NBC continues to be plagued by revelations of sexual misconduct involving some of the network’s biggest names and another one may be about to bite the dust: Chris Matthews.
The slobbering blowhard – who plies his trade at liberal propaganda organ MSNBC – has been the subject of another big story alleging that he has engaged in inappropriate and sexually harassing conduct and has been accused of running an abusive work environment.
Only weeks after a stunning report that NBC had made a payment to settle a sexual harassment claim against Matthews, the Daily Caller has broken a hugely important story that the abominable newsman engaged in crude banter with women and is prone to tyrannical outbursts.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 1, 2018
Via the Daily Caller “Sources: Chris Matthews Runs An Abusive Work Environment”:
MSNBC Host Chris Matthews runs an at times openly derisive and brazenly sexist news operation that has led at least some staffers to describe themselves as victims of “battered wives syndrome,” according to three of his show’s guests and two former producers who spoke exclusively to The Daily Caller.
Two former NBC producers independently alleged Matthews would rate the looks of his female guests on a scale and said Matthews was so abusive that staff joked about being battered women. The interviews in total paint Matthews as a tyrant liable to fly off the handle at the slightest mistake, who was eager to objectify women and made inappropriate sexual comments appear to be a matter of course for someone in his position.
According to the two producers, whose combined time at the network nearly spans the existence of “Hardball,” Matthews frequently objectified his female guests and staffers, inappropriately commenting on their appearance and clothing. Matthews would allegedly use pet names like “cutie” and “sweetie pie” to refer to female guests and was constantly making uncouth and “boorish” remarks about women.
“He would eye down a woman who walked on set or comment on their features or what they were wearing,” one former producer said, explaining that it looked like Matthews was undressing the women with his eyes. “He would objectify them and interrupt them in a way that he would never do to his male guests. He has a very outdated view of women.”
The other producer likened his behavior to that of a “teenage boy,” alleging that Matthews would rate his female guests on a numerical scale, deciding which guest was the “hottest of the week,” and would talk about how “hot” various women in the office were, including herself.
One host on a CNBC show was allegedly on the receiving end of many of his comments and tried to avoid being around Matthews in the office.
“She didn’t want to be in the same room as him,” the former NBC producer claimed. “She wouldn’t want to get her makeup done if he was in there too.”
This is hardly the behavior nor the environment that is conducive to the Democrats and the left’s holier than thou (and completely disingenuous) proclamations that they care about the rights of women.
Additional information from the Daily Caller bombshell talks about Matthews’ hair-trigger temper:
In addition to the troubling behavior toward women, all five of the sources who spoke to TheDC about the workplace environment at “Hardball” described Matthews as verbally abusive. They claimed that Matthews’ outbursts went beyond normal or justifiable frustration, and former staffers apparently felt like they had to “walk on eggshells” around their “abusive” boss.
The two former producers independently referred to incidents involved screaming at staffers, throwing objects around, and generally demeaning guests and the people who worked for him.
“I would describe it as verbal abuse,” one former producer asserted, recalling their own experiences with Matthews. “The screaming is beyond the screaming you’ve ever heard. You just feel so under attack.”
“He did it so openly,” the producer continued. “It’s not just sexual harassment … what are you supposed to do when somebody is verbally abusing you and attacking you this way?”
The sources for the Daily Caller piece have not been identified out of the fear that they will be blacklisted and unable to find employment in the media.
It’s been a tough month for the peacock. The network is still reeling over the sudden firing of longtime Today Show host Matt Lauer who lived a double life as a creepy pervert whose office had a door that he could lock from his desk, a bag of sex toys had once been discovered in his closet and that he raped a woman staffer over a chair in that office to the point where she needed medical attention.
Only days after reports that NBC had implemented a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and ordered employees to snitch on their co-workers, a CNBC director was arrested for setting up a hidden camera to watch an 18-year-old girl who was the family’s nanny inside of a tissue box inside a bathroom at his home.
These are not simply isolated incidents and are indicative of a serious problem at NBC and it’s sub-networks. The Matthews situation is going to be particularly tricky with it being an election year and MSNBC and the Democrats that provide the talking points going all in on the weaponized #MeToo movement to keep women angry at President Trump and motivated to turn out in the critical midterm elections come November.
Does the network drop the hammer on a longtime employee who once admitted that hearing Barack Obama speak sent a “thrill” going up his leg?
Dumping Matthews now would probably be a wise business decision because there are all but certainly more stories that will be coming out about a guy who is clearly unstable.