MSNBC, Rehire Sam Seder

MSNBC President Phil Griffin

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UPDATE: We won! MSNBC has rehired Sam Seder! Thank you all, for all of your help!
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Progressive icon and Majority Report host Sam Seder is under attack from the so-called "Alt Right." Sam needs our help now.

Far-right Republican "men's rights activist" Mike Cernovich, with the help of Seb Gorka and Donald Trump Jr., are trying to destroy Sam. And they just might succeed, unless we stop them now. They've already gotten Sam fired from MSNBC, and now they're trying to kill his podcast by going after his advertisers.

What was Sam's sin? He criticized filmmaker Roman Polanski for being a pedophile who raped a 13-year-old girl. Yes, Sam took a public stand against the sexual assault of young girls, and now he's paying with his career.

Cernovich, a well-known fake-conspiracy promoter, claimed falsely that Sam defended Polanski in a tweet Sam wrote ten years ago. In fact, Sam's tweet did the opposite -- he attacked those on the left who would forgive Polanski for raping a child, simply because Polanski "made good films."

This isn't the first time Cernovich has concocted a high-profile lie to advance his extreme political agenda. Cernovich was one of those behind the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of the basement of a Washington, DC pizza parlor. That absurd allegation inspired a man to hold the restaurant hostage at gun point.

As thanks for taking an unpopular stand against sexual assault ten years ago, Sam just lost his job at MSNBC, and Cernovich and the Alt Right are now targeting Sam's advertisers on his podcast.

Enough is enough. It is outrageous that MSNBC would believe a known-liar like Cernovich over someone with a long progressive record of defending all of our fights, including the rights of women. Not only was MSNBC wrong to fire Sam, but now the Alt Right is using MSNBC's cowardly move to urge other advertisers to drop Sam as well. MSNBC has quite literally take a fringe kook like Cernovich and turned him into a weapon to attack good progressives like Sam. And once Cernovich is done with Sam, he'll come for the rest of us.

Please sign this petition to MSNBC President Phil Griffin, demanding that he rehire Sam Seder and apologize for the harm MSNBC has already caused Sam's reputation.

PS Here are some of Mike Cernovich's views on women. This is the man who MSNBC is taking advice from on sexual assault:

This is an outage.Please sign the petition, and share this with your friends. Thanks so much. JOHN

PS You can hear much more background on this story in my recent UnPresidented Podcast.


Petition by
John Aravosis
Washington, District of Columbia
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To: MSNBC President Phil Griffin
From: [Your Name]

We demand that you rehire Sam Seder and apologize for the harm MSNBC has already caused Sam's reputation.