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Chris Matthews Awkwardly Compliments Andrea Mitchell: You're Great, But You're No Russert!

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This afternoon, Chris Matthews visited Andrea Mitchell, who has recently taken over as anchor of MSNBC's 1PM hour. At the end of the segment, Chris praised Andrea, saying, "You are one of the best newspepople in the country, and everybody knows that."

But things took an awkward turn when Chris told Andrea, "I can't think of anybody who's better than you in this business. Can you?" and then proceeded to answer his question with, "Tim [Russert] may be better at day-to-day politics than you....Nobody knows more about what's going on than he does, but you're up there."


From MSNBC, 3/24