PICKET: RNC's Priebus hits back at MSNBC's Matthews - 'He wants to be the biggest jerk in the room'

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*UPDATE 8/29/12 - MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Responded to Chairman Priebus:

“Nobody’s asked me to apologize,” said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “I was telling the truth…those ads are aimed at racial purpose,” he later added.



Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was not impressed with MSNBC’s Chris Matthew’s shot at the GOP who said on his Monday evening program, when discussing Mitt Romney’s sarcastic reference to President Obama’s birth certificate recently:

“That cheap shot about ‘I don’t have a problem with my birth certificate’ was awful. You are playing that little ethnic card there. You can play your games and giggle about it, but the fact is your side is playing that card.”

I spoke with Chairman Priebus who responded, “I didn’t even know that this was that big of a deal. Chris…he wants to be the biggest jerk in the room. That’s fine. He can take that mantle.”

Priebus added, “The fact the matter is it’s only hurting his own candidate, Barack Obama, by acting like that. It just highlights the fact that these guys have no message other than being nasty. I don’t really care what he thinks or what he says. He has about ten viewers on his show. He can have them.” 


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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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