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Chris Matthews Is Done at MSNBC

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 2, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 2, 2020 |


Chris Matthews seemingly abruptly resigned his position and/or was fired today at MSNBC, where he has been the host of Hardball since the 1990s. Matthews has faced intense criticism in recent weeks for a series of embarrassing statements, including comparing a victory of Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign in Nevada to the Nazi invasion of France, and after the debate last week, patronizing Elizabeth Warren for believing a woman when she said that Michael Bloomberg told her to get an abortion. More recently, Matthews was taken off the air after GQ journalist Laura Bassett accused Chris Matthews of behaving inappropriately toward her as she prepared for his show.

For many, the exit of Matthews — a weird stalwart for centrism on what’s supposed to be a “liberal” network — is a long time coming. Here’s his announcement.

Matthews did not return after the break, leaving Steve Kornacki stunned.

There were mixed feelings on social media.

No word on who will replace Chris Matthews on MSNBC. I’d suggest bringing back Tamron Hall, but NBC doesn’t deserve her.

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