an Obama campaign speech, said that it gave him "a tingle up my leg" ? So much for impartial objectivity from the liberal mainstream media.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 25, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    Del, I'll bet you hear black helicopters in your sleep.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 25, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    Alex; What kind of ridiculous statement is that? You must be fresh off the bus.
  • by Del Location: Kinston on Feb 25, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    I laugh when I hera the right wing going on about journalistic integrity.I suppose fox news is not biased.50% of the media outlets in this country are owned by Rupert Murdoch, who is in the pocket of the GOP.If there was media integrity perhaps we would get the true figures on the deaths in Iraq and why America is really at war in that country.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    Perhaps he is less biased than the "fair & balanced" Fox News? LOL.
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Feb 25, 2009 at 03:37 PM
    He is no more biased than WITN
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