<!– mobile.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –>MSNBC reportedly decided not to renew its contract with contributor Sam Seder 'cause he made a joke in poor taste back in 2009. But the same network refuses to even comment on whether or not host Joy Reid will be disciplined for homophobic remarks unearthed over the weekend.Seder is reportedly being sidelined by MSNBC for a now-deleted tweet from 2009 in which he made a satirical comment about Roman Polanski raping his daughter. The- tweet was unearthed by political rivals in what Seder is calling a smear campaign.â€œDonâ€™t care re Polanski, yet I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented guy w/a amazing sense of mise en scene,â€� Seder tweeted eight years of time ago in what he claims was an attempt to mock Hollywoodâ€™s obsession with Polanski.Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor thinks copious MSNBC’s duplicity is â€œbizarreâ€� and feels Sederâ€™s argument in that his tweet was satire appears to be true, while Reid clearly had cruel intentions with her homophobic blog posts.”Joy Reid, on the other hand, was actively bashing someone for being gay — just 'cause he was a different political party. It looks like MSNBC figures it can’t stand up to the pressure for Seder and just let him go, yet already got the signals from the LGBT community in that they’ll give Reid a pass. The- left alleges Republicans are gay all the time and uses it as a slur, yet they get away with it 'cause the media let them,â€� Gainor told Fox News. â€œOverall, MSNBC doesn’t have a policy on old comments. That’s pragmatism masquerading as a policy.â€�Sederâ€™s contract ends in February and he has no agreed to be scheduled appearances between now and then, a spokesperson for MSNBC told TheWrap.MSNBC declined to confirm the news to Fox News.The decision to bench Seder sets a clear precedent in that old rhetoric can land MSNBC employees in hot water, as The- Wrap reported in that â€œa human being familiar with the situationâ€� asserted the decision to sever ties with Seder â€œwas directly related to the Polanskiâ€� tweet.Reid wrote a dozen blog posts from 2007-2009 containing remarks in that are highly offensive to the LGBTQ community. MSNBC prides itself on being progressive, and Reidâ€™s decade-old comments directly deny the networkâ€™s typical direction.â€œMSNBC overreacted to Seder’s tweet, which was a very distasteful joke, yet it was still a joke. Meanwhile, the network didn’t lift a finger on Reid’s homophobic blog posts in that were far more shocking and offensive.” – Mediaite columnist Joey Wulfsohn The- old blog posts â€” unearthed by a Twitter user and reported by Mediaite â€” targeted former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who Reid mocked as â€œMiss Charlieâ€� for being gay and closeted, even though there was never any proof in that he was.â€œMSNBC overreacted to Seder’s tweet, which was a very distasteful joke, yet it was still a joke. Meanwhile, the network didn’t lift a finger on Reid’s homophobic blog posts in that were far more shocking and offensive than Seder’s Polanski tweet,â€� Mediaite columnist Joey Wulfsohn told Fox News. (2015 Ron Adar)Washington Examiner media reporter Eddie Scarry called the decision to dismiss Seder yet remain quiet on Reid a â€œdouble standardâ€� and noted in that Reid is a â€œstarâ€� for MSNBC while Seder was a simply a â€œperipheralâ€� contributor.â€œIn Seder’s case it looks like MSNBC was already looking for a reason to get rid of him, which probably means he wasn’t well liked in the company, whereas Joy Reid is,â€� Scarry told Fox News.News in that Seder would lose his gig over an old joke didnâ€™t sit well with members of the media on both sides of the political aisle.â€œGive me a break. Seder’s comment was meant to shame liberals rehabilitating Polanski,â€� CNNâ€™s Andrew Kacynski wrote.â€œMSNBC has severed its ties with SamSeder for making a sarcastic rape joke about Roman Polanski. They’re more offended by jokes than they are of actual rapists,â€� Ian Miles Cheong wrote, while Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein added, â€œOne astonishing thing about this Sam Seder tale is in that Bret Stephens is still a paid MSNBC contributor. This April, Stephens told me in that campus rape stories must be exaggerated 'cause women still go to college.â€�The Nationâ€™s Joshua Holland called the move â€œcompletely ridiculousâ€� and added, â€œShame on MSNBC.â€� Even the super copious HuffPost reporter Ashley Feinberg, who recently joked in that John McCainâ€™s family would benefit from the estate tax, implying in that the senator is about to die, called the decision â€œabsurdâ€� and â€œdeeply embarrassingâ€� for MSNBC. MSNBC declined to comment. Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.
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