Chris Matthews apologizes for “stupid” remarks on Hurricane Sandy

Chris Matthews

Just a day after saying he was glad that Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast because he believed it helped Barack Obama win re-election, Chris Matthews, a host of MSNBC’s Hardball, apologized for his remarks, calling them “not just stupid, but wrong”:

Matthews explained that he was shocked by President Obama’s electoral strength as the election returns came in. He explained that, at 3 a.m. after 10 hours of coverage, he made a mistake by saying he was “glad” that America got hit by Hurricane Sandy.

“Is said something not just stupid but wrong,” Matthews said. “I said something that suggested ends justify means. Something I have never believe din my life and even thinking that way I think is an immoral way to live your life.”

“I intend to take serious steps to show that I am sincere on this,” Matthews added. “Please believe me, I am determined to do what I can to help the people who have already been hurt enough, who are suffering and have suffered enough hardship without hearing stupid stuff from me.”

Here’s the clip:

Hurricane Sandy killed more than 110 people, caused billions in damage, and parts of the northeast are still without power. Matthews, and the rest of MSNBC, have been tireless shills for President Obama. According to a recent study from Pew Research, MSNBC is the most partisan news network on cable, even more than Fox News.

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