MSNBC Host Chris Matthews runs such a ‘brazenly sexist’ newsroom that some staffers have described themselves as victims of “battered wives syndrome,” according to three of his show’s guests and two former producers who spoke to the Daily Caller.
According to Amber Athey, an investigative reporter for the Daily Caller, Matthews would rate the looks of his female guests on a numerical scale and enjoyed objectifying women and making inappropriate comments to and about them.
Matthews allegedly used names like “cutie” and “sweetie pie” to refer to female guests and made “boorish” comments about women.
“He would eye down a woman who walked on set or comment on their features or what they were wearing,” one former producer said. “He would objectify them and interrupt them in a way that he would never do to his male guests. He has a very outdated view of women.”
The producers also said that Matthews frequently yelled at staffers and threw objects.
“I would describe it as verbal abuse,” one former producer said. “The screaming is beyond the screaming you’ve ever heard. You just feel so under attack.”