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Chris Matthews’ Sex Harassment Payout Means He Should Face Some Hardball Questions of His Own

Chris Matthews' Sex Harassment Payout Means He Should Face Some Hardball Questions of His Own
Why is it people who can’t (or won’t) control themselves are so bent on controlling the rest of us?

“After weekend reports that NBC paid money to a female staffer in 1999 who accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of sexual harassment, the network kept mum for a second day about whether there were other women who had accused the longtime host of inappropriate behavior,” Fox News recounted Monday.

The Daily Caller broke the story on Saturday, reporting “Two sources familiar with the situation [said] that Matthews paid $40,000…”

In a way it’s satisfying to watch “the left” eat its own through a #MeToo madness phenomenon that’s long on allegation and short on substantiation, but nonetheless destructive enough to topple the mighty from high places. That doesn’t always work out for “the right,” as the defeat of Roy Moore and the resignation of Alex Kozinski both handed victories to “progressives” we will feel over the years in as-yet untold ways. But there’s an important distinction we should keep in mind: NBC and Matthews (like Congress with John Conyers and Alcee Hastings) paid out.

In Matthews’ case, there’s a special irony because he’s always presented himself as such a “progressive” champion.  We’re talking about a “true believer” whose takeaway from a Bill Clinton speech was:

 ‘That is the voice of God.”

It also lends itself to predictable jokes after listening to an Obama speech prompted him to share:

“I felt this thrill going up my leg.”

His off-mike commentary, where he was caught ogling Melania Trump, merely adds credence to a predilection for inappropriate workplace behavior.

Then again, appropriate workplace behavior, if you’re going to present yourself as a “journalist” (as opposed to an apparatchik) requires balance and sticking to facts, as opposed to naked advocacy.  Such as his unabashed braying for citizen disarmament

And his lack of journalistic integrity came through loud and clear when Matthews  tag-teamed with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to try and gang up on  Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes back in 2009:

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What comes through loud and clear is if you’re telling the truth and know what you’re talking about, there’s nothing “progressives” can throw at you that you can’t fling back in their faces. And despite his resorting to Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule to disparage the concept of refusing to obey unlawful orders, here’s a hardball question Matthews should answer:

Are there any orders that female subordinates at MSNBC would be justified in refusing to obey?


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David Codrea’s opinions are his own. See “Who speaks for Oath Keepers?”



David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. Good job, Stewart.

    He kept repeating BS like “getting the people riled up over their government”. You should have asked him does he even KNOW what our government is? It is NOT the people who SERVE WITHIN IT, they are put into place to carry out specific put-into-writing duties. Nor is our government the different offices/agencies, entity(ies), etc.

    There is NO governmental person, office, agency, entity, etc that is over the US Constitution or even over each states Constitution. The only thing higher then a state’s Constitution is the US Constitution. The Constitutions are the compact between the states, but more then that, they are the CONTRACTS that all who serve within our governments are Oath bound to Support and Defend and/or (if a US President) to Preserve, Protect, and Defend.

    He also brings into play the “parties”, the factions. No where within the US Constitution that I can find was the delegated authority to the parties to SELECT our candidates. Anyone find that please let me know so I can read it myself.

  2. Five years? What an impatient guy Matthews is. He just learned that sometimes progress can take as long as 18 years to catch on.

  3. Way to go! Chris! Your “holier than thou” attitude has caught you up in your own muck! MSNBC must be so proud of the slime they hire. Anyone who cavorts with the Southern Poverty Law Center says a lot about the character of one, Chris Matthews.

    1. A good comparison and analogy between Mathews and SPLC. Both are on the low end of the intelligence spectrum and at the top of the DEM partisan spectrum, with lots of distortion and lies . Some very strong points made in the article ~!

      I see many of you here do NOT fully understand who and what PRAVDA/MSM actually are and what they do ?

  4. Nothing new with angry communist Chris the chief of hate everything civil and moral monger. Another idiot elitist tool who would perish under the tyranny he promotes. What a miserable person…correction, vile domestic enemy of the state. I laughed at his attempt to corner Rhodes as having a group of armed citizens to take down our government. Chris hates the notion of We the People, who are the ulitmate rule.

  5. I have no patience for Matthews. First time he interrupts me the interview is over. He employs a diversionary tactic to bombard the guest with questions hoping for a crumb for which to make a personal attack.

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