Watched him do all the stuff he did at Stanford to turn that program around (and) what he did with the Niners. I know he a great football coach. Abrasive, unpredictable personality has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way including Niners CEO Jed York and it probably why he in this awkward situation.
We made our initial decision for the right reasons because we don consider rape to be a funny topic to be joked about,” Griffin said. “But we heard the feedback, and we understand the point Sam was trying to make in that tweet was actually in line with our values, even though the language was not. Sam will be welcome on our air going forward.”The news, first reported by The Intercept, marks a swift and remarkable turnabout for MSNBC, which was criticized for the decision.On Monday, the network said that it would not renew Seder contributor contract due to a provocative joke he told on Twitter in 2009.In the tweet, Seder mocked defenders of the filmmaker Roman Polanski, a director who pleaded guilty to statutory rape after being charged with drugging and raping a 13 year old girl.”Don 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,” Seder said at the time.The tweet went largely unnoticed for nearly a decade until last week, when the far right activist Mike Cernovich dredged it up and spearheaded a pressure campaign against MSNBC.Cernovich, a central figure behind a bizarre and false conspiracy theory that linked Hillary Clinton campaign to a supposed child sex ring inside a pizza shop, was triumphant when news broke on Monday that the network was parting with Seder.But the decision was met with a negative reaction throughout the media world and inside the halls of MSNBC.Seder defended the tweet to MSNBC brass last week, but to no avail.
Look how hard it is to do what we’ve done. It’s like telling the Wright Brothers that the first plane has to carry 20 passengers for 50 miles. Let’s do this one step at a time. The story is fascinating inside and out in terms of what he experienced. They had no patience for the true teachings of Christianity, either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament, and for Judaism. They had absolutely no respect for the nobler messages of a lot of great religions.
Previously, Mr. Lennox was President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, where he helped elevate homegrown talent, including Justin Bieber, Drake, Shawn Mendes, The Tragically Hip and The Weeknd, to the international stage while successfully leading Universal through a time of tumultuous change in the music industry. He has been honoured as a member of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame and sits on the board of directors for Music Canada, CARAS and Canada’s Walk of Fame; the board of governors for Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall; and the culture advisory board of Ontario..