Gross! Chris Matthews Asked "Where's My Bill Cosby Pill?" Prior to Interviewing Hillary Clinton (Video)

This May 5, 2009 photo shows Chris Matthews arriving at the Time 100 Gala, in New York. In the cable television news world where provocation is prized, MSNBC's Chris Matthews took home the trophy from Tampa's Republican national convention as most over-the-top pundit. Matthews engaged in a bitter verbal brawl on "Morning Joe" with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus that upset the show's hosts, accused the GOP of conducting a campaign of race-baiting and suggested Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not proud of his record in public life. Now that opinion is a key component of cable news and commentators are asked to cover events run by a political party they disagree with on a daily basis, such contentious weeks aren't that surprising. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

On January 5, 2016, former MSNBC host Chris Matthews was caught on tape asking, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” after first requesting if he could have some of “the queen’s [presumably Clinton] precious water.”

The “Bill Cosby pill” obviously referring to the date rape drugs Cosby allegedly gave to women prior to molesting them.

It’s a sick and tasteless joke, which he’s apparently been known for since at least the late 1990’s when he was reprimanded by CNBC and paid out $40,000 for making inappropriate jokes and comments.

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It’s worth noting that NBC is also the network that passed on Ronan Farrow’s report on Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual assault, which led to the “Me Too” movement in Hollywood.