On “Hardball” Thursday afternoon, as riots continued across the Middle East for a third day, host Chris Matthews continued the media’s demonization of Mitt Romney, asking when the GOP candidate would denounce the filmmakers behind “Innocence of Muslims.”

“Why hasn’t he condemned the brutally offensive film that was at least party responsible for this violence in the Middle East?” asked Matthews, setting up guest David Ignatius, who wrote in the Washington Post that he found it “striking that Mr. Romney had nothing to say about such hatred directed at a major religious faith.” (A major religious faith? Is that relevant?) Matthews then presented Hillary Clinton as a model, showing a clip of the Secretary of State denouncing the film.

So why hasn’t Romney denounced the film? Perhaps because he chose instead to denounce the U.S. Embassy’s original attempt to placate the mob. But it’s easier to call for the head of a filmmaker whose identity is still in question, isn’t it?


The less-immediate effort to track down those actually responsible for the deaths of four Americans seems to be making progress — and those killers have been found in Libya, not the United States.

  • https://gigglescreativecorner.com/Production/ E L Frederick

    As a Mormon, Romney had heard and seen worse. The Godmakers for example, as well as the current “Book of Mormon” on Broadway. This crap is pretty tame compared to what members of the LDS Church have tolerated for over 150 years. How many time this election season have we heard about “Magic Underwear”.

    Muslims need to get a sense of humor and get over themselves.

  • SunnyJS

    Tell me again why Romney would comment on the film? How many disgusting videos are on YouTube? It’s a false premise that this video had anything to do with this mess at all. All Clinton and Obama are doing is legitimizing the phony complaints and thus legitimizing, inspite of their claims otherwise, that muslim jihaadists have a legitimate gripe…which always ends with someone dead. It’s a chase down a rabbit hole. Which department of the central planners is going to monitor free speech…Demspey at the Pentagon? Is that the use of military per constitution? This is insanity…they have lost their minds.

    • Elaine

      Must FEED into the all that anger and ANTI-AMERICAN hate! The maker of the movie turns out to be a MUSLIM. Go figure. Mabye a SET UP? Who knows and this is NOT about the movie anyway. It retalliation for Obama drone stikes and Bin Laden’s death and all the other reasons for PRE PLANNING this 9.11 attack. These people will never change and the Muslim Brotherhood SHOULD be feared, contrary to this administrations glowing review of them.

  • SpaceRacer423

    @hardball_chris Ill denounce the anti-islamic movie when U denounce Obamacare forcing Catholics to violate their religious beliefs on birth control. #tcot

    • Taxpayer1234

      Paging my bail bondsman…I’m in Twitter Jail again! @Taxpayers1234. How many IOUs does this make?

  • Mike

    Mr. Romney said clearly and proudly that Americans don’t apologize for our values. When will Mr. Mathews denounce the attacks on Mr. Romney’s religion?

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    I’m sure someone can easily point me to the transcript where Chris Matthews has attacked Obama for not attacking Maher for his movie, right? Ok, I’m holding my breath now…

  • RobX

    Still waiting on Obama to do anything about Muslim slaughter of Coptic Christians in Eqypt. Except of course asking for Coptics to just lay down and accept it, oh I mean “show restraint”

  • http://twitter.com/Booker_TW Booker T.

    Who gives a damn about what is in the film, you stupid lush! We just lost an ambassador and 3 other Americans. Is that not more important to you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.seeburger Charles Seeburger

    I would also like to know if he thinks Niki Minaj is really voting for Obama. Chris Matthews needs to rent a corner of Olberman’s hole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

    Keep waiting Matthews. Not because of your tweets or your mis-guided opinions, but I honestly wonder how you keep a job. You have no talent, no opinions of your own, no charisma. Why did they hire you?
    As to why Romney didn’t mention the film? If he mentions the film, the headlines read:

    “Romney Acknowledges Anti-Muslim Film”

    If he doesn’t mention it… well, see for yourself how stupid your remarks are..

  • grais

    Completely off topic, but do I see a Diane von Furstenberg ad on this page??
    That’s hilarious.

  • no_more_deceit

    Does Chris Matthews know which day falls between 9-10 and 9-12? The Middle East does and it had nothing to do with some low budget movie.

  • J. Cox

    So if Mormons starting burning embassies for the constant “Magic underwear” thing heard daily from the left…which Obama hasn’t denounced..that would be OK?How about the elephant dung and jar of urine used to portray Christian symbols..can we riot now?The absolute hypocrisy of these idiots is just overwhelming.

    • Champster5

      Apparently so. The way to get some respect for your religion from the left is to occasionally riot like bloodthirsty savages in the streets, kill a few state department officials and burn down an embassy or two. Do that, and pretty soon they’ll be eating at Chick-Fil-A like good little appeasers.

