TAMPA (BHN) – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suffered an on-air meltdown Thursday after apparently realizing he had referred to African Americans as “colored” while mentioning the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) endorsement of Barack Obama.
Upon mentioning the organization, Matthews suddenly stopped talking, stared blankly into the camera for nearly 10 seconds, then launched into an angry diatribe about racism.
“There it is! There it is, the politics of hate based on race! People like me make me sick!” Matthews yelled. “Barack Obama is not colored, but just like a Tea Party member jacked up on moonshine, that’s what I’m calling him! G*ddamnit, I hate every bone in my racist body…”
The network quickly went to commercial, returning with a rerun of the Rachel Maddow Show.