Media Research Center reporter Dan Joseph confronted Matthews and asked the liberal journalist if his leg was doing OK after the “thrill.” Matthews had famously said after a 2008 Obama speech that he had got a “thrill” up his leg.
“How is your leg?” Joseph asked. “Is the thrill still there in the leg? Is the leg OK?”
“Just go to hell,” Matthews shot back. “Just leave me alone. Just leave me alone. Just leave me alone.”
“You’ve got a psychological problem,” the MSNBC host added.
Joseph told Matthews that his colleagues at the MRC are “rooting” for him before leaving the scene with a smile.
The confrontation occurred at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas.