Chris Matthews at center of new NBC scandal as it emerges guests on his show Hardball gave his wife at least $79k to fund her political campaign
By JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 10:13 EST, 12 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:41 EST, 12 March 2016
Despite saying last June that he would be ‘transparent and fair in our coverage’ when his wife announced she was running as a Democrat for the open seat in Maryland’s 8th District, it seems MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews has gone back on his word.
Guests on his long-running cable-news show - mainly current and former prominent politicians - have contributed at least $79,050 to Kathleen Matthews’s campaign - and her husband hasn’t uttered a word about the money.
As the New York Post reported, he said last year: 'As a journalist, I also know how important it is to respect certain boundaries on my support for her [Kathleen] both in my public role and here on MSNBC.
‘And while most of you know that our show doesn’t typically cover congressional races, I will continue to fully disclose my relationship with her as part of MSNBC’s commitment to being transparent and fair in our coverage.’
However The Intercept has compiled a list of some heavyweight politicians making contributions just before or after their appearances on Chris’s show.
Oopsie! Ya know, if ***MesS***wanted to improve their line-up, maybe they should clean out all the hosts ‘n’ such who have undisclosed conflicts of interest and are race-baiters.