Matthews’ Producer Gets Into Scuffle With Hecklers After Comment About ‘Leg Tingle’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has given cable television viewers many quotable nuggets over the years, the most well-worn probably being his remark about receiving a “thrill” up his leg after 2008 speech by Barack Obama. The comment certainly made a mark on two hecklers — a father and son, it turns out — who taunted Matthews as he hosted a show a few blocks from the GOP convention.

Then, as The Hollywood Reporter shares, his producer got involved:

Matthews was hosting a show at a makeshift outdoor stage near the Tampa Bay Times Forum after Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination. During a break, two men shouted, “Hey Chris, how’s that tingle up your leg?” The comment was a reference to Matthews’ 2008 comment that a Barack Obama speech sent a “thrill up his leg.”

According to witnesses, a shoving match ensued.

“Then this short dude who works for MSNBC pushed them,” said Toby David, who came to the defense of the two hecklers. Another witness, Kim Churchman, added, “One of them was smiling and didn’t know it was coming, and the guy just shoved him.”


Have a look at what Kim had to say about the fight:

h/t The Hollywood Reporter

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