MSNBC’s Lack of Professionalism … “Oh God” Statement Before Gov. Jindal Republican Response to Obama Speech


So what was MSNBC saying “Oh my God” to? The fact they knew Jindal would say Democrats place their hope in government, we place our hope in you the American people.

More media bias … the fact that these people cannot provide just what would be considered common decency is amazing. This is a news network, or at least it is supposed to be.

No bias in the media on display last night at MSNBC. The MSNBC powers that be, Olbermann and Matthews bowed down and got on their knees as Barack “The Chosen One” Obama entered the House of Representatives for his speech last night. All hail Obama as members of the MSNBC staff became weepy and Chris Matthews got a tingly feeling in his leg, again.

Sorry the same respect could not have been provided to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as he gave the Republican response to Obama’s speech. How about any respect? So much for respect, decency and professionalism at MSNBC. It really is shameful that they pass this off as news.

“Oh God” and then laughter …

 WATCH the video at Real Clear Politics.

As Gov. Jindal prepares to give the Republican response to Obama’s address, an MSNBC host or producer was heard off camera muttering “Oh God.”

The remark came after host Keith Olbermann paused the panel’s discussion as Gov. Jindal was walking to the camera.

At Hot Air, they have an update that states Patterico’s sure the “Oh God” comes from Olbermann and Goldfarb’s sure it comes from Matthews. I am inclined to agree with Allah Pundit, does it matter?

Who do you think it was? Olbermann, Matthews, other? I am inclined to believe it was Matthews voice.

As The Politico points out, Olbermann and Chris Matthews were removed from the anchor chairs late in the 2008 campaign; however, both have returned recently to be out in front during MSNBC’s coverage. One might ask why?

UPDATE I: As for the Obama’s speech … no one will ever deny that he does not present of good speech, our issue is whether he can deliver the goods. Talk is cheap and eventually Americans will realize this.

UPDATE II: The Bobby Jindal Response … full text here … American’s Can Do Anything

Following any President’s speech is always a tough act to follow but as the Gateway Pundit states … Jindal’s message of individual freedom, economic freedom, personal responsibility and hope was a stark contrast from the unrealistic garbage that we heard from the socialist Messiah before him.

UPDATE III: I was Correct … Chris “Hard Ball” Matthews was the culprit

I thought the voice sounded to high to be Olbermann’s and I noticed a hint of smarmy arrogance coupled with elitist tone.

UPDATE IV: Chris Matthews Explains “Oh God” comment.

Chrissy Matthews explanation of his “Oh God” utterance is about as pathetic as the comment itself. Gee Chris, we are sorry if the presentation did not meet with your superior, elitist approval. Funny, I do not remember any such utterance when Obama had over the top productions like the during the campaign. Instead, that gave you a tingly feeling. But then again, we all know there is no left wing bias in the media.

I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, this winding staircase looming there, the odd anti-bellum look of the scene. Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room?

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    41 Responses to “MSNBC’s Lack of Professionalism … “Oh God” Statement Before Gov. Jindal Republican Response to Obama Speech”

    1. Pat in Alabama on February 25th, 2009 7:59 am

      Sounded like Chris Matthews squeeky voice lower to a whisper. Hard to tell without his hysterical tone.

    2. Dolf on February 25th, 2009 7:59 am


      did he only have his swimsuit on or something?

    3. buster on February 25th, 2009 8:23 am

      Maybe someone was having sex (getting a quickie) in the background and the mic just picked it up

    4. wg on February 25th, 2009 8:26 am

      The ‘Promise of America’ – I enjoyed Gov. Jindal and his many observations. Many Americans have no idea about poverty in other countries. In some places there is no safety net, no social welfare. If the family doesn’t have food, they go hungry. There are no rich people to tax and pay more. In some places, parents struggle to send their children to school for even a bare bones education. College doesn’t concern them, their daily struggle is to put food on the table. The best they hope for is a job and a little money to feed their families. There lives are ruled by debt. Personal debt, national debt, generational debt. Often, there is no escape. Hope, is having a little something on the dinner table. People coming to this country see opportunity, where others see crumbling schools. Opportunists come from within as well, generations who have thrived on opportunity. “There’s no reason children can’t be successful in a school like this.” In my experience, these are people who work hard and take advantage of the good things this nation has to offer. They contribute to prosperity, and they ask for little in return. They have not asked for a hand out or a hand up, they are grateful for opportunity. Give them a little rice, and let them fish, and they eat for a lifetime. my opinions.

      (At least God still has a presence at MSNBC, maybe a subconscious call for help!)

