MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized on-air Thursday for a comment that suggested he was glad Hurricane Sandy happened because it helped the election, reports TVNewser.com.
After President Barack Obama’s re-election, Matthews said he was "so glad" for Sandy, because it "brought in possibilities for good politics.” Later he clarified that his statement meant the storm helped bring together people with different political viewpoints.
On Matthews’ latest program, he apologized.
“It was a terrible thing to say, period,” he said. “I was too deeply enmeshed in political thinking, deep in a world of numbers and issues and people and stakes and all focused on who would win and who would lose, but I left out the number one job of anyone on-air, on television or on the radio, to think about the real lives of people, their losses, their relatives and friends who died in this disaster.”
Here’s a clip of Matthews’ apology: