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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:54 PM

 

Here's another fighter they tried to take down, Sam Seder

Here's another fighter they tried to take down, Sam Seder

How the alt-right duped MSNBC into firing one of its contributors
An online community weaponized the political commentator Sam Sederís satirical 2009 tweet.

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The 2009 tweet that prompted Sederís dismissal was recirculated by Mike Cernovich, a blogger and purveyor of the Pizzagate conspiracy, and his followers. (Seder attributed the smear to his criticism of Republicans defending Roy Moore in Alabama.) But this isnít the first time the alt-right has carried out a similar campaign against a journalist. Earlier this year, the New York Timesís ombudsman publicly reprimanded a reporter after a Cernovich-led outrage campaign over a joke about a tweet from rapper Bow Wow.

Many news outlets care deeply about how their reporters act on social media and will suspend or even fire reporters for a single tweet. Cernovich ó who has used Twitter to spread fake news, accuse prominent Democrats of running a child sex ring, and repeatedly suggest that women lie about rape ó is using this sensitivity to his advantage.
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/6/16738564/sam-seder-msnbc-firing-alt-right-smear

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:24 PM

1. What? You think I won't kick a thread for my man. I love Sammy. -nt

 

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:30 PM

2. I remember this! I love Sam, I listen to him everyday. He's a great Bernie supporter nt

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:34 PM

5. And so long as I made the OP, maybe I should offer a link to his podcast-

 

https://majorityreportradio.com


Subscriber for over 6 years now.

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:30 PM

3. Our side falling for the "okey doke" is like money in the bank. nt

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:32 PM

4. Sure, the tactic has been used before, but this time

MAYBE HE'S RIGHT!!!11!1!!!!1!!!ELEVEN!!1



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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:55 PM

6. K&R for you, poboy.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 03:43 PM

7. Thank you sir/madam -nt

 

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:08 PM

8. As I recall, MSNBC finally saw through this smear

and re-hired (or didn't carry out the firing of) Sam.

Which makes me think sometimes the good guys actually think and read.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:13 PM

9. Oh yes, he appears a lot on Chris' show these days. Ari too, just last week.

 

Tons of people came to his defense. MSNBC admitted 'they got it wrong' and apologized.

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:15 PM

10. Sam's the sharpest knife in the drawer. Straight up American.

Cernovich is still suffering from the blowback.

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 07:46 PM

11. .

 

One more kick for my boy.

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