MSNBC has reversed its decision cutting ties with contributor Sam Seder, who was criticized for a 2009 joke on Twitter that a far-right provocateur surfaced and spun into a smear campaign. Seder, host of the “Majority Report” podcast, said in a statement released by MSNBC on Thursday that he was glad the network ultimately sided with him. He criticized those who deliberately took his words out of context “for their own toxic, political purposes.”MSNBC President Phil Griffin, in his own statement, defended Seder. “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. The tweet was recently unearthed by Mike Cernovich, a Pizzagate conspiracist, who then peddled it to reporters for media attention, CNN reported.
Source: Huffington Post December 07, 2017 15:56 UTC