    5. buster on February 25th, 2009 8:26 am

      Lil off topic but it looks like Octomom will not be able to bring her brood home:

    6. scott on February 25th, 2009 8:57 am

      MSNBC is one of the main reason GM which owns NBC, etc is failing. MSNBC is losing viewers on a daily basis as based on the fact that FOX has more viewers than MSNBC, CNN and others combined. O’Reilly continously pounds Olbermann in the ratings and Hannity just destroys the butch Maddow….AMERICA KNOWS WHO TRULY IS FAIR AND BALANCED!

      I mean are you surprised? This is the same Matthews that dropped a load in his pants on national television when Obama won the election, remember the “tingly feelings”…LOL!

    7. Dolf on February 25th, 2009 9:04 am

      Foxnews fair and balanced??????

      thats like calling Putin a champion of democracy

      also..din’t really crasp why he (a republican) invokes Katrina as an example in which a democratic sheriff was doing everything he can while the Bush admin. was not really helping him

    8. B. Cove on February 25th, 2009 9:06 am

      Chris Matthews has dedicated his mentality to hating Bush/Cheney and the republicans. He cannot contain his hatred, even before the governor had reached the podium in his humble walk: “Oh God”.
      Matthews and his high blood pressure show,is his way of letting out hatred, defining politics in hateful terms. ( If you didn’t vote for Obama you’re a right wing racist.) He’s a vile man, an acceptably insane child enthusing at a neurotic clip, a bully-mauler-motormouth, self-consciously assuming a false sense of responsibility to help Obama succeed, just like he did previously to promote hatred for all things Bush and Cheney. Matthews offers no solutions, he offers hatred. Thank God for the remote control, what do they call it? Blab-off.

    9. Dolf on February 25th, 2009 9:26 am

      so we want a show down between Matthews and Hanity?

    10. SenecaFalls on February 25th, 2009 9:42 am

      Here’s your respect for Bobby “Brady” Jindal right cheer:

      BRIT HUME: “The speech read a lot better than it sounded. This was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest oratorical moment.”

      NINA EASTON: “The delivery was not exactly terrific.”

      CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

      JUAN WILLIAMS: “It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was sing-songy. He was telling stories that seemed very simplistic and almost childish.”

      Those damn Fox news ananlyts. Their liberal media bias was showing again last night.
      Maybe whoever said “oh god” had an angel inspired revelation of just how bad Jindal was going to be. Maybe you should like them more cause they have religious visions just like you and Bobby.

    11. joran will kill again on February 25th, 2009 9:44 am

      it was Chris, i think keith was giving him a massage


    12. SenecaFalls on February 25th, 2009 9:49 am

      Dolf said “also..din’t really crasp why he (a republican) invokes Katrina as an example in which a democratic sheriff was doing everything he can while the Bush admin. was not really helping him.”

      Because he was trying to be logical and that causes brain freezes in Republicans. But additionally, isn’t a Sheriff and a Congressman members of government? Didn’t the elected Sheriff and the elected Congressman figure out what to do in the Jindal story? Were they not part of a government when they made that decision and solved the crisis? By the way, how much Katrina money did Jindal turn back? Anyone, anyone??
      My brain hurts. Maybe I’m becoming a repugnican.

    13. super dave on February 25th, 2009 9:55 am

      obama’s speech was only words that someone else wrote to fool those who voted for barry. everyone else can see right through the lies. the stimulus will only expand government in hopes to control the citizens.
      obama and those who were hypnotized by this snake are directly responsible for the downfall of our country and for the debt just imposed on our children. i hope you who worship this false god are happy because you will suffer the most and i will enjoy seeing it.

    14. SenecaFalls on February 25th, 2009 10:10 am

      Super Dave,
      You apparently believe you are an island and will be totally unaffected by the waves of misery that you predict are going to sweep the country. Even if I am in a relatively good position, but my neighbors are all foreclosed doesn’t that hurt the value of my home? If I have a business and people do not have resources to spend, doesn’t that hurt the business and consequently my personal wealth? Everyone agrees, it likely is going to get worse before better, mostly because not enough was done in the stimulus package and mostly because we don’t know what is out their yet (Don’t know Citibank or Bank of America’s balance sheets.) So is it that you feel you are going to be alright while others suffer and how? By the way, Bush has only been out of office for five weeks and already all the compassionate conservatives are all gone?? Conservatives now hope gloom and doom follow all for all their days because of their political and social ideas? Jeez louise I thought you guys meant all that Judeo-Christian love thy neighbor as yourself stuff when you said it.

    15. Richard on February 25th, 2009 10:32 am

      The important point is not what we wish or don’t wish, as (at least in my case) those wishes are unlikely to have any great impact on anything.

      The real issue is whether the people whose job it is to decide where we go are pursuing the right path.

      Everyone was saying that Obama’s mission was to try to rouse our nation from the Slough of Despond and to rekindle confidence. And as even his worst detractors must agree, he is an effective speaker.

      The question is, will the mountain of new debt and incentives we are taking on crush us?

