Chris Matthews Apologizes For Hillary Coverage

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews came under fire for being “dismissive” of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign. Apparently enough activists – and MSNBC executives – spoke out and forced Matthews to issue an apology

[People] point to something I said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe the morning after the New Hampshire primary, that her election to the U.S. Senate and all that’s come since was a result of her toughness, but also the sympathy for her because her husband embarrassed her by the conduct that led to his impeachment. The words I used were “messed around.”

The truth, of course finer, smarter, larger than that.

Was it fair to imply that Hillary’s whole career depending on being a victim of an unfaithful husband? No. And that’s what it sounded like I was saying. And it hurt people.

Saying that Senator Clinton got where she’s got simply because her husband did what he did to her is just as callous, and I can see now that it comes across just as nasty. Worse yet, just as dismissive.

He also says he’ll work to be “obviously in support of the right of women, of all people, the full equality and respect for their ambitions.”