Chris Matthews’ Priceless Gaffe: He Says Palin & Bachmann are Stupid, Yet says Panama Canal is in EGYPT!


More MSM liberal stupidity hypocrisy …

According to Chris Matthews, De”Nile” is not just a body of water is Egypt, so is the Panama Canal.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has previously attacked Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann for being stupid; however, we are presented with the brilliance of Chrissy Matthews in telling us that the Panama canal is in Egypt. Really Chris? Who is the mail order bride now? or as the Left Coast Rebel states, “who’s the bubble head now?” Hey Chris, does it give you a tingly feeling up your leg as well when you provide us with examples of you knowledge? How mazing is it as Matthews is lecturing us as to the world importance of Egypt, he makes such an ignorant comment that it was home to the Panama Canal rather than the Suez? Seriously, how does Panama even come to one’s thought process?

As stated by Hugh Hewitt, Matthews does not get the benefit of a gaffe or a misspoken word, even though there is a double standard, because he and his MSNBC network have made it known to all that they are all so much smarter than us.


How gafftastic is it that Matthews cannot figure out that the Panama Canal is actually in, um,  Panama? Up next for Chris Matthews is … who is buried in Grant’s tomb, where is the Great Wall of China located and when was the Battle of 1812 fought?

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    17 Responses to “Chris Matthews’ Priceless Gaffe: He Says Palin & Bachmann are Stupid, Yet says Panama Canal is in EGYPT!”

    1. Greg the Great on January 30th, 2011 2:50 pm

      MSNBC should run a disclaimer before the show hardball airs. Chrissy Matthews is not afraid of Comcast dumping his cursing commentary. His hate speech has put the network in a huge hole. When is Chrissy’s contract up? Yes, he flunked Geography.

    2. Its me on January 30th, 2011 4:07 pm

      Do you know there people who actually watch this crap on TV? Just goes to show how the drugs have taken over the country.

    3. Steve on January 30th, 2011 5:09 pm

      I don’t for a moment think that anyone truly believes that Chris Matthews thinks the canal next to Egypt is the Panama Canal, he was obviously misspeaking when he said that instead of Suez Canal. To seriously think otherwise seems to indicate a lack of reasonability and, dare I say, critical thinking. My conclusion is that this article is not serious in that regard.

      That said, anyone who wants to highlight this as funny, unusual, weird, or something along those lines would have latitude to do so. It was a very unusual gaffe, to say the least.
      Steve, you actually think that I believe that Matthews thinks the Panama Canal is in Egypt? If so, i think you have missed the point. Matthews makes a point of criticizing others for their misspeaks and with all the vitriol calls them stupid. However, when he does the same thing, that is different.

      Matthews is a typical liberal MSM tool with a double standard.

      The point that is most comical is that he is controlling the dialogue. When one is being asked questions, Matthews capitalizes on their errors or gaffes. However, in this case, Matthews is lecturing us with prepared commentary on the topic and the a$$bite gets it wrong.

      Like I said, I wonder when Matthews thinks the Battle of 1812 was faught or Where the Battle of Bunker Hill was faught?

    4. Steve on January 30th, 2011 5:18 pm

      I looked at the video behind the links for Palin and Bachman, from the sentence claiming “Chris Matthews has previously attacked Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann for being stupid.” Surprisingly, I didn’t hear him call anyone stupid, which seemed odd given the context of these links and the claim made. And try as I might, I couldn’t find any references to “bubble-headed” from Matthews.

      He does mention “mail-order bride”, as in the phrase the next sentence uses, in a conversation concerning whether or not McCain knew what he was getting as a VP candidate. To be honest, I thought the target of the comment was McCain, as the one who doesn’t (didn’t) know what he was getting for his VP pick, just like a mail-order bride would be generally unknown.

      The really funny bit in all of this, I have to admit, was the Bachman ideas in her linked video. The old comment about the un-American members of Congress that needed investigating, for one. And one I hadn’t heard about; protecting the US from not using the US dollar as our currency. I don’t mean to be uncivil, but aren’t these ideas at least nonsensical, if not a little bit too close to the stupid side of possible thoughts? And this from a Congressperson no less!

      BTW, my quiz would also include “How long was the 100 Years War?”. My answers to yours are: not Grant, northern China, and did you mean War of 1812?
      SM: Not half as funny as a pompus liberal like Matthews trying to act like he is some informed historian who is nothing more than a teleprompter reading fool. The actual picture that was up said Suez Canal and this dolt says Panama. DUH!!!

    5. Steve on January 30th, 2011 10:41 pm


      If you reread what I wrote, I clearly get the point; he made a gaffe. He doesn’t think the Panama Canal is next to Egypt. Neither does the article. His gaffe was a funny thing.

