Buckle up for some absolutely batshit crazy information this Monday morning: A man has taken responsibility for his own poor choices. Chris Matthews has spoken about his exit from his longtime gig hosting MSNBC’s Hardball and he’s admitted to being a gross asshole to a woman. Miranda Priestly just said, “Groundbreaking,” and meant it.
74-year-old Chris Matthews abruptly “retired” from his MSNBC primetime news show Hardball back in March. And he did it out of nowhere in the middle of a show. Chris could’ve been pushed to “retire” (read: take a pile of money to go away) over so many things like busting thousands of eardrums with his constant scream talking, or cutting off his guests, or the Bernie Sanders Nazi thing. But there were rumors that his exit was related to comments he made in 2016 about journalist Laura Bassett’s appearance when she was a guest on his show. In 2017, Laura did an essay for The Huffington Post, writing that a cable news anchor said to the makeup artist about her, “Keep putting makeup on her and I’ll fall in love with her.” And when she was a guest again weeks later, he reportedly made more comments about Laura’s 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.” Bitch is more obsessed with makeup than Kylie Jenner. And this past February, Laura named Chris as the cable news anchor in a GQ piece and said that he has a “tendency to objectify women in his orbit.”
Well, Chris recently spoke with Vanity Fair’s Inside The Hive podcast and did a little damage control over the “compliment“:
“I didn’t argue about it, I didn’t deny it. I accepted the credibility of the complaint in the article. I didn’t want to challenge the person that made the complaint and wrote the article. I thought it was very credible and certainly within the person’s rights to write that article, of course. That was highly justified… Basically, as I said, to repeat myself, it’s inappropriate in the workplace to compliment somebody on their appearance, this is in the makeup chair, and I did it.”
After hearing about Chris’ VF interview, Laura said she “respects” how Chris handled the issue and appreciates him owning up to it:
Somehow I missed that Chris Matthews confirmed my story about him to Vanity Fair yesterday. I appreciate him owning up this and respect how he handled it. And to everyone who reflexively said I was lying: Please read this. https://t.co/Jd145g2beP pic.twitter.com/i0MpGMyknl
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) April 25, 2020
I’m sure this will trigger an avalanche of men who’ve made poor choices and are ready to come clean and move forward in exchange for their careers. LOL! I wish. Honestly there’s a better chance of A-Rod curing coronavirus than that happening.