MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews was offended that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred Islamic State terrorists as “animals.”
“Republicans now say it’s okay to hate Muslims,” he said to guest David Corn of Mother Jones magazine Monday.
“I mean, when you hear ‘carpet bombing,’ there’s no way to hear that from Cruz without knowing a lot of regular people that just happen to live in those geographical areas will die because you’re carpet bombing,” he argued.
Carpet bombing was employed in World War II and the Vietnam War. In fact, it was the sustained bombing over North Vietnam the led Hanoi to the Paris Peace Accord.
“And also, ‘animals’? I mean, call them what they are, bad people. But what’s this ‘animal’ thing that Christie’s throwing around?” Matthews complained.
What would Matthews prefer to call terrorists who brutally murder children, behead journalists, crucify Christians, drown and burn alive their enemies and hang gays? The “honorable gentlemen from the caliphate” perhaps?
Watch the clip, via MSNBC.
Matthews’ statement made for a lot of head-scratching on social media.
Video: @hardball host Offended That Chris Christie Calls ISIS Jihadis 'Animals' https://t.co/lRiC8IklH9 #TTT16 pic.twitter.com/pZIa9yZEMS
— Ken Shepherd (@KenShepherd) December 15, 2015
@KenShepherd @mefbama @hardball WELL I DONT CARE FOR CHRISTIE BUT WHAT DID HE SAY WRONG MY GOD THEY BEHEAD CHILDREN!!!
— Lee Ulery (@LeeUlery) December 15, 2015
@KenShepherd @BrentBozell @hardball Actually an insult to animals in my opinion!
— Cindy Johnson (@DJohn36755) December 15, 2015
https://t.co/GW1mx6OTAl But not offended by the term teabaggers!
— Jesse Ray (@jayrey59) December 15, 2015
@KenShepherd @GeneLingerfelt @hardball let isis put some libs in a cage and sink them in a pool and then will they think the same way
— timeforchange (@tim03192005) December 15, 2015
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