      I don’t know, but I’m not encouraged. I read yesterday that AIG lost $60 billion in the fourth quarter … by an odd coincidence, for coincidence it surely is, that’s precisely the sum that it got in its FIRST government bailout.

      (My understanding is that AIG has gotten some $150 billion in all … and now it is going back to Uncle Sam for MORE MONEY.)

      At what point is Uncle Sam becoming Uncle Sap?

      I had to laugh at Obama’s solemn pledge last night that he will take every effort to prevent government fraud and waste. This is a pretty original line. Maybe we could start tackling government waste by kicking half of Congress out of office….

      I, like all other Americans (I hope), wish him well. After all, my own ass is on the line along with the rest of the world.

      But the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

    16. Richard on February 25th, 2009 10:34 am

      As for MSNBC and all the rest of the media, I wonder if anyone has calculated how many people make their livings from reacting to the news.

      And these days, the more hysterical the reaction, the more credence it seems to get.

      One almost longs for the days when the job of the media was to report the news, not its own views on the news. But those were in the times when the entertainment world wasn’t the be-all and end-all of our culture. Yes, way back then….

    17. caesu on February 25th, 2009 10:35 am

      Americans Can Do Anything

      bit Jindal can’t give a speech.
      looked like some cheap commercial.

    18. super dave on February 25th, 2009 11:10 am

      #14: you are the one putting your money and your faith in your boy. i didn’t vote for him, nor do i believe anything a crook from chicago, much less a foriegner has to say or do for our country.
      when he fails, it will be you and those like you that will be deceived not me.
      oh and caesu, Bobby Jindal just may be your next president so you better recognize son !

    19. super dave on February 25th, 2009 11:21 am

      maybe you guys should call your boy and bring him
      up to date on who made the first automobile. ha!

    20. scott on February 25th, 2009 12:01 pm

      Ah, Hannity would crush Matthews if he were in that time slot. But what would you know since you live in Dutch land!

      caesu – the cheap commercial is Obama’s speeches of gloom and doom and then his political speech last night in which he was TOLD he needed to change the tone of his speeches. It’s obvious he took a page from Reagan in his speech last night.

      Oh my the stock market is again falling down another 154 points again. The professionals HAVE ZERO confidence in Obama.

      It isn’t others problems if people over-extended themselves in their mortgages, etc…. It is NOT my duty to give my hard earned money to those people. Typical socialistic liberal mantra….screw that. ACORN is telling their constiuents to unlawfully stay in their foreclosed homes or SQUAT. My tax dollars are to help those, especially those who took these loans. Nobody put a gun to these leeches heads and forced them to sign mortgage documents. ACORN is a major reason for the mortgage mess….

      SF – I highly doubt you do anything to help your neighbors and I highly doubt you have a “helping” bone in your body. You just spout the typical Obamamania mantra…..

    21. yoyo muffintop on February 25th, 2009 12:06 pm

      Hilarious. First the Republicans prop up pathetic Bible Spice to counter Hillary now this Jindal character to counter Obama. Is the strategy to find any male with brown skin willing to carry their outdated and failed messages?

      That’s the best the Republicans got? Lol. Welcome to Mr Jindal Rogers Neighborhood. When did he lose use of his arms?
      But, hey, if anyone had started to forget how bad Katrina was handled by the Bush Administration, this guy reminded us twice.

      Who decided that Jindal should give the Republican reponse? The chairman of the DNC? David Axelrod? Rham Emanuel?

      Even God couldn’t save that disaster.

    22. on February 25th, 2009 12:10 pm

      caesu: I’m stunned at how many people judge a speech by its delivery (which yes, does have some play in the mix) versus its truthfulness and honesty. You might give Jindal a D for Delivery and O and B for Delivery – but O gets an absolute F for truthfulness while Jindal gets an A.

      Go ahead, get your ears tickled. But be willing to suffer the consequences because if you aren’t black and irresponsible, you will simply PAY through the nose for others’ irresponsibility.

    23. ANewGirl on February 25th, 2009 12:34 pm

      Obama’s Speech last night: Oratorywise, pretty good….but all FLUFF by his speech writers. Ideawise, so weak. Combination, so dangerous.”

      The best way to describe the first month of the Obama Era:
      “Hope and Change”
      “Gloom and Doom”
      “Bipartisan Outreach”
      “Bush-Bashing Buck Passing”
      All Of The Above–And Counting

    24. scott on February 25th, 2009 1:11 pm

      Keep thinking Bush is the reason for the Katrina mess..easy for you leeches to say that…when in fact, his response was not slow as they rescued over thousands of people from their rooftops. Of course, the democrats would have rather had Bush let those people drown and/or die on their roofs!

