The Chris Matthews Harassment Scandals Just Keep Coming -- Here's His Awful 'Bill Cosby Pill' Joke [VIDEO]
Chris Matthews (Screenshot/MSNBC/June 1, 2017)
Chris Matthews Made Bill Cosby Pill Joke Before Interviewing Hillary newly surfaced video shows MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews joking about finding his “Bill Cosby pill” before interviewing 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The January 5, 2016 video was uncovered by New York Magazine’s The Cut and shows the “Hardball” host cracking jokes on set to staffers before Clinton arrives for an interview.
“Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” Matthews laughed, before adding, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?”
Bill Cosby is accused of drugging and raping multiple women.
Matthews smiles and laughs at his own joke for several seconds. Tina Urbanski, who was just promoted to co-executive producer of the show, looks on in disbelief. Her mouth hangs open and she appears horrified by the comment.
“This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” Matthews told the Cut. “I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it and I’m sorry.”
The Daily Caller reported earlier this month that former staffers and guests have accused Matthews of running an abusive and sexist work environment.
According to two former NBC producers, Matthews constantly made demeaning and sexist remarks about the clothing and appearance of female guests, including rating their looks on a numerical scale.