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MSNBC's Matthews Calls Bachmann 'Balloon Head' During On-Air Rant

"Did you just hear that stuff?!"

I'm sure Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo didn't expect his visit to Hardball to be dull. Sure wasn't. It quickly turned into a Chris Matthews rantfest about Michele Bachmann. 'Balloon head' became the term of the night.

Mediaite's Matt Schneider:

The “interview” ended up being just Matthews berating Russo with questions like “do you know how little this woman knows about American history” and “what is she talking about?” Joan Walsh was also a guest for the segment, but there was a little time for her, since it was clearly much more entertaining watching Matthews scream at Russo “are you hypnotized – can you answer a question,” whenever Russo struggled to defend Bachmann.

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