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EXCLUSIVE - Priebus Fires Back: "Spitting" Chris Matthews "The Biggest Jerk in the Room"

jonsweeney Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 5:05 PM
I don't disagree. I think two things were working against him, however. One, he like the rest of the panel were taken back by the visible anger Matthews was displaying. He really seemed like he wanted to come out of his seat and jab his finger in Priebus' chest. Second, Priebus is too professional to respond in an equally vile manner. I really wish he would have pushed Matthew's buttons with something like: Well, I'm sorry that Romney doesn't send shivers up your leg, but believe me when I say that four more years of Obama would cause anyone to shiver. Matthews has lost it, and he should be ignored. Returning fire only gives him more air time.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Townhall, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus blasted MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews over their contentious on-air exchange earlier today.  Priebus said Matthews seemed "intent on taking the banner of being the biggest jerk in the room," described Matthews' delivery as "spitting," and disparaged the host's nightly program as "not serious" with an audience of "ten viewers:"

On today's Morning Joe, Matthews accused Priebus and the GOP of engaging in racial politics to demean President Obama's...