Twitter Trashes Chris Matthews Over ‘Cosby Pill’ Joke: ‘Makes Me Feel Ill’

The leaked clip of Chris Matthews joking about a “Bill Cosby pill” ahead of a Hillary Clinton interview has gotten widespread condemnation on Twitter. Some people who have worked on the Clinton team were appalled: And the rest of Twitter was pretty condemnatory too:

Off-Air Footage Shows Chris Matthews Joking About ‘Cosby Pills’ Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton


Stunning footage has surfaced of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that appears to show him asking for a “Bill Cosby pill” before interviewing Hillary Clinton. The footage, unearthed by The Cut, shows Matthews preparing to interview Clinton during the presidential campaign in late 2016. “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” he innocently jokes, before diving in. “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” The footage ends with Matthews looking pleased with the witticism he unleashed on his staff. Cosby, you may remember, has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. The MSNBC anchor has apologized for making the crude joke, placing some of the blame on the “Cosby-fever” that was sweeping the nation way back in 2016. “This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” Matthews said. “I realize that’s Continue reading "Off-Air Footage Shows Chris Matthews Joking About ‘Cosby Pills’ Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton"

Terry McAuliffe: If Trump Ever Got In My Space, ‘You’d Have to Pick Him Up Off the Floor”

Former Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had some fighting words for President Donald Trump. Literally. Thursday on Hardball, Chris Matthews discussed Trump’s methods of “intimidating his opponents” from coming up with nicknames like “Low Energy Jeb” and “Little Marco,” to “leaning over” people like he did with Hillary Clinton during the town hall debate. “What would you do in a debate with him if he tried that?” Matthews asked the former governor. “If he came over and leaned over back at you, what would you do?” “You would have to pick him up off the floor,” McAuliffe responded, causing the MSNBC host to laugh. When Matthews clarified that McAuliffe would “deck him,” the governor elaborated. “Listen, if this guy got in my space, you wanna get in my space, I’ve always said Chris, you punch me, I’m going to punch back twice as hard,” McAuliffe said. “And Continue reading "Terry McAuliffe: If Trump Ever Got In My Space, ‘You’d Have to Pick Him Up Off the Floor”"

MSNBC’s John Heilemann on Fox News’ Use of ‘Coup’: ‘This Language Is Dangerous’

Over the weekend, Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro doubled down on her previous declaration that the FBI and DOJ needed to be cleansed and that those leading the “criminal cabal” should be led out in handcuffs. Pirro’s latest rant came on the heels of Fox News’ Jesse Watters claiming that we may have an anti-Trump coup on our hands. During a panel discussion this evening on MSNBC’s Hardball, analyst Jon Heilemann stated that this level of rhetoric from Fox News opinion hosts was “designed to rile people up.” Furthermore, in his opinion, it could lead to violence down the line. “This language is dangerous, and we’ve been around long enough to see this virulent anti-government language leads to,” Heilemann said, after host Chris Matthews asked him about the use of coup. “It leads to blowing up the Murrah building in Oklahoma City. This hopefully will not get there. Continue reading "MSNBC’s John Heilemann on Fox News’ Use of ‘Coup’: ‘This Language Is Dangerous’"

NBC Reportedly Paid Settlement to Former Employee Who Accused Chris Matthews of Harassment

A new report states that NBC paid off a former employee who claimed she was sexually harassed by Chris Matthews when she used to work on his show. According to The Daily Caller, a former assistant producer for Hardball spoke with network executives in 1999 and complained about some sexually-charged comments Matthews made about her. The report states that Matthews was “formally reprimanded” after a review on the matter, but even though his remarks were considered “inappropriate” and “juvenile,” the network determined they were not intended as propositions. Nonetheless, two sources told Daily Caller that the network paid Matthews’ accuser $40,000 to settle the incident. NBC addressed the report by confirming that there was a separation-related compensation involved when the woman left the network. However, the network disputed the $40,000 figure, insisting that the package was actually a lot smaller than that. The news about old accusations against Matthews Continue reading "NBC Reportedly Paid Settlement to Former Employee Who Accused Chris Matthews of Harassment"

Ex-RNC Head Michael Steele Hits GOP for Pointing Fingers on Roy Moore: ‘All of Them Have a Hand’

Michael Steele once led the Republican National Committee — where one of his toughest tasks was helping to keep the GOP unified. But now that he’s no longer in that post, party unity is no longer Steele’s problem. And in his current role as MSNBC contributor, when he sees discord among Republicans, he calls it out. Steele did just that on Thursday’s Hardball. The former RNC head told Chris Matthews that although Republicans have tried to point fingers and distance themselves from Roy Moore‘s failed Senate candidacy, everyone in the party is at least partially responsible. “The fact of the matter is, the president, Bannon…and the Senate leadership, all of them have a hand in creating the mess that they’re in right now,” Steele said. “You can’t escape this.” It starts at the top with President Donald Trump, in Steele’s view. “President is titular head of the Continue reading "Ex-RNC Head Michael Steele Hits GOP for Pointing Fingers on Roy Moore: ‘All of Them Have a Hand’"

Chris Matthews: ‘The Whole World is Watching’ Alabama, and They Remember George Wallace

The theme of Wednesday night’s Hardball panel discussion on Roy Moore was all the many people who are watching the Alabama Senate candidate — and all those who will be watching him on Capitol Hill should Moore be elected to the United States Senate. Host Chris Matthews began by talking about the people in Washington who are likely to cast wary glances at Moore should he win next Tuesday’s election in Alabama. “I wonder if the Republican Senate caucus is going to feel very happy having a guy like Roy Moore among them in all their meetings,” Matthews said. “With all the pages and interns watching him. And the kids will be watching that guy too…And you can bet there will be scuttlebutt among the interns. ‘What’s up with that guy? You keeping away from him?'” But it’s more than just Senate pages who have their eyes on the Continue reading "Chris Matthews: ‘The Whole World is Watching’ Alabama, and They Remember George Wallace"