MSNBC host Chris Matthews announced his retirement on the air today, following a number of controversial stories about him in the last month.
“Let me start with my headline tonight. I’m retiring,” he said at the open of his show. “This is the last Hardball on MSNBC, and obviously this isn’t for lack of interest in politics. As you can tell I have loved every 20 minutes of my host as ‘Hardball.’”
Matthews then addressed some controversies and allegations around him, offering an apology.
“After my conversation with NBC, I decided tonight will be my last ‘Hardball.’ I’ll tell you why. The younger generations are ready to take the reigns. We see them in Politics, the media, they have proven in the workplace. They grew up with better standards, fair standards.”
“Compliments on a woman’s appearance some men, including me, might have once incorrectly thought were okay were never okay. Certainly not today. For making such comments in the past, I’m sorry.”
Chris Matthews abruptly retires days after being named in a GQ article over “sexist run-in”
— Ian Pickus (@IanPickus) March 3, 2020
— kjw49419 (@tkjw49419) March 3, 2020
Must be a forced retirement?
— Jim Bollinger (@bollinger_50) March 3, 2020
I just got a thrill up my leg….
— Status Unknown (@CAisCrazy) March 3, 2020
All those lies finally caught up to him.
— 🌸Heather🌸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Heather012177) March 3, 2020
GOOD RIDDANCE! #ChrisMatthews
— Dr Brandon Brussard (@BrandonBrussard) March 3, 2020
Hardball gone soft. Good riddance! #FakeNewsChris
— Bradley Marcus (@MarcusP62428099) March 3, 2020
— Non-Sequitur 🏈⚾️🏒 (@mikesta12) March 3, 2020
He realized too late that even he wasn’t safe from the truly loonie left.
— Doug Kenney (@Acyalone) March 3, 2020
Whoa – what? Getting out before the #MeToo drumbeat gets too loud?
— You Wish (@MyAlteredEgo) March 3, 2020
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Good riddance to bad …? Oh wait that is not politically correct… just good riddance!!!’
— Imjstsayn (@imjstsayn44) March 3, 2020
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