That’s what happened to CSPAN’s Steve Scully. Scully asked Matthews if the “thrill” was still there for Obama, referring to the comment Matthews made in 2008 when he said listening to Obama give a speech gave him a “thrill up his leg.” Matthews made that comment on MSNBC, alongside Keith Olbermann, who is currently unemployed in the Obama economy.
Confronted by CSPAN’s Scully, Matthews expressed something other than a thrill.
“I hope that you feel satisfied that you’ve used the most obvious question that is raised by every horse’s ass right-winger I ever bump into,” Matthews responded, after defending the comment.
Tell us what you really think, Chris.
“Perhaps I shouldn’t have said so because I’ve given a lot of jackasses the chance to talk about it,” Matthews continued.
“And usually they say ‘tingle’ which says something about their orientation, but that’s alright,” he added. Later he interjected, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. I have to throw that in.”
Of course you do, otherwise every anchor at your own network would be obliged to accuse you of hate speech. If they were honest and fair, anyway.