1.19.2008

follow-up: chris matthews apologizes for sexist remarks

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," apologized on-air for his sexist comments about Hillary Clinton.

The National Organization for Women uses the word apology in quotes.

Media Matters has the full text and clip of Matthews's statement.

My post about Matthews's sexism here.

4 comments:

Jere said...

It's ironic how in his speech he refers to speaking in such a careful manner that you're not actually saying anything.

L-girl said...

Yes. If only women weren't so sensitive, I could have just said whatever I wanted.

I also notice (and resent) his expression "uniquely American" referring to hope that we can improve things. Goddess knows no one from any other country has such hopes!

Jere said...

Oh, yeah, I cringed at the way he said that, too, especially on the word "American."

The good thing about watching him on a small screen on a webpage is you don't have to see his spit flying everywhere.

But back to the original point, how weak an apology was that? Why did he turn it into a speech about "the way things are" and his big heart? That was ridiculous!

L-girl said...

Why did he turn it into a speech about "the way things are" and his big heart?

And act as if he made one sexist accusation, and that's what everyone was complaining about.

Still, I do think it's good that he was forced into this by public outcry.