You know how sometimes you’ll be watching FOX News and Shep Smith takes over the entire prime time line-up because of a big breaking news story?
MSNBC did that on Thursday night. They interrupted the Rachel Maddow show with the breaking Syria story reported by Brian Williams. Maddow fans saw this as a form of sexism.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Rachel Maddow Fans Accuse MSNBC of Sexism for Bumping Her for Brian Williams
Rachel Maddow fans on social media were outraged when the MSNBC host was bumped Thursday night in favor of MSNBC breaking news anchor Brian Williams.
Williams is typically brought on for any breaking news event, and he covered the late-night U.S. cruise missile strikes against a Syrian government airfield. Fox News and CNN also preempted their usual primetime programming in order to have their breaking news anchors–Shepard Smith and Anderson Cooper, respectively–cover the events live.
Check out these tweets from Maddow fans:
so brian crashes into rachels show – and when 11 hits – he takes over and she disappears – no goodbye – WTF MSNBC? – so sexist – so rude
— ROSIE (@Rosie) April 7, 2017
— Amy Volz (@wescott_amy) April 7, 2017
— Terryl (@terrylb89) April 7, 2017
Even @MSNBC thinks Brian Williams, with his sketchiness, is more competent that a woman to handle breaking news-put Maddow on now, please.
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) April 7, 2017
So MSNBC bumps Maddow for Brian Williams. #Sexist
— Stephen (@NewJerzeyBoy) April 7, 2017
The seem like reasonable folks, don’t they?