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Chris Matthews apologizes for “Bill Cosby pill” rape joke about Hillary Clinton

In 1999, MSNBC had to give a $ 40,000 payout to a woman to whom Matthews had repeatedly sexually harassed.

Matthews also frequently questioned Clinton’s ability to be the president and even grabbed her cheek on the air once after an interview.

He also, as the progressive watchdog Media Matters reported, has a long history of making unprofessional remarks to women about their appearance, sometimes even trying to flirt with them.

During the July 24, 2007 edition of “Hardball,” Matthews referred to three women who had starred in political parody song videos as “these gorgeous creatures of god.” As he interviewed them, he warned them that “you’re giving me the peepers . . . be careful with the advances you are making with your eyes right now. I’m not a casting agent.”

On his Sept. 12, 2007 “Hardball” program, Matthews repeatedly flattered future Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham.

“You are — I’m not allowed to say this, but I’ll say it — you’re beautiful and you’re smart. And you’ve got a huge radio audience,” he said. Later on in the program he continued: “Can I sing your praises? . . .  I get in trouble for this, but you’re great looking, obviously. You’re one of the gods’ gifts to men in this country. But also, you are a hell of a writer.”

In a 1999 interview with Gennifer Flowers, the woman who reportedly had an affair with former president Bill Clinton while he was governor of Arkansas, Matthews repeatedly referred to her appearance.

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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