MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tells Reporter to ‘Go to Hell’

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews — who famously said he got a “thrill” up his leg listening to President Obama speak — told Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph “to go to hell” when Joseph questioned Matthews about it at the GOP primary debate hosted by CNN in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.

“How is your leg?”Joseph asked Matthews in the media center at the debate on Tuesday night.

Matthews responds, “What leg?”

Joseph jogs Matthews’ memory, “Is the thrill still there?”

“Just go to hell,” Matthews fires back. “Just leave me alone.”

In 2008 while covering the election, Matthews made headlines when he said, “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”