Chris Matthews of MSNBC is having a rough month.
He had complaints from at least two campaigns for 2020 Democrats for saying insulting things on the air and now this.
A former guest complains that he was inappropriate with her. Oof.
FOX News reports:
Ex-MSNBC guest rips ‘irresponsible’ network, claims Matthews’ ‘sexist’ behavior undermined her performance
Journalist Laura Bassett penned a sweeping indictment of MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews Friday, claiming that he routinely employed sexist language and even discussed the prospect of falling in love with her.
In a column for GQ, Bassett said Matthew’s conduct “undermined my ability to do my job well.”
Bassett’s claims came after she published an op-ed describing inappropriate comments from an unnamed broadcast journalist. That journalist was Matthews, Bassett said, but she was afraid to publicly accuse him at the time.
“In 2017, I wrote about a cable news host being gross and inappropriate with me. I was afraid to name him at the time,” she tweeted on Friday. “I’m not anymore; it was Chris Matthews! And his sexist exchange with [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren this week inspired me to revisit those moments and name him.”
She is saying this publicly on Twitter, too:
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
Things are not going well for him.
It's fairly safe to say Chris Matthews is having a brutal week… https://t.co/IcN7WSXL9u
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 29, 2020
He was even left out of coverage of the South Carolina primary.
Chris Matthews was pulled from election night coverage https://t.co/l2v3QDWUfX
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) March 1, 2020
Is it time for him to retire?