Chris Matthews’s Galactic Gaffe: Darth Vader ‘Cut off His Own Son’s Arm’

‘Darth Vader, let’s recall, blew up a planet and cut off his own son’s arm, yet he still gets a higher favorability than the field for 2016’

Chris Matthews's Galactic Gaffe: Darth Vader 'Cut Off His Own Son's Arm'; Sorry, Tingles, It Was Just His Hand (NewsBusters)

Hardball host Chris Matthews is quite the cinemaphile, frequently working movie references into his banter on the MSNBC program. So it was rather surprising when the MSNBC anchor made a whopper of a gaffe on his July 24 program regarding an iconic moment in the climactic lightsaber duel in the middle chapter of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. It seems Matthews remembers Luke Skywalker losing the duel when Darth Vader cut of his arm, not merely his right hand.

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