Mainstream scream: Matthews says some Romney backers driven by racial hatred

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features MSNBC's Chris Matthews, after the last presidential debate, claiming that "racial hatred" motivates Romney voters.

"They hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their number one enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred -- hatred for Obama. We can go into that about the white working class in the South, and looking at these numbers we're getting in the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases. This isn't about being a better president. They want to get rid of this president. That's their number one goal and they're willing to let Romney go to the hard center, even if it's to the left on issues, as long as they get rid of this guy," said Matthews.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Matthews has perfected his tired rationale in case Obama loses. Blame racial hatred. As if liberals didn't hate Reagan or George W. Bush and want to get rid of them. Matthews should grow up, cease with the name-calling invective and look at how Obama disappointed those who voted for him four years ago."

Rating: Four out of five screams.