The veteran TV personality on MSNBC has announced his retirement from his show Hardball effective immediately. I for one am not sorry to see him go, because in addition to his highly problematic treatment of women and his virulent antipathy towards progressive ideas in general and Bernie Sanders in particular, he was a terrible interviewer, constantly interrupting his guests and not letting them finish their thoughts. This last behavior seemed to happen more frequently when his interview subjects were women or people with ideas he disagreed with.
The veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews announced his immediate retirement from Hardball, citing his inappropriate comments about women and a conversation with network executives.
“The younger generation” is “improving the workplace” with “better standards than we grew up with, fairer standards,” Matthews said.
Matthews said “compliments on a woman’s appearance” that some men, himself included, once “incorrectly thought were OK, were never OK.”
I hope other TV personalities take note. The times, they are a changing.
Marcus Ranum says
He was mediocrity incarnate. Perhaps he could apologize a bit for that, too.
Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says
Interesting that he doesn’t mention joking about raping Hillary Clinton.
And for the “Sanders is a Nazi who wants to execute people in Central Park” bit also, too.
I absolutely love that bit of back-hand:
> Matthews said “compliments on a woman’s appearance” that some men, himself included, once “incorrectly thought were OK, were never OK.”
Never fear, though… I’m sure he’ll find his way to Fox News soon enough…
Hairball is more like it. Watching it would make you choke. Matthews was the Carlie Rose of MSNBC, in all deplorable meanings.
He’s making his escape from the guillotine…
rich rutishauser says
@ #5 this, this, this!
He is trying to do a quick clean up of his image for the next gig…Fox News like #3 stated or a book. Shitbag welfare seems to be neverending.