Is MSNBC’s top star Chris Matthews on his way out of the network?
Saturday, a report by The Daily Caller quickly had industry insiders speculating that the longtime host of MSNBC’s primetime show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” could be fired soon. NBC News executives haven’t given away their plans, though.
“A day after it was revealed that NBC paid money to a female staffer in 1999 who accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of sexual harassment, the network kept mum Sunday about whether there were other women who had accused the long-time host of inappropriate behavior,” Fox News reported.
Calls for Matthews immediate removal exploded across social media during the weekend —
Chris Matthews must resign.
— Ryan Saavedra ???????? (@RealSaavedra) December 17, 2017
It's one thing to have sexual predators on your staff, but to cover up for them and pay the women, the way that NBC did with Chris Matthews accuser, is on a whole other level. NBC protected the predator and paid off the victim like a piece of cheap meat.
— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) December 17, 2017
According to Talking Points Memo, the resurfaced controversy originally came after an “employee alleged that Matthews made inappropriate remarks about her, and that Matthews was formally reprimanded. According to [an MSNBC] spokesperson, the company concluded that Matthews’ remarks were inappropriate, but not intended as propositions.”
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If he’s fired, Matthews would share the fate of superstar colleagues Matt Lauer, Harold Ford Jr., Mark Halperin, and a host of others caught up in a sexual harassment witch hunt that has spread like wildfire through the liberal media.
Critics have pointed out the hypocrisy of the mainstream media in their coverage of the witch hunt —
Lightweight Brian Stelter of @CNN covered the Bill O’Reilly sexual assault story for days straight. Will he do the same for leftist Chris Matthews who sexually assaulted a staffer at NBC and then NBC paid her big bucks.
I’ll be waiting to hear from @brianstelter. Will you?
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) December 17, 2017
Matthews has been the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” for over twenty years and is considered one of the cable news network’s most bankable stars.
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— The Horn editorial team