Shocking news of the day

Posted by: ST on March 23, 2009 at 10:48 am

Chris Matthews has renewed his contract with MSDNC:

Chris Matthews, the usually garrulous host of “Hardball” on MSNBC, has quietly signed a new long-term contract to remain with the cable network through the next election, signaling that he had quit entertaining any plans to run for a Senate seat.

The deal is for at least four years. Financial terms were not disclosed, and neither side would confirm whether MSNBC had won a reduction in salary for the host, as it had been reported to be seeking. Previous reports put his annual salary at about $5 million.

One executive involved in the negotiations said, “Whether he took a slight cut or got a slight raise, it’s nobody’s business.”

Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, said the deal would guarantee that Mr. Matthews would “be around to cover the next presidential election.” Mr. Matthews, known for his combative interviews, said he was happy to be staying on. “I love what I do,” he said. “It’s transparent. You can see it in my face.”

Yep. You sure can:


MATTHEWS, picking up shot glass: “To Barack Obama!”
DEGENERES, toasting: “Yeah. To Barack Obama!”

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  1. NC Cop says:

    Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, said the deal would guarantee that Mr. Matthews would “be around to cover the next presidential election.”

    Well, Phil, thank God for that!! Otherwise who would assume the role of head cheerleader for Obama’s re-election campaign?

    My goodness!

  2. Baklava says:

    Especially since GE (owns NBC) received bailout money…..

    Where’s my pitchfork!!! I’m outraged

  3. SpideyTerry says:

    Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, said the deal would guarantee that Mr. Matthews would “be around to cover the next presidential election.”

    My, isn’t that optimistic? Given the ratings and reputation, one wonders if MSNBC period will be around by the next presidential election.

  4. Rovin says:

    Matthews will last as long as Obama’s charade continues and no more. I give’em both six months, tops.

  5. Carlos says:

    Boy, this sure makes me feel better. Now we know we’ll have at least one reporter/commentator/host who is totally unbiased and has no personal agenda to further in his duties to the American public.

    And Baklava is correct: this puppet clown’s salary IS my business because it’s MY money that’s paying his (way overpriced) salary.