The leaked clip of Chris Matthews joking about a “Bill Cosby pill” ahead of a Hillary Clinton interview has gotten widespread condemnation on Twitter.
Some people who have worked on the Clinton team were appalled:
As person who set up this interview and assured HRC & team I believed Chris would be fair, this makes me feel ill. Also watch the interview. As I recall he got pretty angry with her after she challenged him during foreign policy section. https://t.co/cZfJwXUBTJ
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) January 12, 2018
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 12, 2018
I don't get the joke. https://t.co/V5N8bDeCtu
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) January 12, 2018
And the rest of Twitter was pretty condemnatory too:
2. If this were a Fox News host people would, rightly, be calling for Matthews to face serious sanctions for his conduct.
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) January 12, 2018
MEN IN MEDIA: Hillary Clinton was the worst candidate ever!!!!!!
ALSO MEN IN MEDIA: https://t.co/f7fMmuM46s
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) January 12, 2018
The woman's face in this video is ALL YOU NEED TO SEE. https://t.co/L09uLzeDlN
— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) January 12, 2018
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 12, 2018
What the fuck https://t.co/VnA1Jk5Wzc
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews literally made a rape joke about the first woman presidential nominee of a major party.
OH, WAIT–excuse me, I misspoke:
Chris Matthews made a rape joke. Full stop.
Can MSNBC finally fire this asshole and replace him with one of the many deserving women?
— Charlotte Clymer️ (@cmclymer) January 12, 2018
Hey remember when MSNBC acknowledged that Chris Matthews paid to settle a sexual harassment claim, and everyone decided to ignore it? https://t.co/SxDiKpw5Gu
— Stormy Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 12, 2018
This is very bad. Watch through for the staffers' reactions. https://t.co/8NZOfj9QRl
— Lauren Starke (@LaurenStarke) January 12, 2018
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