This is an objectively good thing:
Progressive radio and television personality Sam Seder will be offered his MSNBC contributor job back and plans to accept, according to multiple MSNBC sources.
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 provocateur Mike Cernovich. After initially caving in to right-wing internet outrage over the tweet, MSNBC reversed its decision to not renew Seder’s contract.
“I appreciate MSNBC’s thoughtful reconsideration and willingness to understand the cynical motives of those who intentionally misrepresented my tweet for their own toxic, political purposes,” Seder said in a statement to The Intercept. “We are experiencing an important and long overdue moment of empowerment for the victims of sexual assault and of reckoning for their perpetrators. I’m proud that MSNBC and its staff have set a clear example of the need to get it right.”
This is a good first step. The next steps for MSNBC are firing Andrew Lack, who apparently is personally intent on removing all POC and liberal talent from MSNBC. The most important step, however, is for organizations out there to finally get it through their thick skulls that the right has a lot of people acting in bad faith who just want a body count to hurt the libtards and to boost their own street cred. When Mike Cernovich, James O’Keefe, and the staffs of the Federalist and Breitbart tell you to jump, the appropriate response is not “How high?” but “eat a bag of dicks.”