MSNBC Reverses Decision to Fire Contributor Sam Seder Over Polanski Tweet

By Cameron Cawthorne

MSNBC reversed its decision on Thursday 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.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Seder said, “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.”

While the tweet didn’t attract much attention at the time, Cernovich dug up the tweet last week and led a lobbying campaign against Seder, putting pressure on MSNBC to drop him from the news network.

After MSNBC faced backlash for its swift decision to cut ties with Seder, MSNBC president Phil Griffin reversed the decision by offering Seder his contributor role back and admitted to The Intercept that “sometimes you just get one wrong.”

“We made our initial decision for the right reasons — because we don’t consider rape to be a funny topic to be joked about,” Griffin said. “But we’ve heard the feedback, and we understand the point Sam was …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon