Chris Matthews: Another One Bites The Dust

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve always thought that Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly were the same person. I mean, they’re both loudmouthed and opinionated political commentators who refuse to let their guests speak. In addition, MSNBC and Fox News are essentially two sides of the same coin. With all of that being said, I’m not in the least bit surprised that Matthews and O’Reilly also have sexual harassment in common. All in all, the Me Too movement has officially gotten another member of the press the fuck outta here.

Ok, for those who missed it, after hosting Hardball with Chris Matthews since 1997, Matthews abruptly resigned on air. Side note, I’m using the word “resigned” loosely, son. In actuality, MSNBC told him to go kick rocks, man. Now, despite engaging in copious amounts of fuckery (such as likening Bernie Sanders‘ movement to the Nazi invasion of France), Matthews’ comments about women are what got his ass in trouble. Apparently, he’s been saying all manners of tomfoolery to women for years.

Now, things came to a head when Laura Bassett, a writer for GQ, detailed her experience with Matthews. As the story goes, she decided to speak up after she saw how Matthews talked to Elizabeth Warren on-air. From there, Bassett described a situation from 2016 where Matthews repeatedly made comments about Bassett’s attractiveness and wanting to fall in love with her. Needless to say, she ain’t like any of that shit, fam. In any case, Bassett isn’t the first woman to allege that Matthews has said some fuckity-fuck shit to them. All I can say is, this seems to have been a pattern for eons, bruh. Side note, he once made a joke about giving Hillary Clinton a “Bill Cosby pill” before an interview. Yeeeeah, that’s not something that should ever be said, brethren.

Moving on, after all of the stories (and to the surprise of his co-hosts), Matthews quit his show on live television. All I know is, we can add his name to the likes of O’Reilly, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose who’ve had to bend the knee to their own shenanigans. Once again, I don’t understand why this behavior is even an issue, son. Like, is it really that hard to determine if a woman is open to advances? For God‘s sake, why is this so hard for some dudes to understand? The way I see it, there is NO reason for most of these cats to get caught up in the bullshit that they do. *Sigh* Another one bites the dust, man.

In the end, I can’t necessarily say that I’ll miss Chris Matthews. Ultimately, I feel like he’s another symptom of the machine, bruh. By and by, I may watch cable news, but I take everything with a grain of salt, son. At the end of the day, I don’t need “journalists” to explain the news to me. Just tell me what happened and let me come to my own conclusion, man. Also, fellow men, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: find women who are actually interested. Don’t say “nice tits,” Michael Bloomberg. Don’t prematurely confess “love,” Chris Matthews. *Sigh* Knock the goofy shit off, people. That is all. LC out.

You Too, Charlie Rose?!

So, the sexual abuse train just keeps on running, huh? I mean, it’s truly difficult for my mind to grasp how prevalent this type of behavior is, son. Like, is there any woman out there who hasn’t been harassed in some shape, form or fashion? Is there any dude out there who hasn’t inappropriately fondled someone or done something way worse? Shit, the fuckery has gotten to the point that I can’t keep up with all of the allegations, man. With that being said, it pains me to have to drag Charlie Rose through the mud, fam. However; NO ONE is safe from being justly rebuked, bruh!

Look, just a couple of weeks ago, in my “opioid crisis” post, I mentioned that my wife and I routinely watch CBS This Morning. Frankly, I’ve been a fan of Charlie Rose for years upon years, son. Listen, his self-titled interview show has provided countless classic moments from his conversations with celebrities and intellectuals. For me, he’s one of the few journalists who simply gives me the news without saturating it with bipartisanship. In any case, as of today, his character has been called into question. Based on a report in The Washington Post, Rose is now excused of harassing at least eight women. *Sigh* The fuckery never stops, man.

Now, according to the story, Rose has allegedly done a myriad of things, including walking naked in front of employees and groping any body part he chooses. Apparently, these stories go back to the 1990s and have continued well into the 2010s. To make matters worse, his self-titled show didn’t have a Human Resources department, so there was no one these women could turn to, fam. Bruh, I can’t even think of a more egregious abuse of power. Look, there was absolutely no one there to check him. He could literally do whatever he wanted to whoever he wanted. Real talk, the lack of accountability is staggering, folks.

In the end, I’m wholeheartedly beginning to lose faith in people, son. Now, I know that I don’t know any of these folks personally, but it’s hard not to hope that there are good people out there. However; as more stories start to emerge, I now realize that damn near everyone is trash, man. *Sigh* I might as well go sit in a silent room, fam. That’s the only way to keep away from everybody’s tomfoolery. LC out.

P.S. Shout-out to the women for finally coming forward and shout-out to Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell for keeping it a buck on-air. Ultimately, I know that’s their colleague, but they didn’t let him escape without being criticized. That is all.

Drugs Are Only Illegal For Minorities

So, I was watching CBS This Morning today, which is part of a daily ritual for my wife and I. On this morning’s show, Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell were speaking about the “opioid epidemic.” Apparently, Donald Trump is prepared to call the issue a “public health emergency.” Now, I’ve been hearing about this “crisis” for a while and I get angrier every time it’s discussed. Not because drugs aren’t a problem, but because of the racial implications of this situation. In layman’s terms, it’s a crisis now that it’s affecting White people, but it was a crime when it was affecting Black people.

Now, before I continue, let me get into some specifics. Statistically speaking, White people are two-times more likely to use illicit substances than Black people. With that being said, Black people somehow represent almost half of the drug convictions in this country. During the 1960s and 1970s, heroin did massive damage to inner cities all over America. In addiction, crack cocaine took the despair to another level in the 1980s and early 1990s. However; Black addicts were never given any help, son. Instead, they were given lengthy prison sentences, man.

Look, I don’t want people to misinterpret what I’m saying here. On the real, I don’t want anyone to suffer from drug addiction, fam. But if we’re keeping it a buck, the racial double standard has ravaged families all over this nation. Honestly, it’s hard for me to empathize with a White addict from a rural area when I know a Black addict would just get jail time. Hell, even look at the new marijuana laws, bruh. Tons of minorities are still sitting in jail for weed offenses while dispensaries can collectively make billions. Why? Because the new weed laws aren’t always retroactively applied, son.

In the end, my point is simple, man. Drug addiction was treated as a crime when it affected Blacks and other minorities. Now, it’s being treated like a crisis because it’s affecting White families. Listen, as a Black man who’s personally seen households affected by drugs, how am I supposed to feel about that? How am I supposed to feel about the fact that we get treated like criminals instead of victims? *Sigh* I swear, people of color just keep singing the same song, fam. We just want to be treated as equals, bruh. Ultimately, if drug addiction is really an epidemic, then it should be treated as such for everyone. Everyone, folks. That is all. LC out.