Think Progress: Matthews Received $35K In Speaking Fees From Interest Group, In Violation Of NBC Policy
Think Progress EXCLUSIVE: Matthews Received $35K In Speaking Fees From Interest Group, In Violation Of NBC Policy: "ThinkProgress has learned that NBC anchor Chris Matthews has received tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for delivering speeches to corporate interest groups. Matthews’s speaking engagements appear to be in direct violation of NBC’s policy prohibiting its employees from accepting such fees."
I used to have some measure of respect for Chris Matthews as a journalist and pundit, but the past couple of years he seems to have been ingesting great amounts of Kool-Aid. Now we find he's on the take from big business groups. Though MSNBC President Rick Kaplan denies it, the groups that brought him in say they paid big bucks. Sleazy.