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Chris Matthews: Weiner Press Conference 'Sort of Like the Hanging of Saddam Hussein'

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<p>Chris Matthews came up with a bizarre analogy on Thursday, suggesting that Anthony Weiner's resignation press conference was "<strong>sort of like the hanging of Saddam Hussein</strong>." While offering criticism of Weiner, the Hardball anchor also praised the event: "At his best, he had dignity today. He had a measure of class, which has been missing in all of this."<br /> <br /> Matthews made the weird comparison to the execution of a dictator while talking to Ben Smith of Politico. The host complained of hecklers at the press conference, opining, "<strong>Ben, it reminded me of the Saddam Hussein hanging today. Even they couldn't do that right. The grossness of affair led to the grossness of the finale</strong>."</p><div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><br />Read more:</div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><a style="color: #003399;" href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/06/16/chris-mattheā€¦;