      Jindal was chosen because everybody knows Obama’s speech was all fluff with ZERO substance. Jindal will not be running for President…

    25. Mark on February 25th, 2009 1:13 pm

      Glad you are covering it too. I post it on lib blogs and they just not allow it. So much for free speech!

      MSNBC screws up, reacts to Bobby Jindal by saying, Oh God

    26. yoyo muffintop on February 25th, 2009 1:22 pm

      #22 – “But be willing to suffer the consequences because if you aren’t black and irresponsible, you will simply PAY through the nose for others’ irresponsibility.”

      I didn’t realize you were a racist katablog…Now I know.

    27. Carpe on February 25th, 2009 3:49 pm

      Does anyone actually watch MSNBC?

      I mean, really. It is about as useful to me
      as that friggin’ channel that runs the same
      3 Hitler films every 5 bleedin’ minutes.

      I’d rather watch test patterns.

    28. on February 25th, 2009 3:55 pm

      Where are the people talking about Obama’s response to the disaster in Kentucky? These people went through a massive ice storm and ended up without electricity and heat for weeks – the o couldn’t be bothered and the last I heard, FEMA never made it on the ground.

    29. super dave on February 25th, 2009 4:07 pm

      even you are a racist yoyo just like every living human being has some racist in them. i guess you don’t see color like the rest of the fake obama lovers.

    30. super dave on February 25th, 2009 4:47 pm

      in case those of you who wonder, that was not a thrill chris matthews felt going up his leg, it was obama’s hand.

    31. New on February 25th, 2009 5:06 pm

      Jindal will not even be relected Gov in 2011. People in his state are getting a little tired of his refusals to help them with Gov. Reform plan. His state sufferes unemployment as every state does. And Chris Mathews is a Republican thinking of running for office again.

    32. Vote Present On The Bailout on February 26th, 2009 7:58 am


      Fox is Fair and Balanced. Let me help you:

      Straight from the Huffington Post….Here’s Hillary Clinton’s opinion on Fox’s Fairness and Balance:

      Wanna see her say it straight out:

      Or how about Hillary Clinton’s advisor Terry McAuliffe:

      Yes, O’Reilly, Hannity, and others are overwhelmingly conservative. But, when it comes to reporting the news – not the specialty show guys I have just mentioned – they are the most fair and balanced out of all of the major networks. No doubt about it.

    33. NY;r on February 26th, 2009 7:28 pm

      Who watches Chris Matthews anyway? He’s a nobody so who cares!

    34. NY;r on February 26th, 2009 7:30 pm

      Chris Matthews is a liberal not a republican,,,

    35. Carpe on February 26th, 2009 9:45 pm

      I tried watching Chris Mathews today, for a few minutes.

      Hey, is it just me, or does he always look like he is ready to spit all over his anchor countertop after every sentence?

      That guy must produce a heckuva lot of saliva!

      We should send him a spittoon.

    36. davidr on February 26th, 2009 10:14 pm

      Matthews is a dunce. He has an idea in his head, and it rolls out his mouth like a gumball machine, with no intervening thought process. Can you imagine Dan Rather ever doing this ? Or Tim Russert ? How about George Will ? Matthews is a poor excuse for a journalist.

    37. Dolf on February 27th, 2009 1:25 am

      I can laugh with O’Reilly

      but that Hanity character is way to much
      with the pres. race he just kept on telling lies

    38. scott on February 27th, 2009 8:49 am

      Dolf – how do you know they are lies? You don’t live here in this great country so butt the **** out! Hannity tells it like it is…. You are too stupid to see the massive socialist agenda from Obama and massive government expansion which will destroy the fabric of what makes this country great…Hannity has explained this since before the election. Maybe you need Hannity to spell it out in a 1st grade manner for you to understand with big giant letters and pictures for you to understand.

      Obama knows Hannity is telling the truth which is why he attacks Hannity and Limbaugh in speeches; which a President should be bigger than to do that….

      Only the minions and mentally challenged such as yourself can’t see the big picture and obviously do not know a damn thing about US policy!

      Your name fits you! DOLF!

      Matthews slurps Obama. Remember the tingly feelings he had…LOL!

    39. New on February 27th, 2009 3:53 pm

      Chris Mathews was a Republican Congressman when Joe Scarbourgh was a republican Congressman. Only served one term did not get relected. Chris is a republican. Joe did not get relected either big scandle with death in his office.

    40. Dolf on March 3rd, 2009 8:29 am

      if Hanity is what makes your country great……

      Then the US is truly lost.

      Luckely a small percentage thinks like you.

      If you were born in Afghanistan you would be called a Taliban

    41. Bob K. on April 14th, 2009 9:51 am

      Mr. Jindal is spot on. I can’t believe how biased they were against him. I know he’s young, but Reps. would be lucky to have him in 2012.

      Have you read the new Bobby Jindal book by xander Cricket? I saw it on Amazon but haven’t checked it out yet.

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