Read time: 1 minute

Chris Matthews Taunts Refugee Families For Not 'Fighting For Syria'

Who's his master? The pope or the warmongers?

Chris Matthews went on a diatribe at the end of his show tonight, accusing the Syrian refugees of not fighting for their country hard enough.

Because somehow it's fine for Chris to sit in his ivory tower and pass judgment on people who are surrounded by death, destruction, poverty, and want.

What kind of self-professed Catholic defies the head of his church to taunt refugees who have a hard enough life already? Here's what Pope Francis had to say:

“Facing the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees — fleeing death by war and famine, and journeying towards the hope of life — the Gospel calls, asking of us to be close to the smallest and forsaken. To give them a concrete hope,” he said. “And not just to tell them: ‘Have courage, be patient!’ ”

This is no time to play the he-man card. These people are desperate. They're leaving their homes and everything they hold dear to flee unremitting poverty and destruction.

Who does Chris Matthews think he is, exactly?

Have you subscribed yet?

Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site. For $1 for the first month and $4.99 after that, we'll pull all the ads off (except those from 3rd party apps) so you can enjoy the site without all the annoying popups and autoplay ads.

If you've already subscribed, consider a one-time or donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.