Recently, internet-famous alimony-inspiration story and rape apologist Mike Cernovitch launched a manufactured campaign to get Sam Seder off of MSNBC, and it appears Sam’s contract will not be renewed:
MSNBC has decided not to renew its contract with contributor Sam Seder after an old tweet emerged in which Seder joked about Roman Polanski raping his daughter, TheWrap has learned.
Seder’s contract ends in February and he has no scheduled appearances between now and then, a spokesperson for MSNBC told TheWrap.
“Don’t care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene,” wrote Seder in the now deleted tweet from 2009.
The year was 2009, and the film community was in the middle of organizing a petition to allow Polanski, a child rapist, to return to the United States without facing arrest and prosecution. Referencing his own daughter was an obvious attempt to trigger some empathy in these activists, and his point that artistic brilliance doesn’t compensate for moral failure was and is both true and relevant.
Cernovitch’s ham-fisted and clumsy campaign succeeding is pretty unbelievable to me- as in, I literally don’t believe it. It seems far more plausible to me that the contract cancellation is about Sam’s thoughtfulness concerning late-stage capitalism and its accompanying political dynamics in our increasingly undemocratic system, as well as his willingness to host contributors with anti-capitalist views. People like Sam are a threat, because corporate media, even when packaged as “news”, has a hierarchy to maintain and an endless beast to feed with consumer spending. They don’t care about what’s true or fair, and some faction of suits was probably looking for an excuse to give him the axe. Cernovitch, useless piece-of-shit predator that he is, just provided them with one.
Corporate media will never be a safe place for people who want real coverage and systematic solutions to issues that affect actual peasants, like the personal finance industry’s scams, foreclosure fraud, corruption in the oil and gas industry, blood money in the pharmaceutical industry, or anything else that directly takes aim at the same people who fund corporate media, like each of the industries covered in the links above.
Tweet #IStandWithSamSeder. Contact advertisers you’ve heard on majority.fm and tell them you appreciate their sponsorship. Become a member at cucknation.org, if you can (haha, yes really). Donate an extra few bucks at majority.fm, if you can. And above all, remember: stronger than all the lisp-infused whining of an alimony baby is the solidarity of a peasant army.