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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MSNBC getting 'too white Conservative'

Self-loathing white progressives and progressives of color are extremely angry with MSNBC's recent programming changes. In fact, they came up with a petition of 175,000 signatures threatening a "backlash" if the network doesn't do things their way.

The network has apparently shifted to hiring center right staff and a few diehard libtards are petitioning that the network go back to the progressive reporting that's in their safe zone.

The recent petition, hosted on Cretin Credo Action, urges network executives to "Stop the white conservative hiring spree at MSNBC." [Because they're afraid of hearing any opposing point of view].

The petition/warning goes like this: "NBC had troubling ties to Trump during the presidential campaign and gave the racist sexual predator a national platform. Now MSNBC, too, is tilting to the right. We need to let NBC executives know that there will be a sharp backlash if MSNBC becomes another platform for right-wing hate."

The petition's author expressed frustration with "progressive shows . . . skyrocketing" in ratings, conservatives, or those with a history on right-leaning networks such as Fox News,  George Will, Hugh Hewitt, and Greta Van Susteren. 

Obviously, the petition's author is intolerant of different points of view and believes that he can make million dollar business decisions for a network whose ratings had gone into the toilet until recently.

Last month, a protest was scheduled to march on NBC headquarters after reports that Lawrence "Comrade" O'Donnell's contract might not be extended. 

A petition posted on Change.org to save comrade O'Donnell's job received 16,000 signatures, about the same number of people that generally sit on the roof of an India train. 

In spite of the petition, the network announced earlier this month that O'Donnell will remain at MSNBC to spout his Communist tripe.

Other rumors about MSNBC president Phil Griffin (no relation to Kathy Airhead Griffin) claimed that he would be getting canned this month, but that information was as reliable as Hillary Clinton's testimony about her email server. Griffin signed a multi-year contract last month, possibly because he is the guy who built up the prime time lineup of the network.

This new petition, however, sets its sights on NBC President Andy Lack, who has supposedly behind the programming changes.

Tamron Hall
The petition reads: " . . . Lack has pushed out Black and Brown talent including Melissa Harris Perry, Alex Wagner, Touré Neblett, Dorian Warren, Michael Eric Dyson, Adam Howard, Jamil Smith, José Diaz-Balart and Tamron Hall. In fact, Lack has a history of replacing Black on-air personalities wherever he goes," the author alleges.

But perhaps the canning of Melissa Harris Perry was justified certainly, News Busters believes she was a loose cannon.

Alex Wagner left MSNBC to join The Atlantic as senior editor, not because she was fired.

Touré was fired because of what he tweeted about Holocaust survivors as noted in an article by Mediaite. MSNBC apparently doesn't suffer racists of any stripe.

Interestingly, Tamron Hall was not fired but left on her own even after she was asked to stay.

Michael Eric Dyson my have gone too far with the network after he compared police to ISIS.

An article by TV Newser reported that Diaz-Balart was a victim of upward mobility. He didn't get fired but left the network to join NBC Nightly News Saturday edition as part of a rotating cast of anchors.

So the "push out" by MSNBC wasn't really a push out at all. 

No company should be forced to retain a person who can injure their reputation. And if a person leaves to enhance their career, the company should be allowed to replace that individual with whom they believe best suits that position, and not base it on the melanin in their skin, or from where they or their family originates. 

Those who so carefully focus on racial issues, who are the racial "bean counters" in all facets of social life, are more likely to be racists than those they accuse of racism.