      I saw no evidence in this article that supports the claim that Matthews criticizes others for their misspeaking.

      Battle of 1812 – nothing really; how about the War of 1812?
      Battle of Bunker Hill – fought on Breeds Hill.
      SM: Steve, please don’t make yourself look foolish by even referencing that Matthews does not criticize others for what they say? It really makes you lose cred. You do not have to look at the article, Matthews has an entire career that speeks to it.

      BTW, good cathch with Bunker Hill, yes that was a trick question. ;-)

    6. Steve on January 30th, 2011 10:46 pm


      I understand your opinion as explained in your response’s first sentence.

      My opinion is that, whatever you think of him, that he couldn’t see a screen that says Suez yet still say Panama; I believe he did not see what was being broadcast, what we both obviously saw in the video.
      SM: How weary you muct grow from defending the LEFT and their intellectual hipocrisy.

      You are really missing the point in all of this and I realize it is purposeful. You do realize that there is a thing called show prep, right? You do realize that it is Matthews and his producers that direct the agenda of his show, right?

      It is one thing to be a guest or pundit of a show being asked questions that you are hearing for the first time. It is quite another to scre up when you are the one with the prepared show, questions and direction. Sorry, I find it beyond comical that while Chissy was providing us a history lesson, he gets it wrong.

    7. Steve on January 30th, 2011 11:29 pm

      I forgot to ask if you agree with the Bachmann commentary on un-American Congress members or the need to protect the US from not using the US dollar as our official currency. If you care to comment.

    8. rightknight on January 30th, 2011 11:51 pm

      Hairball is a wonderful program that takes quite a bit
      of preening before the heaving of it’s innermost contents
      are spewed onto the doting devotees. Some smart cat, Chris!

    9. super dave on January 31st, 2011 7:42 am

      steve: give it up boy, nobody is buying ignorant
      democrat propaganda today. your two cents are
      worth about as much as teats on a bull.

    10. Steve on January 31st, 2011 7:45 am


      It may come as a surprise, but I don’t watch Hardball on any regular basis, and don’t know what his career and criticism has been. That is why I rely on the video links in these articles, and why I commented on their apparently not speaking to the articles claims about Matthews. Why they don’t is hard to comprehend.

      p.s. – any thoughts about the 100 years war?
      SM: It actually lasted 116 years. The reason why its called the 100′s year war is because during the time that it was fought there were some periods of peace so the actual time of fighting was 100 years.

      Steve, had a double major in college, one was history ;-)

    11. Steve on January 31st, 2011 7:55 am


      That comment was so meaningless, I think you could offer that to anyone’s words (perhaps thats all you do). How banal. What are you trying to say about the actual points I make. Silly-headed deflections from the topics offer nothing; Can’t you speak to the specifics? Can’t you engage? Why not?

    12. Steve on January 31st, 2011 8:02 am


      If your point is that Matthews (or anyone, for that matter) actually saw Suez on-screen, yet was unable to act upon that viewing, I have difficulty believing it could have happened. It is however possible, but I believe it unlikely.

      However, if that is your opinion, I do acknowledge it. We can agree to disagree.
      SM: The point is he would not have seen it on the screen, he would have known that it would have been up. Also, please see the show prep comment. Chrissy knew what he was going to talk about as it was prepared and he still is a screw up.

      Answer that question. Do you not think that TV shows are not rehearsed and preped in advance? be careful answering this one as I have been apart of many of them including behind the scenes ast MSNBC.

    13. Steve on January 31st, 2011 8:29 am


      I take your word about show prep or rehearsals, as I have no knowledge of such things. As we already agree, he would not have seen it. Based on your experience in these things, he would have known it was coming; I guess it makes the gaffe more unusual (awkward, weird, sloppy, gaffetastic, ???).

      p.s. IMO, making a screw-up doesn’t make him a screw-up.

    14. Steve on January 31st, 2011 8:30 am


      Bravo; glad to hear about History major! Too few people care about history or know its importance.

    15. NGBoston on January 31st, 2011 9:04 pm

      #14- Steve, duly noted and I agree. No matter what side of the aisle you sit on, it is a positive thing that you acknowledge and appreciate that.

      As you stated, too few people in today’s society do care about American History or History in general. Here’s to hoping for those of us that do, we can remain passionate about what we believe in. Our Founding Fathers would be proud of us either way.

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    17. Steve on February 1st, 2011 2:16 pm

      I guess making gaffes can happen to anyone. This gaffe from Fox News is amazing.

      What’s even more astonishing is that the graphic is from mid-2009, and they never fixed it. How wild is it they reuse something they’ve already failed at?

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