The New York Times reportedly was “slammed” with subscription cancellations after the editors allowed new columnist Bret Stephens to slip some climate change apostasy into those sacred pages.
As tiresome as it is to type one more time, despite the freak-out (and the claim in the tweet below), Stephens noted in his piece that “none of this is to deny climate change or the possible severity of its consequences.” But that’s just the sort of thing a climate change denier would say to gain the trust of his new readership, isn’t it. Hmm…
It looks like the climate is going to be changing at MSNBC pretty soon; it’s starting to feel a little … [tugs shirt collar] … conservative over there.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 29, 2017
No, he didn’t argue against climate change, but even if people could get that through their heads, they’d likely explode anyway. Actor Mark Ruffalo was among those encouraging his followers to sign a petition demanding that MSNBC stop hiring white conservatives, and now The Hill is reporting that Stephens will join NBC and MSNBC as an on-air contributor.
MSNBC continues its quest to become Fox News circa 2003, hiring yet another conservative too "moderate" for Fox News https://t.co/SXkYo0q5Pg
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) June 28, 2017
The future of media is a dozen or so sites producing snackable videos of their shared and only full-time employee, Bret Stephens
— David Klion (@DavidKlion) June 28, 2017
MSNBC's only successes are the liberals but network head Andy Lack's gonna keep trying this until it works, I guess. https://t.co/WDL2wcxbIk
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 28, 2017
Are you serious? The same climate denier who passed for a columnist at the Times? Good grief.
— AS (@AnsareSummers) June 28, 2017
He's a climate change denier; besides that he's an outright liar. Why does MSNBC "need" a completely disreputable liar bullshitting on TV?
— Jim Tarrant (@InigoMontoya316) June 29, 2017
— Michael Skotnicki (@MSkotnicki) June 28, 2017
This is gross. Literally nobody in the sciences thinks this man is anything but a charlatan.
— OKinOK (@OKftl) June 28, 2017
It’s a scientific consensus, if you will.
MSNBC doing everything it can to climb back to the bottom of the cable news heap.
— Tom Tracy (@tommytomtracy) June 28, 2017
It's like seeing a longtime friend indulging in self-scarification. One wants to do something but the self-cutting just keeps getting worse.
— A.D. Adams (@h1gg5b0s0n) June 28, 2017
MSNBC could be opposition media against a failing president and get huge ratings but no, they hire conservatives. Idiots!
— Sandy Rydbom (@sandyrydbom) June 29, 2017
Makes no sense. The popularity of conservative pundits soars when the right is out of power and fades when they are in control. Dumb move.
— David O'Dell (@odell_w) June 28, 2017
Ugh…the political industrial complex is just doing all it can to make this situation unrecoverable. Networks profiting off of everything.
— Adam Krawsczyn (@carey_mahoney13) June 28, 2017
Andy Lack got possessed by the spirit of Roger Ailes. Comcast should hire an exorcist ASAP…
— WorldCitizen (@NYwonk) June 28, 2017
If I wanted to watch Faux news, I would watch Faux news. I'm very close to being done with MSNBC for good.
— Stupid Fat Hobbit (@cook2020) June 28, 2017
Just a reminder that it's not by accident that the American left have very little presence in television, radio, or news generally.
— Garrett Gilchrist (@TygerbugGarrett) June 28, 2017
— Marie Ramsey (@Scairp114) June 28, 2017
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Alec Baldwin thinks Brian Williams is just the man to jerk MSNBC a little more to the right https://t.co/XSjWFfZC3V
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2017