Chris Matthews' RNC troubles (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Aug 31, 2012, 19:38 GMT
Chris Matthews (R)- "Hardball" - Los Angeles, CA, USA © Claudio Uema / PR Photos
There were some odd moments at the Republican National Convention, but an actual scuffle broke out as two men who heckled host Chris Matthews got into an altercation with an MSNBC producer.
The Hollywood Reporter was there and spoke to people who witnessed the fracas.
Matthews was on site and hosting a show at a stage near the Tampa Bay Times Forum after Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination.
While it was being produced, two men reportedly shouted, "Hey Chris, how's that tingle up your leg?" Matthews’ previous 2008 comment about a Barack Obama speech was noted to have sent a "thrill up his leg."
Reportedly a shoving match followed the heckling.
"Then this short dude who works for MSNBC pushed them," said Toby David to THR.
Said David: "He kept pushing them around, so I rolled over there. And the MSNBC guy says, 'You wanna get in trouble too?’ I said: ‘Who are you? A cop? If not, maybe I should make a call and we'll see who's in trouble.' The MSNBC guy was just talking tough."
The MSNBC employee identified himself to The Hollywood Reporter as a producer but was unnamed in their original report.
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