A former producer for MSNBC explained why she quit her role in a scathing letter, calling the left-leaning anti-Trump TV network a “cancer” that is “stoking national division” among Americans.
Ariana Pekary accused MSNBC of amplifying “fringe voices” while forcing “journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis.”
Pekary wrote on her personal website:
"July 24th was my last day at MSNBC. I don’t know what I’m going to do next exactly but I simply couldn’t stay there anymore."
"My colleagues are very smart people with good intentions. The problem is the job itself. It forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis."
Pekary also shared quotes of what people said to her during her years while working for MSNBC before pondering the harmful effect the network is having on society.
Pekary said MSNBC was “practically baked into the editorial process,” saying a decision on coverage was aimed at generating the most ratings.
“Industry leaders will admit the damage that’s being done," she revealed.
"We are a cancer and there is no cure. But if you could find a cure, it would change the world," one high profile TV veteran reportedly told her.
“As it is, this cancer stokes national division, even in the middle of a civil rights crisis,” Pekary said.