Chris Matthews' Bias Against Women Spurs Protest Campaign
The action alert quotes Big Tent Democrat of TalkLeft as calling for his removal from coverage of the presidential race.
While, like Big Tent, I have criticized Chris Matthews for his sexist comments about Hillary Clinton, I'm more of a "change the channel" person.If more people would watch the competition, his ratings would plummet. MSNBC would conclude pretty quickly it had a Chris Matthews problem and he'd be gone. Conversely, all the attention calling for his ouster is likely to raise his profile and gain him more viewers, even if they're only tuning in to hear his latest misogynistic rant. If his ratings go up, MSNBC is going to be thanking its lucky stars, not considering taking action against him.
It's all about ratings. So while I appreciate the sentiment behind the Remove Matthews movement, TalkLeft is not joining it.
But, neither will I watch Chris Matthews. Which is too bad, because I do like watching the smart and articulate Rachel Maddow and I think highly of David Shuster's reporting. At least I can catch them on Countdown.
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