MSNBC brings back Sam Seder after firing him over “alt-right” smear campaign

Earlier this week, an utterly disingenuous campaign to get MSNBC contributor Sam Seder fired over a 2009 joke tweet about Roman Polanski/rape apologists proved successful. Inspired by Mike Cernovich, who’s headed up such deliberately misleading (and harmful) efforts as “PizzaGate” and “date rape is not a thing,” a…

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MSNBC cuts ties with Sam Seder after giving in to “alt-right” smear campaign

In a year that has already seen it come under fire for passing on Ronan Farrow’s domino-tumbling exposé of Harvey Weinstein, as well as for letting Matt Lauer run rampant across decades of pay raises, NBC is at last taking a principled stand against media figures who propagate sexual assault—and naturally, completely…

Trump’s tax return got Rachel Maddow her highest ratings ever

Two days ago, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow stoked anticipation for her nightly broadcast with the announcement that her staff had acquired and would be reporting on “Trump tax returns.” Maddow later revealed that her show actually had a Trump tax return—the president’s 2005 1040 form—and then spent 24 minutes teasing its…

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Why “third place” meant “first place” on Iowa caucus night

If your Iowa caucus drinking game included doing a shot every time a commentator used the phrase “viable establishment candidate” with a positive connotation, you aren’t reading this right now, because you are dead. Last night, the major cable news channels—CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC—were just thrilled to report the…

NBC to broadcast Global Citizen Festival featuring Jay Z, No Doubt, and more

This year’s Global Citizen Festival—which takes place this Saturday, September 27 in New York’s Central Park—boasts a lineup featuring Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Fun, The Roots, and Tiësto, all of which are appearing in support of Global Citizen’s campaign to end poverty by 2030. General admission for the…