Chris Matthews apologizes for being ‘glad’ about Sandy; Michael Moore doesn’t

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews tonight issued an on-air apology for his post-election remarks, in which he said he was “glad we had that storm last week” because it “brought in possibilities for good politics.”

Matthews kicked off “Hardball” with a two-minute apology after issuing a couple of tweets in an attempt to backpedal as outrage over his insensitive remarks grew. His excuse was not lack of sleep but instead this:

I was too deeply enmeshed in political thinking, deep in a world of numbers and issues and people and stakes and focused on who would win and who would lose. But I left out the number one job of anyone on air, on television or on the radio: to think about the lives, the real lives of people, their losses, their relatives and friends who died in this disaster, their dreams that have been hurt and sometimes destroyed.

For whatever reason, Twitter seemed to be in a forgiving mood.

Class act Matthews later in the program played host to fellow class act Bill Maher, who likened Mitt Romney and his supporters watching election returns to Nazis in Hitler’s bunker: “Yes, Mein Fuhrer, you have 12 divisions on the eastern front.”

Not tearfully apologizing for saying essential the same thing as Matthews did is Michael Moore, who in a blog post on his website thanked the “death and destruction” caused by Sandy for being “the undoing” of the Republican party:

And you, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn’t believe in you or your climate changing powers.

  • tsluf273

    Praising a hurricane that caused billions in property damage and took dozens of lives for getting their precious godking re-elected… what else could it be other than evil?

    • my preciousss!!

      just so he can get the feel of another tingle up his leg? yeh…evil indeed.

  • bigovernmentsocialconservative

    One
    of the differences I’ve noticed between (self-proclaimed) Liberals and
    (self-proclaimed) Conservatives is the presence(/absence) of a feedback
    loop.

    This is a “self-proclaimed” Liberal: says something stupid, introspects, apologizes.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/11/07/chris_matthews_apologizes_for_saying_he_was_glad_for_hurricane_sandy.html

    “Twitchy” is a “self-proclaimed” Conservative.

    http://twitchy.com/2012/11/07/chris-matthews-apologizes-for-being-glad-about-sandy-michael-moore-doesnt/

    Has JUST had their a$$ kicked for lying every step of their way, by the
    American people, picks themselves up, and…resumes lying.

    Twitchy, Michael Moore did NOT say “thank you” to “Mother Nature”. Wish
    you would learn, from projecting false speech onto other people

    • SanDiegoMerchantServices

      What was the specific lie twitchy told?

      • bigovernmentsocialconservative

        Go and read what Michael Moore said. I already spelled it out, I don’t need to spoon-feed you.

        UNLIKE Chris Matthews, Michael Moore did NOT come anywhere close to even sounding happy because of Hurricane Sandy and the death and destruction it caused. Those words were projected into his mouth artificially, BY twitchy.

        It’s out of the same playbook as the “back of the bus” lie perpetrated by Sean Hannity.

        • http://twitter.com/DrJDennis Jeannine Dennis

          Twitchy didn’t say Moore thanked the hurricane. They reiterated exactly what he said. Other twitter users may have picked up that he was thankful the destruction caused Republican loss, but Twitchy did NOT say that. So again, where’s the lie?

          • bigovernmentsocialconservative

            “Matthews apologizes for being ‘glad’ about Sandy; Moore doesn’t”

            Implication: Twitchy IMPLIED by saying “Moore doesn’t”, in the CONTEXT of the sentence about Matthews being ‘glad’.

            If the implication wasn’t being made, they wouldn’t be in the same sentence.

          • $21367552

            Sweety, it’s right there on this very page. Go up and read again. “Not tearfully apologizing for saying essential the same thing as
            Matthews did is Michael Moore, who in a blog post on his website thanked the “death and destruction” caused by Sandy for being “the undoing” of the Republican party:”

          • bigovernmentsocialconservative

            Thank you, I missed that:

            “Not tearfully apologizing for saying essential the same thing as
            Matthews did is Michael Moore, who in a blog post on his website thanked the “death and destruction” caused by Sandy for being “the undoing” of the Republican party”

            Jeez LOL. Even when it’s right in front of her eyes.Jeannine, did you read that part? No wonder other tweeters took that implication, Twitchy already made it.

