US MSNBC Reverses Decision To Fire Contributor Sam Seder Over Tweet

21:22  07 december  2017
21:22  07 december  2017 Source:   MSN

MSNBC Flip-Flops, Rehires Contributor Sam Seder: ‘Sometimes You Just Get One Wrong’

  MSNBC Flip-Flops, Rehires Contributor Sam Seder: ‘Sometimes You Just Get One Wrong’ "That tweet was actually in line with our values, even though the language was not," MSNBC President Phil Griffin says of disputed 2009 tweet"Sometimes you just get one wrong -- and that's what happened here," network president Phil Griffin said in a remarkable act of contrition. "We made our initial decision for the right reasons -- because we don't consider rape to be a funny topic to be joked about.

MSNBC has reversed its decision to terminate Sam Seder , a podcast host and contributor to the network, after a right-wing campaign targeted him for MSNBC on Tuesday fired Seder over a tweet he posted in 2009, and has since deleted, mocking Polanski’s defenders: “Don’t care re Polanski, but I

MSNBC faced huge backlash for caving into far-right trolls and cutting ties with Seder over a joke tweet that was clearly taken out of context. The Intercept’s Ryan Grim, a former MSNBC contributor himself, started a petition to re-hire Seder that got over 12

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MSNBC has reversed its decision to terminate Sam Seder, a podcast host and contributor to the network, after a right-wing campaign targeted him for a satirical tweet criticizing supporters of accused rapist Roman Polanski.

“Sometimes you just get one wrong,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin told the Intercept in a statement. “That’s what happened here.”

Griffin said the network initially fired Seder “for the right reasons — because we don’t consider rape to be a funny topic to be joked about.”

“But we’ve heard the feedback, and we understand the point Sam was trying to make in that tweet was actually in line with our values, even though the language was not,” Griffin said. “Sam will be welcome on our air going forward.”

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MSNBC on Thursday reversed its decision to cut ties with contributor Sam Seder after alt-right personality Michael Cernovich recently dug up a 2009 tweet from Seder about rape accusations against film director Roman Polanski.

Seder and MSNBC were set to part ways when his contributor contract expired next year, with reports indicating the departure had to do with a 2009 tweet from Seder surfaced by the far-right theintercept.com/2017/12/07/ sam - seder - msnbc - reverses - decision - to - fire - contributor - sam - seder /.

MSNBC on Tuesday fired Seder over a tweet he posted in 2009, and has since deleted, mocking Polanski’s defenders: “Don’t care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene.”

Alt-right provocateur Mike Cernovich, who is best known for promoting the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that led to a gunman firing an AR-15 assault rifle in a Washington, D.C. restaurant, cited Seder’s tweet in November in a Medium post titled “MSNBC Contributor Sam Seder Endorses Polanki’s Sex Crimes in Now Deleted Tweet.”

Cernovich’s stance on Seder’s tweet, which he appeared to read as sincere rather than satirical, was at odds with his own since-deleted posts on sexual violence and sex crimes. In 2012, Cernovich claimed that “date rape doesn’t exist” because “‘raping’ a girl without using force” is “basically impossible.”

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