Matthews Apologizes For Noting Hillary Is Riding Bill's Coattails
Always good TV– Chris Matthews Takes Walk of Shame…
A week after Chris Matthews pointed out that Hillary Clinton is riding her cheating and impeached husband’s coattails…
So why the apology?
…And defending his position on “The View”, Chris Matthews sucked it up and apologized to his faithful fans(?) yesterday.
The apology even made headlines on Yahoo News this morning.
The AP reported:
With protests rumbling, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Thursday that he was wrong to say last week that the reason Hillary Clinton is a senator and a candidate for president “is that her husband messed around.”
Matthews discussed those remarks at the opening of his show “Hardball” Thursday, the same day feminist leader Gloria Steinem and the heads of four prominent women’s groups complained in a letter to his boss that Matthews had shown a pattern of sexism.
“Was it fair to imply that Hillary’s whole career depended on being a victim of an unfaithful husband? No,” Matthews said. “That’s what it sounded like I was saying and it hurt people I’d like to think normally like what I say (and), in fact, like me.”
He said that while he has not always taken the time to say things right or be appropriate, “I will try to be clearer, smarter, more obviously in support of the right of women, of all people, to full equality of respect and ambition.”
That ought to boost this Bush-hating numskull’s ratings for a week or so, anyway.
Related… James Taranto has more on Hillary’s impeached husband today at The Opinion Journal.
Taranto also insists that Bill Clinton’s infidelity and impeachment launched Hillary Clinton’s career.