Ms. malkin was on Hardball ostensibly to discuss her new book. Matthews began with what's become his all too predictable pattern of asking a question, then talking over the attempted response with an even more aggressive question. Ms. Malkin attempted to get Matthews to just shut up long enough for her to answer even one question. She finally got riled enough to imply (rightly, IMO) that Matthews was not interested in a real conversation, as his questions had strayed far from the supposed topic.
The show went to commercial, and when it returned, Malkin was not on the set. She claimed, and MSNBC confirmed, that Matthews had terminated the interview 1 segment early, and had her removed from the set where she was.
Matthews discovered real fast that the same tactics were useless against Sen. Miller. First, he IS a U.S. Senator, and therefore merits a degree of deference that Matthews seems to believe that other guests do not. Second, Sen. Miller continued the tactic he used to such great effect on CNN by producing the actual records of the votes on the myriad weapon systems that John Kerry's voted against, and dared Matthews to contradict the evidence. Third, Sen. Miller, frankly, is just tougher and more persistent than anyone Matthews has ever interviewed - and it showed.
I saw the video clip of the interview, and when Sen. Miller allowed that he wished that we were back in the day where someone could call a person out for a duel, I thought Matthews was going to have the big one right then and there. After that, it was smooth sailing for the Senator...