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Black Female Host Infiltrates 'Universe of White Men'

Joy Reid to anchor nightly show 'The ReidOut' on MSNBC, sliding into Chris Matthews' 'Hardball' slot

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joy Reid is moving from her weekend show to a coveted weeknight slot once occupied by Chris Matthews. The 51-year-old host of AM Joy will now anchor The ReidOut, taking the nightly 7pm space where Matthews' Hardball lived. That makes Reid just one of a few Black women...

Chris Matthews' Accuser Has a Succinct Answer for Bill Maher

'Real Time' host had been dismissive of Laura Bassett's accusations

(Newser) - On Friday night, Bill Maher defended Chris Matthews, who resigned over sexual harassment allegations, and criticized the MSNBC host's accuser with a mocking "Thank you, Rosa Parks." One of Maher's Real Time guests, Caitlin Flanagan of the Atlantic, added, "How fragile can one woman be?"...

Chris Matthews Leaves MSNBC
Host Apologizes, Quits MSNBC

Host Apologizes, Quits MSNBC

Journalist had written about Chris Matthews' behavior toward her

(Newser) - Veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he's retiring from his show Hardball, citing his inappropriate comments about women. Matthews opened his program Monday with the announcement he was ending his run on the political hour that he started in 1997, the AP reports. "This is the last Hardball ...

Bernie Sanders Gets Apology From Chris Matthews

MSNBC host likened his Nevada caucus win to the Nazi invasion of France

(Newser) - Chris Matthews isn't one to freely dole out apologies, leading the New York Times to call one extended to Bernie Sanders "a moment of humility." The Hardball anchor had come under fire—with Sanders reportedly extremely bothered himself—over comments he made Saturday during MSNBC's coverage...

Chris Matthews Reprimanded for Harassing Producer in '99

Accuser was paid package by NBC following investigation

(Newser) - Add another name to the exhaustive list of men in media being accused of harassing behavior at work. On the heels of NBC’s dismissal of Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct, the Daily Caller reports that old dirt has been dug up about Hardball’s Chris Matthews. An MSNBC...

Chris Matthews Hot for Melania Trump's 'Walk'

Hot mic captured comments Tuesday

(Newser) - The hot mic claims another victim: Hardball host Chris Matthews apparently forgot he was wearing a microphone when Melania Trump walked onstage during MSNBC's coverage of Donald Trump's Indiana primary victory speech on Tuesday. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,"...

Chris Matthews 'So Glad' for Superstorm

And Bill O'Reilly weighs in on minorities, women who 'want stuff'

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, Election Night came with its share of memorable media moments:
  • MSNBC host Chris Matthews wrapped up his post-election thoughts by noting, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week." He quickly added that he was just glad "politically … not in terms of

MSNBC Aired Anti-Romney Video in February

Fox producer loses CNN job offer over anti-Obama video

(Newser) - Fox is taking flak for airing a video that resembled an anti-Obama campaign ad , but there was no similar outcry when MSNBC produced an equally partisan anti-Romney video in February, the Atlantic finds. "Mitt: Better Off Mute," an Artist spoof that portrayed the gaffe-prone Romney as a silent...

Newt Lauds Romney: He's Like Eisenhower

Plus: Gingrich reveals his favorite snake

(Newser) - Sure, during the campaign he wasn't Mitt Romney's biggest fan—but it looks like Newt Gingrich is ready to let bygones be bygones. In an interview with Chris Matthews last night, Gingrich hailed the "organized" and "methodical" Romney for being "a lot like Eisenhower,"...

Bill Clinton, aka 'President of the World'

Chris Matthews' glowing TV special focuses on years since office

(Newser) - To most of us, he's "the former president," "Bill Clinton," or maybe "Bubba." But to Chris Matthews on this Presidents' Day, Clinton is President of the World, the name of his much ballyhooed, frenetic TV special airing tonight at 10pm. Taking a look at...

Chris Matthews Demands Obama's Birth Certificate Now

MSNBC talkmeister asks: Is 43% of the country stupid?

(Newser) - Add MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews to the ranks of people who are demanding to see President Obama's long-form birth certificate—not because he doesn't believe the president is American, but to quiet the "birthers" who don't believe it. "I am not a birther, I am an enemy of...

Matthews to Bachmann: Are You Hypnotized?

Best interview of the night?

(Newser) - Chris Matthews had an exciting/cringe-worthy interview with Michele Bachmann last night, in which he tried to hammer her on her past statement that she’d like to investigate Democrats for “un-American activities.” Matthews kept asking if she’d use the Republicans’ newfound subpoena power for such investigations, and...

Affirmative Action Keeps White Guys in NBA

MSNBC host smells an injustice

(Newser) - You know you’ve really stepped in it when Eugene Robinson and Pat Buchanan agree that you’re wrong. Chris Matthews was talking about affirmative action with those two on Hardball last night, when he declared, “I think a lot of NBA teams carry white players.” Robinson and...

Tea Partiers Call for Boycott of Chris Matthews

Activists call MSNBC host's documentary 'left-wing propaganda'

(Newser) - Tea Party activists are calling for an advertiser boycott of Chris Matthews in the wake of his scathing documentary Rise of the New Right, which they call a “left-wing propaganda hit piece.” The National Tea Party Foundation said Hardball’s advertisers “cannot continue their support of a...

Matthews: Make Cheney Testify About Oil Spill

He rips 'Incestuous' oil-White House liaison

(Newser) - Hardball's Chris Matthews insisted yesterday that former Vice President Dick Cheney be forced to testify on the Gulf oIl spill after "looking out for" Big Oil in the White House fresh from his job as CEO of Halliburton. Cheney held several "secret meetings" with oil companies, including BP...

Pols Use Dubious TV Gigs to Prep for Elections

Politician-analysts get paid, get exposure, but ethics are murky

(Newser) - In a trend that crosses party and network lines while raising a bevy of ethical questions, potential candidates for elected office are finding easy employment as cable news analysts. Fox News leads the pack, with three former office holders widely seen as possible future candidates: Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, and...

Jon Stewart Mocks Chris Matthews

'Forgot he was black'? He must have also forgotten about his mic

(Newser) - The moment the words were out of his mouth, Chris Matthews must have known he was bait for Jon Stewart, who last night on the Daily Show couldn't resist calling Matthews—who also "might have forgotten you're miked"—“one scotch away from being Ron Burgundy.” He...

'I Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White'
'I Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White'

'I Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White'

His comments about Obama underscore a bigger problem

(Newser) - Chris Matthews' unfortunate attempt at praise for President Obama—"I forgot he was black tonight"—prompts Ta-Nehisi Coates to ask white people to please stop saying things like that. In an Atlantic blog headlined "I Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White," Coates maintains that such statements...

Chris Matthews: 'I Forgot Obama Was Black'

MSNBC host slammed for State of the Union gaffe

(Newser) - Chris Matthews is taking heat for a gaffe on live TV after President Obama's State of the Union address last night. The Hardball host told Keith Olbermann that he "forgot the president was black." The remark came while Matthews was discussing race and the presidency, and the line...

Dean and Landrieu Have Health Care Shouting Match

Dean says bill does 'more bad things than good things'

(Newser) - Howard Dean took the gloves off on Hardball yesterday, mixing it up with first Chris Matthews and then Mary Landrieu over the health care bill. Dean defended his desire to kill the bill, declaring that the bill was an insurance industry handout. Matthews vehemently disagreed, accusing Dean of “demagoguery....

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