  • pcimarron

    Matthews is in love with Obama, he will not accept anyone who criticizes his darling. The attacks had NOTHING to do with a film and ALL to do with terrorism on 9/11…jihadists/terrorists do know the calendar, this might come as a surprise to Chris, but yet again the amount of working neurons in his brain are less than the safety features in a Ford Pinto

  • Tom

    Mathews trying to make himself important by including Romney in any sentence he utters, to bad it is not working

  • vixen5757

    Chris Matthews is just looking for another reason to bash Romney because anything is better than realizing what an embarrassment we have in the president’s office. Of course he can’t see that because he’s so far up …. well, I can’t even say it. So Chris wants Romney to denounce the film for what? So we can show how tolerant of Muslim extremists we are? Our ambassador is dead along with his staff. Thousands of people are expected to gather around our embassy in Egypt tomorrow and it’s getting very dangerous over there… Over the last several months it’s been fine for the Muslims over in Egypt to burn Coptic Christian churches to the ground, kill Christians, beat them, destroy their homes, but someone makes a stupid film about their religious leader and they use it as an excuse to set fires, kill, destroy property, and that’s not even addressing what happened in Libya. All on 9/11. And they knew something was going to happen… why didn’t our government surround them with troops with that kind of knowledge? Even Canada closed its Iranian embassy on the 7th! There is so much wrong right now I’m going in every direction.
    How about Chris Matthews puts a little pressure on his sweetheart to do his job. I don’t know… maybe I’ve got it all wrong… maybe he needs to play a round of golf or have a little pick up game at the courts to help clear his mind. gaaaa

    • Orpheus75

      well stated Vixen!

  • Charles Homme

    And did Chris Matthews denounce Monty Python’s Life of Brian when it came out in 1979? Wasn’t Matthews in the Carter admin then?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

    Chris Matthews’ entire show today was dedicated to Romney-bashing while US embassies are under seige, four Americans murdered, and the Mideast is in chaos. Yet, once again, Tingles focuses on the parenthetical.

  • redheadgrl

    I’m still waiting for someone in the media to ask why our Embassies weren’t protected by the military? Why were the guys not allowed to shoot people attacking the US Embassies? How were these men allowed to climb over the outer walls?

    • conservativechick

      Even if the Marines had been there, they were NOT allowed to use ammunition in their weapons? That would have helped. :(

  • Johnny Blade

    The “movie” (as it were) is as culpable for these events as Obama’s competence was for Matthews tingly legs… Oo

  • allenbarr

    why has Romney not condemed C.Mathews is what i want to know. How are you going to condem something you never saw? Why would someone who believes in Jesus Christ worry over an islamic film. Should he denounce everything that encites people to violence. Some people some religions just have that in them. They love violence,drama,and ignorance. In other words they love giving an idiot like C.Mathews a news topic.

  • nc

    Chris Matthews and the rest of the cheerleading media are so obtuse! Their icon, Bob Woodward, the One Who Inspired Them To Go Into Journalism, has just published a book exposing BHO as the Empty Chair that we all know and, well, despise. Even HE (Woodward) sees the writing on the wall, and has calculated “I’m not trashing my iconic reputation and historical legacy over THIS guy.” But Matthews and the rest are still too drunk on the spiked kool-aid to get a clue.

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for their hangover. I only hope we can survive long enough to see it.

  • Love of Country

    Hey Tingles … we’d rather watch Mitt Romney not decry that film rather than watch shameless racists like you hump dinglebarry’s leg to completion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    Hardball going through some Hardtimes trying to burn Mitt at the stake. Matthews ever think about comparing statements between the incumbent and the challenger just to see who sounds more presidential? Give you a hint it ain’t Obama. Majority of Nothing But Confusion on how to be journalists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    If you want everyone to apologize for this movie and then destroy it, how do you feel about the offense towards Christianity in ” The Last Temptation Of Christ ” or any other anti Judeo-Christain movie out there? Can’t hear you over the screaming hypocrisy Matthews.

  • AlmaAlma

    Maybe Chris Matthews should also ask the dead wives of violent husbands, why they made them do it? Anybody but the perpetrators of the crime.

  • BeeKaaay

    I’m waiting for Chrissy Matthews to denounce the Islamic doctrines he disagrees with, such as homosexuals should be killed, women should be treated as 2nd class citizens….oh wait, THAT won’t happen.

  • aqua1957

    I guess chris doesn’t know about FREE SPEECH here.

  • TocksNedlog

    If Chris Mattews wishes to denounce some anti-religious bigotry, how about he starts with his fellow MSNBC host, and undisputed king of anti-Mormon hatred, Lawrence O’Donnell?

  • Champster5

    The left feels it’s necessary to immediately put out statements assuring their brainwashed masses that they remain in full agreement and compliance with PC-think and expected MSM patterns of behavior and speech. If you don’t play their game of bowing to multiculturalism and group-divisive politics, they throw a fit.

    Good for Romney. The whole movie thing is BS anyway, and one of the dumbest, crappiest looking “movies” I’ve ever seen a “trailer” for. It was just a diversion for a pre-planned 9/11 attack, although it’s now gaining momentum thanks to THEIR idiotic apologies and focus on it. But Secretary of Appeasement Hillary wasted no time at all falling for it, to try and deflect attention away from the utter & complete foreign policy failures of this administration.

    Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Chrissy Tingle to denounce HIMSELF.

  • SL

    And I’m waiting for Chris ‘Hardballess’ Matthews to just go away.

  • Orpheus75

    Yes Chris, because all of the previous condemnations and apologies have been working so wonderfully. You stuffy ****** blowhard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.l.howard.12 Robert L. Howard

    why doesn’t Tingles condemn Democrats ‘spiking the football”?