On Friday, New York magazine blog The Cut published a January 5, 2016 video of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews jokingly asking his staff for water and the “Bill Cosby pill I brought with me” prior to an interview with Hillary Clinton.
While Matthews apologized, this marked the latest evidence of inappropriate behavior by Matthews and the third story in less than a month with the first two coming thanks to The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey. The first pertained to a sexual harassment payment doled out in 1999 and the second detailed an abusive work environment.
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Matthews and his staff were set up on that January 2016 day and awaiting Clinton’s arrival when the Hardball host asked: “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” The Cut’s Noreen Malone reported that the disturbing joke came next while he waited for a glass of water: