In today’s media frenzied world where the goal is to get Trump at any cost just imagine if Trump said what Chris Matthews said on air last night.
Or imagine if Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson said this – the left would be demanding scalps and mass firings
Chris Matthews confused GOP Sen. Tim Scott, an African American from South Carolina with his Dem opponent in the 2020 election Jaime Harrison.
Because of course “they all look alike” is what the left would scream if Hannity made the simple mistake Mathews did. There is a double standard.
For more proof – Mathews was credibly accused of inappropriate sexist behavior by another journalist. The guy is a creep and if MSNBC wants to be consistent he has to go.
Journalist Laura Bassett dropped the bombshell about creepy Mathews.
From Fox News:
She recalled Matthews looking at her in the adjacent makeup chair and asking: ‘Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?'” Bassett said she laughed nervously but Matthews kept making comments to the makeup artist.
“Keep putting makeup on her, I’ll fall in love with her,” Matthews allegedly said.
Another time, Matthews seemed to make a possessive comment about Bassett and the purpose of her makeup. “Make sure you wipe this off her face after the show. We don’t make her up so some guy at a bar can look at her like this,” he told a makeup artist.
According to Bassett, MSNBC was “downright irresponsible” to allow Matthews to conduct post-debate interviews. Matthews, she suggested, treated Warren’s “assessments with infantilizing suspicion” and created a major disadvantage for female candidates. She added that while Matthews wasn’t her boss, his conduct “undermined” her ability to do her job “well.”
“And after I published a story about it, even though I didn’t name him, dozens of people reached out to say they knew exactly who it was,” she writes. “Many had similar stories.”..
… In 2017, The Daily Caller reported that NBC paid an assistant producer on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” $40,000 in 1999 to settle her sexual harassment claim against the anchor. An MSNBC spokesperson said at the time that executives were told that Matthews made inappropriate jokes and comments about the woman in front of others, that the matter was reviewed and it was determined the comments were inappropriate and made in poor taste but were never meant as propositions.
Yikes! MSNBC's Chris Matthews confuses SC Dem Senate candidate Jaime Harrison with current SC GOP Senator Tim Scott. pic.twitter.com/m8G3DFna3D
— Rich Noyes (@RichNoyes) February 29, 2020
In 2017, I wrote about a cable news host being gross and inappropriate with me. I was afraid to name him at the time. I'm not anymore; it was Chris Matthews! And his sexist exchange with Warren this week inspired me to revisit those moments and name him https://t.co/oBWXXJDPhR
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) February 28, 2020