Chris Matthews interrupts audience member, says Libya was all about the video

Chris Matthews went to the crowd for opinions Monday night before the debate on Hardball with Chris Matthews, and didn’t get the answers he expected to hear.

He asked the eager audience members the reason why they were excited for this debate and their hopes for the election.

One young man answered that he hoped Mitt Romney would win the election because he was discouraged by Obama’s mistake on Libya.

“Obama said it was all about the [anti-islam] video,” the commenter said, adding that he thought that the President had failed to respond appropriately to the Benghazi attack.

Matthews shut him up immediately saying, “It was all about the video, read the newspaper,” and cut directly to commercials.

However, the young supporter is right that the President blamed an American-made anti-Islam video for the attack multiple times, including in his speech to the United Nations speech that took place two weeks after the attack.

But since then, the President has all but recanted his claim that the video was the cause of the Libya attack and has confirmed that it was instead an act of terrorism. The Obama for America campaign and his administration have defended him, calling it “a complicated situation” and denying that Obama ever blamed it on the video.

Maybe Matthews is the one that needs to double-check his newspaper.

Check out the video below, courtesy of BuzzFeed Politics:

 

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  1. The Romney team should be more knowledgeable of foreign policy since they know every corner of the world to hide Mitt’s money! He’s already has international financial ties which run all the way from Switzerland to the Cayman Islands. Never mind that he’s never been involved with politics outside of the US- only his millions of dollars have. Read about the role of Mitt’s money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html where you can see for yourself the true power of both on display in full color!

    1. Brenda says:

      Romney does very well with foreign policy…..there were MANY opportunities he could have totally hit it out of the ball park, but rather than be condescending as Obummer was, he chose to act Presidential, unlike Obummer……have you heard about the gun running in Libya? How about the fact that there was a drone overhead while these men died, and “we” were watching it in real time…..Obummer went to bed while others watched these people being killed…..there is an airstrip one half hour away….why weren’t they called? As a country, we have NEVER before sat by and watched our people be killed if there were other options…….but for Obummer to be able to keep their gun running to the bad guys, secret, it was worth the “cost”……..start researching for yourself…..DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!!!!

    2. James Liden says:

      Why is wealth so repugnant to you? The opportunity for anyone to accumulate wealth exists in this country. Those who do so are criticized as “not in touch” or “elitist” because of their money. Romney took nothing from you. He took nothing away from me. Why would you deny him his wealth?

      “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.”
      “Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.”
      (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

  2. Ms Moommist says:

    @Brandt Hardin, what? you want Romney’s money… go and get your own… Then we will give you an “atta boy” too. Since when did Americans begrudge others’ success.

  3. Mario Gumm says:

    Chris,
    Libya story is going to blow up; it’s Watergate only with dead Americans. Save face and disavow before its too late.