It's official. Media Matters has launched an action campaign regarding Chris Matthews' virulent sexism. As Media Matters points out, his unacceptable comments are not limited to Senator Clinton:
During coverage of the New Hampshire primary, he said that Clinton is the only viable woman presidential candidate "on the horizon." He couldn't think of a single female governor eligible to run: "Where are the big-state women governors?" he asked. "Where are they? Name one." In fact, several of the states that currently have women governors are comparable in population to the states in which the male presidential candidates serve or have served as governor.
In November 2006, shortly after the Democrats took the majority in Congress, Matthews asked a guest if then-presumptive speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was "going to castrate Steny Hoyer" if Hoyer (D-MD) were elected House majority leader.
During coverage of a presidential debate last spring, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was compelled to remind Matthews that Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) wife, Michelle, is a Harvard-educated lawyer after he focused obsessively on her physical appearance.
So, your cyberaction mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple. Contact MSNBC, and forward this post to your friends.
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You'll be amazed. Chris Matthews is living in his own little sexist world. Dude, it's the 21st century. Wake up.