Petition With 175,000 Signers Threatens ‘Backlash’ If MSNBC Hires More White Conservatives
Progressives aren’t happy with MSNBC’s recent programming changes— and they’re not afraid to speak out.
In the midst of a number of new hires and an apparent shift to the center right, some of MSNBC’s most diehard liberal fans are circulating petitions demanding the cable news network go back to its progressive roots.
The latest petition, hosted on Credo Action, urges network executives “Stop the white conservative hiring spree at MSNBC.”
“NBC had troubling ties to Trump during the presidential campaign and gave the racist sexual predator a national platform.2 Now MSNBC, too, is tilting to the right. We need to let NBC executives know that there will be a sharp backlash if MSNBC becomes another platform for right-wing hate,” the petition reads.
So far, 175,128 people have signed out of the 200,000 goal.