Not a Joke: Matthews Presents Self as Shakespeare to GOP; ‘To Be a Republican or Not to Be?’

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/05/05/not-joke-matthe…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Coming off a two-hour <em>Hardball </em>on Wednesday, MSNBC brought suffering viewers back to just one hour on Thursday, but host Chris Matthews made sure they got their money&rsquo;s worth by presenting his closing Let Me Finish segment as <strong>&ldquo;a Shakespearean choice facing Republicans this year&rdquo; </strong>in <strong>&ldquo;[t]o be a Republican or not to be&rdquo; </strong>with presidential candidate Donald Trump.</p>

<p>Matthews teased viewers of this line going to the first commercial break when he provided a rundown of the show: <strong>&ldquo;And finally, Let Me Finish with a Shakespearean choice facing Republicans this year. To be or not to be, a Republican, that is.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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