Candidate Calls for MSNBC to Yank Chris Matthews off the Air

Yesterday, FTVLive told you how a number of Chris Matthews guests gave money to Kathleen Matthews campaign just days before appearing on MSNBC.

Now the guy that maybe running against Kathleen Matthews says MSNBC should yank Chris Matthews from the air. 

CNN writes that Republican congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky called on MSNBC to suspend Matthews' show while his wife Kathleen Matthews, a Democrat, was in the race.

"Kathleen Matthews is a congressional candidate and is inappropriately benefiting from her husband's position," Shudofsky said, citing reports that guests on MSNBC's "Hardball" had contributed to Matthews' campaign.

Both Matthews and Shudofsky are running in Maryland's 8th Congressional District. They would face off against one another if they each won their respective primaries in April.

As for MSNBC, they have elected to stick their head in the sand and not deal with what is obviously an issue. 

MSNBC said Matthews has not done anything wrong. "Hardball has never booked a guest in exchange for a political contribution," a network spokesperson said. "That is an offensive accusation that would violate not only the standards of NBC News, but also Chris' personal ethics. Chris has been honorable to his network, his viewers, and his profession from the beginning of his wife's campaign and he will continue to be."

So, the fact that guests on Hardball are giving money to Matthews' wife is just a coincidence? 

Come on!

I'm not sure that even Brian Williams would buy that one.