In the context of a discussion about the presidential prospects of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, MSNBC's Chris Matthews actually asked whether women really worry about violence against women, including "the idea of wife beating." With remarkable patience, Andrea Mitchell assured him that yes, they do. Watch Matthews struggle to get a clue:
MATTHEWS: Is that close to the bone, the idea of wife beating, some old beaters?
MITCHELL: That was part of it.
MATTHEWS: Yeah, but is that something that women really worry about, men being brutal?
MITCHELL: Yes. The Violence Against Women Act...
MATTHEWS: At home? In the home?
MITCHELL: Yes, domestic violence...