As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered “Oh God.” But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC.
TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matthews was the anchor who uttered the words. Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were also a part of the coverage at the time. Some blogs claimed it was Olbermann, but sources tell us it was in fact Matthews.
In addition, Matthews is being criticized for his choice of the word “outsource” when describing Jindal as the GOP’s speaker. Jindal is an Indian-American whose parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1970.
In every area that was touched on, they had to get an outside guy. They had to outsource the response tonight, the Republican party. They had to outsource it to someone who had nothing to do with Congress because the Republicans in Congress had nothing to do with the programs he was talking about tonight or the record he referred to.
> Update: Matthews responds to the “Oh God” comment but not the “outsource” remark…
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