          • $21367552

            Sweety, it’s right there on this very page. Go up and read again. “Not tearfully apologizing for saying essential the same thing as
            Matthews did is Michael Moore, who in a blog post on his website thanked the “death and destruction” caused by Sandy for being “the undoing” of the Republican party:”

        • SanDiegoMerchantServices

          No lib you don’t need to spoon feed me. The fact is you cannot point to where twitchy has lied through the election. They post tweets you dolt.

    • tomtom1983

      Oh please. Like Obama stating Romney wanted Detroit to go bankrupt? Or trying to link Romney with meningitis? Telling conservatives to commit suicide, advocating the rape of conservative women, threatening acts of violence against members of the right?

      Perhaps when your brain dead brethren attacked Ann Romney because she was a stay at home mom? Or asking women to think with their lady parts? Or setting oneself a blaze and then attempting to file a fraudulent hate crime report?

      Or attacking Romney’s faith while denigrated him as a bigot? Or calling voter ID laws an intentional act of suppression? Lying about peoples character, lying about peoples faiths, lying about employment and acts of bullying?

      Maybe you mean how Romney supporters were vandalized, attacked, slandered and threatened? Romney signs destroyed and supporters being denied entry at heavy liberal polling places?

      You can say and believe what ever you wish, but when it comes down to it, liberals are vile hypocrites with no moral substance. The left is no different then when it enslaved millions of African slaves, interned hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans, and killed millions of Jews in WW2.

      We know exactly who liberals are and we have been trying to show everyone the truth, but the ignorance and hate that is in such abundance on the left has left the liberal base unable to see who they really are.

      The difference between a self declared liberal and a self declared conservative is vividly apparent. Liberals relish in ignorance and hypocrisy, who aren’t above deceit, who aren’t above malice and violence and can only exist if there is someone beneath them.

      Conservatives push independence, self reliance and a prosperous growth. For conservatives, “equality” isn’t just some talking point but a fundamental right. For conservatives “tolerance” isn’t defined as conditional but cherished as a virtue of commonality. And for conservatives there is no such thing as victims, no one is bound to anyone, everyone is a free sentient and intelligent being that can accomplish all things.

      That is where the difference is and not in some false accusation. If evidence is needed then open your eyes and look around. Liberal deceit and ignorance is an abundant and renewable resource that is far from hidden.

      So when everything we tried to warn about from liberal leadership begins to take place, you only have yourselves to blame.

    • tomtom1983

      Oh please. Like Obama stating Romney wanted Detroit to go bankrupt? Or trying to link Romney with meningitis? Telling conservatives to commit suicide, advocating the rape of conservative women, threatening acts of violence against members of the right?

      Perhaps when your brain dead brethren attacked Ann Romney because she was a stay at home mom? Or asking women to think with their lady parts? Or setting oneself a blaze and then attempting to file a fraudulent hate crime report?

      Or attacking Romney’s faith while denigrated him as a bigot? Or calling voter ID laws an intentional act of suppression? Lying about peoples character, lying about peoples faiths, lying about employment and acts of bullying?

      Maybe you mean how Romney supporters were vandalized, attacked, slandered and threatened? Romney signs destroyed and supporters being denied entry at heavy liberal polling places?

      You can say and believe what ever you wish, but when it comes down to it, liberals are vile hypocrites with no moral substance. The left is no different then when it enslaved millions of African slaves, interned hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans, and killed millions of Jews in WW2.

      We know exactly who liberals are and we have been trying to show everyone the truth, but the ignorance and hate that is in such abundance on the left has left the liberal base unable to see who they really are.

      The difference between a self declared liberal and a self declared conservative is vividly apparent. Liberals relish in ignorance and hypocrisy, who aren’t above deceit, who aren’t above malice and violence and can only exist if there is someone beneath them.

      Conservatives push independence, self reliance and a prosperous growth. For conservatives, “equality” isn’t just some talking point but a fundamental right. For conservatives “tolerance” isn’t defined as conditional but cherished as a virtue of commonality. And for conservatives there is no such thing as victims, no one is bound to anyone, everyone is a free sentient and intelligent being that can accomplish all things.

