Radio Host Loses It with Female GOP Candidate

Yahoo! News, February 1, 2012

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Here’s how MRC explains the exchange between a Memphis radio host, Thaddeus Matthews, and a GOP candidate for Congress, Charlotte Bergmann:

This shocking video (uploaded to YouTube by someone not friendly to the Tea Party) shows Memphis talk radio host Thaddeus Matthews insulting and humiliating Republican congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann on air.

And that’s being kind. Matthews quickly became upset with Bergmann when she wouldn’t answer directly about any affiliation with the Tea Party. Then he launched into a 16-minute argument filled with curse words and accusations that added up to her being too close to whites and not really having the interest of the black community in mind. Eventually, Bergmann bowed out of the conversation, and that’s when Matthews really let her have it—not only did he accuse her of being a “token negro” for whites, but he also slipped in references about Martin Luther King and even refused to shake her hand because he was afraid her “whiteness” would rub off on him.

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As for Bergmann, she says on her Facebook page that she’s now been invited to the CPAC conference to speak about the incident.

[Editor’s Note: The full interaction is available at the original article link below.]

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  • Anonymous

    I try to avoid shaking the hands of blacks, remembering that their hygiene is questionable.  It is not always possible and I avoid embarrassing anyone.

    • Anonymous

      And black men are the absolute WORST about inappropriately initiating handshakes with women; it is a breach of etiquette almost all of the time (unless they outrank her in a business situation, and that is rare).

      • John Smith

        I don’t agree with this.  I shake hands with women all the time in a business setting.

        • Anonymous

          I offer my hand to ungloved woman all the time.  Never realized it was in poor taste.  I even stand.

          • Anonymous

            In social situations proper manners dictate that men NEVER offer to shake a woman’s hand, it is up to the woman to decide if she wishes to have physical contact with a man. The only exceptions to that rule are Presidents and Kings, they outrank women socially and offer their hand. This is not a “new rule” it is a very old rule and the rule was put in place for good reason.

            In business the higher ranking person offers their hand to the subordinates regardless of gender.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t have to agree with it but if you are offering your hand to people/clients that outrank you in business situations you can be sure some notice, you can also chew with your mouth open during business lunches if you like.

      • Anonymous

        Ignorant Comment.

    • Anonymous

      Especially when they are constantly grabbing themselves (you know where) and it’s not just the thugs, it seems like they all have the same arm movement that zeroes in on it when they lower their arms.

    • Anonymous

      Ignorant comment.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m glad this is archived for posterity. A black man turned down an opportunity to make physical contact with a white woman. 

    • Anonymous

      She is black but not enough of a black supremacist for the “black community” apparently.

    • Ditto Hirsch! Must be a first!

  • Anonymous

    He’s far less concerned with whiteness rubbing off on him from the White man’s dollars, I’m sure.

  • Anonymous

    Now if we could just get a White DJ to rip into a White politician this way, and demand to know why they pander to Hispanics and blacks, why they don’t confront Eric “my people” Holder with his hate crimes law that doesn’t protect White people, why they allow people of their own race be discriminated against so blatantly with afirmative action in the work place, college admittances, racial quotas, racial set asides, etc..why they don’t speak out about the growing brutal racial attacks against White people, why they won’t secure our borders, why they won’t defend us in any shape, form or fashion…. well, you get the idea. 

  • Anonymous

    This Thaddeus Matthews is really something.  I listened to the video of the interview with a Republican candidate for Congress by the name of Charlotte Bergmann, who happens to be black.  Matthews seemed outraged at her from the beginning because she was black and running for a Republican seat.
    Matthews kept calling Miss Bergmann stupid and crazy as hell.  He demanded to know if she would vote for Obama and was outraged when she said she did not agree with his policies.  He kept interrupting Miss Bergmann and calling her stupid.  When she finally had enough he screamed at her to “get you stupid ass up and out of here”. 

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing as it was just too painfully annoying. Why was this stupid woman playing along with him like that? She just kept stating the same non-answer 20 times and it made them both look like complete morons, I guess maybe that sort of behavior is considered clever in the black community?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Why would anyone offer to shake the hand of anyone who had just said to them  get your stupid, ignorant ass up out of my studio!

    Can you imagine if Bill O’Reilly said to Juan Williams:  I don’t want to shake your hand, I don’t want your blackness rubbing off on me?

