Chris Matthews announced his abrupt retirement from MSNBC Monday night after more than two decades at the network.
The MSNBC mainstay made the stunning announcement at the start of Monday’s night edition of Hardball, a show that has for years been a staple of the network’s politics programming. It also became a thorn for MSNBC brass in recent weeks as Matthews was accused of sexual harassment and came under fire for his often out-of-touch commentary.
“Let me start with my headline tonight,” Matthews said. “I’m retiring. This is the last Hardball on MSNBC.”
“After conversations with MSNBC I decided tonight would be my last Hardball, so let me tell you why,” Matthews said. “The younger generations out there are ready to take the reins. You see them in politics, in the media, in fighting for the causes.”
“A lot of them have to do with how we talk to each other,” he continued. “Compliments on a woman’s appearance that some men, included me, might have once incorrectly thought were okay, were never okay. Not then and certainly not today, and for making such comments in the past I’m sorry.”
After a commercial break Matthews had left the Hardball set, with a stunned Steve Kornacki hosting the show in his stead. MSNBC told Mediaite a rotating cast of anchors will fill in for Matthews until a permanent replacement is selected.
Critics called on Matthews to resign or be fired after he compared Bernie Sanders’ recent victory in the Nevada caucuses to the Nazi defeat of the French during World War II. The comment prompted private complaints to MSNBC from senior Sanders staffers and a rare on-air apology from Matthews himself.
More at the link
Mike Cernovich says
I’ve got a tingle up my leg…..
Funny how all these women came forth after Matthews denigrated Bernie. I think he’s just trying to hurt Trump’s employment stats.
Matthew’s been culture cancelled.
You just dont go around bad mouthing the preferred ideology of the NWO.
Matthews in his desperation to be thought of as a predator says telling Wretched she looks less like Herman Munster’s love child today is inappropriate. The thrill down his leg is gone.
One fake news purveyor + three dem candidates = four clowns gone. It’s been a good three days.
Even without a Mathews as the Chief Propegandists for A-Mess-NBC nothing will change they will still broadcast the Fake News Maybe they should get either Pinocchio or Barron Munchuasen. the Lying Peacock will continue to Lie
joe is in the same ballpark. he is a serial sexual harasser. no groping and feeling is a better term. it took whore dog billy 19 years to make up the excuse about relieving his anxiety with a blowjob. what a pig. recall when he left the” football” at one of his sleepover girlfriends-missing for 6 weeks
Chris Hayes should follow him. What a lying, irresponsible, ideologue
Because there is not enough fear and panic yet, MSNBC Chris Hayes spreads lies and disinformation to imply Trump wants deaths to help his reelection (how does that make sense?)