      That is where the difference is and not in some false accusation. If evidence is needed then open your eyes and look around. Liberal deceit and ignorance is an abundant and renewable resource that is far from hidden.

      So when everything we tried to warn about from liberal leadership begins to take place, you only have yourselves to blame.

    • Terry

      Oh yes he did. It’s all in the context. Here it is from his blog post: ”

      Finally, thanks must be given to the Occupy movement who, … Thank you Mother Jones for releasing that secret tape, and thank you to the minimum wage worker who placed a camera on the serving buffet next to the candle. …Thank you Sandra Fluke for …. Thank you Todd Akin for…Thank you CEOs of Chrysler and GM for coming out ….Thank you Governor Christie for your new bromance with Obama. You know, you really didn’t have to!

      And you, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn’t believe in you or your climate changing powers.” http://michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/morning-america

  • BeeKaaay

    A leftwingwacko apologizes for being a cold-blooded leftwingwacko.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    moore, matthews, and maher…..three sacks of human garbage in three different sizes

  • Garth Haycock

    Matthews, Maher and Moore can all go to hell.

  • agroulx

    I pledge to the people on this page that if I ever happened to get close enough to Chris Matthews, I will knock this piece of shit out. It would be worth going to jail for a night…

    • MissJ

      Matthew, Moore….none of them is worthy of licking dirt off of your shoes….don’t go to jail for these mental midgets. They just aren’t worth it.

  • MissJ

    Utter and sheer hypocrisy…..can you imagine the days, weeks and months of battering that would happen to someone on the right if they had uttered that same mean spirited, ugly remark? Lefties always get away with spewing their hatred and then get off the hook because, hey, “I apologize”. I wish both Matthews and Moore long lives of emptiness, loneliness and regret for their words and actions. I’ll leave the forgiveness to God…..I can’t forgive them.

  • TocksNedlog

    The thing to take away from this is that Matthews thinks Obama might have lost without the hurricane. He knows it gave the MSM an excuse to forget about Benghazi for a few days.

  • brewerandpatriot

    Michael Moore is a lot like Sandy: they are both natural disasters that destroy all fast-food chains and Twinkie factories that dare stand in their path.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Screw you, Chris Hacknews.

  • riddler1620

    Every now and then a liberal shows you what they truly think. This is one of those times. Liberals don’t care about people, anymore then cats care for mice. They care only about promoting their ideology.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      funny how they are all supposed to be on such a higher intelligent plane than the rest of us mere mortals, yet, they are the ones who are constantly “misspeaking”…..sarah palin gets crucified daily for less

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      funny how they are all supposed to be on such a higher intelligent plane than the rest of us mere mortals, yet, they are the ones who are constantly “misspeaking”…..sarah palin gets crucified daily for less

  • tomtom1983

    They’re liberals. But suggesting the only reason they won was due in part from a storm and the death attributed by it says a great deal about what would have happened had this storm not occurred.

    And that using death to promote their ideology is just another reason they shouldn’t exist. They’re hypocrites and filth. And all things come full circle.

    The left will be held accountable.

    And Romney should have recount because this election was a fraud. Dumb liberals.

  • tomtom1983

    They’re liberals. But suggesting the only reason they won was due in part from a storm and the death attributed by it says a great deal about what would have happened had this storm not occurred.

    And that using death to promote their ideology is just another reason they shouldn’t exist. They’re hypocrites and filth. And all things come full circle.

    The left will be held accountable.

    And Romney should have recount because this election was a fraud. Dumb liberals.

  • michael s

    If you’re offended push for tingles to be fired. His statement was offensive. Start a fire Chris Matthews movement, I’ll support it.

  • rant stocks

    The Insane walk amongest us be aware,cross to the other side of street when you see them coming…

  • Vivian Perez

    The end justifies the means, Chris, right??? You should be fired, hiprocate!

  • http://twitter.com/samagee Tom Bannigan

    Put them both on a street corner where they belong.