Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, December 17, 2017

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was accused of inappropriate jokes and comments about a female employee in 1999 and the woman was paid separation compensation, a spokesperson for the cable network confirmed Saturday. ... "In 1999 this matter was thoroughly reviewed and dealt with. At that time Matthews received a formal reprimand," the MSNBC spokesperson said in an email Saturday.

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While Chris Matthews is the dumbest of the dumb, I dont think old cases should be brought up if the accuser has been paid and the situation settled. There's alot of over-reach here.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-17 10:14 AM | Reply

Tell a dirty joke, get banned from the retort. Next up, prison. Forget any due process, making criminal law just like family law.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-17 01:09 PM | Reply

In 1959 when I was 8, I was caught playing Dr. with the girl down the street. Her mother wouldn't let us play alone together after that. My mother was notified and mortified. My father formally reprimanded me. I don't know if compensation was paid.

#3 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-12-17 01:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

In 1959 when I was 8, I was caught playing Dr. with the girl down the street. Her mother wouldn't let us play alone together after that. My mother was notified and mortified. My father formally reprimanded me. I don't know if compensation was paid.

#3 | POSTED BY WHIZZO

Exactly -- and well said ~

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-17 02:28 PM | Reply

I guess the tingle up his leg wasn't just for o'bummer.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-17 04:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Right-wing and Alt-right sources are dredging up these stories on people like Chris Matthews, Sam Seder, Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames.

Unlike those situations where women courageously stepped forward to tell their stories of sexual abuse by Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein etc...

There's an obvious effort by right-wing douchebags, who are taking advantage of the current national climate to expose sexual harrassers, to engage in smears and character assassination.

It takes much more effort for these public people to explain the context and circumstances of the situation in question than it is to smear them.

Once the ball gets rolling downhill, it's practically impossible to stop it let alone reverse it.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-17 06:06 PM | Reply

How the Alt-Right and Sloppy Reporting Smeared Matt Taibbi

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Recently, it was announced that MSNBC would not be renewing commentator Sam Seder's contract. As it turned out, the sudden departure was the result of an orchestrated effort by right wing agitator and #Gamergate veteran Mike Cernovich. Cernovich had uncovered an eight-year-old tweet from Seder sarcastically attacking Hollywood liberals for defending famous director and accused child rapist Roman Polanski.

He and his following then spread the tweet out of context, calling for the pundit be fired. They succeeded.

Immediately, the firing drew backlash from journalists and pundits, who successfully lobbied MSNBC to rehire Seder. This reaction however, was in stark contrast to what had happened just two months earlier when another well-known progressive journalist found himself in a similar situation.

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, known for his hard-hitting reporting on Goldman Sachs in the wake of the 2008 Subprime Mortgage Crisis, fell from grace this October after controversial passages from an old book he'd co-authored, The eXile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia, resurfaced and were spread online.


I think Taibbi is an awesome journalist, and it's a shame that the real reporting on what happened to Eric Garner was overshadowed by these smears from right-wing douchebags.

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-17 06:32 PM | Reply

The playbook is clear. On Fox "news" after Doug Jones won, the commentators were literally saying that Roy Moore's loss means that Al Franken absolutely must resign, because now there's a stalemate on the sexual misconduct situation. Cilizza even said, "They cancel each other out."

Both siderism with a dose of whataboutism for good measure. It's all their simpleton followers understand.

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-17 08:52 PM | Reply

There's an obvious effort by right-wing douchebags

You idiots started this. I guess you didn't think you had any liberals who don't sexually harass. So now you want to convict Republicans with no trial, but all of a sudden, You want to give democrats a change to explain? What a partisian douche bag you are.

It takes much more effort for these public people to explain the context and circumstances of the situation in question than it is to smear them.

Oh now you are worried about the effort?

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-17 09:11 PM | Reply

Sorry, it was Cavuto, not Cilizza. If I correct myself, is it fake news?

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-17 09:12 PM | Reply

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What a partisian douche bag you are.

Takes one to know one moment of 2017

#11 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-17 09:14 PM | Reply

You idiots started this. I guess you didn't think you had any liberals who don't sexually harass. So now you want to convict Republicans with no trial, but all of a sudden, You want to give democrats a change to explain? What a partisian douche bag you are.

It takes much more effort for these public people to explain the context and circumstances of the situation in question than it is to smear them.

Oh now you are worried about the effort?

Posted by boaz at 2017-12-17 09:11 PM | Reply

Whatever you say Felicia.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-17 09:19 PM | Reply

So he was reprimanded. that means he didn't get away with it...which is a good thing.

I don't think this harms Matthews.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-17 09:20 PM | Reply

well he's no Jimmy Swaggert.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-17 09:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-17 09:48 PM | Reply

What a partisian douche bag you are.

#9 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I never voted for Bill Clinton, and I didn't vote for Trump.

On the other hand most of the voting electorate voted for these two accused sexual predators ... yourself included.

So who's the partisan douchebag now?

At least I have integrity when it comes to fairness, due-process, and a moral compass as to what's right and what's wrong.

#16 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-17 09:53 PM | Reply

Sorry, but a victim who was "paid off" to shut up or go away hasn't the right to speak out now. Until recently, being a victim of predatory men didn't get any sympathy or attention. In that context, why not take the cash since nobody is going to do anything anyway?

There's no statute of limitations on getting your life or career destroyed.

#17 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2017-12-18 08:20 AM | Reply

**has the right to speak.

Even autocorrect tries to cover up for patriarchy.

#18 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2017-12-18 08:21 AM | Reply

A non-lawsuit separation agreement of $40,000 suggests the incident was not regarded as particularly serious. The comments were characterized as "inappropriate and sophomoric, but not intended as a sexual proposition."

www.politico.com

#19 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-18 01:23 PM | Reply

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