At the Media Research Center’s “DisHonors Awards” held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 during the MRC’s annual gala, one of three nominees for the “Puppy Love Award.” The audience voted Matthews the winner.
“His [Barack Obama] whole life has been crystal clear, and clean as a whistle and transparent. We know his whole life, through all the great, excellent education he's had, the good pro bono work he’s done throughout his life. He’s never been a money-grubber. He’s never done anything wrong in his life — legally, ethically, whatever. His family is picture-perfect. The way he’s raised those daughters. Everything is clean as a whistle. And yet, they just refer to him as evil. They just refer to him as a liar. I’ve got to believe it’s ethnic with these people. They just got a problem with this guy being President. Is there any other evidence to justify why they keep calling him a bad man?”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, June 5, 2013.