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Opinion: Chris Matthews should be fired for his Offensive Interview of Bishop Tobin Comments

Matthews showed how inept he is as an interviewer, how misinformed he is as a Catholic, how rude he is as a person and how threatened he is by the Moral truth. Continue Reading

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  1. Jean
    5 years ago

    No - Chris Matthews should apologize to the Bishop for not being objective in his interview.

  2. Vance
    5 years ago

    It's a shame Bishop Tobin wasted his time with Mathews on his program "Hairball". Why? Because nobody watches his show. I don't. I did see the Bishop on Bill O'Rielly and he explained himself very well. O'Rielly was playing "Hardball" with Bishop Tobin but the Bishop handled the situation very well. He was impressive.

  3. Jo
    5 years ago

    Mike Shriver - EVERY Roman Catholic takes vows of obedience to the Church by their baptism and their vows renewed each Easter. No exceptions. If anyone shows open and public dissent on the church's stand - especially the killing of innocent, unborn children - you honestly can't expect to carry on as a 'business as usual' Catholic once you 'mouth off' about how the church is wrong in this, that and the other?

  4. Chris
    5 years ago

    Joan, you miss quoted President Kennedy's Speech. He said that if the Office of the President would require him to violate his conscience or violate the national interest then he would resign the Office. You make it sound as if he said that his personal consciesnce or beliefs should supercede the office or national interest and that if his consciensce not supersede the office or the national interest he should resign. You have it backwards

  5. mike shriver
    5 years ago

    matthews should no more be fired for the interview than should kennedy be denied communion.

  6. Beatriz Fernandez
    5 years ago

    Nowhere in the constitution of US,says that religion is not important in this country. On the contrary, it stays that law should protect the dignity of the person including his/her religion. It will be good to read it, for a lot of peple.

  7. joan Sheridan
    5 years ago

    The Bishop should not have answered Matthews questions. He should have explained that he is not a legislator or a judge and he was speaking to Kennedy as a pastor. He should have explained that abortion is a sin and that by voting for it or extolling it on tv(as Mathews does) is a serious sin and we can't go to communion if we are in serious sin. Of course some of us do go to communion when we have sinned but Kennedy is a public figure and gives scandal if and when he goes to I doubt he ever goes to mass except for funerals etc.Also Mathews kept reading what President Kennedy said in his speech before the ministers. He never read the part where President Kennedy said if his conscience and his duties as president conflicted he would resign. I think Matthews was shocked that 64 Democrats vote for the pro-life amendment in the HOUSE. He had no idea that there are some politicians that follow their conscienc and have the courage to do it. I also think maybe Matthews is mad at Bishops because he has gotten 2 honoray degress from Catholic colleges and at both the bishop of the diocese refused to attend. it must make a Catholic feel a little bit funny when he is boycotted by a bishop. One last thing i wish Matthews would stop saying he is Catholic.

  8. V. Lord
    5 years ago

    George Campbell: Just a quick question. If you are not Catholic and not a Christian... what are you doing on Just curious.

  9. V. Lord
    5 years ago

    Matthews should never have gotten a show in the first place. He doesn't interview people at all. He's nasty and never lets his guest get a word in edgewise. I am not surprised he mistreated Bishop Tobin.

  10. Bob Klingle
    5 years ago

    The Bishop was asked what law he would write. The Bishop would not or could not answer. I could have given a better answer. Abortion IS murder. What is so hard about that?

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