MSNBC's Matthews Forced To Apologize For Saying 'I'm So Glad We Had That Storm Last Week' "But I can’t begin our usual political discussion tonight without a strong, sad personal note. I was on last night for ten hours straight from five in the evening till three in the morning. At a few minutes to three I said something terrible. I said that I was glad about the coming of tropical storm Sandy because of its impact on this national campaign. It was a terrible thing to say period. I could say it was because I was tired, but the fact is I wasn’t thinking of the horrible mess this storm has made of people’s real lives up here in New York and elsewhere. It’s not till you read the local newspapers around here that you see and know the horror this has wreaked on people’s lives, in fact very good people’s lives."