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Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Chris Matthews apologizes after a 2016 video surfaced of him joking about the “Bill Cosby Pill” before interviewing Hillary Clinton
“Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” the MSNBC host said on Jan. 5, 2016 while waiting to interview Clinton at an Iowa firehouse during presidential primaries. And then, as he waits for the water, he added, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” Matthews apologized today, telling The Cut: “This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines. I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it and I’m sorry.” ALSO: Bill Cosby reportedly made a #MeToo joke this week.
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
NBC confirms it paid a former employee who accused Chris Matthews of sexual harassment in 1999
Matthews was reprimanded for his inappropriate jokes and comments at a female assistant producer, NBC confirmed after the conservative website The Daily Caller reported the story. The Daily Caller said NBC paid $40,000 as part of a separation-related settlement — a figure that an MSNBC spokesman disputed. As Michael Calderone notes, Matthews is the sixth person with ties to NBC News connected to inappropriate behavior, joining Matt Lauer, Lauer’s former Today booker Matt Zimmerman, Mark Halperin and contributors Harold Ford Jr. and Glenn Thrush.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
ABC’s The Mayor is succeeds because it tackles the Trump era without delving into current events
The ABC comedy “manages to simultaneously serve as a commentary on Donald Trump and, at least in its pilot, which airs Tuesday night, not engage with actual current events at all,” says Jen Chaney. The Mayor, she adds, “is certainly showing us what it looks like when a person seeks office for selfish reasons and then has to figure out how to lead without experience, or a plan, or even a clue. But it’s also showing us what it looks like when that person happens to be a black man who knows what it means to be an average person with real struggles.”
- The Mayor creator has worked for Chris Matthews and Mindy Kaling
- The Mayor is too rushed, too unfunny
- The Mayor has a self-assured quality right from the get-go, starting with its charming pilot
Tony-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, a Mayor producer, writes star Brandon Michael Hall raps for every episode: “What we’re asking Brandon to do is crazy"