    Then he launched into a 16-minute argument filled with curse words

    Is the FCC looking into fining the radio station?   Has the radio station suspended him?   Oh, that’s right!  He’s black and doesn’t have to follow the law.  

    But, he should be brought up on charges for threatening violence — for threatening many times to “axe” Charlotte Bergmann.

    I heard MSNBC has a contract ready for him.

    Bon

    • Zorro

      Yes, MSDNC will probably offer him a job.

  • Anonymous

    Then he launched into a 16-minute argument filled with curse words

    What is it with blacks and excessive profanity anyway?

    • Anonymous

      That language was absolutely disgraceful, and there was no need for it. I find it funny when he admitted black violence was a “cultural thang’ then proceeded to treat one of his own, and a woman to boot, with such verbal violence and disrespect. He didn’t seem to have the intelligence to see his own hypocrisy. Yes, that Thaddeus sure is a shinning example for all those other black men listening.

    • Delay in Thinking and so in order to fill that gap, they fill it with non-sequential crap aka “cussing”.

  • Marc B.

    Thadeus Matthew’s is a showman first, and not a bad one at that. He is being disingenuous here, because when he is talking to other blacks, one of his favorite things to do is call out all “triflin” (lazy)  Memphis blacks he calls an embarrassment. He also says the NAACP should disappear and that he does not blame white people for moving to the county to keep their kids out of majority black schools, because most of the bad things said about these schools is correct. One minute he’s the black crusader and then he flips a switch and says the same truthful things as Bill Cosby, only in a much harsher and more judgmental manner. This is just some more of his negro grandstanding.      

    • Anonymous

      Wow, that’s very interesting to hear. If  one had never heard of him, like myself, I would never have guessed.  He did make some truthful comments in that rant of his, but is he always that foul mouthed?

      • Marc B.

        He always usually alludes to sex every half hour so, but he steers clear of FCC violation territory. Supposedly, he now owns a radio station started from scratch after no longer being able to buy airtime on the any of the pay-to-play stations in Memphis. I used to listen to him to hear how the other side thinks, but eventually lost interest because I realized he’s a race realist pretending to be a representative of local blacks.

         Any time a black male caller with poor diction or limited vocabulary calls in he goes to great pains to establish the caller’s lower station in life in relation to his own. When it is apparent a career welfare mom is calling in he will go off on a tangent telling her he hopes she enjoys spending the tax dollars he worked hard for so she could relax and “keep popping them babies out”.

    • Zorro

      It seems like you know him best.

  • Anonymous

    This is what blacks mean when they talk about a dialog on race.

  • Anonymous

    Three juveniles who allegedly assaulted a cab driver and his passenger
    in Center City Saturday night while shouting racial slurs will not be
    charged with a hate crime, according to the Philadelphia District
    Attorney’s Office.

    The teens, who are black, were not charged with hate crimes because
    there was no evidence that the assault was motivated by the victims’
    race, said Tasha Jamerson

  • Anonymous

    In fairness, I guess it really doesn’t matter since every voter listening to the broadcast – both of them – are voting Democrat anyway.

    • Anonymous

      Right, more people have watched the video on AMREN than listen to it live.

      He may be a typical Black racist liberal, but she is the typical White candidate. She is afraid to stand up to him. I wouldn’t vote for her, she’s too spineless. 

      As Rush says, “Why do Republicans even go on these show?”

  • For real she was just as annoying as he was. She couldn’t give a straight answer on anything. “Do you support Obama?” Hell no hes a D and I’m an R…very easy.

    • Tim in Indiana

      So what if she HAD said “Hell no hes a D and I’m an R.” Then he would immediately have cut off her mike. The only possible response was just to have walked out. What was annoying was that she just sat there and took it.

  • Wow, I couldn’t have said it nearly as well as this.

  • Anonymous

    The loony Beck thinks that Wilson’s rather trivial segregationist policies were worse than his very stupid and destructive decision to get the US involved in the war in Europe and his subsequent rescuing of the genocidal Bolshevik regime. 

  • Anonymous

    A man who makes his living by public communication over the air waves, who says, “That’s not what I AXED you; what I AXED you was…”

    He would immediately elicit a response from me that went, “You what? I’m sorry, you did what??” When he repeated it, I would frown,  ponder for a minute and then say,’ Oh, ASKED!! You mean ASKED! The word is ASK, not AXE.  It’s only a three letter word, it shouldn’t be that hard to pronounce for a professional…”

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like he had a “chimp out.”