A group of feminists have stuck a sock in Chris Mathew’s mouth, extracting from the MSNBC blabbermouth what one might call an apology in full.
On January 17th, a day that will live in infamy, Mathews said about presidential candidate and feminist Hillary Clinton, the long suffering wife of runabout Bill Clinton, that the reason Hillary Clinton is a senator and a candidate for president "is that her husband messed around."
This provoked an acidic response from a bevy of feminists: Gloria Steinem, president of the National Organization for Women Kim Gandy, president of the National Women's Political Caucus Lulu Flores, president of the Women's Media Center Carol Jenkins and president of Feminist Majority Eleanor Smeal. David Brock – the author of scathing attacks on Hillary when he was writing for The American Spectator who has long since bent his knee to feminism -- was also a signatory to the letter. Mathews, said the group representing new-age feminist inquisitors, had “shown a pattern of sexism.”
Fie upon him! Burn the heretic!
The feminist thumbscrew produced a howl and a fulsome apology from Mathews. Others who have run afoul of the politically correct police will want to save Mathews’ groveling apology as a template in case they too should wander into heresy.
Mathews began with a no-holds-barred admission: "Was it fair to imply that Hillary's whole career depended on being a victim of an unfaithful husband? No.”
This was followed by a plea for mercy: “He said that while he has not always taken the time to say things right or be appropriate, ‘I will try to be clearer, smarter, more obviously in support of the right of women, of all people, to full equality of respect and ambition.’”
And in case the inquisitors didn’t get it, Mathews provided a timely lesson plan for the future: "If I'd said that the only reason John McCain has come so far is that he got shot down over North Vietnam and captured by the enemy, I'd be brutally ignoring the courage and guts he showed in bearing up under his captivity. Saying Sen. Clinton got where she's got simply because her husband did what he did to her is just as callous and, I can see now, came across just as nasty, worse yet just as dismissive."
The more callous of the feminists above mentioned were not convinced of Mathews’ sincerity: “David Brock, president and CEO of Media Matters, called Matthews' statement on Thursday a step in the right direction.”
Media Matters is a group formed at Hillary’s insistence to off-set heretical conservative media watch-dog groups.
As of this writing, there are no plans afoot to rename Mathews’ program “Softball.”