On Monday, Chris Matthews announced on air that he was retiring from MSNBC. The development comes as the host is embroiled in allegations of sexual misconduct and having made controversial remarks. Matthews, 74, started his “Hardball” show in 1997 which moved to MSNBC after some time.
Last month, Matthews made remarks about Bernie Sanders win in the Nevada Caucuses. On air, he compared the victory to the invasion of France by Nazi Germany. He later apologized for the statements, but was under scrutiny for the remarks.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
Matthews was also facing backlash for alleged sexual misconduct. The Wall Street Journal reported about a GQ essay last week by Laura Bassett where she described the misconduct. She had previously wrote about the issue before, failing to name Chris Matthews as the anchor. While Bassett says she does not feel the remarks rise to the level of “illegal sexual harassment,” she does say it caused her issues in doing her job.
According to reports, MSNBC plans to rotate hosts in the coming days until the final determination is made as to what to do with the time slot occupied by HardBall.
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