What these life forms are like: Sam Seder has been given the axe by the suits at NBC News. For Kevin Drum's account, click this. At the Washington Post, Erik Wemple gives a slightly fuller account.
Seder has been given the axe for an ironic remark in September 2009. It's obvious what his actual point of view was. Kevin Drum totes up the scorecard:
DRUM (12/5/17): Let’s tote up the scorecard here. NBC News passed on the Harvey Weinstein story. They harbored a sexual abuser for years even though “everyone knew” what Matt Lauer was up to. Ditto for Mark Halperin.In fact, NBC's history of broken-souled gender politics runs much, much deeper than that. What is in the water these days? In fact, it's been there for many years.
But thanks to the demands of a lunatic conservative, they cut off Sam Seder for a single lame joke made on Twitter in 2009. What the hell is in the water these days at 30 Rock?
NBC's history of gender politics runs much deeper than that. So does the liberal world's history of agreeing not to notice the overt, on-the-air misogyny of big stupid "cable news" stars like Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and a legion of supporting players.
Conducted over many years, their overt misogyny surely helped defeat Hillary Clinton last year. Year after year after year after year, the career liberal world agreed not to notice, or discuss, what these stars were doing.
Dearest darlings, use your heads! That could have been bad for careers!
Olbermann's "misogyny" was in fact explicitly discussed in the (private) Journolist discussions. But the fiery liberals weren't willing to discuss his horrid conduct out in the open air.
Today, Matthews is Rachel's favorite analyst. She told us that she loves Greta too—Greta, the Birther King's leading enabler at Fox during the birther years.
As for the cable and network suits, the dumping of Seder represents the full extent of their moral and intellectual emptiness.
As we've told you for many years, these life forms are barely human in any recognizable sense. Their emptiness explains the stupid shit you've seen from their cable divisions over these many years, including all the stupid shit you're served on MSNBC.
That stupid shit is making money. Attempts at journalism or moral reasoning will pretty much end right there.
This is who and what they are. This is all they are.
We've been writing about this problem with NBC's gender politics since early 1999. We proved one thing during those years—you can't get the others to speak.
Your extra-credit questions: Lawrence worked in Hollywood for many years.
He's extremely pure today, but did he know about Harvey Weinstein? Assuming there's no chance he didn't, how did our Dimmesdale react?