MSNBC's Phil Griffin apologizes, Staffer fired

In response to RNC chairman calls for MSNBC blackout:

Eric Wemple of the Washington Post’s media blog reported earlier today that Griffin was as “angry” as his colleagues had ever seen him. According to sources,  he warned his staff of serious and immediate repercussions, ripping them for their recent bout of stupid actions.

This afternoon,  he put out a statement with a full apology to the RNC Chair and everyone else who was offended.

“The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet,” Griffin wrote in a statement. “I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended,” he continued. “At msnbc we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change.”

Well played, Reince Priebus.

This episode is just the latest in a long string of embarrassments for which the network has had to take action either by firing someone, or apologizing. And Rachel Maddow is still under fire for pushing her bogus conspiracy theory about he Koch brothers.

If you want to be among the first to hear the latest MSNBC apologies, you can stay ahead of the game by getting tomorrow’s apologies, today by following @MSNBCApology on Twitter. 


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