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Joe Reacts To Chris Matthews Retirement | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Joe Reacts To Chris Matthews Retirement | Morning Joe | MSNBC
of all the television personalities I've ever known as a viewer

chris

is the most human and I say that as one of the highest compliments that can pay to someone I'm sorry I think you got him and I think he got you and all of us not gonna miss him what a moving moving night last night and when Steve Kornacki called

Chris

Matthews

the most human TV personality he had ever known Steve of course said that was meant as his highest compliment and it should have been because you know

Chris

didn't measure his words he was a man without guile you knew what

Chris

believed and why he believed it he was a former Capitol Hill cop who always wore his heart on his sleeve and through the years it occasionally got tips favorite guy tips go-to guy in trouble but you know what it also made

Chris

Matthews

a beloved figure and made his show hardball a political institution that I think more than any other show over the past quarter century defined our political times all too human yeah I guess so but those of us still playing or reporting on the hardball of politics could stand a bit more of this humanity these days even if it sometimes reveals our flaws exposes our weaknesses and yes even shows our blind spots

Chris

gave us is all every night and that's why we were wiping tears from our eyes last night and why we're gonna miss him terribly tonight and every night when 7 o'clock rolls around thank you

Chris

for all you've done and Steve Kornacki at the big board thank...
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you for what you said about

Chris

last night no appreciate that show and in your words right there I think you just flushed out what I was trying to get at with

Chris

it was that's the word I was just trying to think of what to say on the air and there's the worried that just kept coming back to me over and over again human human and a human in terms of the relationship he had with his audience and that's the thing I would just always see I think everybody you all saw it too every time he was around groups of people you know public settings and a lot of people myself very much included can be a little standoffish and you just see some complete opposite with

Chris

he loved people and they loved him and I just saw that relationship up close and personal it always struck me it always made an impression on me and I think human and one of the good ones you know yeah you know it's not even 12 hours after his resignations and sort of still processing what has happened reading a lot but I'm sad

Chris

's passion and joy was infectious as we've all said and it was backed up by an political gut that was unmatched in our world and you can't imitate that you can't replace that you can't replace that and he shared that with us every night and as a woman I just I want to say this I loved working with

Chris

Matthews

I really enjoyed being his colleague and I really I understand the important changes around this so-called cancel culture they're...
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important they're hard they're painful and in many cases they are necessary I do wonder at this point though as we move forward and we and we look at this and what happened here if there might be a better way for all of us in the future where we work through this and get to a better place but for now I'll just say I'll miss him every night at 7:00 p.m. but I remain his friend thanks for checking out MSNBC on YouTube and make sure you subscribe to stay up-to-date on the day's biggest stories and you can click on any of the videos around us to watch more four

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Joe and MSNBC thanks so much for watching